It was Richard Nixon who famously said, “When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.”
Addendum, Later That Same Day:
Dick Polman dubs it “the divine right of Trump.” A snippet from his article:
There you have it, the last refuge of the scoundrel, a quintessential mashup of Richard Nixon (“when the president does it, that means it is not illegal”) and King Louis XIV (“L’etat c’est moi”). Indeed, Louis’ boast (in translation, “I am the state”) was drawn from the 17th century belief that a monarch was subject to no earthly authority. It was called the divine right of kings.