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Feb. 12th, 2017 | 03:24 pm
location: far from Folsom Prison
mood: worriedworried
music: "The Black Freighter"

A cartoon appeared two days ago (Friday, February 10) on the New York Times website; it showed President Donald Trump standing outside the prison camp at Guantanamo and asking, "You have room for bad judges?"

I read this as implying that Trump is thinking of jailing the judges who ruled against his executive order on immigration. But "implying" it only as satire: I am confident that neither the cartoonist, nor the editors of the Times, wish to be understood to be claiming, as fact, that Trump is even thinking about doing such a thing.

At least, unless they know something I don't, they shouldn't be claiming this, since I am unaware of any evidence that he is.

But since the subject (of jailing judges) has come up, I do wish to make an arguably related factual claim: that some of Trump's core supporters have urged him to do precisely this. For this, finding evidence is easy: just look at the comments section attached to a suitable story on Breitbart News.

For example, on Friday -- the same day as the cartoon mentioned above -- Breitbart published a story with the title, "Trump: New Steps Next Week to ‘Keep Country Safe’." I found all of the following, verbatim, in the comments users had posted in response to that story.

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It seems the judges have been given extra federal protection after
their 'verdict'...they get more security for giving us less.

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[Another commenter following up on the one immediately above:]

These "Fake Judges" might just get some "Fake Protection" if you know
what I mean... I don't think anyone is going to take a bullet for any
of them.

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They actually need to be securely behind bars, in a nice comfy jail cell.

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Once any attack happens, Trump can round up the judiciary and put them into protective custody in Guantanamo per the Patriot Act. Winning!

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I'd feel safer if we deported some radical Leftist Marxist judges.

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President Trump is consulting with military Generals and Attorney's in preparation for what I believe will be criminal charges against activist judges who have usurped the powers of the President and our right to be protected by the President.

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[end of quotes]

I've seen similar stuff in the comments sections of other recent Breitbart stories. For now, I won't comment further, I'll just let the quotations speak for themselves.

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