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You know how white supremacists have been calling Trump their “God-Emperor?” Apparently, that has gone to The Donald’s head, as his DOJ lawyers actually argued that he is completely untouchable by any court and his decisions are absolute.
On Tuesday, August Flentje, Special Counsel to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General, was asked a question that should have been an automatic “no” — Does the President have unchecked power?
Flentje hesitated briefly, then provided a single-word answer that reveals everything you need to know about the mindset of Trump and his team of white supremacists, Christofascists, and other Deplorables: “Yes.”
Judge Friedland presses DOJ, are you arguing Pres Trump’s power here is unrevieable by courts?
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) February 7, 2017
Naturally, Americans are not happy about this:
As with GW Bush, Trump’s expansive claims of unreviewable executive power will likely lead courts to impose new limits on the President
— Adam Winkler (@adamwinkler) February 7, 2017
Senators must ask Gorsuch if he agrees with the Trump DOJ that the EO travel ban is “unreviewable” by federal courts.
— Amy Fried (@ASFried) February 5, 2017
Q: Are you arguing Pres Trump’s power here is unreviewable by courts?
A: Yes. pic.twitter.com/L4RHXa8YxB
— Joe (@activistmode) February 7, 2017
The “real risk” question. DOJ Special Counsel basically asserts president’s decision is unreviewable #9thCircuit
— (((Trump Trash))) 📎 (@Trumpster_Fire) February 7, 2017
— ELMURO (@EL_MURO_QUE_RIE) February 5, 2017
he Trump administration’s position seems to be that a minority of voters elected — with the help of a Russian dictator’s hackers and propagandists and a rogue FBI agent — a dictator rather than a President. While campaigning, Trump called himself the “law and order” candidate. Apparently, he thinks he is above both.
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