Even before he was elected President, the ACLU put Donald Trump on notice that they would fight tooth-and-nail against his proposed Muslim ban. Well, the time for that fight has come, and so far, the ACLU is 2-0. First, a US District Judge placed a hold on the ban as plausibly unconstitutional, and now the Ninth Circuit Court has followed suit, allowing the stay to continue.
Naturally, President Trump took to Twitter to lash out against the Courts in and ALL-CAPS temper tantrum:
Not to be outdone, the ACLU clapped back hilariously and poignantly:
The ACLU argues that Trump’s Muslim ban alienates our Muslim allies in the War On Terror and will be used as a recruitment tool by extremists, thereby putting our nation at risk. While Trump has been selling this flagrantly unconstitutional executive order as a much-needed security measure, the truth is that it will have exactly the opposite effect —endangering America— and the ACLU will make sure America and the courts understand that. Good job, ACLU!
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.