Trump claims 80 percent of Americans support his wall, even if it’s unconstitutional

President Donald Trump decided to do two of his favorite things Monday afternoon: Tweet out false information and declare that the Constitution isn’t important as it applies to things he wants to do, such as the border wall:

First, a fact-check is needed on the 80 percent claim, because it’s patently false.

A recent Gallup poll showed that 60 percent of those surveyed said they oppose new construction on a border wall.

When it comes to Trump’s national emergency declaration, a Politico poll taken in late February made it clear that Americans don’t support that either:

“Fewer than 4 in 10 voters support Trump’s declaration, the poll shows — less than the 51 percent who oppose it. In fact, the percentage of poll respondents who ‘strongly oppose’ Trump’s decision, 41 percent, is greater than the combined share of those who ‘strongly support’ — 26 percent — or ‘somewhat support’ — 13 percent — the national emergency declaration.”

Trump’s remark about the wall not being about “Constitutionality and Precedent” was also met with reminders that despite his deepest wishes of being emperor, we don’t have Caesars in this republic:

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