Donald Trump Criticized Judges on What They "Should be Doing"

Type: Disdain for Rule of LawFeb 08 2017 Severity:

During a speech with the National Association of Sheriffs, Trump criticized judges of the United States Court of Appeals who were appointed to hear his appeal to a hold that was put on his travel ban. His comments came after three judges expressed skepticism about the arguments of a Justice Department lawyer defending Mr. Trump’s order.

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Quote | Trump criticized judges who were appointed to hear the appeal of his travel ban.

In reference to concerns expressed by judges who were hearing the appeal on the hold of Trump's travel ban, Trump said during a speech to the NAS: "I will not comment on the statements made by certainly one judge, but I have to be honest that if these judges wanted to, in my opinion, help the court in terms of respect for the court, they'd do what they should be doing. It's so sad."