This is not true. Donald Trump does not know how the Constitution works.TRUMP: "Then I have an Article 2, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president."— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 23, 2019
(Article 2 does not in fact empower the president to do whatever they want.) pic.twitter.com/qIFP1AbHw6
Here is Article 2 of the Constitution. Doesn't say anything about giving the President "the right to do whatever" he wants.
It does include this:
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.And we all know how that's playing out, don't we?
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) 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.”Rule of law, anyone?
And Article 2 includes this:
The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.And for that we have Representative Nadler (via CNN):
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Sunday said Robert Mueller's report presents "very substantial evidence" that President Donald Trump is "guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors" -- an impeachable offense.Question for my rightwing readers: What if Obama had claimed that Article 2 gave him the authority to do whatever he wanted?
You'd've impeached him for that alone, wouldn't you?