Yesterday the internet was buzzing following the London terrorist attacks because of a simple tweet by the President in which he referred to his so-called travel ban as just that, a ‘travel ban’. What Trump seemingly failed to realize, however, is that the main reason that the courts shot down his attempt at extreme vetting was because of the fact that it banned a specific group based on their religion.
One would have thought that the President would have seen the feedback by various political pundits and maybe would have rethought his strategy. Once again Trump proved to do the exact opposite of what most people would expect him to do, and this morning he doubled, tripled and even quadrupled down on calling his attempt at extreme vetting a travel ban. In a series of three tweets before 7am this morning, he wrote the following:
“People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!”
“The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.”
“The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court – & seek much tougher version!”
The ironic thing about all of this is that both the district courts as well as the Supreme Court likely will now take these tweets and use them directly against the President, showing that his intentions actually are to ‘ban’ entrance into the United States based on religion. This would be directly against the constitution of the United States.