Does the President Have the Right to Pardon Himself?

This is absolute madness. Didn't Nixon try this? Trump's lawyer (Giuliani), many republicans and Trump himself say the president has "the absolute right to pardon himself" WHAT?? Do you understand the implications of this bullshit? It means the president is above the law and we now live in a dictatorship or more of a dictatorial corporatocracy. Dumbass democrats are actually engaging in this as a discussion. They aren't sure if he has that right. R U kidding me? This shouldn't even be entertained as a fantasy. This country used to be a place I was proud to be a part of. Those days are gone and it doesn't appear they'll be back any time soon and color me reactionary but I have a sneaking suspicion it's about to get worse.