Donald Trump Criticized Judge Who Ruled Against His Asylum Executive Order as "Obama Judge"
Type: Disdain for Rule of LawNov 20 2018 Severity: Targeted: Barack ObamaAbout: Immigration
In a rare rebuke, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court publicly rebuked a sitting President after Donald Trump lashed out at a judge who ruled against Trump's Executive Order concerning asylum seekers. Trump wrote off the judge, United States District Judge Jon Tigar, as an "Obama judge" and eerily warned that "it's not going to happen like this anymore."
Quote | Chief Justice John Roberts forcefully pushed back against Trump's comments.
"This [Federal District Court Judge Jon Tigar] was an Obama judge. And I'll tell you what, it's not going to happen like this anymore."
Targeted by Trump