The media described by President Donald Trump as “fake news” ignored the president’s victory against a law passed by the Democratic state of California that required presidential candidates to file their personal tax returns for the past five years as a requirement to participate in the election.

While the law promoted by California state Gov. Gavin Newson in July attracted enormous media attention, the victory of the lawsuit that President Trump and four others filed against it has almost gone unreported.

“I won the right to be a presidential candidate in California, in a major court decision handed down yesterday,” the president wrote.

“It was filed against me by the Radical Left Governor of that State to tremendous media hoopla,” continued the president.

“The VICTORY, however, was barely covered by the Fake News. No surprise!,” Trump added, referring to media outlets that have ignored Trump’s favorable court ruling and have not reported the news.

U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. issued a written ruling Wednesday, Oct. 2, saying state law is likely violating the U.S. Constitution, Fox News reported.

“The dangerous precedent set by this act, allowing the controlling party in any state’s Legislature to add substantive requirements as a precondition to qualifying for the state’s presidential primary ballot, should concern all candidates alike,” the judge wrote in his 24-page decision.

England also noted that California’s Democratic Legislature passed a law addressed to a Republican president and that this violates President Donald Trump’s First Amendment right to associate with voters who share his same political beliefs.

England, who was nominated by George W. Bush, had temporarily blocked SB 27 or the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act, which was signed by Newsom in July, on Sept. 19.

The England argued that he had to issue a temporary order to block the law, otherwise there would be “irreparable harm without temporary relief” for Trump and other candidates, according to Los Angeles Times.

President Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, praised the ruling in an interview on Fox News‘s “Hannity,” and said the law reflected “an ongoing pattern and practice of trying to basically shred the Constitution.”

The lawyer pointed out that England Jr.’s ruling confirmed that a state does not have the authority to establish qualifications to run for president and that that power belongs solely to the Constitution.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced in a statement Wednesday that he will appeal the ruling, according to Fox News.

President Trump celebrated the ruling on Twitter.

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