President Obama has some advice for President-elect, Donald Trump: Do what I say, not as I do.
The outgoing President, in an interview with NPR, urged his successor to pursue changes to the policy by the Congress and not an executive order.
“When Obama said the legislative process is always better, in part because it is more difficult to undo”.
The pen-happy President can learn the hard way, after he accelerated his use of Executive actions in his second term. Frustrated by the opposition of Republicans in Congress, Obama in 2014 was open to the tactics shifted to trust, Executive and administrative measures for the realization of his agenda.
“I have a pen and I’ve got a phone,” he said at the time.
While some of his subsequent policies were controversial, others were sweeping, and immediately met with legal challenges. Some of the most ambitious Executive action to shield million illegal immigrants from deportation, but the Supreme Court blocked those 2014 changes last June
Trump can pick up where the courts left off. The President-elect vowed during his campaign to cancel “any unconstitutional Executive action, memorandum and order of President Obama.”
If trump were for the realization of his own Executive actions, Obama said his followers would do “completely into its rightful power.” Further, Obama suggested Trump would be acting in his / her right to review and reverse his administration.
“When he some of these rules would like to reverse, this is part of the democratic process. This is why I vote the tell people — because it turns out elections mean something,” Obama said.
Obama explains his own strategy in the office, told NPR that he wanted to pursue, legislation, and only the executive action ” route through immigration, went to the stalled in Congress.
“My strong preference has always adopted the laws, if I had done a legislation,” Obama said. “In my first two years I had to rely on the Executive powers, because I had large majorities in Congress, and we were able to hand over to the invoices done, invoice. And even after we lost the majorities in Congress, I bent down looking over backwards consistently, to compromise.”
He said he “keeps for years in which we have some of the Executive actions that I took in the end” to immigration.