Sean Spicer, Trump’s future White House press secretary, said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week”, that the president-elect plans to “repeal a lot” of Obama executive actions on DAY ONE in office.
Trump promised many times on the campaign trail that Obama’s executive actions would be first on his radar to repeal.
Most of the executive actions Obama instituted were very damaging to the economic growth of the country.
Here’s more from Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer:
“It’s going to be not one big thing; it’s going to be many big things,” Spicer said. “On day one, he’s going to sign a series of executive orders to do two things. One is repeal a lot of the regulations and actions that have been taken by this administration over the last eight years that have hampered both economic growth and job creation.
“And then secondly, do the same on a forward-thinking thing. He’s going to start implementing things. He’s going to bring a new brand to Washington. He’s going to institute a lobbying ban, five years. It’s very forward thinking,” he added.
“What we’ve had in the past is people who have looked in the rear-view mirror. This time, we’re thinking forward. If you want to serve in a Trump administration, you’re going to serve this country, not yourself.”
Obama’s use of executive actions actually set himself up for failure. On everything from immigration to the environment, when he couldn’t work with Congress, he simply went around it. This has made it very simple to repeal and undo much of the damage he did. Had he used Congress…not so much!
Obama is rather furious and he should really be only mad at himself. His arrogance will be the downfall of his legacy.
Spicer also defended Trump’s use of Twitter.
“You know, with all due respect, I think it freaks the mainstream media out that he has this following of over 45-plus million people that follow him on social media, that he can have a direct conversation,” Spicer said. “He doesn’t have to have it funneled through the media.”
One thing we can say for certainty, it will not be a boring year!
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