Trump tells congress he’ll protect all 12 articles of the Constitution (There are 7)
Donald Trump continued to display his ignorance when talking to congressional Republicans Thursday. The Washington Post reported:
Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) left the meeting worried about Trump’s grasp on the basics of the Constitution. At a lunch with reporters afterward, he recalled that the candidate did not seem to know what he was promising to defend.
“I wasn’t particularly impressed,” said Sanford. “It was the normal stream of consciousness that’s long on hyperbole and short on facts. At one point, somebody asked about Article I powers: What will you do to protect them? I think his response was, ‘I want to protect Article I, Article II, Article XII,’ going down the list. There is no Article XII.”
Indeed there is not. There are seven articles, not 12-plus. There are, however, 27 amendments, which was enough for Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), who told the Post that while Trump’s ignorance left him “uncomfortable,” he assumed that Trump just got articles and amendments mixed up: “When he made the comment about the Constitution, I love this Article and that Article, I assumed he was talking about the Amendments, because he was off on the numbers.”