Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pulled no punches and took President Trump to school while celebrating the Trump administration’s latest defeat on their Muslim ban in court.
In a statement provided to PoliticusUSA, Sen. Sanders (I-VT) said:
Hopefully, the unanimous court ruling against President Trump’s immigration ban will restore some of the damage he has done to our country’s reputation around the world. It also may teach President Trump a lesson in American history and how our democracy is supposed to work here at home.
A president who respected our traditions of religious freedom would not have resorted to hateful, anti-Islamic rhetoric to justify a ban on travel from seven mostly Muslim countries. A president responsible for keeping our citizens safe would not hand over ideological ammunition to terrorists seeking new recruits to kill Americans. A president who respected the Constitution’s separation of powers would not have insulted a ‘so- called judge’ he disagreed with or tried to bully a federal appeals court with taunts on Twitter.
This was a good day for our system of checks and balances.
According to Sen. Sanders, President Trump has damaged America’s reputation, doesn’t understand the Constitution or democracy, has provided ammo to terrorists, and has no clue about US history.
That about covers it.
The ruling by the 9th Circuit is what happens when a president who has no understanding of governing or respect for the US system of government attempts to govern unilaterally.
Trump’s Muslim ban is a disgrace to democracy and embarrassment to the country. Bernie Sanders read Trump the riot act because the reality TV star refuses to make an effort to become competent at the job he was elected to perform.
The Constitution worked today and prevented a Putin fanboy from stomping on fundamental American rights. Sen. Sanders is demonstrating the kind of leadership that Donald Trump can only dream of.