President Trump’s first week in office has brought with it an abundance of changes in government. From hiring freezes to cutting off taxpayer funding for various projects, the President has stood by his word to advance the conservative agenda.
These changes have caused much criticism and outcry from liberals across the country. The hosts of ABC’s “The View,” led by outspoken liberal Whoopi Goldberg, decided on Wednesday to share their opinions on the President’s actions.
Co-host Joy Behar commented that she believed Donald Trump has signed so many executive orders so quickly because “he’s afraid he’s going to get impeached,” to which Co-Host Jedediah Bila chimed in, reminding the group that Obama had also signed his share of executive orders.
Whoopi jumped to Obama’s defense saying:
“The difference in what you’re saying in terms of executive action at least it took President Obama at least a couple of months in and this one has came in and he said, ‘we’re doing this and this, and this.’
I understand that. All presidents have these things they want to do.
“He didn’t do executive orders- — he didn’t do it in the beginning. He did it second year. I’m just saying.”
Whoopi seems to be a little fuzzy on the facts. Here’s what the Federal Registry has to say about executive orders signed by President Obama during 2009.
On January 21, 2009, the day after his inauguration, Obama signed two executive orders. Before the end of the month, he would go on to sign 7 more and a total of 16 within his first full month in office. One of which pertained to the hotly disputed closure of Guantanamo Bay.
OLD VIDEO: Then-President Barack Obama signs some of his first executive orders in the Oval Office, January 2009. https://t.co/s1J6MLV8G7
— Marshall Cohen (@Marshall_Cohen) January 25, 2017
All of this from a group that claims to hold themselves “to a higher standard” when it comes to reporting the facts.
If you want accurate news, The View is not the show to watch. https://t.co/DEXaGUgZan
— Lilia 🇨🇱 (@LiliaEP) January 25, 2017
While it’s understandable that those who’s candidate lost would be disappointed, maybe a little more research would be advisable before you go whining on national TV with incorrect facts.
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