Unbelievable! Judge cites campaign rhetoric to implement block on Trump’s temporary travel ban

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Hours before President Trump’s revised travel ban went into effect, a federal judge used campaign rhetoric to issue a restraining order to block it.

In his ruling on Wednesday, Judge Derrick K. Watson from Hawaii cited comments from Trump and some of his top advisers in making his decision, The Hill reported.

He pointed to quotes from Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller saying in a Fox interview that the revised order was fundamentally the same as the first.

Watson, who was appointed by former President Obama,  wrote that there was nothing  “secret about the motive of Trump’s executive order” and quoted top Trump ally Rudy Giuliani, who had said Trump originally called it a “Muslim ban.”

“These plainly-worded statements, made in the months leading up to and contemporaneous with the signing of the Executive Order, and, in many cases, made by the Executive himself, betray the Executive Order’s stated secular purpose,” Watson wrote.

“A reasonable, objective observer — enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequence of events leading to its issuance — would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion, in spite of its stated, religiously-neutral purpose,” Watson concluded in his decision, referring to quotes from the presidential debates, “Anderson Cooper 360,” and “Meet the Press.”

Judges using election rhetoric and promises made by candidates on the campaign trail raised eyebrows, and even some alarm.

Twitter users reacted to what they saw as a “dangerous” move by a judge who should be “impeached.”

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