President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban was ruled against by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday, setting off nasty celebrations among liberals opposed to U.S. border security.
Including in the gloating was Trump’s former presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who offered the following smug response on Twitter about the unanimous vote —
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2017
What Hillary didn’t predict, though, was the vicious comeback by White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway.
It took just three simple words for Conway to destroy the former secretary of state —
PA, WI, MI. https://t.co/wqhYCU2qe2
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) February 10, 2017
Conway was referencing the “blue wall” states Trump successfully won to secure victory in the electoral college in the 2016 election — Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
A simple, but brutal, way of reminding Hillary that she lost the election. Badly.
Ouch. We’re guessing Hillary is a little more careful when being smug about court victories in the future.
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Meanwhile, the president’s comments carried an air of confidence: “We have a situation where the security of our country is at stake and it’s a very, very serious situation, so we look forward … to seeing them in court.”
Trump added: “We’re going to win the case.”
The Justice Department said it is “reviewing the decision and considering its options.” It could appeal the judge’s restraining order to the U.S. Supreme Court or it could attempt to make the case for the travel ban in the district court.
To the press, Conway suggested the next step would be to argue the merits of the executive order.
“The statute provides a president … with great latitude and authority to protect the citizens and to protect the nation’s national security,” Conway said. “This was not argued on the merits. Now that we’ll have an opportunity to argue on the merits we look forward to doing that. We look forward to prevailing.”
— The Horn editorial team and The Associated Press contributed to this article