Former FBI agent and CNN intelligence expert Asha Rangappa said that President Donald Trump's tweet Sunday is a cry for help.
The president tweeted late Sunday that there is no legal requirement for him to tell Congress that he's killing anyone. He's correct, in fact, there's no legal authority the executive branch has to declare war and strike anyone without congressional authorization.
It's for this reason, Rangappa thinks Trump has simply given up and wants to be kicked out of office.
"TBH I think he doesn’t want to President anymore and these tweets are a cry for help to just have the trial and remove him already," she tweeted.
TBH I think he doesn’t want to President anymore and these tweets are a cry for help to just have the trial and rem… https://t.co/RIQ1g8HBkB— Asha Rangappa (@Asha Rangappa)1578256406.0
Others similarly were confused by Trump's tweet, saying he's lost his mind.
This is effectively going to war via unconstitutional decree. https://t.co/lXobBowfIa— Matt Ortega (@Matt Ortega)1578256782.0
Marty is right, this is another threatened war crime by tweet. https://t.co/aBGYHAkv37— bmaz (@bmaz)1578257229.0
This tweet threatens to break several laws. First, the President cannot notify Congress under the War Powers Resol… https://t.co/bzGMftwb3c— Oona Hathaway (@Oona Hathaway)1578257245.0
Is it possible that no one has told Trump that a disproportionate response is literally a war crime?— Owen Barcala (@Owen Barcala)1578257481.0
Republicans: I don’t pay attention to the tweets, they’re just tweets The president: https://t.co/lxLdMrT1OK— Kathryn Watson (@Kathryn Watson)1578257492.0
And I remember when it was a big deal that @betsy_klein got Trump to say retweets were endorsements… https://t.co/EGjQAL5zgZ— Ben Jacobs (@Ben Jacobs)1578257554.0
cut to: reporters doing hallway interviews with GOP senators who say they did not see this tweet https://t.co/ZlYbawu8Lw— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel)1578257468.0
sorry sir but legally the supreme court has ruled shitposts are not formal policy unless you tag in tom fitton and… https://t.co/TTar8UJbu8— kilgore trout (@kilgore trout)1578256711.0