Watch Chris Cuomo Challenge Jim Jordan On Trump’s ‘Acting Like an Emperor’ Executive Orders
Unable to get anything done through Congress, President Trump is now relying solely on executive orders to push through his agenda, raising concerns among political experts that the president is behaving like an “emperor.”
On Friday, CNN host Chris Cuomo and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) had a heated exchange today about the connotations of President Donald Trump using executive orders to pass his failing agenda in lieu of congressional legislation.
Jordan was on “New Day” to talk about the president’s decision yesterday to sign a bill to start unwinding the Affordable Care Act. Cuomo noted how many Republicans complained when Barack Obama used executive orders to advance his plans, and he asked: “why aren’t you saying the president is acting like an emperor and his job is to execute laws that are passed, not write his own?”
The two ended up locked in a heated debate about Obamacare’s legal standing and the conflicting data about whether it really is a failed policy. Jordan argued that Trump was “right” about how Obamacare needs to be repealed, though Cuomo pushed back by saying “just because a manufactured message about something being bad works doesn’t mean it is the truth.”
As the discussion about the health care logistics continued, Jordan said Trump’s orders were “consistent with the Constitution,” and that he approves of the measure since it helps fulfill the Republican Party’s promises.
Watch the exchange in the video below, via CNN: