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Legal Experts Sound Alarm After Trump’s ‘Sinister’ Tweet Comparing Himself To A ‘King’


Legal Experts Sound Alarm After Trump’s ‘Sinister’ Tweet Comparing Himself To A ‘King’

President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted a passage from a New York Times article which quoted the line from essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, “when you strike at the king, you must kill him,” prompting thousands to use the trending phrase “YOU ARE NOT A KING.”

Some Twitter users noted that Trump appeared to tweak the phrasing of the analysis piece, changing Emerson’s quote from “when you strike at a king” to read “when you strike the King” in his post.

“Ralph Waldo Emerson seemed to foresee the lesson of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. ‘When you strike at a king,’ Emerson famously said, ‘you must kill him,’” read the opening lines from the article Trump quoted. “Mr. Trump’s foes struck at him but did not take him down.”

Published before the Senate voted to acquit Trump of two articles of impeachment, Baker wrote that “a triumphant Mr. Trump emerges from the biggest test of his presidency emboldened, ready to claim exoneration and take his case of grievance, persecution and resentment to the campaign trail.”

“The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!” the president added at the end of his tweet.

Legal experts were stunned and horrified by Trump’s latest authoritarian tweet.


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