Monday, December 26, 2016

Gingrich: Trump will abolish most Obama executive orders within days

Via Billy

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2016 file photo, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich introduces Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Ft. Myers, Fla. In November, Gingrich, a close adviser to Trump, urged the next administration to embrace for-profit schools in its education plan. "They have an opportunity to try to create a movement, to create 8.5 million new jobs, which gets precisely at what Donald Trump has been campaigning on," he said. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich predicted Sunday that President-elect Donald Trump will devastate President Obama’s legacy by immediately rescinding up to 70 percent of the Democrat’s executive orders.

“I think in the opening couple days, he’s going to repeal 60 to 70 percent of Obama’s legacy by simply vetoing out all of the various executive orders that Obama used because he couldn’t get anything through Congress,” Mr. Gingrich said on the Fox Business’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Shortly after the election, Mr. Obama advised Mr. Trump to enact his agenda via Congress, saying that “going through the legislative process is always better because in part it’s harder to undo.”

That’s a lesson Mr. Obama may learn the hard way, Mr. Gingrich said.

“I think President Obama is beginning to figure out that his legacy is like one of those dolls that as the air comes out of it, it shrinks and shrinks and shrinks,” Mr. Gingrich said on “Fox News Sunday.”