US appeals court essentially says Donald Trump lied about travel ban
The appeals court says that national security is not the true reason for Donald Trump's travel ban order, despite executive's insistence to the contrary
In a remarkable 10-to-3 decision, a federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed the freeze on the second iteration of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration from six majority Muslim countries. The court said that national security “is not the true reason" for the order, despite Trump’s insistence to the contrary. It’s extraordinary for a federal court to tell the president directly that he’s lying; I certainly can’t think of any other examples in my lifetime.