There are a number of different rules ex-Presidents must follow once they leave office. For example, they can never again drive a car on public roads or have mail delivered directly to their homes.
There are also unwritten and unenforceable guidelines that former Commanders in Chief are supposed to follow. For example, former Presidents do not criticize their predecessors.
Of course, it didn’t take long for Donald Trump to break that norm. On Sunday he released a statement criticizing the situation at the border. He then repeated his comments during a Monday interview with Harris Faulker. And Trump certainly did not appreciate when Faulker referred to him as an ex-President.
The host asked, “Most president, ex-presidents like yourself do not weigh in at this level. Why did you feel like you needed to on this issue?” Trump snapped back, “Well, you called me, I didn’t call you, in all fairness.”
Faulkner jumped in, “You wrote the statement last night. It was pretty strong.” The former President responded, “I put out a statement.The reason I weigh in is very simple. They’re destroying our country. Very simple. It can’t get simpler than that. They’re going to destroy it with tax increases the likes of which nobody has ever seen before.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News network:
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