It will come as little surprise to conservatives that Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t seem to understand how American democracy works.
One of the key aspects of being president is the right to form, present and enforce policy, usually through a congressional process, but via executive order, if necessary.
Obama knows that all too well. He issued numerous executive orders against the will of the people and the Constitution when he was in office.
But now, Obama’s trying to interfere in Trump’s right to make decisions and enforce policy. He might as well be going after the presidency itself.
Former President Barack Obama plans to speak out if President Donald Trump declares his intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to a person close to Obama.
Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday that in six months, he will terminate the Obama-era DACA initiative, which grants two-year work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and stayed out of trouble. POLITICO first reported the news.
Obama used executive actions to launch the program in June 2012, providing assurances before his re-election that he would protect the so-called “Dreamers.” Trump had suggested in the past that he didn’t want to deport Dreamers, saying in April that they should “rest easy,” but the immigration hawks in his administration have argued that DACA is an illegal program.
Obama’s current plan is to post a statement on Facebook and link to it on Twitter, where the former president has more than 94 million followers. In his final presidential press availability, he suggested that he would speak out if Trump went after the Dreamers — and that it was one of the few issues where he would feel morally compelled to do so. He said he would not remain silent in the face of “efforts to round up kids who have grown up here and for all practical purposes are American kids, and send them someplace else, when they love this country.”
This is blatant interference in the policy decisions of a man that the American people put in the White House. As such, it is an assault on the American voter.