Obama plans to push through last-minute ‘midnight regulations’ to limit Trump

Obama plans to push through last-minute ‘midnight regulations’ to limit Trump

Is it possible for Obama to ram through regulations to make it more difficult for Trump to fulfill his campaign promises?

Apparently, yes. Yes he can. And you can bet your bottom dollar that he will do exactly that, given his not-so-secret dislike of the President-elect.


“Midnight regulations” are usually introduced between the election in November and the President-elect’s January inauguration.

It’s possible for the President to make changes to the Code of Federal Regulations, which have the same effect as the law. He can effectively tie the hands of a President Trump and make it more difficult for him to carry out the promises he made to the American people.

Is President Obama that spiteful? Absolutely and he is not ashamed to show it.

As many as 98 final regulations are reportedly under review at the White House and could be implemented before Donald Trump takes office.

Seventeen of those are considered ‘economically significant’, with an estimated economic impact of at least $100million a year, Politico reveals.

Obama is trying to push through regulations on issues close to him such as air pollution from the oil industry and measures aiming to help highly skilled immigrant workers obtain green cards.

He’s also carrying out several other acts, such as our investment treaty with China.

It doesn’t surprise me that Obama is trying to make changes that will hurt his successor’s ability to carry out his promises. I mean, what can you expect from a man with an ego the size of Trump Tower?

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