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Joe: Trump's reckless shot at a federal judge

Joe: Trump’s reckless shot at a federal judge
Donald Trump
President Donald Trump speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. 

Joe Scarborough writes in The Washington Post: 

When a president tweets insults at a Hollywood star, the dignity of his office is tarnished. When a commander in chief uses Twitter to attack a loyal military ally, America’s friends across the globe become unsettled. But when a president uses social media to question the legitimacy of a federal judge following an inconvenient (and temporary) outcome, that is simply unacceptable. ... when the president tries to undermine the legitimacy of the federal judiciary, he must be told in short order that the White House is picking a fight it will not win. For the sake of the country, let us hope the attacks on “so-called” Judge James Robart were merely reckless and not politically calculated. Because speeding further down that path would end in an ugly constitutional crash.

Read Joe's full column here