Trump knows, hon­ors Con­sti­tu­tion bet­ter than Obama ever did

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - BY CHARLES HURT

Ev­ery­one knows that for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, our Great Amer­i­can Con­sti­tu­tional Law Pro­fes­sor, got mer­ci­lessly schooled by the Supreme Court dur­ing his eight years in of­fice. Now he is get­ting schooled by a brash-talk­ing, or­ange-haired re­al­i­tyTV star and real-es­tate devel­oper from Queens.

I mean, this is hu­mil­i­at­ing. And so de­li­cious to watch!

Pres­i­dent Trump never took a sin­gle law class — at least not that we know of. Be­cause if he had, Mr. Trump would surely find a way to re­mind us every time he wanted to strut his le­gal stuff. Any­way, Trump Univer­sity didn’t even have a law school.

Yet, Mr. Trump ef­fort­lessly runs le­gal cir­cles around the Great Law Lec­turer Barack Obama when it comes to un­der­stand­ing the Con­sti­tu­tion.

The same Con­sti­tu­tion Mr. Obama spent years study­ing. The same Con­sti­tu­tion that Mr. Trump hires peo­ple to study for him.

The same Con­sti­tu­tion both men got elected to pro­tect and up­hold. The same Con­sti­tu­tion Mr. Obama spray-painted graf­fiti all over and the same Con­sti­tu­tion that Mr. Trump is — fi­nally — res­cu­ing.

Whether it was Oba­macare or the De­fense of Mar­riage Act or il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion, Mr. Obama made Swiss cheese of the most vi­tal doc­u­ment in the mod­ern civ­i­lized world. The doc­u­ment that spawned the great­est force for free­dom on the planet. The doc­u­ment that — ul­ti­mately — freed slaves. The doc­u­ment that guar­an­tees equal­ity un­der law.

Mr. Obama shred­ded it when­ever it suited his twisted needs and per­verted po­lit­i­cal greed.

When he sum­mar­ily rewrote the na­tion’s im­mi­gra­tion laws — le­gal­iz­ing mil­lions of il­le­gals — it came af­ter years of even he, him­self, in­sist­ing that the pres­i­dent had no such au­thor­ity un­der the Con­sti­tu­tion.

That he later crum­pled the Con­sti­tu­tion — know­ingly — in a cyn­i­cal po­lit­i­cal gam­bit to woo His­panic vot­ers re­veals just how con­sti­tu­tion­ally de­bauched Mr. Obama re­ally was.

Mr. Obama’s blithe ig­no­rance and selfish dis­re­gard of the Con­sti­tu­tion was laid bare by a com­pre­hen­sive study ear­lier this year that re­vealed that the Great Con­sti­tu­tional Law Lec­turer had been re­buked by the Supreme Court more than any pres­i­dent in at least 70 years. And that was be­cause the pro­fes­sors con­duct­ing the study only went back 70 years.

And now, af­ter eight years of Mr. Obama wag­ging his big le­gal fin­ger at “Stupid Amer­ica,” we fi­nally have a pres­i­dent who ac­tu­ally un­der­stands the Con­sti­tu­tion and means to up­hold it.

Charles Hurt can be reached at churt@wash­ing­ton­ and on Twit­ter, @charleshurt.

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