Donald Trump: ‘The Constitution Allows Me To Do Whatever I Want’
During a recent interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, President Donald Trump claimed unlimited power by saying that article two of the constitution allows him to do “whatever he wants.”
Trump’s stunning remarks came after Stephanopoulos confronted him about firing former FBI director James Comey and pointed out that the special counsel’s report said that Trump had ordered his White House counsel to fire Robert Mueller.
“Number one, I was never going to fire Mueller,” Trump insisted. “I never suggested firing Mueller.”
“That’s not what the special counsel says,” the ABC host interrupted.
“I don’t care what he says,” Trump snapped.
“Why would the White House counsel lie under oath?” Stephanopoulos wondered.
“Because he wanted to make himself look like a good person,” Trump argued. “Number one, I didn’t. He wasn’t fired. But more importantly, Article II [of the Constitution] allows me to do whatever I want. Article II would have allowed me to fire him.”
“I wasn’t going to fire him,” the president added. “You know why? Because I watched Richard Nixon go around firing people and that didn’t work out too well.”
EXCLUSIVE: President Trump tells @GStephanopoulos that he "wasn't gonna fire" special counsel Robert Mueller because "I watched Richard Nixon go around firing everybody, and that didn't work out too well." https://t.co/J72Biz1YSs pic.twitter.com/glA1e6L57y
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) June 16, 2019
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