Trump Does Not Appear To Understand Article 2 Of The Constitution: “I Have The Right To Do Whatever I Want As President”

Imagine if Obama had said this.

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On Tuesday, Donald Trump spoke at a summit for the conservative student group Turning Point USA to lash out at the Democratic minority women who have been his favorite punching bag. Trump, for example, called Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib a “crazed lunatic.“

For the record, Turning Point USA has had its weird and unsavory moments. They’re uber-Trumpian but also shunned by more established conservative groups in Washington. Candace Owens had to officially resign recently from her position as the communications director of the group after giving what appeared to be a pro-Hitler speech.

Trump’s speech became so off the rails at one point that Fox News, the former reality show star’s favorite network, cut away from the bizarre spectacle.


But, things got even weirder during his speech which appeared to be more of a campaign rally. Trump falsely boasted of his powers as president that don’t exist.

“Then I have an Article 2, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president,” he said out loud even though Article 2 most definitely does not empower the president to do whatever they want.


If Article 2 gave Trump the power to do whatever he wants, his wall would have been erected, Hillary Clinton would be in jail, and Trump would have hauled former Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Guantanamo Bay for indefinite detention.

Ironically, Article 2 does mention something interesting:

In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.

I’m old enough to remember when conservatives called former President Barack Obama a dictator. Now, imagine if Trump’s predecessor said he has the power to do whatever he wants. Republicans would have taken to the streets with torches and pitchforks.

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