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Letter: Of facts and alt-facts

Trump went on a tweeting rampage after a

Trump went on a tweeting rampage after a federal judge blocked his ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries on Feb. 3, 2017.

Trump attempted to belittle the action of U.S. District Judge James Robart, whom he referred to as a "so-called judge," and his constitutional right to check the actions of the executive branch. The president failed to provide any evidence for his claims that, without the ban, "very bad and dangerous people" will be "pouring into" the United States.

"The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!" he wrote on Feb. 4.

"Because the ban was lifted by a judge, many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country. A terrible decision," another tweet read. He also went on to say the country should blame the judge if something bad happens. "Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!"

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Regarding “alternative facts” [“Trump’s team battles media,” News, Jan. 23], move over Alice! The United States has moved to Wonderland!

Barbara Cohen, Glen Cove

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