Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner told MSNBC on Friday that President Donald Trump’s “national emergency” declaration was very likely to get blown to pieces by multiple courts.
In his analysis of both the president’s emergency order and the long, rambling speech he gave when announcing it, Kirschner argued that the president had put himself in a very weak position legally. In particular, Kirschner was amazed that Trump admitted during his announcement that he “didn’t need” to declare an emergency order, while saying that the order allowed him to build his border wall “faster” than would have otherwise been possible.
“The president just fatally undercut his own position,” he said. “Because he is the worst deal maker perhaps to ever occupy the Oval Office, he couldn’t strike a deal with Congress to get funding for his beloved wall, so what we just saw was an executive order tantrum.”
Kirschner went on to predict that the “national emergency” order looked destined to go down in flames once taken to court.
“The courts are not gullible and the judges are not stupid,” he said. “They will see this for what it is. And the president himself just said, ‘I didn’t need to do this, but I want to do it faster’… the president doesn’t have a case to make.”
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