“Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy called on President Donald Trump to declare a state of emergency on the morning after porn star Stormy Daniels dished about her alleged affair with the president on “60 Minutes.”
“Fox & Friends” completely ignored the bombshell Daniels interview, and instead called parroted Trump’s tweets about using military spending to build the border wall that Trump promised Mexico would build.
Co-host Steve Doocy exclaimed:
There have been some suggestions via his tweet, maybe he’ll take some of that military money and through executive order declaring an emergency or whatnot, he will be able to spend that and actually build the wall!
Later in the show, Doocy brought up the idea again: “Who wound up with a lot of money in that omnibus [budget bill]?”
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt chirped: “Military!”
Doocy then repeated the idea of having the U.S. military build the wall:
Absolutely. So maybe there is a way that he could take some of the money allocated to the Pentagon and if they could figure out a good argument for how to build the wall with the Pentagon money, they could say it would be part of our national security.
Is there a way that the president could do this? Yeah, I’ve been reading online, a number of lawyers have talked about how — the fact that Congress allocates the money and the executive branch figures out how to distribute it.
If the president determines that building a wall is in the national security interests, he could declare an emergency and then they could wind up taking some of that money. Congress might not like it but they’re powerless — unless they sue. Do you think Mitch McConnell or Paul Ryan would sue?
(Source: Fox News via YouTube)