U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Marine One upon his return to the White House in Washington Monday. Reuters

Various Chinese government officials have already feuded with or blasted President Donald Trump and now a member of the Asian superpower’s top court has put Trump’s immigration ban in the crosshairs. Supreme People’s Court Judge He Fan called Trump an enemy “of the rule of law” after the president criticized a U.S. judge for temporarily blocking his travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

In a blog post, He wrote Trump had set a bad example and diminished his respect by having "led the way in insulting a judge, with the vice president and his political party swarming to his defense (and) in a country known as the most democratic and most respectful of the rule of law." He went even further and wrote: "Who cares that you control the armed forces and have nuclear weapons at your disposal. Your dignity has been swept away and you are no different than a scoundrel."

Presiding in Seattle, Washington’s federal courthouse, U.S. District Senior Judge James Robart, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2004, challenged and placed a restraining order Friday on Trump’s executive order denying entry to the U.S. from seven countries. As of Monday, the Justice Department had asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco to put the travel ban back in place, The New York Times reported.

Washington joined other states like Virginia, Massachusetts and California, in placing temporary restraining orders on the ban. Trump slammed some of the rulings but took particular umbrage with Robart by calling him a “so-called judge” and claiming the country was less safe because of the ruling.

He’s comments are just the latest in an ongoing negative discourse between the Trump administration and China. During the election, the Republican panned China’s economic policies. Then, once he assumed power, Trump criticized what he called China’s lack of help with North Korea and the regime of Kim Jong Un. Trump also infuriated China by accepting a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan’s president, which was viewed to be in violation of the “One China” policy.

Last month, China’s state-run media challenged Trump after he said everything was up for negotiation, even “One China,” a policy that considers the island of Taiwan to be one with China's mainland.

"If Trump is determined to use this gambit in taking office, a period of fierce, damaging interactions will be unavoidable, as Beijing will have no choice but to take off the gloves," China Daily wrote.