Donald Trump crossed yet another line today, publicly attacking a federal judge who temporarily stuck down his unconstitutional Muslim ban in its entirety. Trump lashed out at the judge with personal insults, referring to him as a “so-called judge” in the process. But that prompted multiple Democrats in Congress to fire back at Trump, telling him to read the Constitution and slamming him for being a “so-called president.”
The trouble began when Donald Trump took to Twitter to attack U.S. District Judge James Robart early on Saturday morning, tweeting that “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!”
That prompted United States Congressman Adam Schiff, who represents the Los Angeles area, to quickly fire back with following: “This “so-called” judge was nominated by a “so-called” President & was confirmed by the “so-called” Senate. Read the “so-called” Constitution.” This helped lead to the phrase “so called president” to become a trending topic on Twitter, to which Trump was reduced to angrily tweeting “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
And then Congressman Ted Lieu, who represents the district neighboring Schiff’s district, piled on with “Uh-oh, even @realDonaldTrump can’t figure out how to defend his crazy actions. He’s now just shouting campaign slogans” before adding the hashtag #SoCalledPresident. Ted Lieu has also previously asserted that the Trump administration just “Makes shit up.”
At that point an exasperated Trump was further reduced to tweeting a rhetorical question: “What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.?” But that question was quickly answered by numerous Twitter users, who quipped that our country is coming together to get rid of him, and that our country is coming to a constitutional crisis.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report