Fox’s Napolitano: Trump Violated Separation of Powers Three Times in a Week, A ‘Very Dangerous Trend’
Andrew Napolitano is arguing that President Donald Trump has violated the separation of powers Constitutional doctrine three times in the past week.
In the Fox News senior judicial analyst’s latest online segment, he explained presidents have gradually accumulating more and more power for decades. Trump, according to Napolitano, has tried to expand his power several times in just the past few days.
“It’s a very dangerous trend when the president can make his own laws or spend money how he wants even when Congress says no,” Napolitano said.
The first infraction, according to Napolitano, was when Trump instructed Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan to take the money he was supposed to use for purchasing a Congress-authorized missile defense system, and use it for a border fence instead. The second instance was when Trump ordered Shanahan to send troops to secure the border, even though the military cannot be used for domestic law enforcement. Finally, Napolitano noted that Trump was not only wrong about the Chinese paying for his tariffs on imported goods, he called it a “national federal sales tax imposed by the president and not by the Congress.”
“It is dangerous when president write their own laws, impose their own taxes, spend money how they want, and Congress looks the other way,” Napolitano said. “It’s dangerous because its too much of an accumulation of powers in the presidency, and it imbalances that delicate balance that the separation of powers created.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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