CNN analyst warns Trump's starting a fight with John Roberts to deflect from Ivanka's email scandal
President Donald Trump and First Daughter Ivanka Trump. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

President Donald Trump lashed out at Chief Justice John Roberts during his holiday at Mar-a-Lago, but one CNN analyst speculated there was a motivation behind the recent attack that has nothing to do with the law or the courts.


"Here's a president who, yesterday, refused to criticize a Saudi crown prince for brutal murder but today is laying into a Supreme Court justice," began CNN's Jim Sciutto. "The chief Supreme Court justice appointed by a Republican. Why?"

"To ensure that that's not what we talk about," Doug Heye answered simply.

He argued that there is a great deal of bad news for the White House right now, and the last thing the president wants to talk about are the stacking scandals and plummeting stock market.

"The uproar over his decision on Saudi Arabia. The issue of Ivanka and the e-mails," Heye continued. "But instead this is classic Trump tactics right here. He basically tries to pull "Star Wars" and say to us, 'These are not the droids you're looking for or the e-mails,' and make sure we talk about something else. This is strategic and tactical."

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