Video: President Trump Declares National Emergency

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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire.

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  1. Avatar greginak says:

    Well he did admit it isn’t an emergency, he just wants to do it faster. That makes it better, right?Report

    • Avatar Saul Degraw in reply to greginak says:

      He is a moron and a fascist. Somehow the moron bit often saves us from the fascist bit.

      Still waiting for the knee-jerk contrarians to chime in so they can own the libs.Report

      • Avatar Stillwater in reply to Saul Degraw says:

        “Trump is a moron.” Fact check: true.

        That he’s a moron isn’t really relevant to a discussion about the decision he made since he has the backing of the congressional GOP. Make of that what you will. 🙂Report

        • Avatar dragonfrog in reply to Stillwater says:

          I think it is though – when declaring an emergency, knowing it will likely end up facing a court challenge, a non-moron will avoid admitting in the very same public speech where he announces the emergency that he knows perfectly well there isn’t really an emergency and this is just a way of making an end-run around established procedures.

          Kind of the same way that a non-moron wishing to unconstitutionally bar Muslims from entering the country would avoid first declaring that what he intends is that unconstitutional thing, and as each successive executive order is released noting that this is an attempt to couch his unconstitutional goal in plausibly deniable language.

          Because it’s only plausibly deniable if it’s consistently denied. As anyone who’s not a moron would know and be able to keep up.Report

  2. Why are we talking about an obscure political figure when the real news is about the Tobias Smollett hoax?Report

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