Morning Joe Reacts With Horror to Claims Trump’s Power Will Not be Questioned

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Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough called Stephen Miller’s claims of a “judicial usurpation of power” and that the president’s powers are “very substantial and will not be questioned,” a “horrendous” claim, leaving a near-speechless Scarborough to hold up his hands as if fending off the impossible.

“Oh my God, you can’t even -” said co-host Mika Brzezinski, unable to complete the thought, and leaving Scarborough to barely find the words to agree: “Oh my God. It’s so much worse than I ever thought. Wow.”

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Scarborough lectured Miller:

“(They are) questioned, my young, little Miller. They will be questioned by the court — it’s called judicial review. Alexander Hamilton and James Madison wrote about it in the Federalist Papers, it was enshrined in Madison’s Constitution.”

Morning Joe’s guest, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) later called Miller’s claim that the president’s authority “will not be questioned” a “simply stunning statement.” Coons said his claim showed a “striking lack of understanding of the structure of our government,” to which Mika Brzezinski can be heard muttering, “that’s a nice way of putting it,” and “a complete lack of respect for judicial independence.”

“If the president doesn’t walk that back he is going to have more and more problems on a bipartisan basis.”

Because we’ve seen so little evidence of it, Joe Scarborough rightly asked if Coons knew for a certainty that his “Republican friends” in the Senate were “concerned by this type of talk” – and by “this type” Scarborough confirmed he meant “autocratic” – and Coons assured him that privately, they were: “Privately, I know many of them are.”

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Scarborough correctly pointed out that the White House is embarrassing itself by putting Miller out there as its representative but it isn’t as though we haven’t seen this before in Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer, or that any of these autocratic claims should really come as a surprise to anyone.

We saw this coming a long while back and warned of it, and the mainstream media, to its own peril, ignored these warnings. Now we are all paying the price as the White House proclaims to the world the supposed autocratic powers of the new “Supreme Leader” of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, whose very word is law.