Will these orders actually be implemented? Who can say.

They are likely to be challenged in court because only Congress can authorize spending. This is a tenet of Constitutional Conservatism that you may have heard some Republican here or there mention in the times before Trump.

When asked by a reporter about such legal challenges, Trump said, “If we get sued, it will be someone who doesn’t want people to get the money.”

Are Constitutional Conservatives still bothered by the prospect of a president demolishing the separation of powers as a political stunt? Well, no. Not really. Mitch McConnell more or less shrugged. I mean, hey man, what are you going to do? Binary choice and all that.