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Joy Reid: What Lengths Might Trump Go To Expand His Power Under Guise Of National Security?


MSNBC’s Joy Reid warned President Trump has designs on “reigning as a monarch” in a monologue delivered on the Sunday broadcast of her MSNBC program.

JOY REID: Now, in this show yesterday, constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe of Harvard University confirmed what we suspected all along: that Cuomo was right, and Trump had no constitutional authority to claim he could quarantine whole states. And right on cue, Trump almost immediately backed down, tweeting that he has advised the CDC to issue a travel warning, but that he determined a quarantine will, quote, not be necessary. Not necessary? Man, try not legally possible! But go off, Apprentice guy-go off! Of course, it’s hardly news that Trump has always had designs on reigning as a monarch with unlimited power, rather than serving as a mere president in a democracy. But with the country facing an unprecedented public health crisis, what lengths might he, backed by an Attorney General whose writings and actions point to a fundamental belief in an all-powerful presidency-at least when the would-be king is a Republican-what lengths might Trump go to, to expand his power under the guise of national security?

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