Jean-Claude Juncker and his right-hand man Martin Selmayr
Jean-Claude Juncker’s right-hand man, Martin Selmayr, voiced his support for the decision to outlaw Mr Trump’s contentious immigration order, which blocked visitors from seven Muslim majority countries.
On Friday Seattle judge James Robart ruled that the ‘Muslim ban’ was illegal, prompting a furious response from the President who told the public to “blame him” if America is hit by a terror attack.
The decision came on the same day EU leaders savaged the Republican’s immigration policies at a meeting in Malta, where they rejected Theresa May’s offer to act as a bridge between Brussels and Washington.
Relations between Britain and the US have taken a marked upturn since the inauguration of Mr Trump last month, but the new President’s eurosceptic stance has alarmed other European countries.
Thanks to the framers of the Constitution! There are still some checks and balances. Will they be strong enough?pic.twitter.com/IT89TL618v
— Martin Selmayr (@MartinSelmayr) February 5, 2017
Donald Trump attacked the judge who overruled his travel ban
He has launched a number of stinging attacks on the EU and Angela Merkel in particular, hardening European resolve to club together and increasingly go it alone on the world stage without help from its historic ally.
And Mr Selmayr’s outburst – which comes after the President apparently did not know who his boss Mr Juncker was – will only add to the sense relations are heading into a deep freeze.
He tweeted a cartoon of a wildly flailing Mr Trump being held back by Lady Justice, who is reassuring the Statue of Liberty behind her saying “I got this”.
In an accompanying message the eurocrat wrote: “Thanks to the framers of the Constitution! There are still some checks and balances.”
He then imploringly added the question: “Will they be strong enough?”
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The top Brussels bigwig has previously tweeted criticism of Mr Trump and other populist leaders, once describing the prospect of him becoming the US president as a "nightmare scenario".
His intervention comes after the Republican also took to Twitter to launch an extraordinarily savage attack on Judge Robert for ruling against his executive order.
In a series of incendiary tweets the President said the American people should “blame” the judiciary if the country falls victim to another terror attack.
The UK Reacts To Trump's 'Muslim' Travel Ban
Mon, January 30, 2017
President Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the USA from seven 'muslim' countries. This led to protests across America and, now, the UK.
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People demonstrate during a protest at Downing Street in central London against US President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban on refugees and people from seven mainly-Muslim countries
He ranted: “The judge opens up our country to potential terrorists and others that do not have our best interests at heart. Bad people are very happy!
“Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!
“I have instructed Homeland Security to check people coming into our country VERY CAREFULLY. The courts are making the job very difficult!”
Mr Trump’s highly controversial order blocked all people travelling from seven Muslim majority countries for at least three months, and had caused chaos and confusion at airports across the globe.