PHOTO: Donald Trump signs “Muslim Ban” executive order, January 27, 2017
After the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Trump Administration’s effort to reinstitute the “Muslim Ban”, I spoke to the BBC about the political and legal impact and what happens next.
Q: Is Trump learning early in his Presidency about the limitations on his power?
A: This is a huge defeat for Trump, not only in this specific case. It sets down a marker for this Administration: whatever you want to do on domestic or foreign policy, you can’t just steamroller this across the courts. I think people in Congress will take note of this as well.
But will the President learn from this? No, absolutely not. Donald Trump will keep on being Donald Trump.