On Tuesday during a press gaggle, President Donald Trump responded to comments made by his Attorney General William Barr.
Barr told ABC News that Trump's incessant tweeting made his job harder.
The President acknowledged he does make life difficult for Barr. But then Trump claimed he could make things worse and be justified because he's the "chief law enforcement officer" of the United States.
The President stated:
"I do make his job harder. I do agree with that."
But Trump added:
"I'm actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer of the country."
"But I've chosen not to be involved. I could be involved if I wanted to be."
You can watch his remarks here.
People who actually have knowledge of the United States Constitution and the structure of the federal government immediately noted that "chief law enforcement officer" is an actual position designated within the executive branch by the Judiciary Act of 1789.
But it isn't the President.
The person Trump admits to undermining with his constant tweets—Attorney General Barr—is actually the chief law enforcement officer of the United States.
Trump's remarks came after several new pardons were announced.
Critics pointed out the latest exercise of presidential power indicated anything but dedication to law and order.
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