President Trump said Wednesday that he has "absolutely" considered proposals that would split up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, where judges have blocked two of his executive actions.
"Absolutely, I have," Trump said of considering 9th Circuit breakup proposals during a far-ranging interview with the Washington Examiner at the White House. "There are many people that want to break up the 9th Circuit. It's outrageous."
"Everybody immediately runs to the 9th Circuit. And we have a big country. We have lots of other locations. But they immediately run to the 9th Circuit. Because they know that's like, semi-automatic," Trump said.
Of course as I pointed out yesterday the sanctuary city order was NOT shot down by the Ninth Circuit but rather by a District Court judge in San Francisco.
So not only is Trump's anger misplaced, but he is calling for a complete reorganization of a the largest circuit court in the country simply because they do not agree with his often unconstitutional policy decisions.
Apparently Trump believes they simply do not understand what he is trying to do:
"The language could not be any clearer. I mean, the language on the ban, it reads so easy that a reasonably good student in the first grade will fully understand it. And they don't even mention the words in their rejection on the ban," Trump said. "And the same thing with this [sanctuary city decision]. I mean, when you have people that are being enabled to commit crime. And in San Francisco, when you look at Kate Steinle being shot and here is the court, you know, right in that same general area. And when you look at a Kate Steinle, when you look at so many other things."
Yes clearly it is an issue of reading comprehension which is causing these judges to reject Trump's admittedly elementary school arguments for why he should be allowed to crap all over the Constitution.
And that Kate Steinle argument is especially weak.
That was one fatal shooting among the thousands of fatal shootings each year, and statistically undocumented immigrants are far LESS likely to engage in violent crime than actual citizens.
But the problem is that these are facts, and in Trumpland facts are the enemy.
So instead of accepting the fact that the policies that he wants to put in place are illegal, unwanted, or just plain wrong, he instead attempts to bully those who will not let him have his way into submission.