President Donald Trump wasn’t the only one hitting the all-caps key after word got out that a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order on an immigration crackdown.
“SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” Trump wrote on Twitter, just minutes after the ruling was released.
A bit later, he told reporters at the White House that the decision was “political.”
“This is just a decision that came down, but we’re going to win the case,” the president said.
Twitterers on both sides of the issue joined the fray. Here’s an annotated roundup of reactions:
From Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and erstwhile GOP presidential candidate:
Court decides one unelected so-called judge in WA State has more right to decide national security than elected President. #READCONSTITUTION
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 9, 2017
From Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, referring to the fact that the decision from the three-judge panel was unanimous:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2017
From Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat:
— Governor Jay Inslee (@GovInslee) February 10, 2017
From Seattle-born Aaron Levie, CEO and “Lead Magician” at Box, an enterprise cloud company:
Unfortunate that we have to be excited about small victories but this was an incredibly important step to upholding our principles.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) February 9, 2017
From right-leaning Fox News commentator Sean Hannity:
Sadly the democrats and unaccountable judges are willing to gamble with the lives of the American people. This will not stand.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 9, 2017
From left-leaning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, referring to Trump’s all-caps rendition of “SEE YOU IN COURT” as well as an earlier presidential tweet about Nordstrom dropping Ivanka Trump’s fashion line:
OK!! SEE YOU THERE!! JUST AS SOON AS I FINISH MY SHOPPING AT NORDSTROM!! https://t.co/OM8NEFWaM4
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 10, 2017
From Amazon’s general counsel, David Zapolsky:
Proud of @AGOWA, the Amazon legal team that helped on the case, and amici — who all made today's 9th Circuit ruling possible.
— David Zapolsky (@DavidZapolsky) February 10, 2017
From U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash:
I'm so proud that Washington state has taken the lead in fighting back against President Trump’s ban on Muslim immigrants and refugees. -PM https://t.co/46NFaCLdFI
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) February 10, 2017
From U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.:
I am glad the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals thinks WA state got it right, travel will continue and families can be reunited.
— Sen. Maria Cantwell (@SenatorCantwell) February 10, 2017
From former Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada, an outspoken critic of Trump:
The US Circuit Court serve America, unlike yourself. Standing up to the hate and fear you provoked. It's no political, it's about humanity.
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) February 10, 2017
From Harvard constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe:
Trump calling this carefully reasoned unanimous decision "political" = code for "so-called judges." Media isn't paying enough attention! https://t.co/1d86gqggpM
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) February 10, 2017
From MSNBC legal correspondent Ari Melber, summing up Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway’s initial reaction to the ruling:
This ruling "does not affect the merits at all," says @KellyannePolls in first reaction to 9th Circuit
Fact check: True
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) February 10, 2017
From Evan McMullin, a Republican who ran as an independent presidential candidate in last November’s election: