For some reason these irk me more more than most. Maybe because they serve no purpose other than dare his supporters not to believe him
“Article II allows me to do whatever I want,” Trump told ABC News in June. “Then I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president,” he said in Washington in July.
Article II of the Constitution establishes the executive branch and outlines the presidency’s power. It does grant the president a lot of power, but it does not say he can do whatever he wants, unfettered. What's more, Article II of the Constitution also outlines impeachment as a recourse for a problematic president: “The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
Article I of the Constitution deputizes lawmakers in the process: the House is given the powers of impeachment, while the Senate is tasked with trying and deciding whether to remove an individual who has been impeached.
“People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once. They end up using more water. So, EPA is looking at that very strongly, at my suggestion,” Trump said in December, referring to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Water preservation restrictions have been on the books since the 1990s dictating how much water is used by toilets, but there’s no evidence that low-flow toilets are creating 10-plus flush situations for anyone. While Trump says he's ordered a review, the review was mandated by a 2018 law, Vox reported.
“We’ll be going to Mars very soon,” Trump said in May during a news conference with the Japanese president. This timeline is not accurate. There won't be Americans — or anyone else — on Mars for at least a decade, according to The Associated Press, which adds that international space agencies aspire to reach Mars in the 2030s.
The next month, Trump tweeted more about U.S. ambitions in space. NASA “should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!” Trump tweeted in June.
This confusingly-worded tweet suggests that the moon is part of Mars — it is definitely not. Trump could have been referring to NASA's “Moon to Mars” program that would establish a human presence on the moon as part of its larger effort to get to Mars and beyond, but it's worth noting that the moon is a satellite of Earth.
We’ll have an economy based on wind. I never understood wind. You know, I know windmills very much. I’ve studied it better than anybody. I know it’s very expensive. They’re made in China and Germany mostly — very few made here, almost none. But they’re manufactured tremendous — if you’re into this — tremendous fumes. Gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint — fumes are spewing into the air. Right? Spewing. Whether it’s in China, Germany, it’s going into the air. It’s our air, their air, everything — right? So they make these things and then they put them up.