Apr 26, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump Tweetstorms court for axing sanctuary city ban

Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump blasted the Ninth Circuit in a tweetstorm this morning, stating that he'll take the ruling that blocked his sanctuary cities executive order to the Supreme Court if necessary:

"First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Supreme Court! Out of our very big country, with many choices, does everyone notice that both the 'ban' case and now the 'sanctuary' case is brought in... the Ninth Circuit, which has a terrible record of being overturned (close to 80%). They used to call this 'judge shopping!' Messy system."

Fact check: Trump incorrectly called out the Ninth Circuit in his tweet; rather, it was a U.S. district court judge in San Francisco who ruled against Trump's executive order.

Flashback: Trump tweeted "SEE YOU IN COURT" back in February after a federal judge ruled to halt his first travel ban executive order.

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