In the latest news development, it appears that the U.S. Court of Appeal of the Ninth Circuit rules 3 to 0 against the Trump Travel Ban. Naturally, and as expected, President Trump took to Twitter to voice his concern. What struck me about Trump’s text is that he said, “see you in court!” Okay, this is where I think either Trump doesn’t fully understand the judicial system or has some terrible advisors.
First, the U.S. Court of Appeals in any circuit has a three vote system. The majority wins. However, if the majority is a full three votes, then the U.S. Supreme Court does not have to hear any merits to the case. This means, their won’t be a “see you in court” scenario. The case has been decided. Sure, the U.S. Supreme Court could hear the case if the other justices determine that the rule of law, as written, was not applied. But legal experts nor I can ever recall that ever happening.
This leads me to believe that perhaps Trump is creating a level of his own fake news. After all, as the leader of democracy, statesmanship, and diplomacy his office should be first to set the national tone of the people and law. But in this case, when Trump took to Twitter I think he made himself look like a sore loser in additionally to being misinformed about how the law works. Folks, it’s only been a few weeks in his presidency, and I am growing more concerned that this administration is set on a path towards ignoring the basic rule of law and precedence.
In the name of God, please someone disable Trump’s Twitter account! It is becoming a huge liability for our nation as well as potentially harming companies. I support strong leadership and our legal system. Sure, it is imperfect. But that imperfection is to demonstrate we are human. There are proper ways and procedures to overturn injustices. What Trump is doing is perhaps acting like a schoolboy throwing a tantrum because the swing set is not where he wants it to be. This attitude and demeanor must change. But for the sake of Trump, I think we are stuck with this type of attitude and resistance towards diplomacy for the remainder of his presidency. I hope the American people voted for the right leader.