Trump Thinks The ‘Flores Decision’ Is Named After A Judge Who Doesn’t Exist
President Donald Trump showcased on Friday that he lacked a full understanding of a key court case involving immigration standards for children, believing that the title of that case was named after a judge, and not a young immigrant instead.
Some have described the gaffe as worrisome and demonstrative of the president’s mental decline.
Trump lambasted the “Flores decision” on Friday, a ruling that was named after former Attorney General Janet Reno as well as Jenny Lisette Flores, an immigrant who was 15-years-old in 1987 when she illegally entered the United States. In 1997, a settlement, resulting from the High Court’s decision on her detention, created the rules for the treatment of immigrants who are minors, according to reporting from USA Today.
Trump criticizing " bad court decision" Reno V. Flores
"Judge Flores, whoever you may be, that decision is a disaster for our country"
You ignorant turd, Judge Flores is Jenny Lisette Flores, then an unaccompanied 15-year old girl from El Salvador.
Dumb orange turd pic.twitter.com/586bOZS1NQ
— ALT-immigration ? “immigration deepness” (@ALT_uscis) April 5, 2019
President Trump, this week, expressed his disdain for the Flores decision — but exhibited his ignorance on the issue by stating that he believed it was a bad decision by a judge named Flores. Trump scolded that imaginary judge in his remarks.
“The Flores decision is a disaster,” Trump said. “I have to tell you, Judge Flores, whoever you may be, that decision is a disaster for our country, a disaster.”
Trump’s gaffe, and others from earlier this week, are starting to cause concern for some. Trump previously claimed this week that his father, Fred Trump, was born in Germany, when in actuality he was born in New York City. The president also had a difficult time pronouncing the word “origins” when questioning how the Russia investigation began, using what seemed to be the word “oranges” in its place at several points during a presser at the White House.
Clinical psychologist John Gartner believes that these mistakes are not random occurrences, HuffPost reported. “I think he’s suffering from pre-dementia. And it’s only getting worse,” Gartner said. Gartner also told KrassenCast the same thing back in January. That episode can be heard below.