Mr. Trump, Do Not Influence the Courts Unethically

President Donald Trump. Photo: White House
President Donald Trump. Photo: White House

President Donald Trump is leaving no stone unturned to influence the U.S. courts unethically.

By Rakesh Raman

When Russian President Vladimir Putin advised Hillary Clinton to know how to lose gracefully, Donald Trump praised Putin, saying “So true!”

Trump also added, “One must be able to lose with dignity.” But the businessman-cum-President refuses to practice what he preaches.

After losing the court case on his Muslim ban order, Trump has gone berserk. Instead of accepting the court verdict about his Muslim ban gracefully, Trump has spent the past one week to attack the judges and the U.S. judiciary.

As the case has moved to another court which is expected to decide it this week, Trump is leaving no stone unturned to influence the courts unethically. As he can’t accept defeat with dignity, he wants to win the Muslim ban case by hook or by crook.

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Trump pulled out a survey graphic Wednesday to say that his immigration ban order is very popular. Trump is trying to hoodwink the Americans and mislead the judges with a poll result, which is mischievously silent about the survey sample.

Even a school kid knows that a pie chart is meaningless in the absence of sample size, Trump preferred to ignore this simple stats rule and posted the poll picture in his tweet.

In order to terrorize the judges and befool people, Trump also stated that if didn’t win the court case, America can never have the security and safety and, along with courts, he also blamed politicians indicating that they are also conspiring to defeat him.

Once again Trump cried wolf in his tweet which – without any logic – suggested that criminals are entering America to attack vulnerable Americans. It is again a blatant lie – or at least an alternative fact that Trump often tells shamelessly.

Earlier, Trump targeted U.S. District Judge James Robart who had issued a nationwide temporary restraining order blocking Trump’s Muslim ban order.

As he is working in a totally authoritarian style, recently he also fired a top federal government lawyer Sally Yates when she opposed Trump’s Muslim ban order.

Trump had signed an executive order two weeks ago to suspend resettlement of Syrian refugees indefinitely and all other refugee resettlement for 120 days.

The Trump order also banned the entry of nationals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen for 90 days. All seven countries are predominately Muslim countries.

So far, the U.S. courts have taken the right step to cancel Trump’s arbitrary order. However, if Trump wins the case by influencing the courts, it will be a major defeat for the American democracy.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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