Another day and another tweetstorm from President Donald Trump's tiny Twitter fingers.
Early Tuesday, he jumped on the social network to unleash a tirade against the mass media’s coverage of his trainwreck of an administration and express outrage over the blocking of his travel ban.
What sparked the release of Trump’s wrath is the fact that the 9th United States Circuit Court unanimously upheld the decision to block his revised travel ban.
Well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again - Ruled against the TRAVEL BAN at such a dangerous time in the history of our country. S.C.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2017
According to Time magazine, Trump’s S.C. abbreviation at the end of his tweet refers to the Supreme Court.
On Monday, the San Francisco-based panel comprised of three judges ruled that the revised ban violates U.S. immigration law by discriminating against people for their nationality without justification.
Ironically, the judges pointed to Trump’s own tweets to validate their ruling, including one from just last week in which the president said his travel ban was needed for “certain dangerous countries.”
That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2017
We are all too familiar with Trump’s Twitter tantrums, so his rant against the ruling isn’t much of a shocker. However, his attack against the mass media — at least in this context — was rather unwarranted.
He accused the mainstream media of having an “agenda of hate,” which is incredibly hypocritical, considering he's literally handing jobs over to hate group leaders.
The Fake News Media has never been so wrong or so dirty. Purposely incorrect stories and phony sources to meet their agenda of hate. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2017
Fake News is at an all time high. Where is their apology to me for all of the incorrect stories???— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2017
He didn’t cite any specific outlet or story to back up his attack against the so-called "fake news media,” but he rarely offers any concrete evidence to support his irrational outbursts.
In any case, Trump needs to learn to respect the democratic process. Checks and balances exist for a reason, and every president before him has faced pushback on policies far less unjust than this racist travel ban.
So, Trump, you’re just going to have to suck it up — and invest in a diary because these Twitter rants are getting old.
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