Donald J. Trump will have none of that. He’s said that if a terrorist strikes the homeland, we should blame the judge who ruled against his ban on travel by Muslims.
He may say it isn’t a ban on Muslims, but it is. And, if he loses his appeals, it likely will be because he laid out during his campaign, repeatedly, that he would ban Muslims from the United States. His not so fancy footwork to change his story since taking the oath - claiming he's banning people from countries tied to terror - is not so fancy. We know what his intent was and is.
It’s hard to imagine a President of the United States blaming, before or after the fact, anyone else for an attack on the United States. It’s the president’s job to keep America secure. And, even if the appeals courts uphold the lower court saying that his ban is unconstitutional, that responsibility is still on the president.
To blame the courts? Lord, has he no respect for our Constitution? Did he ever wander into a civics class to learn about the separation of powers? We know he doesn't read so he hasn't read about our history and customs or, by the way, our Constitution.
I can’t put into words how angry it gets me that this bully, this coward, this man who pretends to be a strong leader can’t accept the responsibility that he spent more than a year seeking.
You wanted this responsibility, Mr. Trump. The voters awarded it to you. You are the president. You cannot pass the buck. Presidents make mistakes. History is riddled with them. Americans tend to forgive mistakes, it's part of our custom, if you've paid any attention. We depend on the president to be the strong one in the face of threats, and he always has been for the 44 men who preceded you in that office.
That’s partly because we want to trust our president to make good decisions …. for us, not himself.
You are our leader and are supposed to be the leader of the free world. The example for other leaders. Grow up, you asked for this job and you have it. Do it.