Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano criticized President Donald Trump’s abuse of power again on his segment recently.
Napolitano accused Trump of violating the separation of powers three times last week alone. The separation—often referred to as “checks and balances”—was laid out by the founding fathers to avoid democratic principles devolving into dictatorial regimes.
According to Napolitano, one of these instances occurred when Trump demanded that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan use money Congress allotted for a missile defense system to pay for a section of wall at the southern border instead.
Napolitano also said that Trump’s controversial tariffs against China qualified as a tax imposed on Americans by the president, rather than by Congress.
Napolitano concluded with a warning:
“It is dangerous when presidents write their own laws, impose their own taxes, spend money how they want and Congress looks the other way. It’s dangerous because it’s too much of an accumulation of power in the presidency and it imbalances that delicate balance that the separation of powers created. We need to be careful about too much power in the hands of too few.”
Many stood in agreement with him.
Needs to be held accountable !!!! Not above the law !!!!
— BDL (@dlynch0230) May 16, 2019
I do watch Fox when people who don't rant and scream without facts are on set like Napolitano.
Interesting to see a judge with courage to defy Fox principles. pic.twitter.com/8zXqffKqMv
— Elias Salcedo (@EliasSalcedo14) May 16, 2019
Is the point where Trump is losing Fox News the point where we can start impeachment hearings?
— WiN! (@WadeN43) May 16, 2019
However, some of the president’s more tenacious supporters attempted to defend him with questionable points.
Judge Nap is never right !
— conservative warrior (@JohnMolitoris1) May 16, 2019
@Judgenap is a sad pathetic man. He’s been pretty much wrong for two years on almost everything. It’s sad to watch the complete breakdown of a once admired man. I guess @realDonaldTrump has a way of bringing out the FAKE people’s true colors and ambitions
— John Mig (@mlafinancial) May 16, 2019