‘What is fake, what is genuine’ can be matter of rhetoric, deception, subjectivity or logic based on which side of the fulcrum you are.
When it comes to politics, it is mostly about rhetoric, deception and subjectivity – all impregnated in different hues of relativities.
And when it comes to a politician like Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, that also makes him the most powerful person on the Earth, it is always about extreme proportions of relativistic interpretations.
So, even if all the rational thinking souls, including some of the US judges (in fact all so far) think that the Trump administration’s a bad idea that would make the people of the US look fools before the world, Trump thinks otherwise.
And continuing his ‘otherwise’ stand, he is busy blasting the US Judiciary these days on his most preferred platform, Twitter.
While a crucial hearing on his travel ban was due in Virginia today, he, again, grandiosely, proclaimed that he would meet other in the court ‘to save his nation from some imminent threat’.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
Now it is ironical that the court, where he is looking for his saviour, is also the institution he so despises that he terms the whole US Judicial System as of ‘third-world countries’ and ‘rigged’.
But like it happens, apart from his dwindling support base, that has made him the US President to begin his term with historically low approval ratings, no one is buying his words, and that happened in the Virginia hearing as well.
According to media reports, the Virginia judge has ‘blasted Trump travel ban citing lack of evidence of any threats’, as a USA Today piece puts it. A Washington Post report, quoting the Virginia District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema, says that “the courts have been begging Trump to provide some evidence, and none has been forthcoming.”
“The presidential order, she said, “has all kinds of defects” and “clearly is overreaching” when it comes to long-term residents of the United States”, the Post report says. In fact, alluding to the freedom of religion, the judge goes on to question the motivation behind this ‘immigration ban’ decision saying that “there is some strong, colorful evidence that the motivations for this order may bump into the establishment clause of the First Amendment”, the report says. The First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees the ‘Freedom of Religion’.
Trump’s travel ban order has seen some very tough, hostile reactions but this one, and that too from a federal judge, is the most stinging so far.
Trump has not tweeted (so far) on it. Let’s see how he reacts (or what he tweets)!