Time and again, the Republican justices on the Supreme Court have told him he's right—enabling his worst impulses.".
"If the House will not agree to that adjournment, I will exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress," Trump declared.
The Constitution does give the president the authority to unilaterally adjourn both chambers of Congress, but only "in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment."
Trump threatens to adjourn both chambers of Congress so he can make appointments to fill vacant positions and judicial slots.
Earlier this month, Trump announced the nomination of U.S. District Judge Justin Walker to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.
Trump said that if Congress doesn't agree to voluntarily end the current session, he plans to attempt to unilaterally adjourn both chambers and fight it out in the courts.
Advocacy group Demand Justice tweeted in response to the president's remarks that "Donald Trump thinks he's above the law.". »