‘Fox & Friends’ host Kilmeade: Trump ‘would set a terrible precedent’ with national emergency order

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“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade warned President Trump Thursday morning not to declare a national emergency to build a border wall without getting congressional approval, arguing it would set “a terrible precedent.”

“It would be a disaster in the big picture and it would show us being inept and unable to govern around the world,” Kilmeade said. “It would set a terrible precedent.”

“The next president, if it is a liberal president, will say a state of emergency will be climate change,” he added. “Look at what happened with [Hurricane] Sandy, look at what happened with the earthquake, look at what’s happening to the polar bears, who’ve no place to walk on ice.”

“This would be a bad sign that the courts are forced to do something that politicians can’t,” Kilmeade concluded.

The commentary comes as the partial government shutdown reached its 20th day on Thursday with no compromise on the horizon.

Trump has strongly hinted at declaring a national emergency to end the impasse over his long-promised wall, setting up a possible confrontation on Capitol Hill. 

Kilmeade recently has been critical of the president on issues including his decision to pull troops out of Syria.

“Nobody thinks ISIS is defeated,” Kilmeade said on Dec. 20, before also adding, “For the president to declare victory just is inaccurate.”

Trump reportedly watches “Fox & Friends” on a regular basis and has done multiple interviews with the program since taking office. He has also taken to Twitter to laud the show’s ratings performance against the competition.

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