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POTUS says he’ll have a ‘scary’ amount of power if Supreme Court doesn’t overturn DACA

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that should the U.S. Supreme Court rule that the Obama-era Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is legal and can’t be dismantled by executive order, then he will have inherited a “scary” amount of power.

“If the Supreme Court rules that President Obama was wrong, which they should because… by the way, if he was right, then I’ve been given tremendous power,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “Can you imagine me having that power? Wouldn’t that be scary?”

“If President Obama is allowed to do what he did on DACA, then I’m allowed to do whatever I want to do on things that, you know, probably a president… doesn’t have the right to do,” he added.

You may recall that Obama created DACA, which essentially allowed young persons brought into the U.S. illegally to remain indefinitely, out of thin air — via executive order — after repeatedly claiming in the months before his 2012 reelection that presidents don’t have the authority to arbitrarily change statutory law.

For his part, POTUS Trump attempted to end the DACA program also by executive order, but three federal judges have said he can’t because somehow ending the program the way it was created isn’t legal or constitutional. Now, the administration has asked SCOTUS to weigh in.




When what Obama did was flagrantly unconstitutional in the first place.

Still, the president is right to predict that the Executive Branch would inherit a vast amount of new power — authorities that presidents were never supposed to have — if SCOTUS rules to uphold the lower courts and claim, astonishingly, that the DACA executive order was legal and proper, though it changed statutory law without new legislation from Congress.

And it would ‘scary,’ for sure, if a true authoritarian were ever to win the Oval Office.

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8 Comments on POTUS says he’ll have a ‘scary’ amount of power if Supreme Court doesn’t overturn DACA

  1. If SCOTUS does not rule DACA as being unconstitutional we have a serious problem. The law states that illegal aliens are not permitted to work in the U.S. DACA gives work permits to illegal aliens. So clearly Obama changed statutory law through the DACA executive order. The constitution clearly states that only congress can create laws. How much more clear can it be that DACA is unconstitutional?

  2. If a president can make illegals, legal, can a president make legals illegal?

  3. We need a liberal Supreme Court justice to leave the Court as soon as possible.

  4. I like this logic.

  5. If SCOTUS rules Obama’s executive order legal, the first thing Trump should do is dissolve the House of Representatives and fund the wall.
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  6. Build the Wall and Make Pelosi, Schumer, etc., etc. Illegal and throw them over it

  7. Justice Roberts was blackmailed into changing his stance on Obamacare,
    He will be one of two sitting justices that will be removed from office for corruption before the end of Trumps second term

    • How do you know Roberts was blackmailed? I imagine he’s an establishment schill, a fake and a whore for the establishment status quo. No blackmail is necessary to explain Roberts. He always was a ruling elite, establishment agent.

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