Is Donald Trump a happy person
United States: "Bad people are very happy"
Washington / San Francisco. (ag / sig) The dispute over the "Muslim Ban", the entry ban imposed by US President Donald Trump on citizens of seven Muslim countries, is drawing ever wider circles. Now 97 American tech companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft, have condemned the ban as unlawful - and submitted a joint statement to the competent court of appeal in San Francisco.
In their "Friends of the Court" paper, the corporations emphasize that immigrants have contributed to numerous innovations in America. In addition, the decree is unconstitutionally discriminatory and weakens the competitiveness of US companies. "If the decree persists, it is impossible to predict which countries might be affected next." Many talents in the industry come from other countries. For example, the heads of Google and Microsoft, Sundar Pichai and Satya Nadella, come from India.
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The US corporations are not alone with their criticism of Trump's hastily issued decree: a federal judge in Seattle suspended it on Saturday at the request of the states of Washington and Minnesota. The Trump administration then submitted an urgent motion for the entry ban blockade to be lifted immediately - but the San Francisco Court of Appeals rejected it.
It first wants to hear detailed arguments from both sides and has set the government a deadline of Monday afternoon (Tuesday 2 a.m. CET) to submit a reason for the rejected urgent application against the revocation of the decree.
Should the judiciary reinstate the visa bans for citizens from the affected countries, opponents of the entry ban warn of "new chaos". In a justification submitted to the court on Monday as to why it should not apply again, the states of Washington and Minnesota explain the negative consequences of the decree: families would be torn apart, young people prevented from studying and companies would be economically damaged. It is not true that suspending travel restrictions would harm national security. The order "undermines US national security" rather than making the country safer, said former US Secretary of State John Kerry and Madeleine Albright and other Democratic ex-government members in a brief to the judiciary on Monday.
But the case will likely end up in the Supreme Court anyway. Should the Supreme Court have to decide, difficult deliberations are likely to arise. In the nine-member body, four liberal and four conservative judges face each other. The ninth position is vacant. It is true that Trump appointed a close candidate for the ninth judge's post last week. However, the spokesman for the opposition Democrats in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, has already announced that in view of the president's personal attacks on a judge, the Senate will investigate the candidate for the Supreme Court particularly intensively.
Because Trump not only ordered stricter personal controls after the legal defeats. He also attacked the US courts - as is so often the case on Twitter. "I have instructed Homeland Security to check the people coming into our country very carefully. The courts make our work very difficult," he wrote on Sunday - and attacked Federal Judge James Robart personally: "I just can't believe that a judge is ours Put country in such danger. If something happens, blame it and the judiciary. People are pouring in. Bad! "
Trump had already vented his anger at the judge's ruling. As always, he acted according to the motto: friend or foe, just don't show any weakness. Grayscale is alien to the new US president. And this time, too, the evil was easily identified: The decision of "this so-called judge" was "ridiculous", it opened the way for potential terrorists - "Evil people are very happy," said Trump's Twitter message on Saturday, which was also criticized by Republicans .
Many observers are shocked that the new US president does not stop at attacks on the judiciary. The man does not understand the separation of powers and the rule of law, said Germany's Justice Minister Heiko Maas on Sunday on the talk show "Anne Will". The magazine "Der Spiegel" shows Trump on its current cover with the ticked off head of the Statue of Liberty and speaks of the beginning of an autocracy in the USA - led by Trump's chief strategist, the right-wing populist militarist Stephen Bannon. US media also write that Trump is being manipulated by his advisors. "I make my own decisions, mostly on the basis of data," Trump protested on Monday on Twitter.
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