Instead of acting like the lame duck president he’s supposed to be, President Obama is throwing as many roadblocks into President-Elect Donald Trump’s path as he can manage.
President Obama just hasn’t read the memo yet that he got from America on November 8 and then was confirmed again, not once, not twice, but three times in the last several weeks, that he’s been replaced with a pro-America guy!
But he is determined to see how much mischief he can cause until January 20, partly to hinder any of Trump’s plans from being implemented before it even starts.
He latest trick is to hinder Trump from future offshore domestic oil drilling.
From The Political Insider:
While President Barack Obama has been publicly claiming that he wants to help President-elect Donald J. Trump in any way he can before he takes office in January, behind the scenes the outgoing president is doing just the opposite.
According to sources, the Obama administration will “use a legal strategy crafted by environmental activists to remove sections of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans from future offshore drilling lease sales” prior to Trump taking office.
And the Daily Caller stated:
For months, environmentalists have been urging President Barack Obama to use Section 12(a) of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, a 1953 law governing offshore drilling, in a way it’s never been used before — to block offshore drilling leases in the Atlantic Ocean and the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.
Two people told Bloomberg’s Jennifer Dlouhy the decision could be announced as soon as Tuesday.
Dlouhy reports that environmental lawyers “have been laying the groundwork for Obama’s decision by circulating memos on the legal strategy” and claiming oil spills would hurt wildlife and tourism.
Far-left environmental activists like billionaire Tom Steyer have been pushing the Obama administration to ban drilling in areas like the arctic, and it appears as though the White House will cave to environmentalists, even if it means hurting America’s economy.
When Obama finally does leave office, President Trump will have his work cut out for him but we believe that he won’t let Obama’s backroom deals stop him!
But never fear, Trump is ready to Make America Great Again!
Source: The Political Insider