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Why the right is tweeting 9-O at Hillary Clinton today

Clinton's old travel ban tweet got dredged up.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 26, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 1:46 am CDT

Back in January, two weeks after Donald Trump‘s first travel ban was implemented, the 9th Circuit unanimously denied the Trump administration’s appeal of a district court’s ruling against the ban.

Trump reacted in his typically unmeasured style with a furious tweet.

People on the left were overjoyed when Hillary Clinton, who lost the 2016 election to Trump, chimed in with her own little nudge in the president’s direction.

Now, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Trump’s appeal of a later version of the travel ban, which was also blocked. But, more importantly, in the interregnum, the justices are allowing portions of the ban to proceed until the case is heard in October.

Trump, again, responded with his typical gusto.

Those on the right clearly saw a victor in that Twitter battle from months ago.


Now, they are gleefully retweeting Clinton’s own tweet, to further twist the knife.



For all the 9-0 (or 9-O) responses, Trump’s tweet is only sort of accurate. While the justices agreed to hear the case and ruled that the injunction should be immediately lifted, three dissented from the court’s decision to issue a caveat to the travel ban as written. The ban will now allow people from the countries listed in it to travel to the U.S., so long as they have a legitimate reason (family/work) for being here.

Judges Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito disagreed with that, saying they would have allowed the ban to go ahead, without the caveat.

So, 9-0 ish.

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*First Published: Jun 26, 2017, 4:47 pm CDT