Thursday, November 10, 2016

How Long Will It Take For President-Elect Donald Trump To Erase President Obama's Legacy?

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

McClatchy News: Trump is already working to erase Obama’s legacy from history

WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump was surprisingly gracious as he met President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Thursday but make no mistake: He is already working to erase major parts of Obama’s legacy from the history books.

Trump will be able to change some of Obama’s policies with a quick stroke of the pen. Others will be much more difficult, requiring justification to pass legal hurdles or buy-in from lawmakers on Capitol Hill or foreign leaders.

“He can make a big difference at the outset of his administration, but it will take him years and support from dubious congressional factions and allies overseas to get a lot of other things done,” said Charles Tiefer, former solicitor and deputy general counsel of the House of Representatives and now a professor at the University of Baltimore law school.

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Trump could easily erase much of Obama's foreign policy legacy (Reuters).

WNU editor: He has the mandate and the means to undo much of President Obama's legacy .... the question that remains unanswered is how quickly will he move to accomplish this.


Jay Farquharson said...

Ryan's said already Obamacare's gone, so's probably Medicare and Social Security, ( he's working on it).

aaa said...

good!! ACA needs to go. medicare and SS need to be restructured badly but will be kept.

Anonymous said...

All ACA did was change how the medical pie was distributed and increase the size of the pie. Unfortunately that increase came at the expense of the average American, with less coverage and huge increases in deductables making the coverage worthless for all except catastrophic events. A $6000 deductable is not realistic for a person making $50k per year and only taking home $30k after taxes and student loans.