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Republican Rep. Mark Sanford expertly burns Donald Trump for flubbing the Constitution in front of Congress

Here's a good gauge for just how well Donald Trump's meeting Thursday with congressional Republicans went: Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) walked out wondering if his party's presumptive nominee had even a basic understanding of the Constitution.

"I wasn't particularly impressed," Sanford told reporters at a lunch following the meeting, which was aimed at increasing party unity. "It was the normal stream of consciousness that's long on hyperbole and short on facts. At one point, somebody asked about Article I powers: What will you do to protect them? I think his response was, 'I want to protect Article I, Article II, Article XII,' going down the list. There is no Article XII."

Still, the Republican congressman didn't lose a good chance to publicly needle Hillary Clinton over her email scandal. "He may be loose on some facts, reckless on some," Sanford said, "but there's not malicious intent there."