Listen: President Trump, Justice Roberts, President Clinton discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Someone was appointed by a particular president and might have an inclination. He is saying that that goes to the wins and losses that he will experience he's saying outright automatically. In fact, I think he used the word automatic when he was referring to the ninth circuit automatic loss for this administration. And that is different John. It's different than saying, you know, a particular judge happened to be appointed by President Clinton or President Obama versus President George W Bush or President Trump. But you know, so politics is always been in the system, but Donald Trump is almost saying that there's no rules here. There's absolutely no rules, and he is going to attack judges personally and undermine the larger integrity and legitimacy of the third branch. And I think that's what particularly concerns chief Justice Roberts the legitimacy of the third branch. It doesn't have money. It doesn't have an army. It only has its stature hip carry. It strikes me that the press. Resident told the chief Justice of the United States to go study. Did you sharee? I can't imagine that sits well with any judge. Well, the chief Justice certainly doesn't need a lesson in the constitution or on the judiciary. From the president the president has a fundamental. I won't even call. It a misunderstanding. He has a non understanding of the way that our constitutional system is set up on the checks and balances amongst the different branches of government and on the independence of the judicial system. And so I think this is just one moment in time. This is just today where it happened to be the chief Justice who felt the need both to send a message to the judges throughout the country that he values their independence, and that he wants the country to know that they are independent, and they are not beholding to the individual who happened to appoint them. Nominate them for confirmation to the bench. But this is of the broader understanding of government, and the president doesn't seem to have that understanding, and he doesn't seem interested really in adapting to it. What he consistently? Is doing is trying to push down the other branches of government. But I think it's going to backfire I think eventually the institutions are going to prevail, and he will end up actually leaving the presidency much weaker than he found Justice Roberts could be a deciding vote on some cases, the president cares. A lot about I don't imagine. That Justice Roberts will hold any grudges in that sense. When he decides them Doug how much of this is how the president operates because I have to say just this week. He's gone after four star Admiral for bar, Admiral, William mcraven, the guy who was in charge of US special forces in the raid on bin Laden. He doesn't seem to care about the institutions. He just seems to care about whether people in the institutions are with him or not. Exactly. I mean, you're there pro-trump or against Trump. He's been at war with the FBI. CIA you name it. But you know, it strikes me that he's just trying to change the conversation. This was not a good week for Donald Trump the deals made with the Saudis to basically become a lobbyist for Saudi Arabia, stock market tumbled five hundred points as daughter Ivanka with their Email scandal. So he decided to demonize over the holidays, the US circuit court of appeals, northern California, liberal, etc. And low and behold chief Justice Roberts slammed him slammed him hard. And I think one this showdown and Donald Trump now is kind of in a muted probably seething an angry Justice Roberts for calling his come up. It's it's one more relationship that bears watching over the coming months that is for sure Douglas Brinkley. Carry Cordeiro Joan cubic. Thank you, very much happy."