President Donald Trump blasted the Hawaiian Federal Judge who blocked his revised travel ban executive order earlier on Wednesday.
During his speech at a campaign rally in Nashville Tennessee, President Trump slammed the court ruling as being an unprecedented judicial overreach.
Judge Derrick’s ruling was described as “terrible” in good Trumpian tradition, and the President vowed to continue his efforts at curbing US immigration and to take the legal fight all the way to the US Supreme Court.
In President Trump’s own words:
We’re going to take our case as far as it needs to go, including all the way to the Supreme Court. And we’re going to win.”
“I think we ought to go back to the first [ban], and go all the way. That’s what I wanted to do in the first place.”
said the POTUS, hinting that he was persuaded by his staff to try and “sweeten” the initial/harsher travel ban hoping for clemency from the establishment instead of fighting it tooth and nail, as he’s used to. And obviously, he was wrong listening to his advisers instead of following his instincts.
These comments are the first reactions from the President since the Hawaiian judge dealt a major blow to his core campaign promises, putting the new travel ban executive order on hold nationwide.
The revised travel ban was programmed to go into effect starting from Thursday. President Trump said during his rally speech that the Wednesday ruling was politically motivated and it makes America look week in the fight against international terrorism.