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Trump blasts California-based judges as "complete & total disaster"

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President Trump continued to criticize the Ninth Circuit as a "complete & total disaster" on Thursday morning, saying in a tweet the California appeals court is "out of control, has a horrible reputation."

The background: On Tuesday, a federal judge in California temporarily blocked an executive order that would have changed U.S. asylum policy. Trump and Chief Justice John Roberts have since thrown statements back and forth on whether judges are partisan based on which president appoints them.

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