The Left Would Prosecute Trump for Acts He Never Committed, But Obama Did

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On April 25, 2024, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Donald J. Trump v. United States, colloquially known as the “Trump immunity case.” If the prior arguments and the legal briefs, in this case, offer any insight into what kinds of questions we should expect, the issue of whether a president can order the military assassination of his political rival for personal gain will likely arise. Make no mistake, such a hypothetical question is ludicrous and misunderstands the relationship between the Commander in Chief and the military.

According to critics and pundits, you would believe that our brave service members are unthinking automatons. On the contrary, America’s military professionals know the difference between a verbal utterance and a lawful military order. Not everything a president says is carried out literally. And despite gaslighting from the legacy media and even a former political rival herself, Donald Trump would never issue such an order. As the 45th President of the United States, he never so much as hinted at this absurd notion.

Beyond the far Left’s fantasy and fearmongering, there lies the potential for a serious legal question about the limits of executive authority as it applies to the armed forces. Can the president order the military to assassinate an American citizen who has committed no crime? To answer that question, we must turn to President Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.

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