President Trump appealed to the federal judge, who temporarily blocked the construction work of the southern boundary wall "another Obama activist appointed judge," and said his government would appeal the decision.
Trump tweeted his response from Japan, where he is currently on a state visit. It was around 4:00 pm Sunday in Japan and around 4:00 pm. Saturday on the east coast.
United States. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. of the Northern District of California ruled on Friday that part of the Wall's construction should be suspended with funds not provided by Congress, as the tribunal is a legal challenge to Trump's decision, Congress to get around to pay his wall, considering.
"Another activist appointed by Obama has just decided against us on a section of the South Wall that is already under construction," Trump tweeted. "This is a decision against border security and in favor of crime, drugs and trafficking. We ask for an accelerated appointment!
Trump declared a national emergency after a 35-day partial government shutdown because he was unwilling to finance the government without spending money on the Wall , promised his signature campaign. When the Congressional Democrats did not blink over the closure, Trump agreed to open the government, but later turned to the Defense Department for the Wall.
The plaintiffs in the case argue that Trump violated the constitution, which gives Congress the power of the purse.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus, welcomed the news of the judge's decision and tweeted: "Checks and balances are AGAIN. Trump's vanity is a waste of money and against our values as a land. I am glad that this was blocked by a federal court!
The ACLU responded to Trump's own tweet: "The Constitution is clear: the President has no power to spend taxpayers' money without the congressional approval Courts will continue to enforce this basic principle of our democracy, as we have for centuries. "