The United States President Donald Trump believed that the Constitution offers him a wide-range of power. It is not the message that President Trump has delivered for the first time, while addressing a crowd of teenagers and young adults at the Turning Point USA Teen Student Action Summit in Washington.
Several viral videos show footage from President Trump’s 80-minute speech at the event, and one of the most contended moments came as he discussed Article II of the Constitution, which describes the President’s power.
President Trump has mourns the duration and cost of the investigation of Russian interference in 2016 Presidential Election led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which he repeatedly claims found “no collusion, no obstruction”.
He further claims, “Then, I have an Article II, where I have to the right to do whatever I want as president,” adding, “But, I don’t even talk about that.”
Political advisors flooded social media with the video clip, though most of the footage did not include the context of Mueller-probe. On Tuesday, President Trump in his speech has attacked four minority Democratic Congresswomen, who popular themselves as “the Squad” and falsely claimed that Democrats expects wins in 2018 Elections as undocumented immigrants votes “many times – not just twice.”
Article II of the Constitution grants the “executive power” to the President. However, it does not mean that that President has total power. It is the same part of the Constitution that describes some of Congress’ oversight responsibilities, including the President’s Office. It further details how the President may be eliminated from office via impeachment process.
His remarks come as Democratic lawmakers are e going through mounting pressure from the left to introduce impeachment hearings on the President. The Republicans and the Democrats (majority of the House) has voted down an impeachment appeal against President Trump.
While speaking to sources in the last month, Donald Trump said that he wanted to remove Mueller, “Article II allows me to do whatever I want. Article II would have allowed me to fire him.”
Earlier in the month, President Trump has mentioned “a thing called Article II’ and he spoke with sources about collusion and obstruction findings of Mueller.
“Nobody ever mentions Article II,” President Trump said, “It gives me all of these rights at a level nobody has ever seen before. We don’t even talk about Article II.”