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Obama Expects 20 Percent of His Policies to Be Cut by Trump

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By    |   Friday, 18 Nov 2016 09:11 AM

As he gets set to turn the Oval Office over to Donald Trump, President Barack Obama says he expects about 15-20 percent of his policies to be rolled back.

In a wide-ranging interview with The New Yorker magazine, Obama said he had accomplished "70 or 75 percent" of what he set out to do as president.

"Maybe 15 percent of that gets rolled back, 20 percent, but there's still a lot of stuff that sticks," Obama told the magazine.

And he conceded the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is a primary target for the incoming administration.

"Obviously, the Affordable Care Act, I think, is most vulnerable, because that has been a unifying bogeyman for Republicans over the course of the last six years," he said.

"In the minds of a lot of the Republican base, it is an example of a big government program designed to take something from them and give it to someone else who is unworthy."

But he noted some of the 20 million beneficiaries of the program, no doubt included some Trump voters.

Obama told The New Yorker if Republicans "tinker and modify but still maintain a commitment to provide health insurance for the people who received it, then a who bunch of stuff hasn't gone out the window."

He was hopeful the Iran nuclear agreement, which Trump has criticized, would remain untouched.

The president told the magazine: "I don't think that it is inconceivable that Republican leaders look and they say, 'This thing worked. Obama is no longer in office. This is not something that our base is hankering to undo, and we may quietly leave it in place.'"

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As he gets set to turn the Oval Office over to Donald Trump, President Barack Obama says he expects about 15-20 percent of his policies to be rolled back.
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