Liberals in the government have less power than ever. Because of the massive GOP win in November, democrats are in the minority in both houses of Congress. That’s not to mention the few seats of power they have at the state level.
That means President Trump will have unprecedented support for his many policies enacted over the next four years. The left will complain and bicker, but they simply do not have the votes to stop him, as we’ve seen with the confirmation of his cabinet picks.
Democrats have to pick their battles very carefully, as they don’t have much good will or power to resist what President Trump does. Already he’s signed numerous executive orders to set his policies into motion. Few have been resisted by the left, because they are all legal and binding.
However, Trump’s halt on travelers from seven terrorist-linked nations seems to be a hill on which the democrats plan to die. They call the move a “Muslim ban” despite the facts and have mobilized ignorant people to protest and fight over it.
Don’t be surprised that this will be an ongoing fight, as the left tried to manipulate the courts to get their way.
But the president isn’t taking it sitting down.
If the U.S. does not win this case as it so obviously should, we can never have the security and safety to which we are entitled. Politics!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2017
The threat from radical Islamic terrorism is very real, just look at what is happening in Europe and the Middle-East. Courts must act fast!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2017
Here’s his full remarks (text below). He says it better than just reading it:
From The Political Insider:
Speaking during at a law enforcement conference in Washington, D.C., the president destroyed liberals, saying that even a “bad student in high school” would understand the president has the authority to restrict travel into this country for national security purposes:
You could be a lawyer, or you don’t have to be a lawyer. If you were a good student in high school or a bad student in high school, you can understand this, and it’s really incredible to me that we have a court case that’s going on so long,” Trump told his audience.
“I was a good student. I understand things. I comprehend very well, okay? Better than, I think, almost anybody. And I want to tell you, I listened to a bunch of stuff last night on television that was disgraceful. It was disgraceful because what I just read to you is what we have.”
President Trump used existing legislation to pass his executive order. The law clearly gives him the authority to limit or bar anyone entry into our country in order to keep us safe.
The left’s consistent resistance to his EO belies their motives. It’s clear they don’t want a safer American. They are so determined to undermine the president at every turn, they don’t mind jeopardizing the safety of every last one of us.
The fight will continue, perhaps all the way to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, dangerous people might be getting into our country. Our leaders are hampered from protecting Americans, all because the democrats want to complain.
UPDATE: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled unanimously against Trump, 3-0, and Trump is promising to take it all the way to the Supreme Court.
Source: The Political Insider