On Nov. 10th President Obama met with the newly elected 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. After this meeting Obama told the country, “My number one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our President-Elect is successful.”
This was a flat out lie.
Instead of ensuring that the president-elect is successful, President Obama has been doing everything in his power to make the start of Trump’s presidency as difficult as possible.
The Betrayal of Israel
Obama’s refusal to intervene with the U.N. Security Council’s vote against Israel harms peace in the Middle East. It does not only harm peace but poses a major security threat.
This displays to the rest of the world that America is a country that turns its back on its allies.
Trump has displayed support of Israel and explained the need for their friendship. This move by the Obama administration and the U.N. does everything but show friendship towards the democratic country of Israel.
Blocking an Immigration Registry
The Obama administration removed a program that tracked those from volatile Muslim countries. The program called the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) was said to be ineffective by the Obama Administration.
This move by Obama was clearly meant to put a roadblock in front of any enhanced vetting that the Trump administration might do to those coming from unstable Muslim countries.
Creating More Tension with Russia
On Thursday President Obama removed 35 Russian intelligence operatives and imposed sanctions on Russian intelligence agencies. Obama claims this is in retaliation of Russian hacking of the 2016 election.
It took President Obama eight years to step up to Russia. This move by Obama puts Trump in a tough position with Russian relations moving forward.
Ban on Drilling
Obama recently took action to ban offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, indefinitely.
This move prevents the leasing of certain offshore sites for oil drilling. This would force Donald Trump to face legal challenges if he attempts to reverse this executive order.
The Creation of National Monuments in Utah and Nevada
President Obama recently designated two national monuments in Utah and Nevada. The Bear Ears National Monument in Utah covers 1.35 million acres in the Four Corners region of the state. The Obama administration claims that this is a win for Native American tribes for whom the land is considered sacred.
Sen. Mike Lee came out in strong opposition of this act.
“The administration recently blocked the Dakota Access Pipeline due to strong opposition from local residents,” Lee stated in his Washington Post article. “I urge it to give the same respect to the residents of San Juan County, Utah. They do not want this monument. They do not want outside interests from coastal urban areas dictating to them how to live their lives and manage their lands.”
President Obama is attempting to sabotage Trump.
President Barack Obama has been very busy during his last days in office. He has been very busy doing everything in his power to create a difficult path for the next president, Donald Trump.