CNN legal analyst Gloria Borger said Thursday that President Donald Trump sees the Senate vote on his national emergency as a ‘loyalty test’ — and with at least ten Republicans already peeling off, she expected the result to be a “big embarrassment” for the president.
“While some Republicans and all Democrats see this vote as really a way to stop the power grab, sources say the president sees this as a loyalty test,” said host Brooke Baldwin to Borger. “How big of an embarrassment might this be to the president?”
“Pretty big embarrassment. This is the second time he’s going to lose something in the Senate,” she replied. “The first time came when Republicans voted to pull back American aid to Saudi forces in Yemen.”
The wall “is something the president campaigned on, it was his number one issue, he’s trying to make it a loyalty test and say this is about border security,” Borger added. Trump’s message, she went on, was “‘Republicans should be united with me on border security,’ and they’re saying, ‘no, no there’s something a little bit more important here and that’s the Constitution.'”
“It is a big embarrassment.”
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