26 February 2020

Yet Another New Low

Yesterday, Donald Trump sunk to a new low when he lashed out in public at two sitting Supreme Court justices, calling them out repeatedly by name on both Twitter and at a press conference (details here and here).

In a presidency filled with many new lows, this is the first time Trump has directly named and attacked a sitting justice.

This could just be Trump madness, with the President lashing out for attention or to rile up his base.

But I wonder if it's something much more sinister: is Trump laying the foundation for ignoring the outcome when the court rules a against him in a pending case later this year? By claiming that two justices should always recuse themselves from any case involving him, is he teeing up to question the high court's very legitimacy?

If he does that, will Republicans on Capitol Hill once again give him a free pass?

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