Attacking a Judge a bad sign

Stuff reports:

President on Saturday morning (Sunday NZ Time) ripped into a federal judge’s decision to temporarily block enforcement of his controversial travel ban. …

In another Twitter message, Trump added: “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!”

This is again Trump showing his authoritarian instincts rather than democratic ones. He is the President, not a sole ruler.

It is quite normal for a President to say they disagree with a ruling and will appeal it. But they normally go out of their way to say they respect the role of the courts. Instead Trump personally attacks the Judge. This is not good, to say the least.

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