The jury is still out on whether President Trump should continue tweeting, but one judge has weighed in.
Federal Judge uses screenshots of tweets in ruling. ? https://t.co/DX8zMMDpb8
— Christine Brandt (@LavishTantrums) October 30, 2017
Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on Monday partially blocked enforcement of parts of the president’s memorandum banning transgender people from serving in the military, saying the plaintiffs are likely to succeed on their due process claims. Her ruling blocked provisions of the memo concerning enlistment and retention of transgender military service members.
— Michael A. Scarcella (@MikeScarcella) October 30, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) October 30, 2017
CNN reports that Kollar-Kotelly also “blasted Trump’s initial abrupt announcement via Twitter,” saying it came “without any of the formality or deliberative processes that generally accompany the development and announcement of major policy changes that will gravely affect the lives of many Americans.”
In fact, screencaps of the president’s tweets announcing the transgender ban made it into the judge’s ruling, much to the delight of The Resistance.
The judge’s ruling that suspends the transgender military ban actually has screencaps of Trump tweets: pic.twitter.com/N7ytervz6k
— Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) October 30, 2017
— Jon Steingart (@jonsteingart) October 30, 2017
Holding trump responsible
For his tweets.
— Newport Resist (@ruckus2) October 30, 2017
He who lives by the tweet, dies by the tweet.
— Barb (@Barbhrmn) October 30, 2017
Judge Kollar-Kotelly has receipts. https://t.co/flbIgRwlnd
— Jonathan Eyler-Werve (@EylerWerve) October 30, 2017
Hahaha! Trump's tweets kicked him in his ass. ???? https://t.co/rvPZ0NCba2
— Patricia F (@haleakela19) October 30, 2017
— Wilbur Churchill (@wilburchurchill) October 30, 2017
It’s not quite to the point of using rhetoric from the campaign trail as the basis of a ruling, such as a judge’s stay of Trump’s so-called Muslim ban, but the tweets certainly didn’t help.
is this the first time twitter screenshots have ever appeared in opinion documents? https://t.co/nXpT6TTdbm
— Megan Johnson (@megljohnson) October 30, 2017
Judge blocks Trump’s ban on transgender military service, quotes his Tweets b/c 2017 is weird as anything. https://t.co/ItfHbJAErI
— Jessica Rose (@jesslynnrose) October 30, 2017
screenshots. are. now. part. of. official. court. documents. about. the. president. what. even. is. 2017. https://t.co/qDRLbE7sSK
— Sarah (@SarahCantSmell) October 30, 2017
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'Words matter': Katie Pavlich notes that campaign talk of Muslim ban haunted Trump in court https://t.co/RSpun0SQDe
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 10, 2017