News of President TrumpDonald John TrumpMulvaney: 'We've overreacted a little bit' to coronavirus Former CBS News president: Most major cable news outlets 'unrelentingly liberal' in 'fear and loathing' of Trump An old man like me should be made more vulnerable to death by COVID-19 MORE's plan to declare a national emergency for a border wall prompted Twitter users on Thursday to resurface a 2014 tweet from Trump that argued against allowing then President Obama to “subvert the Constitution.”

“Repubs must not allow Pres Obama to subvert the Constitution of the US for his own benefit & because he is unable to negotiate w/ Congress,” Trump wrote on Nov. 20, 2014.

Obama at the time had just announced an executive action to protect millions of immigrants without legal status from deportation.


Both liberals and conservatives on Twitter highlighted Trump's previous tweet as he seeks to use a national emergency to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Conservative columnist Erick Erickson, who declared himself “Never Trump” during the 2016 campaign but gave his endorsement to Trump this week for 2020, said the tweet served as another reason as to why the president should not declare a national emergency.

The Senate on Thursday passed a spending bill that includes funding for fencing but not a wall, prompting Trump to say he will declare a national emergency in order to secure the money.