Gingrich: Trump will repeal most Obama’s executive orders

Gingrich: Trump will repeal most Obama’s executive orders U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will devastate President Obama’s legacy by immediately rescinding up to 70 percent of the Democrat’s executive orders, former House speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday.

“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,”
Gingrich told the Fox Business’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Gingrich, a vice chairman of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, made the comments as he pointed to executive actions Obama has taken just weeks before he surrenders the presidency to Trump.

“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.

Since the election, the Obama administration has undertaken an aggressive push to approve new regulations, particularly on issues related to the environment and climate change.

Even if those regulations are rescinded, however, the Obama administration will likely score political points with its allies.

“He [President Obama] is in this desperate frenzy. What he’s actually doing is he’s setting up a series of things to distract Trump, which will make his liberal allies feel good about Democrats and hate Republicans when Trump rolls them back,” Gingrich said.

Trump repeatedly vowed during the campaign to undo many of the executive actions Obama implemented during his presidency.

Gingrich argued on Fox News that much of Obama's legacy is tied to executive actions, "almost all of which will be repudiated by Trump."
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