Trump defender Alan Dershowitz is once again being mocked for his latest claim, that presidents can use the tools of the State to win re-election because they believe holding office is in the public interest.
The Harvard law professor made the claim during the question and answer session of Wednesday afternoon’s Senate impeachment trial.
Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz: "If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the p… https://t.co/N1WrtoUEjK— ABC News (@ABC News) 1580325590.0
Here’s how some are responding:
Am I wrong to interpret Dershowitz’s argument to be that if a president were to walk down the street and start exec… https://t.co/gmjxPArYJL— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1580326679.0
This is absurd. Dershowitz is arguing that as long as you believe that you winning an election will be a good thing… https://t.co/4vCeZbmBIX— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas) 1580326509.0
Dershowitz -- cheating in an election is ok as long as the candidate thinks he's a better candidate.— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart) 1580325715.0
“You can rob a bank if you think you’d make better use of your neighbor’s savings account.” - shorter Dershowitz https://t.co/tmqxfWpJkL— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1580326148.0
Wow, Dershowitz is actually making the King Louis XIV argument right now! Trump is good for the country, so anythin… https://t.co/nrwHjvVwtn— Garry Kasparov (@Garry Kasparov) 1580326171.0
That was the craziest 5 minutes of this whole thing. Dershowitz looks like he's trying throw the case.— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart) 1580325465.0
Donald Trump could shoot the Democratic nominee for president on fifth avenue and Alan Dershowitz would say it’s co… https://t.co/VkrEikMHFG— Jamison Foser (@Jamison Foser) 1580326769.0
Somehow I think Dershowitz divine right of presidents' argument is going to backfire— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin) 1580327490.0
Did Dershowitz he just low-key confirm what the POTUS, White House Chief of Staff and Shadow Govt Lawyer already sa… https://t.co/BV7wN2dH2M— Rep. Danny K. Davis (@Rep. Danny K. Davis) 1580327435.0
.@AlanDersh just argued that a president who believes only he can fix it — who thinks his re-election is vital to t… https://t.co/Qnpnun8zCC— Laurence Tribe (@Laurence Tribe) 1580327350.0