Trump’s Latest Attack on Federal Judge Could Backfire

What makes Trump think that attacking and disrespecting the federal judiciary is going to serve his own interests in the long run? This deceitful demagogue does not understand the checks and balances that are the basis of our constitutional system.

In this piece, Karey Van Hall takes a look at Trump’s attack on U.S. District Court Judge James Robart, who issued a ruling Friday night that effectively blocked the president’s executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

“President Donald Trump’s attack on a federal judge for putting the brakes on his sweeping travel ban could backfire, with some legal experts warning Trump’s harsh words could sway other rulings against him and Sen. Chuck Schumer predicting the outburst will firm Democratic resistance to his Supreme Court nominee.”

And here, Aaron Blake of the Washington Post explores what could happen if Trump were to decide to defy rulings by the federal courts.

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