President Trump’s first 100 days of failure continued as a federal judge has blocked his executive order that cuts funds to sanctuary cities.
The AP reported, “A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling in a lawsuit against the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit works its way through court.”
Stop me if you have heard this one before, but the judge blocked Trump’s executive order because it was too broad and impacted grants and funding that are not related to immigration. The system of checks and balances in our federal government has once again done its job.
The Trump administration can not rule unilaterally. They can’t simply decide to gut all federal funding to sanctuary cities. Trump continues to fail as president because he doesn’t understand that the Executive Branch is only one of three equal branches of government. Trump is having his dreams of an imperial presidency checked on a regular basis.
It’s fitting that as Trump approaches his 100th day in office, the president has been handed another crushing defeat.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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