George Conway Blasts Trump Over His King-Like Remarks
Watching President Trump’s thinly-veiled rallies in the form of daily coronavirus briefings is not for the faint of heart.
George Conway, the lawyer husband of Kellaynne Conway and strident critic of President Trump (awkward home life, much?), recently penned a piece in the Washington Post in which he clearly states Trump can’t accept that he doesn’t own the presidency like a business.
“When he ran a private company, one he owned, Trump could command all its constituent parts to do his bidding and make the rules himself,” Conway wrote in an op-ed. “You’d think by his fourth year in the White House, he would have learned that the presidency doesn’t work that way. But obviously he hasn’t.”
Conway appears to be calling attention to Trump’s press briefing the other day when, in direct opposition states’ rights and the Tenth Amendment enshrined in the Constitution, Trump went full-blown dictator when he said he has “ultimate authority” to force governors to reopen schools and businesses.
Newsflash: He doesn’t!
“The president of the United States has the authority to do what the president has the authority to do, which is very powerful,” Trump said at the news conference Monday evening. “The president of the United States calls the shots.”
Even some GOP lawmakers chimed in to remind Trump that he’s not a king as much as he wishes he was.
“Trump took a solemn oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. After his years in the job, he ought to know something about that document,” Conway wrote. “Particularly as a supposed ‘conservative,’ Trump ought to know something about the relationship between the federal government and the states.”
Given his impressive legal background and echoing many others, Conway reminded Trump that the Tenth Amendment states:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”