Trump sets himself up to win, regardless of court’s decision

“Trump’s position—that his executive power to make national security decisions should supersede the judiciary—is as much about politics as the law itself. With the White House bracing for a setback from the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit court, the president cast his policy blocking refugees and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority nations as a common-sense move thwarted by the establishment.

“That was a preemptive strike, what Trump said today,” said a source who speaks with the president frequently. “He’s already playing the usual cards, saying ‘The system is rigged’ and accusing liberals of regulating from the bench.” ”



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