CNN’s Jake Tapper: Trump Challenging Legitimacy of Courts, Free Press
CNN's Jake Tapper: Trump Challenging Legitimacy Of Courts, Free Press (RealClearPolitics)
Jake Tapper points out how President Trump is trying to "delegitimize" two "fundamental pillars" of American society: The courts and the free press.
JAKE TAPPER, CNN: President Trump's tweets are windows into his soul. Unfiltered and often seemingly unmoored. This weekend we all got to take quite a gander of judge James Robart, a [Former President] George W. Bush appointed federal judge, who temporarily suspended the president's travel and immigration ban. President Trump attacked him as a, quote, "so-called judge" seeming to question the judge's legitimacy and competence. Mr. Trump went on. "Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens, blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!"