Trump's new claim comparing himself to a 'king' sets off alarms among legal experts
US President Donald Trump is now turning his sights on Europe after having reached a preliminary trade deal with China AFP / JIM WATSON

President Donald Trump's defenders have often liked to speak of him as if he were a monarch with divine right over America. During the impeachment proceedings, for example, pro-Trump former federal prosecutor Joseph DiGenova suggested Democrats were basically committing "regicide."

But on Saturday, the president made the comparison himself:

As Law and Crime noted, legal experts were stunned and horrified by Trump's latest remark — and lost no time in warning of its significance: