GOP rep: Trump has "extra-constitutional" view of presidency

Rep. Justin Amash would be all too happy to give President-elect Donald Trump a lesson on the Constitution.

The Michigan Republican, founder of the House Liberty Caucus, said he’s not sure if the billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star has ever read the founding document and suggested Trump doesn’t have a good grasp of Constitution 101.

“He seems to believe that government works like a business and he is the CEO of the business, and that is not how it works,” Amash said in an interview with The Hill on Friday. “We have separate branches, checks and balances, federalism.

“I don’t think it’s out of any bad intention. I think he just views the job in a sort of ‘extra-constitutional’ way, outside of the Constitution,” Amash added. “I don’t think our framework in this country really comes into play when he’s thinking about how the job should operate.”

“Do you think Trump has read the Constitution?” a reporter asked.

“I don’t know,” Amash replied.

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