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Internet Reacts To Trump Referring To Himself As ‘The King’

President Donald Trump is being slammed online for likening himself to a “King” and the phrase “you are not a king” is now trending on Twitter.

In a tweet on Saturday, Trump gleefully quoted a New York Times article that cited a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote about going after the “king.” Even though the article was published two weeks ago, Trump quoted it on, with some eyebrow-raising changes.

“Ralph Waldo Emerson seemed to foresee the lesson of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. ‘When you strike at a king,’ Emerson famously said, ‘you must kill him,’” read the lead from Baker’s Feb. 1 piece. “Mr. Trump’s foes struck at him but did not take him down.” Writing before senators voted to acquit Trump, Baker wrote that “a triumphant Mr. Trump emerges from the biggest test of his presidency emboldened, ready to claim exoneration and take his case of grievance, persecution and resentment to the campaign trail.”

Trump capitalized “king” and changed it from “a king” to “The King.”

Trump referring himself to “The King” quickly drew outrage, with legal experts raising concerns about the president’s tweets.

“This may be the most sinister tweet Trump has ever posted,” University of Michigan law professor Barbara McQuade wrote. “He is comparing himself with a king and threatening to use his powers for revenge on those who questioned his abuse of power.”


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