President Trump slammed a federal judge from Hawaii Wednesday night for blocking what he called his “watered-down” travel ban on people from six predominately Muslim countries.
Trump spoke shortly after US District Court Judge Derrick Kahala Watson issued a preliminary injunction, saying it might violated the constitutions establishment clause by singling out people from one religion.
“Let me give you the bad news, the sad news. A judge has blocked our executive order on travel ban. . . The order he blocked was a watered down order from the first order,” Trump said during a rally in Nashville, while referring to the first ban that was also struck down.
Trump noted that the revised order was made to rectify problems found with the first travel ban, which was set aside. The amended order removed Iraq from the ban and allows people with visas and green cards from the affected countries.
“This is an unprecedented judicial overreach,” Trump fumed.
“You don’t think this was done by a judge for a political reason, no? . .
This decision makes us look weak. We’re going to fight this terrible decision all the way to the Supreme Court. We’re going to win .We’re going to keep our citizens safe, believe me.”