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Schumer Contradicts Himself in Latest Twitter War with Trump

Trump Schumer Twitter war

by Daveda Gruber:

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer seems to have made a rather stupid blunder. Making fun of Schumer is always rather fun when he makes mistakes all on his own.

Schumer praised Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court for rebuking President Trump’s recent “Obama judges” comment. He could have stopped there but Schumer but in the same tweet slammed Roberts’ “partisan decisions.”

Schumer tweeted:

The many critics on social media and others were quick to  point out that in stating a two-sided response to the Trump-Roberts conversation presented a problem.  Schumer unknowingly was actually agreeing with the president. Trump had criticized the courts for partisanship.

Responses were in abundance. Twitter users tweeted this:

Ross Douthat, a conservative columnist of the New York Times went on to tweet:

Schumer’s roundabout compliment came during a war of words between Trump and Roberts.

The president was criticizing the so-called “judicial activism” of federal judges who halt decisions made by the executive branch. This has become a common occurrence under the Trump administration.

Nominated by President Obama in 2012 to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar issued a temporary restraining order against Trump’s plan to refuse asylum to immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally if they do not arrive at a port of entry. The ruling was made late Monday.

Trump said,  “You go to Ninth Circuit and it’s a disgrace, and I’m going to put in a major complaint. Because you cannot win, if you’re us, a case in the Ninth Circuit. Every case gets filed in the Ninth Circuit. … We get beaten, and then we end up having to go to the Supreme Court — like the travel ban and we won. We’re gonna have to look at that.”

Chief Justice Roberts replied, “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.”

Roberts added, “That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”

Well, as you can imagine, Roberts’ statement brought on the wrath of Trump.

Trump tweeted:

Twitter wars are interesting, especially when Trump comes out on top!

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