Trump Just Lost Against The Courts And This Tweet Had A Lot To Do With It
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Donald Trump’s travel ban on Monday after citing a tweet from the president.
President Trump’s tweets continue to be cited in court decisions. This from the 9th circuit just now: pic.twitter.com/4qN3thefAq
— Matt Viser (@mviser) June 12, 2017
Trump tweeted earlier this month following the attacks in London, “That’s right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won’t help us protect our people!”
That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2017
Following the London attack, Trump sent out multiple tweets, urging the courts to lift the ruling against the travel ban because it “necessary to keep the country safe.”
Trump’s tweets have ultimately become one of the main reasons the courts have decided to rule against his travel ban.
He was even warned by George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and a former candidate for a high-ranking Justice Department position, who said that Trump’s own tweets were counterproductive and could be used against him in court.
The appeals court ruled against Trump’s executive order that would keep people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The judges voted unanimously, saying Trump’s order does not offer a sufficient justification to suspend the entry of more than 180 million people on the basis of nationality.
Now, the appeals court awaits to see if the Supreme Court decides to intervene.