Obama, in his infinite wisdom was offering some advise to the new President-Elect Trump, on how to go about excising his presidential powers, suggesting that he go through the legislative process of Congress to pass laws rather than overstep Congress and use his all powerful pen. Of course, this is absolutely ludicrous and hypocritical as Obama used his executive powers constantly throughout his eight years to pass things that would not have likely of been approved by the legislative branch. As easy as those executive orders have gone into effect, they are likely to go out just as fast in a Trump administration.
Newt Gingrich, in an interview with Steve Doocy, on Fox News reacts to Obama’s comments and anticipates basically a complete wiping away of the Obama Legacy as Trump goes through and reverses every one of Obama’s executive orders.
“Should President-elect Trump, once he is inaugurated, use his executive powers in the same way that you have?
“My suggestion to the President elect is going through the legislative process is always better, in part, because it’s harder to undo.”
“Well, it sounds like he knows that some of his stuff is going to get undone come January 21st. But still for him to say, yeah, go through Congress, I don’t remember him actually doing that much.”
“Look, what you’re watching is a man who realizes all of a sudden that like 90% of his legacy is going to disappear. Because he didn’t do the hard work of passing legislation. He didn’t reach out to work with the other side, which by the way, is also a wanting of Trump. Trump needs a bi-partisan Trump majority that actually passes legislation in the House and Senate. It can’t be narrowly Republican. He doesn’t want to repeat the Obama mistake. But you watch, starting the opening day when Trump begins to repeal all these executive orders. It’s going to be like one of those balloons that deflates. The Obama legacy is going to do this and down to about a core of ten or fifteen percent of what he originally did. The rest is all going to disappear within a year.”
With an additional $10 trillion dollars of debt, and trillions of extra dollars of printed money, it might not be that easy to completely erase the devastation of the last eight years.