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Obama claims presidents have power to 'violate' Constitution

by Bob Unruh
(United States)

It’s no secret that President Obama and the U.S. Constitution have been at odds over the last eight years.


But while campaigning this week for Hillary Clinton, he let it slip that he, indeed, believes a president has the power to violate the Constitution.

He was in North Carolina, blasting Donald Trump for the 2005 video of the GOP candidate making remarks about women, reported Business Insider.

“If you disrespect women before you are elected president, you will disrespect women when you’re in office,” Obama said.

“Imagine what you’ll do when you actually have the power to violate the Constitution along those lines.”


The left-leaning Mediaite interpreted the remark as a “warning to people about the dangers of what Trump could do with actual presidential power.”

Mediaite referenced a longer quote from Obama on the same subject: “If you disrespect the Constitution by threatening to shut down the press when it doesn’t say things you like or threaten to throw your opponent in jail or discriminate against people of different faiths – if you do that before you are elected, when what are you gonna do when you have actual power to do those things?”

It was an opening through which Hot Air blogger Larry O’Connor could not resist jumping.

O’Connor said it was “so ripe with irony,” it was tempting to “leave his quote as it is, without any commentary, and let the reader add their own remarks.”

“That’s right: the president whose actions have been over-ruled by the Supreme Court of the United States more than any other modern president is accusing Donald Trump of ‘disrespect(ing) the Constitution.'”

For example, he cited Obama’s claim that Trump would shut down the press, pointing out that “the Obama administration made a deliberate effort to exclude Fox News from a press pool during the height of its war with the network.”

And what about discriminating against people of different faiths?

O’Connor cited two headlines: “WikiLeaks Report: Obama Admin Discriminated Against Arab Christians for Top Jobs” and “U.S. ‘discriminates’ against Christian refugees, accepts 96% Muslims, 3% Christians.”

“Yeah, if we’ve learned anything over the nearly eight years of the Obama administration, we’ve learned that the president and his supporters are fanatical in their respect for the Constitution,” O’Connor wrote.


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