President Donald Trump on Wednesday night responded to the decision of a federal judge to stop his travel ban from taking effect.
Trump was already scheduled to hold a rally in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night, and he ended up taking the stage about an hour after it was announced that a Hawaii judge had blocked his second travel ban.
During his rally, Trump said that this is a case of “unprecedented judicial overreach.”
“We are talking about the safety and security of our people,” Trump said. “…You don’t think this was done by a judge for political reasons, do you?”
Trump also said that the second travel ban is a “watered-down version of the first order that was also blocked,” and he later said that he thinks he should just go back to the first order anyway, which is “what I wanted to do in the first place.”
The president added that the ruling “makes us look weak,” and he said that he will bring the case to the Supreme Court if necessary.
“We’re going to fight this terrible ruling, we’re going to take our case as far as it needs to go, including all the way up to the Supreme Court,” he said.