By Staff Writer Benjamin Pfeffer.
On Friday, February 15, Trump declared a national emergency to fund the building of his border wall. You read that correctly. A NATIONAL EMERGENCY to fund the building of his wall.
Congress denied him approximately $6 billion dollars that were needed to build the wall.
Therefore, that obviously means he should declare a state of national emergency because the wall is essential to human life on this planet.
Obviously, that was sarcasm and nobody in their right mind could believe that a national emergency is necessary to build a wall. He is ignoring the separation of powers principle that this country is built on.
He even said himself that he would be sued and then they would go to the Supreme Court where he hopes they would be on his side so there are no consequences of this. However, he still believes he is in the right and everyone else is wrong.
According to WLRN, he said, “we will then be sued, and they will sue us in the 9th Circuit even though it shouldn’t be there. And we will possibly get a bad ruling, and then we’ll get another bad ruling. And then we’ll end up in the Supreme Court.
And hopefully, we’ll get a fair shake. And we’ll win in the Supreme Court.” Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
He predicted it, as anybody could have… on Monday February 18, 16 states have filed a federal lawsuit to block Trump’s plan to build a border wall without permission from congress.
They argue that the president’s decision to declare a national emergency is unconstitutional, according to the Washington Post.
The states are accusing the president of “an unconstitutional and unlawful scheme.
They state that they are trying to “protect their residents, natural resources, and economic interests from President Donald J. Trump’s flagrant disregard of fundamental separation of powers principles engrained in the United States Constitution.”
There is no national emergency at the southern border, according to those states. “Customs and Border Protection data show that unlawful entries are near 45-year lows.” This just shows that the sole purpose of this “National Emergency” is just to get what he wants because he can’t handle somebody saying “no” to him.
According to Fox News, on Monday February 18, former Bush ethics attorney Richard Painter said it quite well:
“I think we need to understand, though, why we’re in this situation. The president is not well at all mentally. I think he’s an extreme narcissist. He’s been denied what he wants, his wall, and he is having a hissy fit. He is out of control, and he will not take no for an answer from congress. And he’s going to do this.”
Painter then continued with:
“He is going to insist on doing he is going to tear the country apart. It’s unconstitutional. It’s illegal. He is going to do enormous damage to the Republican Party which is split right down the middle over this, and we really need to keep in mind that this is because the president is not well.”
Finally, he added:
“He is not capable of doing the job. He does need to be removed under the 25th amendment, but he stocker his cabinet with people who are unwilling to do that, and Congress is apparently unwilling to even try to remove him through impeachment.”
Painter brings up a recurring point with his presidency.
Every once in a while, he does things that make professional psychologists believe he is mentally unstable.
Now, he is ignoring the separation of powers that he vowed into just because he’s a giant baby and cannot get his way anymore now that Congress has shifted away from being run by his party.