Lawrence Lessig, a law professor at Harvard, said that Donald Trump is a “real national emergency” on MSNBC, in response to Trump calling the the southern border crisis a national emergency.
“The man is using words that have no connection to reality,” Lessig said. “He says we have a national crisis… a national emergency. I agree we have a national emergency, but the emergency is this president. The emergency is the fact we don’t have an executive who’s exercising his power in a responsible way.”
Lessig went on to assert that Trump has no constitutional authority to build the wall without Congress’ approval. “The fools are they who enable this constitutional immorality,” Lessig wrote. “Those fools are the Senate Republicans, who have placed party over country, and President Trump over the Republican Party.”