As the Trump administration continues to lawyer up/collectively soil themselves following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal charges against former Trump advisors Paul Manafort, George Papadopolous, and Manafort’s associate Rick Gates, yet another badass American Hero has come after Supreme Leader Trump.
Federal Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, aka That Woman Whom You’d Go Straight For Once Because She’s Just That Cool, has partially blocked enforcement of President Trump’s memorandum banning transgender servicemembers.
Adding that the plaintiffs of this case — all current and aspiring servicemembers who are transgender — are “likely to succeed” on their due process claims, Kollar-Kotelly reversed the effects of Trump’s August 25 memo regarding transgender servicemembers. In case you forgot about that memo thanks to the other several hundred Trumpian disasters that have happened since then, it required the military to discharge transgender service members by March 2018.
Kollar-Kotelly also got in one sick burn about Trump’s initial Twitter announcement of the ban, which arrived “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 other words: “Our President wrote this tweet while he was pooping.”
As for Trump, he hasn’t tweeted about the block yet — and has instead spent the day spewing lies to deflect from Mueller’s charges. Echoing Sarah Suckabee Sanders, he has vacillated between blaming Hillary Clinton and denying any connection between his campaign and his close friends’ criminal activity. He seems to have overlooked the fact that Paul Manafort’s illegally-obtained Putin money allowed Manafort to advise Trump for free and thus save Trump millions in consulting fees.
OR… Trump might not have heard about the block at all. He might be curled up with a Ring Pop under his desk in the Oval Office and listening to distracting lullaby music that his aides put on so that he wouldn’t have to face or interact with the outside world. Or he’s just golfing.