Trump's declaration of a 'national emergency' is a farce — and it's creating a constitutional crisis.
Retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey said Trump is a "rogue president" for his decision to declare a "national emergency" on the border.
He spoke to MSNBC on Friday about Trump's constitutionally dubious declaration of a "national emergency" to raid various government budgets to build his wall that Congress has refused to fund.
"This, it seems to me, the fundamental question is constitutional abuse of authority by a rogue president," McCaffrey said.
McCaffrey is the recipient of three purple hearts and is in the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame. He served in the military for 32 years, including service in the Vietnam War, and then led the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy.
McCaffrey has previously warned that Trump is a "serious threat to U.S. national security," thanks to his repeated concessions to Russia's Vladimir Putin.
Now McCaffrey is sounding the alarm that Trump's decision to seize billions of dollars he cannot persuade Congress to allocate is an abuse of authority by a commander in chief who has no respect for the rule of the law.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.