Donald Trump does things “his way.”
Well, except for when the judiciary does really annoying separation-of-power-ish things.
You know, like upholding a freeze on an unconstitutional Executive Order.
From the decision handed down this evening by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejecting the government’s bid to reinstate Trump’s immigration ban:
The Government does not merely argue that courts owe substantial deference to the immigration and national security policy determinations of the political branches – an uncontroversial principle that is well-grounded in our jurisprudence. Instead, the Government has taken the position that the President’s decisions about immigration policy, particularly when motivated by national security concerns, are unreviewable, even if those actions potentially contravene constitutional rights and protections … There is no precedent to support this claimed unreviewability, which runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy.
And the response for our President (all caps):
Other than that though, he does things “his way.”
He even mouthed the words to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” at his first presidential dance.
So I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that Trump is putting his own spin on what we thought “drain the swamp” meant.
See we all thought when he said “drain the swamp” he meant he was going to purge Washington of corruption and free American politics from the clutches of deep pocketed lobbyists.
As it turns out, when Trump said “drain the swamp,” he actually meant buying baseball teams near swamps.
The Kushner family, relatives by marriage to President Trump, is in talks to buy the Miami Marlins from art dealer Jeffrey Loria, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Sources did not say how the deal would be structured or which member of the Kushner family if any would be named as the owner of the team, if an agreement is reached
NOTE: Forbes, citing two sources that it didn’t identify, earlier today said Loria has a “handshake agreement” to sell the club for $1.6 billion; didn’t identify buyer, saying only it was with a real estate developer based in NYC; Loria bought the team in 2002 for about $160 million
I guess that explains this…
As for the Muslim ban, well, sorry Steve but federal judges aren’t as easy to manipulate as reality TV show hosts…