The president was roasted for wanting both total authority and zero responsibility.
.@kaitlancollins: "You said when someone is president of the United States their authority is total. That is not true. Who told you that?"
President Trump: "We're going to write up papers on this…the governors need us one way or the other…" pic.twitter.com/fg1nacXbPA
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 13, 2020
The federal government does not have absolute power.
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” United States Constitution, Amendment X
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) April 13, 2020
I’m so incredibly shocked that President @realDonaldTrump apparently hasn’t read Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952).
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 13, 2020
Trump says the authority of the president is “total.” (Reporter checks US constitution) This is not true.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 13, 2020
“The authority of the President of the United States is total.” — Emperor Donald J. Trump, April 13, 2020, 6:58 pm. Gasp!
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) April 13, 2020
Trump today: “When somebody is the president of the United States, the authority is total. And that's the way it's gotta be. It's total."
This probably sounded better in the original Italian. pic.twitter.com/iGgoge5S04
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 14, 2020
Trump on April 13: "When somebody is the president of the United States, the authority is total."
Trump on March 13: "I don't take responsibility at all."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 13, 2020
"When somebody's the president of the United States, the authority is total. And that's the way it's gotta be."
– Emperor Donald Trump
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 13, 2020
February 2020, Susan Collins declares Donald Trump has learned his "lesson" and will be more "cautious" going forward.
April 2020, Donald Trump proclaims: "When somebody is the President of the United States, the authority is total"
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) April 13, 2020
When Trump inevitably tries to blame others for his failures, just remember that he already told us he has “total authority.” https://t.co/QII3dteLED
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) April 13, 2020
Trump says his authority is "total."
Republicans called Obama a dictator for trying to give Americans healthcare. I wonder how they'll feel about a declaration of "total power" now that the president is a Republican.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) April 13, 2020
How can you have total authority and not be responsible for anything?
— Hoodlum (LOCKUP) 🇺🇸 (@HoodlumRIP) April 13, 2020
“When someone is deputy sheriff of Mayberry, the authority is total." pic.twitter.com/PepEqKJYsE
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) April 14, 2020
"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
I don’t see “the authority is total” in this oath, or in the Constitution. https://t.co/ZgPStZRZwG
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 13, 2020
Trump: My authority is total but my responsibility is zero. What leadership. https://t.co/CA9RE5Jxn6
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) April 13, 2020