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Trump reacted in his typically unmeasured style with a furious tweet.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
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.
3-0— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2017
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.
Very grateful for the 9-O decision from the U. S. Supreme Court. We must keep America SAFE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2017
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.
This tweet didn't age well. https://t.co/nZpjp6WRI5— Darryl (@LADominate) June 26, 2017
9-0— Jayoh Essaych (@Jayoh_Essaych) June 26, 2017
Haha! 9-0 🖕— 🇺🇸Padme Skywalker© (@NinaReihnhart) June 26, 2017
Supreme Court sides with the Constitution and Not Corruption https://t.co/x4dtBAHsLC
9-0 TRUMPS 3-0 😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/m3lZub6kU7— 🌟KallieTinSC🌟 (@KallieTinSC) June 26, 2017
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.
David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]