Over the past few years, as illegal immigration activists questioned why President Obama was not taking unilateral action to grant amnesty to some who are here illegally, he declared that he cannot because he is not “emperor.”
Apparently, even that statement has now expired and Barack Obama now likes that word. White House spokesman Josh Earnest brought it up and then declared that the president wears it now “as a badge of honor.” The fact that Earnest brought it up indicates that it was in his prepared talking points.
Watch Earnest all but crown Obama here.
Earnest: “We heard rhetoric for some time. Their most recent statement referred to ‘Emperor Obama. The fact is the president is somebody who is willing to examine the law, review the law and use every element of that law to make progress for the American people and that’s a criticism the president wears with badge of honor.”