Donald Trump tore into the “so-called judge” who ruled against controversial travel ban on Twitter Saturday morning… and Twitter responded to his name-calling in kind.
In a series of tweets, the president criticized the U.S. District Judge James L. Robart for his decision on Friday to temporarily suspend enforcement of the executive order restricting travel to the U.S. from several Muslim nations.
“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” Trump tweeted.
“When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot, come in & out, especially for reasons of safety &.security – big trouble!” he wrote in another tweet.
Social media very quickly responded to the president’s use of the phrase “so-called judge.”
– Danielle Muscato (@DanielleMuscato) February 4, 2017
@realDonaldTrump It’s pathetic that you can’t even show a modicum of respect to a judge who was appointed by the last Republican president.
– elan gale (@theyearofelan) February 4, 2017
– Stuart O’Connor (@ScreenjabberStu) February 4, 2017
– Madhu Menon (@madmanweb) February 4, 2017
Robart ruled on Friday night that U.S. officials should stop barring refugees and travelers from entering the country. According to the Washington Post, government authorities “immediately began communicating with airlines and taking steps that would allow travel by those previously barred from doing so.”
Late last week, Trump signed the executive order calling for a 90-day ban on the admission of any citizen of Iran or six other Muslim-majority countries. In the week since it’s been signed, the order has revoked roughly 60,000 visas, according to the State Department.