President Donald Trump said in an interview that he plans to sign an executive order ending "birthright citizenship" for the children of non-American citizens who are born on U.S. soil, a move that would likely be challenged immediately in the courts over its constitutionality.American Democrats have been waiting for President Trump to make a misstep, and he just tripped over his big mouth with this statement.
The office of the President is an "executive" position, which means he is responsible for executing the law. He cannot make, change or delete laws ... which are based on the Constitution.
Trump's declaration that he can end "birthright citizenship" puts him in the political position of attempting to undermine the Constitution, and that might reasonably be grounds for a move for impeachment.
Which will certainly happen.
Impeachment isn't necessarily the same as removing him from office, but it certainly is justification for requiring him to resign (as did Nixon) with a sufficient number of responsible Republican Congressmen to reinforce the inevitable Democratic motion.
He has crossed the Rubicon, and he's not an American Caesar ... he's not strong enough to defeat all of his enemies when his own party concurs that he has overstepped his authority.
I voted for Trump on the basis that he was "Not Hillary"; but this move puts him in the same category as the power-mad Clinton family.
If there's a small town in America who is looking for a new dog-catcher, I can name a candidate.
Although it may offend the dogs.
Here's the bad news: his replacement is likely to be the vice president; and can anybody even remember HIS name?