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

Poll: Americans Don't Want Shutdown Over Amnesty

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 13:15 PM

Americans may disagree over President Barack Obama's unilateral executive action on amnesty for illegal aliens, but they . . .

Under McConnell, Senate Will No Longer Have Fridays Off

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 12:04 PM

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell may not be able to fulfill all the promises made during the campaign, but as the incoming  . . .

Ted Cruz Impresses NYC's Jewish Donors in Whirlwind Stopover

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 11:11 AM

Sen. Ted Cruz is in New York City paying visits to some of the nation's most powerful Jewish leaders , including a priva . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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