Donald Trump today sentenced Planet Earth to death. Whether he has the power actually to have that sentence carried out is open to serious question. Mass movements around the world and dozens of political leaders will seek to stay and even reverse the sentence. If the sentence is carried out, Planet Earth will suffer a long and painful death.
Justice Gorsuch is already on record in a decided case as holding that a long and painful execution process is constitutionally permissible. We may see what other jurists say. See my post of March 20, 2017.
Trump’s reasoning is difficult to understand. There were rumors that Planet Earth is planning yet another revolution, and that Trump doesn’t really understand what that means.
If the sentence is carried out, this will be an execution in which large numbers of spectators will also die.