Internet explodes at Trump's 'transparently dictatorial' threat to forcibly adjourn Congress
Donald Trump, White House photo by Tia Dufour

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump threatened to use executive power to force Congress to adjourn, so that he can make recess appointments of every nominee that is stuck in the Senate — something the Constitution says the president doesn't actually have power to do except in a very narrow set of circumstances.


Trump's threat horrified commenters on social media, who immediately condemned the president's latest authoritarian impulse — including a number of conservative academics like Tom Nichols and Jonah Goldberg.