Trump rebukes Seattle federal judge who ruled against his immigration and refugee executive order

Trump rebukes Seattle federal judge who ruled against his immigration and refugee executive order
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: U.S. President Donald Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. If confirmed, Gorsuch would fill the seat left vacant with the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Saturday to warn that “death and destruction” will come to the United States if his administration isn’t allowed to limit immigration and have direct say over who does and doesn’t enter the U.S.

“When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot , come in & out, especially for reasons of safety &.security – big trouble!” the president tweeted.

“Interesting that certain Middle-Eastern countries agree with the ban. They know if certain people are allowed in it’s death & destruction!” he added.

In his second tweet, Trump was likely referring to comments that an official from the United Arab Emirates made last week, who said that Trump’s ban was not “Islamophobic.” In addition, Kuwait on Thursday issued a similar travel ban on countries that harbor terrorism, including Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

Trump’s tweets came after a George W. Bush-appointed federal judge in Seattle ordered a nationwide halt to Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration and refugees that created a travel ban and temporarily halted the U.S. refugee resettlement program. That executive order was signed late last month.

Trump then went on to attack that federal justice, Judge James Robart, labeling Robart’s ruling “ridiculous” while vowing it will be overturned.

“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” Trump wrote.

Robart’s ruling, which went into effect almost immediately, essentially overturned all parts of Trump’s executive order. However, the administration vowed they would fight back, saying the Department of Justice would file an emergency stay against Robart’s ruling to reinstate Trump’s order.

Still, for many airlines late Friday, it was business as usual as the Customs and Border Patrol informed all major airlines to again accept passengers from countries affected by Trump’s travel ban.