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CNN Host Rips 'Hypocrite' Rick Santorum After He Blames Obama For Trump's Use Of Executive Orders

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On Saturday, August 8, President Donald Trump attempted to bypass Congress by signing four executive orders aimed at stimulating the economy.

Though many experts believe Trump's orders will offer only minor relief if they're found to be legal (the power to control the country's budget is granted to Congress by the Constitution), others also pointed out how hypocritical the President's actions were considering his previous stance on executive orders.

During Barack Obama's time in office, many Republicans, including Presidential candidate Rick Santorum, decried the Democratic President's executive orders as "unconstitutional."

Now, however, after President Trump signs four more of his own, who's to blame? Still President Obama, according to Rick Santorum during a CNN interview on Monday, August 10!

Rick Santorum blames Obama for Trump's executive actions on COVID www.youtube.com

Twitter couldn't believe what they were hearing.



President Obama deserves blame for some things...but surely not the actions President Trump chooses to take?



When asked how he felt about the orders (considering his previous stance), Santorum responded:

"I would say, number one, some of the things the president is suggesting are proper use of executive action, like suspending the payroll tax temporarily."
"A couple of the executive actions are clearly fine. There's a couple that are not and I would say that President Obama has set the precedent, and that's the problem."

CNN Host John Berman pointed out:

"But I'm giving you an opportunity to not be a hypocrite."


This is far from the first time Rick Santorum has gone viral for a colossally outrageous statement.



It sometimes takes a bit of work to follow the logic of a man like Rick Santorum.


Sorry President Obama, even four years removed from the Presidency, it seems you're still the go-to scapegoat for Republican blame.