It’s obvious to us that Donald Trump has crossed the Rubicon so many times they’ve had to build a KFC next to it, but when Fox’s talking heads start calling him out for his extralegal brain farts, we know things have gotten pretty egregious.
Andrew Napolitano, whom Trump used to love before he started throwing shade at the pr*sident, is now saying Trump has violated the constitutionally mandated separation of powers. Three times. In the past week.
Napolitano outlined three recent directives from Trump and explained how they violated the Constitution. The first was the president’s order to Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to not purchase a missile defense system approved by Congress and instead use the funds to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Second, the former judge cited Trump’s order to send troops to secure the border, pointing out how it violated the separation of powers, because the president’s oath does not allow military forces to be deployed to deal with domestic issues. Napolitano also argued that Trump’s decision to impose 25 percent tariffs on Chinese goods was akin to levying a “national federal sales tax” on American consumers, which the president did not have power to do under the Constitution.
“It is dangerous when presidents write their own laws, impose their own taxes, spend money how they want and Congress looks the other way,” Napolitano asserted. “It’s dangerous because it’s too much of an accumulation of power in the presidency, and it imbalances that delicate balance that the separation of powers created.”
Does this mean Hannity and Fox & Friends will find a conscience and stop vying for the right to be Trump’s favorite footstool and end tables?
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Oh, that’s rich.
The pee tape could come out tomorrow featuring Hannity’s wife, Jerry Falwell Jr.’s pool boy, and a legislative quorum of the Iranian Parliament in gimp outfits, and Hannity would spend the first 40 minutes of his show excoriating the leakers (i.e., the people who leaked the tape, not the — er — actual leakers).
But a few Fox News stalwarts can apparently still read documents and draw really obvious conclusions.
It’s a start, anyway.
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