Obama Jokes 'I Can Do Whatever I Want' Amid Presidential Power Debate

Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 12:53 PM

By Lisa Barron

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
President Barack Obama has a new boast: "I can do whatever I want," he said this week as he toured Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Charlottesville, Va., estate, with French President Francois Hollande.

Obama was referring to how he was able to "break the protocol" and view the grounds from a private terrace. "That's the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I want," he said Monday.

Story continues after video
.



The tongue-in-cheek remark came amid Republican criticism that Obama is overstepping his executive powers. Earlier Monday, the White House said that it was taking unilateral action to delay more of the employer mandates under Obamacare, notes The Washington Times.

That move followed Obama's announcement Sunday that he was easing the immigration rules on asylum seekers and refugees who gave "limited" support to terrorists.

And last month, he issued a Presidential Policy Directive, PPD-28, limiting searches of foreign signal intelligence in order to protect foreign privacy interests.

Obama said in his State of the Union address that he planned to issue more executive directives in the future.

Related Stories:




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rasmussen Poll: Many Democrats Think Obama Visit Would Hurt Candidates

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 14:39 PM

Nearly half of Democratic voters do not think it would be a good idea for President Barack Obama to visit their state's  . . .

NYT: Inouye Was Senator Who Called Gillibrand 'Chubby'

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 13:21 PM

New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand isn't commenting on reports that late Hawaiian Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye . . .

Rachel Maddow: Everyone is Ganging up on GOP

Monday, 22 Sep 2014 13:21 PM

This midterm election season has been unusual in that Democrats and independents have teamed up to try to stop Republica . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved