Dana BASHING: CNN Anchor Dubious of Spicer’s Excuse Over Trump’s Judicial Attacks: ‘Give Me a Break!’
CNN’s Dana Bash says that Press Secretary Sean Spicer wasn’t fooling anyone with his assertion Thursday afternoon that Judge Neil Gorsuch‘s commentary about Trump was, well, not about Trump.
Reports rang out Wednesday that Gorsuch, the next appointee to the Supreme Court in place of the late Antonin Scalia, called President Donald Trump‘s attack on the judiciary “disheartening” and “demoralizing” in a closed-door meeting with Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal.
Spicer, moments ago, eschewed any suggestion that Gorsuch was referring to Trump’s comments specifically, and rather tried to play it off as if the SCOTUS appointee was simply decrying any attacks against federal judges. The controversy stems from critical comments the President made about the three 9th Circuit Court judges who listened to oral arguments this week about the controversial immigration restrictions signed by executive order.
“Come on. I mean, give me a break,” Dana Bash said, firmly, on a CNN panel moderated by Wolf Blitzer moments after Spicer’s presser concluded. “This was in the context of very public, very controversial tweets and comments from the President of the United States about the judge who was ruling, and did not rule in his favor, in his travel ban executive order.”
“I mean, that’s just what it is… That is the context, there’s no question,” Bash concluded.
In a speech yesterday to the Major County Sheriffs’ Association and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, President Trump said, “I don’t want to call a court biased, but courts seem to be so political.”
Trump continued as part of his judicial attack, “I listened to a bunch of stuff last night that was disgraceful. It was disgraceful.” He added to his commentary with a tweet that was equally critical of the three judges, who are expected to announce their ruling sometime Thursday. Trump wrote, “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!”
Critics have affirmed that the judiciary is, at all times, independent from the other two branches of government, while the Trump team has argued that the Commander in Chief is not forbidden by the Constitution to offer critical opinions of the bench.
Either way, Sean Spicer: consider yourself BASHED.
Watch above, via CNN.
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