On Saturday, President Trump took to Twitter where he slammed a Friday court ruling that blocked some construction of his border wall as “in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking.”
The President declared a national emergency earlier this year to reallocate Pentagon funds to the border wall after Congress refused to provide him with the amount of money he requested for the project.
On Friday, Federal Judge Haywood Gilliam, an Obama appointee, issued a preliminary injunction that would temporarily prevent the Trump administration from constructing additional border fencing in specific areas and using about $1 billion in reallocated Defense Department funds for border wall construction.
Gilliam ruled that “irreparable harm” would result if the administration were allowed to proceed while a case challenging the legality of its actions was still pending.
President Trump wrote on Saturday, “Another activist Obama appointed judge has just ruled against us on a section of the Southern Wall that is already under construction. This is a ruling against Border Security and in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking.”
He added, “We are asking for an expedited appeal!” (Continued Below)
Jedediah Bila said on “Fox & Friends” Saturday that President Trump is backed in a corner because he’s not getting help from Democrats to protect the border and will have battles in the courts.
Bila said of President Trump who wants to protect our national security, “I think he’s starting to feel like ‘where do I go from here?’ What do I do to accomplish this task because this is my primary job, right? His primary job is to protect this country as Chief Executive Officer, and he is feeling like where do I go?”
Pete Hegseth agreed and said that all these circuit judges are circumventing and undermining a duly elected President’s ability to secure the nation. (Video Below)
“Some district court judge will declare it unconstitutional. It will have to get challenged. It’s all part of the Deep State-resist movement of this President. This is an Obama judge; they hate Trump,” Hegseth said.
“They will find the right circuit that they hope to get the right ruling. Here we are again, the President trying to deliver on campaign promises blocked by the judicial system. It will be found, it will play out. All the while, the crisis [at the border] continues,” he added.
President Trump’s official tweet:
Another activist Obama appointed judge has just ruled against us on a section of the Southern Wall that is already under construction. This is a ruling against Border Security and in favor of crime, drugs and human trafficking. We are asking for an expedited appeal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2019