Trump Lawyers: Pay No Attention to Them and the Man Behind the Curtain; They are Meaningless
When the would be President signed an Executive Order denying federal funds to so-called Sanctuary Cities, San Francisco went to court. And a federal judge agreed that the orders were un-constitutional. But in a pretty powerful way.
The 49-page ruling focused largely on an all-too-familiar theme for the young administration: the consequences of bragging and bluster by Trump and top administration officials.
Ok, no surprise here that Trump did something un-constitutional. That happens weekly. But the strategy his lawyers took is truly bizarre.
According to Orrick, the government contended that the order was merely an example of Trump using the “bully pulpit” to “highlight a changed approach to immigration enforcement” — in essence, something much more benign than what Trump and company had described.
Yeah Trumpie, we are not laughing with you, we are laughing at you.