For the record, this is the question that stumped “constitutional expert” Ted Cruz for 18 seconds:
The President says [the Constitution allows him to] pardon himself, would you agree with that?
Obviously, the Framers of the Constitution– having only recently risked their fates and fortunes in the War of Independence– would never confer upon the Chief Executive the powers of a king.
Consider the implications. If a president had the monarchical power to self-pardon, he could commit any or all of the following crimes– then simply pardon himself after the fact:
- Order genocide, then pardon himself.
- Rape women on live TV, then pardon himself.
- Arrest Congress and declare himself Emperor, then pardon himself.
Cruz is well-aware of this, but cannot risk alienating Trump’s Nazi base while he is locked in a surprisingly close race w/ Beto O’Rourke– against whom Cruz will need every Nazi vote in November.
Sexy Reporter Lady Haley Byrd
The chick reporter lady that asked Cruz that question has a perfect face– whatever flaws there are, they are imperceptible to the human eye:
But the weird thing is, she’s actually significantly less attractive when she smiles:
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