Pence On Trump’s ‘So Called Judge’ Comments: He ‘Has Every Right to Criticize’ Other Govt Branches
During his talk with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, Vice President Mike Pence was asked about whether he approves of President Trump slamming the “so-called judge” who issued a temporary halt on his travel-restricting executive order.
Ever since Seattle District Judge James Robart issued his ruling on Friday, Trump has been ripping him on Twitter while insinuating that Robart has no legitimate judicial authority to stop him. Todd brought this up by asking Pence whether it was “healthy” for Trump to keep doing this instead of considering any constructive criticism for his policies.
“The President of the United States has every right to criticize the other two branches of government,” Pence said. When asked if Trump’s remarks were “constructive,” Pence argued that it people find it “very refreshing” to know how the president feels, and that Robart’s order was “frustrating” for blocking the order nationwide.
Todd brought up an old interview Pence gave where the former governor of Indiana once criticized President Obama for getting to wrapped up in responding to his critics. Todd wanted to know whether Trump ought to take Pence’s old advice.
Watch above, via NBC.
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