Trump’s Chief Policy Adviser Suggests The President Is Above The Law — ‘His Power Will Not Be Questioned’
Stephen Miller, Donald Trump’s Senior Policy Adviser, raised plenty of eyebrows on Sunday when he suggested that the president is above the law and his powers “will not be questioned by the courts.”
As he perused the talk-show circuit on Sunday, Miller descended into a barrage of lies, talking about cases of voter fraud —that don’t exist— and Steve Bannon’s lack of involvement in drafting executive orders —which, according to several news reports, is the exact opposite of the truth.
But perhaps his most alarming statement was in reference to the federal judges in Washington rejecting President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.
“I think that it’s been an important reminder to all Americans that we have a judiciary that has taken far too much power and become in many cases a supreme branch of government,” Miller told John Dickerson of CBS News.
“The end result of this, though, is that our opponents, the media, and the whole world will soon see, as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned by the courts.”
Trump was, unsurprisingly, watching his performance, and gave the 31-year-old rave reviews.
Trump has been livid ever since a federal judge first blocked his Muslim ban, and he has taken his anger out on the nation’s court system by consistently undermining and questioning its power.
Trump reacted by calling the judge’s order “outrageous”, tweeting last week that the “so-called judge” had made a “ridiculous” ruling. He went on to say that the judge would now be responsible if there were any acts of terrorism in the country.
On Thursday evening, when the Ninth Circuit upheld the block of the ban, Trump seemed determined to take more legal actions. However, the ban is not currently being appealed to the Supreme Court; instead, it has been reported that the ban will be rewritten.
But Trump is still enraged as his authoritarian approach to governing is being kept in check by the courts.