Order from the DON (ODT)
When aides have suggested that some orders are illegal or unworkable, Trump has suggested he would pardon the officials if they would just go ahead, aides said. He has waved off worries about contracting procedures and the use of eminent domain, saying “take the land,” according to officials who attended the meetings.
White House officials were now expecting a long, drawn-out battle with Chinese leaders.
Trump’s White House
Trump increasingly relies on himself, not his aides, in trade war with China
“Don’t worry, I’ll pardon you,” he has told officials in meetings about the wall.