Painter described Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to pay for his promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border as “clearly illegal” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.”
“I think we need to understand, though, why we’re in this situation,” he said. “The president is not well at all mentally. I think he’s an extreme narcissist. He has been denied what he wants, his wall, and he is having a hissy fit. He is out of control, and he will not take ‘no’ for an answer from Congress.”
Painter claimed Trump’s emergency declaration is “unconstitutional,” “illegal” and warned it would “tear the country apart” and do “enormous damage” to the Republican Party.
Trump “does need to be removed under the 25th amendment, but he stocked his cabinet with people who are unwilling to do that, and Congress is apparently unwilling to even try to remove him through impeachment,” he added.