The excuse is “national defense” - ie, external
The actions all pertain to Homeland Security and US industrial production - ie, internal
Any excuse to expand presidential powers.
Concoct a war overseas and send all our troops over there which we already have and he sending more ships to Iran. Then concoct a civil upset at home while all these many years we've had wide open borders and known terrorists overstaying their visas and what have you got? A slap down on the sheeple with martial law allowing him to enact any law he wishes.