MSNBC analyst and professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University Eddie Glaude Jr. told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday that the United States faces grave peril from President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration.
While discussing the Republican Party’s acquiescence to Trump after he invoked a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall without congressional approval, Glaude said the GOP’s elites have shown they’re willing to shred the Constitution in the name of acquiring more power.
“You’ve interviewed on this show the authors of ‘How Democracies Die,’ and one of the claims of that book isn’t simply about the autocrat or the figure who emerges who comes and undermines norms,” Glaude said. “It’s about the complicity of elites allowing for those norms and institutions to be eroded.”
Glaude went on to say that the executive branch has spent the past several decades acquiring more power, and that power will now be stretched even further with someone like Trump in the White House.
“What we’re seeing here is the imperial presidency run amok,” he said. “Many of us have been complaining over the years about the expansion of executive power. We wondered and we worried that if you had a person in the Oval Office who had no ethical backbone, who wasn’t committed to constitutional principles, what they would do if they had access to that kind of power — and now we’re here.”
The bottom line, Glaude said, is “we are in deep trouble.”
Watch the video below.
New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion
New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.
Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.
Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."
Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.
Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.
Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.
Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!
‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener
Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."
"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.
"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.
She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."