Hillary Clinton took to Twitter on Thursday to celebrate the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous, bipartisan ruling which upheld the suspension of Donald Trump’s Muslim and refugee immigration ban.
While the social media platform only allows its users to post 140-character tweets, she only needed three to convey how she feels about today’s ruling.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2017
The post by the former Secretary of State, while clearly supportive of the court’s ruling, was also a genius move to remind the country that the decision was not partisan, as Trump has said, and the president shouldn’t get away with pinning it on politics.
After all, one of the judges on the three-person panel was appointed by George W. Bush. It’s highly unlikely that he transformed into a left-wing extremist just for the purpose of dealing Trump’s immigration ban a loss in court.
This was instead, as Clinton’s tweet not-so-subtly pointed out, a rebuke of Trump’s agenda by both parties. It was also a victory for anybody who appreciates the rule of law. No amount of whining by the president will change this big league blow to his agenda.
Donald Trump lost, again, and Hillary Clinton – like the majority of Americans who didn’t vote for this president – is clearly savoring it.