Trump Wonders Whether the Supreme Court ‘Likes’ Him

President Donald Trump has had a rough week in the Supreme Court where the conservative-leaning high court has sided with the liberal minority in two landmark decisions. And now, Trump is wondering whether the court “likes” him.

After the Supreme Court struck down his administration’s attempt to the DACA program for immigrant children, Trump mused on Twitter, “Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn’t like me?”

Trump’s tweet about the Supreme Court followed another in which Trump said, “These horrible [and] politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives.”

He continued, “We need more Justices or we will lose our 2nd Amendment [and] everything else.”

Trump has appointed two justices to the Supreme Court — Bret Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. Both of those men sided with the minority in the DACA decision, meaning that they voted to uphold the Trump administration’s order to end the program.

However, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal justices on the court in Thursday’s DACA ruling, shooting down the Trump administration’s attempt with a 5-4 vote.

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that LGBTQ workers could not be discriminated against in the workplace. In that ruling, Gorsuch and Roberts both sided with the liberal justices.

It was not all victories for the liberal minority though — earlier this week, they rejected cases concerning “qualified immunity,” which is a legal defense that can be used to protect police officers accused of using excessive force.

But the issue of qualified immunity may be taken up in Congress, where Democrats are pushing it as a major part of their police reforms. Even some Republicans are looking at re-working the statute. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) recently said that he is hoping to see such language in a bill.

Responses

  1. It goes to show all the liberal protesting against Kavanaugh was completely uncalled for. Of course I won’t be expecting any apologies or reparations from the hypocrite democrats.

  2. Yes, the 3 “talkers” of the R’s in Congress criticized Chief Justice Roberts—and no one expected less of Senators Cotton and Cruz or Rep. Jordan. They appeared to want to out do one another, with the prize going to Cotton for suggesting Roberts resign and run for office in Iowa—BUT, there were R’s that had sensible reactions. Senators Cornyn and Alexander said Congress needs to do what they have been avoiding for YEARS. PASS AN IMMIGRATION BILL! In 2012 the gang of 8 came up with an immigration bill that had the blessing of labor, business, religious groups, and law enforcement—It did not pass the R controlled House. In January of 2018 McConnell & Schumer had an agreement on DACA and Trump threatened to veto it so it never got to the floor. In December of 2018, Trump had a DACA agreement with Pelosi and Schumer in 2018–and Stephen Miller nixed it. Tuesday Trump said he would sign whatever bipartisan agreement the Senate came up with but Thursday Trump nixed it.
    Chief Justice Roberts’ expectations of a Congressional fix with Trump in the WH is laudable, but fantastical.

  3. Back at cha’. Is that why the Democrats keep trying to discredit justices who are not liberals? So they can “be independent of all politicians”?

  4. News flash to Donald: the court is supposed to be independent of all politicians. Once you put a justice on the court, your control over him ceases. Of course they don’t like you, Donald. You’re a jerk.

    1. Back at cha’. Is that why the Democrats keep trying to discredit justices who are not liberals? So they can “be independent of all politicians”?

      1. Not seeing the critique, Cheryl. Are you talking about the Kavanaugh hearing? What kind of a piggish boy he might have been in high school strikes me as not of consequence, since he appears to have been very decent to women he worked with ever since college. Other Democrats thought otherwise, of course. Blasey Ford was completely credible; Kavanaugh’s enraged denials were not. It was clear in the end that the hearings served nobody any good, and impaired the reputations of Ford and Kavanaugh.

        The business of nominating supreme court justices has gotten meaner and tougher over the last few decades. Kavanaugh’s confirmation is an example of that deterioration of civility.

  5. Uh, you big, ignorant dummy, the purpose of the Supreme Court is not to “like” your fat royal ass! It’s not in their job description, whether you picked them because they promised to you that would like it or not.

    His Majesty is confused.

      1. Because Kavanaugh is dangerous, willing to back corporations letting their employees die with impunity. He is a corporatist judge with a history of almost always backing corporations and won’t protecting us citizens.

  6. Yo Bunker Baby !

    You never cease being a totally toxic, completely useless

    and absolutely worthless Caucasian trash n*gger .

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