On Tuesday night, #Donald Trump once again criticized federal judges and the court system for blocking both of his attempts at a travel ban. In response, many in the media are questioning the president's decision.
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Within a week of being sworn into office, President Donald Trump signed his travel ban executive order that critics refer to as a "Muslim ban." Backlash quickly followed, resulting in nation-wide protests at various airports as authorities were instructed to block travel to and from seven different majority-Muslim countries.
After a federal judge and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the order, the White House went back to work and released a watered-down version that they hoped would stand. However, a judge in Hawaii struck down the order and Trump's ban was once again blocked. After calling out the judges during a Tuesday night gathering with top Republicans, the issue was highlighted during the March 22 edition of "Morning Joe" on #MSNBC.
While discussion the issue with a group of panelists, MSNBC host #Joe Scarborough ripped into Donald Trump for his attack on judges, which took place at the same time his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was going through his confirmation hearing.
"Donald Trump, once again, steps on positive headlines,” Scarborough said, before adding, "He should have been celebrating Gorsuch last night."
"Instead, he has to take a veiled swipe at a man who is the only thing good Donald Trump has done this entire, you know, his first two months," Joe Scarborough continued. "He couldn’t even do that because he has absolutely no discipline," the MSNBC host went on to say. "He had to attack the one good headline he had last night, which shows you just how clueless this man continues to be," he added.
While it's unknown if Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump's decision to attack judges and the court system at this time has left many scratching their heads. As of press time, Gorsuch is in the middle of his hearing in Congress, and only time will tell if he will fill the vacant seat on the highest court in the land.