Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts pushed back against the White House's recent criticism of the judiciary on Wednesday.
Responding to an Associated Press inquiry, Roberts issued a statement praising the independence of the judiciary and said, "We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges."
"Obama judge" is what President Donald Trump called a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judge who recently put a halt to his administration's new asylum rules.
He defended his use of the term and responded to Roberts in a tweet Wednesday. Trump suggested the 9th Circuit wasn't independent and said the number of border-related cases it has overturned was "shocking."
Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.