Trump’s Disingenuity on Display
A huckster trying to con the people, that’s what this is about. Trump tweeted in regard to the appeals court denying the Trump administration’s request for a stay of the temporary restraining order on his “Muslim Ban”.
LAWFARE: “Remarkably, in the entire opinion, the panel did not bother even to cite this (the) statute.” A disgraceful decision!
Get it, Lawfare says something that sounds bad. But did they really? Trump does lack a little when it come to small issues like evidence, substance and truth.
Yes, his quote is accurate….
Remarkably, in the entire opinion, the panel did not bother even to cite this statute, which forms the principal statutory basis for the executive order (see Sections 3(c), 5(c), and 5(d) of the order). That’s a pretty big omission over 29 pages, including several pages devoted to determining the government’s likelihood of success on the merits of the case.
But this article also says a few other things that I am not sure the bullshitter in chief will mention and would probably prefer you didn’t read:
The Ninth Circuit is correct to leave the TRO in place, in my view, for the simple reason that there is no cause to plunge the country into turmoil again while the courts address the merits of these matters over the next few weeks.
But it’s worth emphasizing that the grounds on which this order was fought are not the grounds on which the merits fight will happen. Eventually, the court has to confront the clash between a broad delegation of power to the President—a delegation which gives him a lot of authority to do a lot of not-nice stuff to refugees and visa holders—in a context in which judges normally defer to the president, and the incompetent malevolence with which this order was promulgated.