Obama warns Trump not to overuse executive orders

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) — With about 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.

In an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep on Thursday that aired in its entirety Monday on Morning Edition, 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.”

In 2014, Obama signed executive orders that shielded millions living in the country illegally from deportation.

The 44th president is aware that the executive orders by the 45th president can undo his achievements over eight years in office.

“I think that he is entirely within his lawful power to do so,” Obama said.

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.

“And that doesn’t mean, though, that he is not going to come in and look at the various agencies and see the rules we’ve passed and if he wants to reverse some of those rules, that’s part of the democratic process. That’s, you know, why I tell people to vote because it turns out elections mean something.”

And this time it meant a change in party.

“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.”

 

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source: http://www.breitbart.com/news/obama-warns-trump-not-to-overuse-executive-orders/

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  • Chuck

    The number of Executive orders is not the problem; the problem is the content!
    He is putting our country in danger by allowing us to be overrun by Muslim refugees!
    Is Obama a Muslim? His two fathers were and he attended Muslim schools as a child.

    Impeach the Muslim hypocrite!!!!

    • The Redman

      Hey, chunk. U’re a loser, and an idiot. hater

      • Ursus_Indomitus

        Oooooh, buzzwords now. If you had half a brain, you’d be a quarterwit.

        • The Redman

          If U didn’t have lice, U’d still B a loser. haahahahahahaahahhaha

          • Ursus_Indomitus

            Your two daddies are calling, time for a loincloth change.

          • The Redman

            Uterus..hahahahahahaah

  • Gary Oplt

    This is a joke right??? What kind of disgusting individual would even consider a remark like that based on the last 8 years. This touches on the real problem we have seen in those years; He and they do not have a clue about what they said or what they did!!! Dumber than a bag of hammers!!!

    • The Redman

      Yep, stupid white-folks whining, huh.

      • Ursus_Indomitus

        Go pitch a teepee, moron.

        • The Redman

          What country R U from. lax-bo

          • Ursus_Indomitus

            Born in the U.S. before YOU, junior.

          • The Redman

            Bout 12 of U inbreeds in dat hut, huh. tick-prick. hahahahahahahahh

  • Mark Sauck

    Obama. The do as I say and not as I do president. The hypocrisy of him and his party knows no end.

    • The Redman

      Kinda remind ya of how U white-folks will die and go in 2 Hell holding on 2 hate and denial of it, huh.mary

      • Natalie

        Please ignore this moron. Replying to it will only encourage more poorly spelled, poorly written, clearly idiotic nonsense. It is the perfect example of liberal hypocrisy. Accusing others of racism while making juvenile, barely coherent racist statements. Just flag it. Make it get a real job. I hear Walmart is hiring.

        • The Redman

          So, gnat-butter. when did yo pappy 1st make U ah tramp, at about what age.

  • RUFUS

    And this is the clown with a pen and a phone?

    • The Redman

      Yeah. like yo tramp mama. she writes down her john’s name while she’s smoking meth so she can call em back on her bush phone. do-fus. hahahhahaahhahahahah

      • Webuppp

        Sad existance is it? You write like an uneducated 16 year old, is that the case?

        • The Redman

          U express like a simpleton. loser-case. hahahhhaaaaahhaah. fart-knocker

  • Joe S Hill

    Not to “overuse executive powers”- for real? this,coming from a lying,rulebreaking US President,that has abused and exeeded his authority,deliberately lying to unsuspecting voters,selling out this country to Gays and Transgenders,,screwing-up our economy and leaving our own borders unsecure,and he’s telling Trump not to overuse his executive powers? poor choice of comments coming from a disgraced and UnAmerican CIC,who has brought serious shame to the very meaning of a US Presidency! here’s our parting words for Obama,,GET LOST!!

    • The Redman

      joe suck hill. most of U white-folks R shallow, and stupid. most of the white congress never worked wit Obama, and thumbed their long noses about it. U idiot, U know all about it. hater

      • Joe S Hill

        Redman,are you on drugs or something? this isn’t about race,you ebonic talking moron,this is about a “suck” President,who i’m very glad he’s ending his term-he was a joke to this country,and a terrible leader,and you’re calling me a hater? get your act together,and take-up some serious reading! Trump is the new CIC now,and that’s too bad if you don’t like that-get over it!!

        • The Redman

          U R of the 98% of lame minded white-folks who R inbreeds dat ruined america dat will go in 2 Hell in denial of it. joe-suck-hill billy, hahahhahahahhaah

  • Speedy121

    So now Obama is saying ; ” Go Forth Ye Democrats and populate the country’s plains , so that Ye may win the Electoral College the next time around.

    • The Redman

      Nah. dats how white-folks like U think. nut-cup. haahahhahaahah

      • Webuppp

        My 7yr old has better sentence structure. Are you retarted?

        • The Redman

          Yo 7 yr old what, inbred. hahahahhahahaha

      • Speedy121

        Either you did not READ the article or do Not understand the purpose of having the Electoral College.
        Here is Obama’s quote:
        “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.”. ”

        Where in that statement do you see color?

        Or are you just making a Bad Racist joke ?

        • The Redman

          What’s in it dat U don’t C “race”. U long-neck idiot. white-folks ruined america

          • Speedy121

            Reverting to name-calling when the contents of an opinion has no substance reflects exactly what you are accusing our forefathers. That is if you are referring to the pushing onto reservations the Indians of North America’s history. However, what context of that history pertains to this story?
            Your words remind me of the actor (Pee-wee Herman) that appealed to children who would always say;
            ” I know you are but what am I? ”
            Your words also sound like the person who is finding the solution of life in the bottom of a bottle.
            May I suggest some anger management therapy instead of insulting people on discussion boards.
            Or you could go for a long swim to the West and see if you can visit China. They really like Redmen.

          • The Redman

            Yo no good forepappies were nothing but slave driving thugs. and yo “con”-stitution was written 4 white-folks. and its no good like 98% of U pinkies dat live deep in denial of yo stupidity. U “remind” me of a lump of lice of white-folks greasy heads.. hahahahahahahaha. quick-prick

  • Robert Wolfe

    Obama thought his orders would be obeyed unquestionably. In some cases, those orders where unlawful. I’m thankful the system has a way to stop such abuses of power, which lead to tyranny.

    • Webuppp

      Bob, we are living in tyranny buddy, it,s called democracy. Jefferson again, democracies, every specicles of spoil, are tyrantical in they’re uprisings, as they are tragic in they’re deaths. The framers lived thru the 5 various forms of governments in europe, all represented. They choose the longest most sucessful form inspired by the Etruscans. 900 years old, what conquered the etruscans you may ask? The roman democracy. And 250 years after that, the roman empire collapsed. Democracy ALWAYS ends in tyranny, never once in human history has it survived past 250 years. Nearly all, a much, much, shorter life span.

      • The Redman

        U stupid hoodwink. the roman empire was of white-folks. U hater white-folks have ALWAYS had UPRISINGS.

        • Webuppp

          Take your racisum somewhere else progressive drone. You and your fellow idiots lost. You voted for a loser, with no plan other than to steal from the taxpayer, and with the support of idiot progressive drones like you. White, and roman were never menstioned. A better icon name would be red da richardhead

          • The Redman

            U R A typical, stupid, loser white-folk who live deep in denial of yo self stupidity, and hate. hater of the truth, and other americans 4 no good reasons. U loser-idiot. hahahhaahahhahahahaha

          • GutHater333

            Where I come from it is still legal to shoot native Americans from a covered wagon, it’s an old law that was never taken off the books, pretty cool huh!!! Just sayin!!!

          • The Redman

            Den may B is still alright 2 skin dat stink skin off of a coward like U, huh, stupid, turkey-face inbred, huh. hahahhahahahahha.

          • GutHater333

            Lay off the firewater, it has negative effects on the brain.
            Or as you might say: da fiwata make ya be dummy.

          • The Redman

            “Lay off” ya Lil family members. fart-knocker. hahahahahaahah. inbred

          • GutHater333

            Dude you are obsessed with incest.
            Translation: U B luuvin U mommy N U sista 2 much.

          • The Redman

            Yep. we know all about stupid inbreeds like U. snake-mouth. hahahahhaahahahah. hatergut

        • Webuppp

          Thanks for checkin in asshole, romans are italian, why u be talkin race yo, dang, dat all you do yo? ACT A KNUCKLEHEAD FOOL? You no dog yo, just a punk fool

          • The Redman

            white-folks R white-folks, U idiot. yall give em dem other names. hahahhahahahaha. fart-sniffer

      • Ursus_Indomitus

        We are still hanging on to a Representative Republic. For now.

        • The Redman

          U like 2 hold on 2 something else as well, huh. immo

          • Ursus_Indomitus

            You STILL type like a moron.

          • The Redman

            Typical inbred white-folk.

        • Webuppp

          Ursus, thats wishful thinking, we wouldn’t have these types of issues here in America if we followed our constitution. America isnt even a democracy. We are getting ready to leave the obama dictatorship, which is under the umbrella of totalitarianism. Hopefully president trump can bring us back from the abyss the progressvie almost got us in

  • Steve Flowers

    OBAMA! IS THIS GUY NUTS OR HIS HE NUTS? TELLING TRUMP HOW TO GOVERN IS RIDICULOUS, ALL OBAMA DID WAS TO LEGISLATE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE OVER CONGRESS, HE DID NOT WORK WITH CONGRESS.I HOPE TRUMP WILL CHECK ALL THE CORNERS AND CLOSETS TO SEE THAT OBAMA HAS TAKEN ALL OF HIS CZARS WITH HIM WHEN HE LEAVES. OBAMA’S EXCUTIVE ORDERS HAS A CRUSHING BLOW TO DEMOCRACY! WHEN HE INSTALLED HIS EXECUTIVE ORDERS, HE DISAVOWED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, LIED THROUGH HIS TEETH! …. IF YOU LIKE YOUR PLAN, IF YOU LIKE YOUR DOCTOR, YOU CANKEEP YOUR PLAN AND DOCTORDOCTOR!!! OBAMA SET RACIAL EQUALITY BACK 100 YEARS, THE NEXT 30 DAYS WILL NOT GO BY FAST ENOUGH! AS FAR AS HIM DICTATING TO TRUMP IS A JOKE! BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR MOTHER-INLAW WHEN LEAVING!

    • Webuppp

      Steve, while i agree with you sir, american was never founded as a democracy, americans need to understand this. The trump campaign signaled out calling radicle islamic terrorisum, that you must name the ememy in order to fight against it. The same holds true with governents. Of the 5 forms of government, only a republic form is a friend to its citizens. The other 4 enslave its people including democracy. Thomas jefferson commented in the federalist papers “”that even the very whisper of democracy means your living in tyranny. Simple apology, the french, and Japanese have had bullit trains working they’re countryside for 40+ years. And france is total socialist! In other words, the French steal more from they’re people, and they have solid infrastructure, and the people get something back from the money stole. The marxist that moved us away from the republic 4 which it stands, enslaves americans too, only we get nothing in return other than lame ass school systems teaching our children to be progressive drones.

    • The Redman

      Nah. its U. monkey-nuts.

      • Ursus_Indomitus

        You are a racist pig. Custer was right.

        • The Redman

          Yep. right in 2 Hell. duck-mouth inbred. hahahahahhahahah

          • Ursus_Indomitus

            You type like a moron.

          • The Redman

            I bet U look like a snake-mouth inbred. hahahhahaah

          • Ursus_Indomitus

            Your record’s stuck, joto.

          • The Redman

            Yep. like white-folks in denial of the evilness, huh.

      • Obama Sux Dix

        We also hate him because he’s incompetent corrupt and uppity…fo’ shizzle.

        • The Redman

          U’re jes a stupid inbreed. goat-faced like yo mama. hahahhahahahha

          • Obama Sux Dix

            Did you finish the third grade…I doubt it.

          • The Redman

            Have U stop raping yo Lil family members yet. “I doubt it”, huh. snake-mouth

          • Obama Sux Dix

            You speaketh with forked tongue, Tonto.

          • The Redman

            U lick yo Lil family members wit yo ” fork tongue” huh. snake-mouth. hahahhaahahahahah

          • Obama Sux Dix

            Niggérs are living proof than you Injuns fuckéd buffalo.

          • The Redman

            Yep. yo no good mama is a real “nigger” and U ah inbred jig-boo. hahahhhahaahh

      • Debra Shawver

        And king o is NOT black….he is 1/2 WHITE, 1/3 Arab and the rest black…you fools just cannot reason with truth

        • The Redman

          And U R 100% tramp. and 110% inbreed tramp-ho. haahhahahahahhahahahah. D-bo-ho

  • jordan taylor

    Obama’s father was Muslim, by birth and Sharia law that makes Obama a Muslim. The punishment under Sharia law for an apostate is, well we know, can lose your head over it. If Hillary were elected with her open border policies, basically removing our borders we would no longer function as a nation. I wonder how many US citizens could have gone to college, the DACA filled those open seats with illegals.

    • Ursus_Indomitus

      Democrats are IDIOTS. Their brains are hard wired for stupid.

      • The Redman

        98% of em R white-folks. some even kin 2 U, snake-mouth. hahahhahahahahaahah

        • Ursus_Indomitus

          So what? How do you say Racist Pig in injun?

          • The Redman

            Snake-mouth, white-folk.

    • The Redman

      white-folks go all over the world stealing and raping other countries of its wealth. other countries should stop U pinkies from going in 2 their countries. wit yo inbreed 2 last names.

  • KWG

    Mohammed Obama is scared to death Trump will use executive order, just like he did, to destroy “His death to America” legacy. The Muslim nigger bastard can’t let go!
    The idiot want’s a third term and his best shot, is to be Trump’s adviser. He want’s to lead Trump around the White House by his nose, just like a Muslim guardian to a Muslim bitch, to make sure Trump does not wipe out any of his illegal order’s. Here is one Mohammed Obama’s gift’s to America, watch this disgusting video.

    Somali “Immigrant” Thug Racial Attacks – YouTube
    6:19
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP4IbM3rsSY

    • The Redman

      Yo mama was the worse “nigger” tramp in yo inbred family. she had U, dog-breath. hahahhahahahaha

  • Webuppp

    Obama is a tyrant traitor. His orders are ALWAYS to the detriment of america. As a matter of fact, i cant think of one good thing this marxist community organizing frank Marshall davis marxist has every done that benefitted america. No, not one thing. Mussolini had nothing on obamma

    • The Redman

      He was, and is smarter den U, snake-mouth. he showed U dat. haahhahahahaahahahahah

  • JL Brown Jr

    I hope the first thing trump does is reverse all of obamas executive orders. And for this muslim basted to tell our president not what to do, he better lighten up, he might be under the gun, when charged with hillary, for his part in obstruction of justice

    • The Redman

      If “obstruction of justice” is what 98% of U hater white-folks would charge Obama wit, den trump-ah-hump ya need ta build a lot more prisons 4 what U hater have done in america, and yet doing. “obstruction of justice”, even yo nutty asz brats. john brown. hahahahhaahahh

  • cellis44

    What BS coming from a president. Do as I say, not as I do! Obama is still just as full of it as he always was. The Democratic loss certainly has not humbled him. I guess he thinks he didn’t have anything to do with the Democrats LOSING. Guess he’ll be in “la-la land” forever which is fine with me as long as he keeps out of politics.

    • Ursus_Indomitus

      If B.Hussein were a geologist, he’d be full of schist. I know that’s not very gneiss, but I don’t care. I’m deplorable.

      • The Redman

        U ah immigrant

        • Ursus_Indomitus

          You’re a quarterwit, if that.

    • The Redman

      Most all of the “presidents” B 4 Obama, were haters like U and yo no good inbred pappy,.

  • Terry Butts

    So with nearly everything obma did being IMPOSED upon the people by executive action by use of executive orders or THREATS to make it an executive order if congress (THE PEOPLE) refuse to pass it as law he “WARNS” his replacement that got elected because he was the only one who PROMISED to undo most if not all of those actions not to use executive orders?

    If congress refuses to remove those actions (and yes congress can revoke an executive order) only by executive order will obama’s unconstitutional dictates imposed by executive orders be revoked.

  • DaveyJ

    Hillary Clinton DID NOT win the popular election. There were wholesale election cheating almost entirely by Democrats. I was contacted as a registered Democrat to. “exercise” my rights and vote wherever I could, more than once!

  • DaveyJ

    Obama hired and fired any who did not agree with him, scientists, Army Generals, the list goes on, NYS Government has operated on a state level this way since the last Republican left office!

    • The Redman

      B cause white-folks stole and lied so until america was raped raw by yall. hater

  • William Brenton

    This is a joke right? I mean, this shite can’t be serious, right?

    • The Redman

      Yep. white-folks ruined amereica

  • pelotapete

    SCREW YOU…YOU RAT ASS PIECE OF PIG CRAP !!! KEEP YOUR DAM MUSLIM MOUTH SHUT…IN JANUARY YOU WILL BE JUST ANOTHER PIECE OF CRAP TO BE FLUSHED. THE WHOLE WORLD THAT ARE NOT MUSLIM JIHADIST…HATES YOUR FREAKIN GUTS !! AND WISHES YOU WOULD DIE AN UGLY PAINFUL DEATH !! YOU MANAGED TO DO MORE HARM TO EVERY RACE ON THE PLANET, EXCEPT YOUR MUSLIM BASTARD PALS !!

    • The Redman

      I bet yo mama was a hook-slide dat taught U how ta hate, huh. cornbread-boy. haahahahahahahah

  • Russell

    Lol if the isn’t the pot calling the kettle black. No pun intended isn’t Obama the Executive Order King?

    • The Redman

      Yo king. boy

  • Gual Gambao

    Obama you lost your mind . Where you get the testicles to tell Trump to overused executive orders when you have a record of pissing on the Constitution with your pen .

    • The Redman

      I’d piss on it 2, and in yo hater face. immigrant.

  • Aurelio Nunez

    MR OBAMA, YOU KIDDING RIGHT?

    • The Redman

      Zip-it immigrant

      • Webuppp

        Racist comment, like all your comments, this one is particular.

        • The Redman

          Yep. dat 1 from U. stupid hater in denial. hahahahaahahaha- fart-catcher

  • The Redman

    white-folks-98%- ruined america long ago.

    • Ursus_Indomitus

      Get lost, tonto.

      • The Redman

        Yeah. get “lost” in yo no good mama hips and lips. loser. hahahahaahaahahah

        • Webuppp

          Better dead then red in the head. N o w i. Get it fool

          • The Redman

            “Get” what, yo mama. U stupid inbred. hahahhahahahaha. inbred white-folks like U and yo no good mama ruined america

        • Ursus_Indomitus

          What are you, six years old?

          • The Redman

            What R U, an inbred R ah inbreed. hahahhahahha. uterus.

  • Ursus_Indomitus

    Are you kidding? That’s ludicrous. B,Hussein must be incarcerated for sedition, along with the Wicked Witch of the Beltway.

  • Obama Sux Dix

    Tell this worthless prick to stop releasing from prison.

  • Debra Shawver

    CANNOT wait until Jan 20, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Imaybewrongbutimmostlyright

    Uuuuuuuhhhhhhhh…….shut up Obama! Advice from you, is like sex therapy from Anthony Wiener! Someone is gonna get screwed! You are a Commie, libtard, homo, that connected with Bill Ayers and Frank Marshall Davis your real daddy, and Jerimiah Wright the “former” Nation Of Islam member who became a “Christian pastor”, who somehow STILL gives awards to Louis Farrakhan the HEAD of The Nation Of Islam! Everything attached to Obama is a LIE! Do the opposite, Trump!

  • KWG

    Dr. Sam Vaknin – Barack Obama Is a Narcissist : snopes.com
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