Trump celebrated 2019 President’s Day with the reality of facing lawsuits filed not only by political watch dogs, but also by 16 U.S. states: and of nationwide rallies branding him and his actions as “Fake Emergency, Fake President.” The U.S. President though appears unfazed by all the negative reactions.
Yet the one thing that caught Trump’s ire was Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of Trump in the recent Saturday Night Live spoof. The US president tweeted,
Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!”
During his announcement of his declaration of national emergency, he immediately acknowledged that lawsuits will be filed against him.
However, many were offended by his sing-song delivery of how results of lawsuits filed against him are destined to fail. It exuded of mockery directed not only to those poised to challenge him with lawsuits, but to the justice system as well. Rather than offer explanations on why he deemed it proper to use an executive power reserved for genuine emergency situations, he merely expressed confidence that the US Supreme Court will eventually uphold his action.
Nonetheless, Alec Baldwin’s pseudo-Trump character had one simple explanation why he has to fake a national emergency crisis,
”….because I want to.”
Thousands Rally in Simultaneous Protest Movements to Denounce Trump’s Use of National Emergency Power
This year’s President Day celebration in honor of George Washington included nationwide protests organized by the non-profit organization MoveOn. Rallies took place in 234 key cities, in which people from all walks of life, numbering in tens of thousands, called on the U.S. Congress to overturn Trump’s National Emergency declaration.
Rally speakers in all demonstration venues, took turns in pointing out that Trump’s use of the National Emergency Act is illegal, mainly because it was baseless and merely backed by “Trumped-Up” charges.
Sixteen US States File Lawsuits Vs. Trump
In an unprecedented move the states of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Virginia, have all filed a federal lawsuits versus Donald Trump.