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Trump to judges: Even a ‘bad high school student’ would rule in my favor

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President Trump offers remarks to law enforcement leaders across the US who are gathered for a winter conference in Washington.


By Kevin Liptak

President Donald Trump harshly criticized arguments against his temporary travel ban on Wednesday, discounting a legal challenge to the order as anti-security and lambasting the federal judicial system that’s weighing it as overtly political.

Seeking to lend his own legal argument for the order banning travel from certain Muslim-majority countries, Trump insisted that US president’s have wide authority to determine who may enter the United States.

As he read from US immigration law, the President declared that even a “bad high school student” could understand the language and find in his favor.

“I think it’s sad, I think it’s a sad day,” Trump told a group of major city police officers and sheriffs in Washington.

On Tuesday evening, a federal appeals court heard arguments in the legal battle over the travel ban. The California-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide soon whether to reinstate the executive order. Until then, his order that temporarily bars all refugees from entering the country, and all immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, is halted.

“I watched last night in amazement and I heard things that I couldn’t believe, things that really had nothing to do with what I just read,” Trump said during his event Wednesday morning in Washington.

He even offered criticism for his own Justice Department defense, saying: “I listened to lawyers on both sides last night and they were talking about things that had nothing to do with it.”

“I listened to a bunch of stuff last night on television that was disgraceful,” Trump continued, bemoaning courts he said “seem to be so political.”

But the President dismissed claims that he overstepped his bounds as ignorant misreading of the law.

“I was a good student. I comprehend very well, OK, better than I think almost anybody,” Trump said. “It can’t be written any plainer or better.”

Trump said his executive order was “written beautifully” and fully within the bounds of US statute.

And he claimed that national security professionals told him he couldn’t preview the order before it went into effect since it would led to terrorists “pouring” into the country.

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Big John Howell Show Notes 4-19-16

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration on Monday unveiled the details of its last-ditch plan to put “Star Wars” filmmaker George Lucas’ museum along the lake. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration on Monday unveiled the details of its last-ditch plan to put the museum along the lake. Greg Hinz the Political Writer and Blogger for Crain’s Chicago Business joined John with details on the new plan. (Listen here)

There may be more armed people at O’Hare and Midway soon. A new ordinance by Alderman Chris Taliaferro, would change a long-standing policy that keeps aviation police officers unarmed when they are on duty at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports. The aviation police officers are all certified law enforcement officers in the state of Illinois. Many work in suburban police departments or are military veterans. Chicago Police officers are there, and they are already armed. The aviation police don’t like the idea that they would actually be expected to run and hide if there’s an incident at the airport.

Donald Trump, who has made his advocacy for New York City after the 9/11 attacks central to his candidacy, accidentally referred to it on Monday as 7/11 — the ubiquitous convenience store.

A Muslim student says he was pulled from a Southwest flight at LAX because he spoke in Arabic. He was even questioned by the FBI. He was talking to a friend on the phone in Arabic and ended the conversation by saying “God willing” in Arabic. Some passengers around him heard him says “Allah” and basically freaked out.

An elementary school in Massachusetts has decided to ban Donald Trump’s image… sort of. A group of 11-year olds were planning on wearing giant masks of Trump during their dance routine for the school talent show. The kids said they picked Trump’s face just because it would look funny. The school wants nothing to do with that though.

Actress Doris Roberts has died at the age of 90. Most recently she was famous from Everybody Loves Raymond.