S.E. Cupp: History is Replete With ‘Greedy and Craven’ Presidents But None Have Attacked Rule of Law Like Trump
On Saturday, CNN’s S.E. Cupp opened up her show with a scathing indictment of President Donald Trump‘s recent actions.
“In a matter of one week, the president has attacked the rule of law and the Constitution on no less than three fronts — The independence of the Department of Justice, the First Amendment, freedom of the free press, and the 14th amendment,” Cupp said.
She then pointed out that — lest people complain — her criticism has not been lobbied at Trump alone.
“Now, lest you say, but, S.E., you didn’t care when [Barack] Obama threatened the press. Oh, yeah, I did. Plenty of us were critical of the 44th president for seizing phone and e-mail records of reporters from the A.P. and The New York Times and Fox News reporter James Rosen and of course other presidents were guilty of constitutional overreach,” she stressed.
She then gave a laundry list of historical presidential bad acts from Lyndon B. Johnson stuffing a ballot box in Texas to Richard Nixon‘s Saturday night massacre.
“While history is replete with greedy and craven presidents who try to expand executive power and undermine the Constitution, none has attacked the rule of law and the Constitution on so many fronts at the same time. And we haven’t even gotten to the latest allegations of campaign finance violations by Trump,” Cupp stressed before concluding by asking “how strong is our republic” in the face of the most recent Trump-inflicted threats.
Watch above, via CNN