President Barack Obama has said all of the politically correct things to the mainstream media, promising a smooth transition for President-elect Donald Trump’s team. But building tension in Washington proves Obama is doing everything in his power to sabotage Trump’s presidency — and the future of America.
Calling a peaceful transition “one of the hallmarks of our democracy,” and vowing to “show that to the world” in January, Obama proved once again to have no problem lying to the face of the American people.
It has critics in an uproar. In a letter to President-elect Mike Pence, multiple conservative groups addressed concerns that, before the end of his term, Obama will work to pass midnight litigation targeting American businesses.
The letter, signed by nearly 30 conservative groups, says, “It has come to our attention that a number of Departments and independent agencies are working furiously behind closed doors to bring significant, legally tenuous litigation against American business interests before January 20, 2017.”
It wouldn’t be the only way Obama is burdening Trump’s administration with legal fights. In just about every move since the president-elect’s victory, Obama has proven he wants anything but a smooth transition.
Directly following Trump’s election, liberals took to the streets across the country to protest his victory. Many of these protests erupted into violent riots which Obama failed to condemn. Instead, he encouraged protesters, saying, “I would not advise them to be silent.”
And that was just the beginning of his attempts to sabotage Trump’s success.
Trump has been clear about his hopes to vet potential terrorists, increase America’s oil production, remain loyal with our Israeli allies, and lower tensions with Russia.
In the last month, Obama has done everything possible to make those goals as difficult as possible.
On December 22nd, The Department of Homeland Security revoked the rules for the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, which was created by the Bush administration following 9/11 and required male foreigners from Muslim-majority nations, 16 years and older, to register with U.S. immigration authorities.
The system could’ve potentially served as a framework for Trump to vet immigrants from countries involved in terrorism and saved taxpayer money. Instead, it’s completely destroyed, an action that will force the incoming administration to spend time and money to create a system from scratch when there was already a working structure intact.
Trump has made other indications of improving our national security, which have been similarly sabotaged by his predecessor.
While campaigning, Trump promised complete energy independence from foreign nations. The Obama administration took Trump’s appointment of fossil fuel proponents to his Cabinet as a threat to his legacy, and banned offshore drilling to ensure the president-elect cannot fulfill his goal of U.S. energy independence.
On December 20th, Obama used his executive authority to ban the creation of “new offshore drilling in federally owned waters off the Atlantic coast and in the Arctic Ocean” according to The Washington Times.
The American Petroleum Institute official Erik Milito criticized the action, saying, “blocking offshore exploration weakens our national security, destroys good-paying jobs and could make energy less affordable for consumers.”
It doesn’t stop there, of course.
Who could forget the Obama administration’s shocking refusal to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel? Trump criticized the move on Twitter, “We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect.”
Obama is making conscious decisions to stall Trump’s success once he takes office.
He is even still desperately blaming the Russians for Trump’s victory.
On December 29th, Obama ratcheted up tensions by imposing harsh sanctions on Russia as a retaliation for allegedly hacking the American presidential election — a claim disputed by Trump.
Four Russian officials and five entities were added to sanctions lists, while 35 Russian diplomats were suddenly kicked out of the country and two Russian compounds were shuttered.
Remember, these intense sanctions are without intense evidence. In fact, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was responsible for leaking the hacked information during the election, provided contrary evidence to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, saying, “we have said, repeatedly over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and is not a state party.”
It’s clear Obama is abusing his last few days of power to stop Trump from successfully and efficiently accomplishing the goals he promised to fulfill for the American people.
January 20th can’t get here soon enough.
— The Horn editorial team