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Trump Shot Across the Bow on Twitter: ‘Our Legal System Is Broken’

After a week of back and forth between the White House and the federal courts, President Trump sent a tweet that appears to be setting the stage for serious action against the judicial branch.

Tweeting ‘our legal system is broken’ he could be setting up the argument that it’s time the jurisdiction and power of the courts be seriously curtailed.

Here’s more from Newsmax

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Saturday morning to amplify his attacks on the judiciary, stating that “our legal system is broken.”

Quoting a Washington Times article published Thursday, Trump stated:

“Our legal system is broken! “77% of refugees allowed into U.S. since travel reprieve hail from seven suspect countries.” (WT) SO DANGEROUS!”

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The tweet adds to his constant battle with with judges who have ruled against his executive order on immigration.

After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the U.S. will remain open to refugees and visa holders from seven Muslim-majority countries, rejecting a bid by the Trump administration to reinstate a travel ban in the name of national security, Trump lambasted the federal appeals courts, calling it “disgraceful” and threatened to “see you in court.”

However, aboard AirForce One Friday night, Trump told reporters he is considering issuing a “brand new order” banning citizens of certain countries traveling to the United States.

Trump noted that the order could be issued as soon as Monday or Tuesday

According to a Reuters report Friday, Trump gave no details of any new ban he is considering. He might rewrite the original order to explicitly exclude green card holders, or permanent residents, said a congressional aide familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified. Doing that could alleviate some concerns expressed by the courts.

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