Trump: 'If something happens to blame' the judge

US President Donald Trump has slammed US District Judge James Robart who last week put on hold Trump's executive order on the travel ban he had issued, on 7 Muslim-majority countries.
By Vicky Webb | Feb 06, 2017
US President Donald Trump has slammed US District Judge James Robart, who last week put on hold Trump's executive order on the travel ban he had issued, on 7 Muslim-majority countries.

In a tweet over the weekend from his Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida, Trump tweeted, "Just cannot believe a judge would put our nation in such peril. If something happens to blame him and the court system. People are pouring in. Bad!"

The executive order Trump had issued had barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering US soil for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days. The law also stopped any Syrian refugees from entering America indefinitely. The President not only attacked the decision but the judge as well who will most probably make more decisions on the matter.

Close White House aides who preferred to remain anonymous for fear of a backlash were concerned about the attack on the judge saying it will be a problem. They feared the attack would most probably play out when his administration shepherds his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch towards confirmation.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had earlier said it was not a good idea to attack judges. He said this just before Trump's latest tweet.

"I think it's best not to single out judges for criticism. We all get disappointed from time to time," he said.
Trump then tweeted that he had ordered Homeland Security to scrutinize people into the US very carefully as the courts were making the job tough.

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