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Trump Tries to Shift Blame for Hypothetical Terror Attack on Seattle Judge


On Sunday, President Donald Trump said the Friday ruling against his travel ban might cause a terror attack, so he’s singling out U.S. District Judge James Robart.

Robart temporarily blocked the ban after Washington State sued.

“The state has met its burden in demonstrating immediate and irreparable injury,” he said. The Washington Attorney General argued that Trump’s Executive Order, which bans citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations, is driven by anti-Islam sentiment.

An appellate court ruled early Sunday against the Administration’s demand for an immediate reinstatement of the order.

This policy has met stiff legal challenges. Five different courts issued partial stays shortly after it was issued. Nonetheless, this Administration has had at least one victory, and no one has ruled it unconstitutional. In a decision that contradicts Robart’s, a federal judge in Boston declined on Friday to renew an earlier restraining order, saying the executive and legislative branches have a lot of power to make immigration decisions.

The Executive Order is intended to keep terrorist operatives out by temporarily banning citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. In December 2015, then-candidate Trump called for the United States to stop Muslim immigration nationwide, but he and his team argue have that the current policy actually has nothing to do with religion.

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