Willie Geist: Judicial Rulings Against Trump Will ‘Short-Circuit’ His Brain

‘The White House is always trying to find ways around whatever legislative or judicial ruling goes up against them’

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GEIST: “And this will short-circuit the President’s brain because he views all these judicial institutions as in service of him. He believes they are there to serve the President of the United States. So when he appoints somebody, he believes that they're there to protect him. See Jeff Sessions, for example, as attorney general. So this will confuse him quite a bit. I’m sure we’ll see some tweets about it. But, again, you raised it. This is the question we’ve asked since January of 2017. Are the American institutions that have been around for 250 years strong enough to, where appropriate, stand up to one man as he bulldozes his way across the country? In several cases, we’ve seen the answer has been yes. And you’re right, on this ruling at the White House now with Jim Acosta, the White House then in reaction put out a list of new guidelines of how the press conduct itself in the White House briefing room: no follow-ups, you've got to pass the mic when you're finished. We'll see if the White House press corps abides by this, but the White House is always trying to find ways around whatever legislative or judicial ruling goes up against them.”

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