President Donald Trump's threats to ignore parts of the Constitution call his "fitness for office" into question, Fox News' senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano, who has become in recent weeks one of the network's most blunt critics about the president, said Monday.
"He publicly calls people crude names, uses foul language, and sends dog whistles of lawless behavior to many of his supporters," Napolitano commented on "Liberty File," a program on Fox Nation, the network's streaming service, reports Mediaite.
"All of that is a question of free speech, personal taste, and political risk," he continued. "But threats to ignore parts of the Constitution are not matters of speech, taste or risk. They reveal character traits but question the president's fitness for office."
He also commented, during his nearly three years in office, Trump has "spent federal dollars not authorized by Congress; separated families and incarcerated children at the Texas-Mexico border in defiance of a federal court order; pulled 1,000 American troops out of Syria ignoring a commitment to allies and facilitating war against civilians there; and sent 2,000 American troops to Saudi Arabia without a congressional authorization or declaration of war."
Further, Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court judge, commented that Trump has "criminally obstructed" the Department of Justice's Russia investigation and "escaped prosecution because of the intercession of an attorney general more loyal to him than to the Constitution."
Napolitano also commented on Trump's canceled proposal to host next year's G7 summit at his Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami.
"In the process of making that [G7] announcement, he characterized the Emoluments Clause as quote 'phony,'" Napolitano said. "Who knows what he meant by 'phony.' The clause is in the Constitution and it means what it says. Yet, whatever Trump meant by 'phony,' it constituted — at the least — a disparagement of the Constitution he is sworn to uphold. And — at the worst — a threat to ignore other clauses that he can disparage."
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