Trump Tells Americans to Blame Judge Who Blocked His Travel Ban if ‘Something Happens’

Protesters assembled on the Capitol Hill, Feb. 4, 2017, to protest what they see as a ban on Muslims entering the United States. A contingent of U.S. Capitol police stood ready. (A. Azhar/VOA)
Protesters assembled on the Capitol Hill, Feb. 4, 2017, to protest what they see as a ban on Muslims entering the United States. A contingent of U.S. Capitol police stood ready. (A. Azhar/VOA)

President Donald Trump is telling the American people that if “something happens,” blame the judge who blocked his ban on immigration from seven Muslim majority countries.

In one of his trademark tweets Sunday, the president said he “just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril.”

Late last week, U.S. District Court Judge James Robart of Washington state temporarily blocked Trump’s executive order halting travel to the U.S. by refugees and others from seven Muslim majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Then on Sunday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco rejected the Trump administration’s demand to reinstate the travel ban.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL), including several other international organizations of journalists.