Trump has this thing he likes to say about Article 2 (to you and me, the section of the US Constitution that describes the qualifications for and duties of the presidency) that gets weirder and weirder, most recently:
TRUMP: "Then I have an Article 2, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president."— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 23, 2019
(Article 2 does not in fact empower the president to do whatever they want.) pic.twitter.com/qIFP1AbHw6
Last week, I think I found the source of this
in an article of April 2018 by the unspeakable Hans von Spakowsky arguing that Trump had a constitutional right to fire Mueller if he wanted, and the very Fox segment he could have gotten it fromHe has no clue what Article 2 is. Not even what document it belongs to. It's a confused memory of something he saw on Fox.— O'er the Airports We Watched (@Yastreblyansky) July 12, 2019
Fox ran a story on it https://t.co/dyJeaugOaZ— O'er the Airports We Watched (@Yastreblyansky) July 13, 2019
It seems clear that my initial speculation, that he doesn't in fact know what an Article 2 might be or where you'd look for one if you wanted it, that he sees it as something like the secret book everybody's looking for in a kungfu romance and he's trying to bluff everybody into thinking he's acquired it and could annihilate all his enemies any time he chooses, looks more and more likely to be right.
Cross-posted at No More Mister Nice Blog.