The Republican Party appears to be joining Donald Trump in trying to undermine the legitimacy of the American court system—a coequal branch of government to the executive, with a thinly veiled call to stand against the courts after the 9th Circuit’s decision to uphold a restraining order on Trump’s Muslim ban:
Way to support our constitutional system, guys!
For his part, Trump had moved past his initial “SEE YOU IN COURT” response (to having been seen in court with a result he didn’t like) to citing a more finely honed legal argument. Well, part of it. Trump tweeted part of a sentence from a Lawfare post analyzing the 9th Circuit’s decision, using it to conclude that the decision was “disgraceful.” But stifle your surprise that Trump had bothered to do serious reading on the case: He tweeted 12 minutes after Morning Joe drew attention to the exact passage Trump then quoted. So that’s why he didn’t quote Lawfare saying “The Ninth Circuit is correct to leave the TRO in place,” or referring to “the incompetent malevolence with which this order was promulgated.” He didn’t actually read the piece as a whole, just went ahead and quoted one sentence out of context that he liked the sound of when Morning Joe quoted it.
It’s too bad he didn't read that far. ”Incompetent malevolence”—there’s a great description not just of Trump’s Muslim ban but of his response to court losses.