(CNN)“I didn’t need to do this.”
So said President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden when he announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency at the southern border of the United States.
He says he didn’t need to do it, and some say there’s no justification for it. But one thing is clear, wrote CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer: Amid this Trump farce, this Presidents Day weekend reminds us what the greatness of the office is all about. (Spoiler alert: He says it’s not what we’re seeing right now.)