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Trump: 'If Something Bad Happens Blame the Judge and the Court System'

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump continues to go after the federal judge in Seattle who (temporarily) put a halt to his immigration ban for people from seven countries with serious terrorism issues:

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This is quite unprecedented. Obama also slammed the Supreme Court when the justices had the audacity to disagree with him on an important issue, but Trump takes it further than anyone in history. That will, at least, be how the Left responds to these tweets.

In fact, of course, that’s not entirely true. Yes, Trump goes further than Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, but let’s not forget that the great hero of the American Left — Franklin Delano Roosevelt — even threatened to add judges to the Supreme Court if they didn’t do what he wanted. Strangely, you never hear liberals blast him. The opposite is even true; they positively worship the man and compare every other Democratic president to the great saint FDR.

Those who have a long history of supporting the separation of powers and the system designed by the Founding Fathers can criticize Trump for the way he talks about a judge who happens to disagree with him, but the Left most certainly cannot. These people are a bunch of hypocrites. They’re perfectly OK with executive power grabs if the president implements policies they favor. This isn’t about the separation of powers to them, but about individual policies; just look at how they defended Obama’s blatantly unconstitutional amnesty for DREAMers.

Spare me the crocodile tears, leftists!