President Trump, who declared a national emergency on Friday to secure funding for his long-promised wall on the southern border, once said that former President Barack Obama could be impeached for issuing an executive order on immigration back in 2014.
In a newly-resurfaced “Fox & Friends” interview from November 2014, Trump can be heard slamming then-President Obama over the issuance of executive action on immigration.
Trump said Obama’s move could “certainly” lead to impeachment when asked about Obama’s executive action to protect millions of immigrants without legal status from deportation.
“Now he has to use executive action and this is a very, very dangerous thing that should be overwritten easily by the Supreme Court,” Trump said. “So we’re looking now at a situation, it should absolutely not pass muster in terms of constitutionality, but it depends on what these justices do.”
Obama’s actions were “unconstitutional” and could be considered impeachable offenses, Trump said.
“Well, he certainly did something that was unconstitutional,” Trump said.
Trump made similar remarks on Twitter at the time.
“Repubs must not allow Pres Obama to subvert the Constitution of the US for his own benefit & because he is unable to negotiate w/ Congress,” Trump wrote on Nov. 20, 2014.
Repubs must not allow Pres Obama to subvert the Constitution of the US for his own benefit & because he is unable to negotiate w/ Congress.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2014