Donald Trump’s very thin skin couldn’t take the challenging questions Fox News anchor Leland Vittert asked a Republican congressman about the so-called national emergency at the border. So instead of spending his day dealing with that "emergency," Trump rage tweeted at Vittert and two other Fox anchors deemed not sycophantic enough to suit Dear Leader’s ego.
Apparently, after Trump got through whining about Fox host Jeanine Pirro’s suspension – for anti-Muslim bigotry, no less – he spent more “executive time” ignoring the New Zealand tragedy in favor of watching his favorite network. But instead of the lickspittle he probably expected, Trump’s tender ego got a terrible shock: an anchor suggesting that his “national emergency” just might be an un-Constitutional power grab.
According to Business Insider, Trump singled out Vittert for attack, along with cohost Arthel Neville and FNC weekday anchor Shepard Smith, after Vittert challenged Republican Rep. Sean Duffy (also the husband of Fox News’ Rachel Campos-Duffy) about the constitutionality of the national emergency.
“Is this precedent worth it?” Vittert asked Duffy pointedly. “To get a border wall or get funding for part of a border wall, for Congress to continue to give away more and more authority?”
Later, Vittert pushed back on Duffy’s support for the national emergency by highlighting his disapproval of President Barack Obama for supposedly “changing the law” via executive action on immigration. Noting that the Constitution “clearly says the power of the purse is with Congress,” Vittert asked, “If all of a sudden you're using executive action and emergency powers to move that funding around, how is that not changing law?"
Oh, that was just too much for Trump to bear:
Later, Trump chose to retweet this ego balm rather than protect us all from that national emergency:
Watch the interview that Trump couldn’t handle above, from the March 17, 2019 America’s News HQ.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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