Trump couldn’t hold it together long enough to do a call with the troops on Thanksgiving. Trump melted down into a rant about judges who rule against him instead of caring about those who are serving overseas.
Trump said via The White House as provided to PoliticusUSA:
The border is coming along very well. It’s become very strong, we’re getting some terrible decisions from the Ninth Circuit as usual. I don’t know if we’ve ever had a victory in the Ninth Circuit. We’ve had to appeal it, appeal it. A vast number of decisions get overturned, generally. And it’s a shame, it’s a shame. It’s a disgrace, frankly. And essentially they’re legislating, they’re saying what to do. Some judge sitting in some location far away is telling our incredible military and law enforcement what to do and it’s not right.
And it’s been going on like that for a long time. And we are doing really well, considering the laws are a disaster. And if we had the right laws, it would be a lot less expensive and we would do it a lot easier. But we don’t have the right laws, and we have people interpreting the laws and they always give us a bad interpretation. So hopefully we’ve shone some light on the Ninth Circuit. I know that Chief Justice Roberts, John Roberts, has been speaking a little bit about it, and I think — I have a lot of respect for him, I like him and I respect him, but I think we have to use some common sense.
The Ninth Circuit, everyone knows it’s totally out of control and what they’re doing, what they’re saying, the opinions, are very unfair to law enforcement, they’re very unfair most importantly to the people of our country. Because I’m keeping them safe. And you see how we fortify things and all of that — all of that vast amount of fighting that you see going on on the border. It’s all taking place in Mexico, you cannot believe how tough these people are. The mayor of Tijuana and someone else had said, these are tough people. They start fighting right away. They’re tough people. There are many criminals in that caravan, and the big caravan hasn’t arrived yet. And we’re well fortified, we have fencing and walls like very few people have. We’ve had to do it rather quickly, Cozanetine wire, and so many things are there now that they didn’t have and they’re not coming through. We’re not letting criminals into our country. They have to come in legally, they have to come through a process.
We want people to come in because I have many, many companies coming back into the United States. They’re opening up car plants, they’re opening up factories all over the country. The United States is booming. We’ve had lowest unemployment — essentially the lowest we’ve ever had. So we have a lot of good things happening. We need workers. But they have to come in legally. We want them to come in. But they have to be people that want to work and want to do a great job for our country. They come in through a merit system.
Here are some highlights of Trump’s rant about judges while calling the troops. pic.twitter.com/7s01YtDgIi
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 22, 2018
Trump Can’t Even Call The Troops Without Melting Down
Trump was supposed to be talking to the troops for Thanksgiving. Instead, he raved about judges and immigrants. The worst part about Trump‘s rant is that the White House scripted the whole call. Trump had a script right in front of him and he couldn’t follow it. Trump can’t even pretend to care about others, including those risking their lives overseas on Thanksgiving.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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