With only one month to go before he leaves office, President Barack Obama gave some exit interview-type advice to his successor Donald Trump: “Don’t rely too heavily on executive orders.”
Oh my gosh, what a comedian you are Obama!! Really? Of all people to issue a warning not to rely too heavily on executive orders, it was OBAMA!
What a pompous idiot.
In an interview on Thursday, Obama said it’s PREFERABLE to work with Congress.
“Keep in mind, though, that my strong preference has always been to legislate when I can get legislation done,” Obama said from the Cabinet Room in the White House. “In my first two years, I wasn’t relying on executive powers, because I had big majorities in the Congress and we were able to get bills done, get bills passed.”
“And even after we lost the majorities in Congress, I bent over backwards consistently to try to find compromise and a legislative solution to some of the big problems that we’ve got — a classic example being immigration reform, where I held off for years in taking some of the executive actions that I ultimately took in pursuit of a bipartisan solution — one that, by the way, did pass through the Senate on a bipartisan basis with our help.”
Back in 2014, Obama signed executive orders that shielded millions living in the country illegally from deportation.
Obama is gravely aware that his executive orders can be abolished by the 45th president, Donald Trump, Trump could literally undo all of his achievements over the last eight years in office.
“I think that he is entirely within his lawful power to do so,”
“But just as easily, Trump’s orders can also be wiped out.”
“So my suggestion to the president-elect is, you know, going through the legislative process is always better, in part because it’s harder to undo,” he said.
My, My, isn’t this the pot calling the kettle black? You would know best not to overuse executive orders, wouldn’t you Obama? Maybe he is the best one to give this type of advice, seeing as how his entire run as president was an epic failure, largely due to this exact thing.
Obama went on to say…
“Well, it’s hard to assess because we know for example that Hillary [Clinton] won the popular vote by a sizable margin,” he said. “We know that there are a substantial number of voters out there who not only voted for me twice but currently support me who also voted for Donald Trump.”
“So I think we have a scrambled political landscape right now. There are some things that we know are a challenge for Democrats — structural problems. For example, population distribution, oftentimes younger voters, minority voters, Democratic voters, are clustered in urban areas.”
He mentioned the Democrats’ strength is on the U.S. coasts.
“And so as a consequence you’ve got a situation where there’re not only entire states but also big chunks of states where, if we’re not showing up, if we’re not in there making an argument, then we’re going to lose,” he went on to say. “And we can lose badly, and that’s what happened in this election.”
Wow, Did Obama actually admit a fault? CRAZY.
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