Trump Says American Legal System Is Broken. Don’t Trust Trump.

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

If Donald Trump wins the case by influencing the courts, it will be a major defeat for the American democracy.

By Rakesh Raman

As the U.S. President-cum-businessman Donald Trump has failed miserably in getting the courts’ verdict in his favor in the Muslim ban case, he has started abusing the American judges and judiciary.

Trump said today that the U.S. legal system is broken, as 77% of refugees have entered America after the courts canceled his Muslim ban order. He also said these refugees have come from the seven countries that Trump hit with his executive order.

But you must not trust Trump when he attacks the American judiciary because – as usual – his assertions are baseless and vague. He is unnecessarily accusing the judges just after losing one case of his arbitrary diktat. Trump never substantiates his statements.

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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 order. There is a possibility that the case will go to the U.S. Supreme Court next week.

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

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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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