WASHINGTON — While millions of Americans prepared to eat roast turkey for Thanksgiving Thursday, President Donald Trump used a holiday call to U.S. troops and Twitter to roast Chief Justice John Roberts and the federal courts.
While Trump didn’t name-check Roberts in his conference call with members of military Thursday morning, he chided the Ninth Circuit.
“We get a lot of bad court decisions from the Ninth Circuit, which has become a big thorn in our side,” he said of the federal appellate circuit most often targeted for derision by conservatives “It’s a terrible thing when judges take over your protective services, when they tell you how to protect your border. It’s a disgrace.”
Trump, who is spending his holiday in Florida, chose to speak with members of the armed forces by conference call after taking criticism from some veterans for not yet having visited troops in a war zone.
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