CNN anchor Erin Burnett labeled President Trump the “hypocrite-in-chief” on Thursday after the president signed his 50th executive order in office.
“Hypocrite-in-chief – President Trump doing something today he harshly criticized President Obama for doing. Trump signed his 50th executive order today,” Burnett said on her show “Out Front.”
Trump earlier Thursday signed an executive order directing government agencies to begin to roll back parts of ObamaCare, after Republicans in Congress failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children’s health insurance | Puerto Rico’s water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents’ right to sue Interior moves to delay Obama’s methane leak rule MORE‘s signature health-care law.
Burnett noted that on the campaign trail Trump frequently took to criticizing Obama for signing executive orders when he was in office.
“We have a president that can’t get anything done so he just keeps signing executive orders all over the place,” Trump said in January 2016, according to The Washington Post.
“Nobody wants to listen to [Obama], including the Democrats, so he just goes around signing executive orders,” he said in November 2015.
However, his criticism of Obama’s executive orders goes back further than the campaign trail.
“Why is @BarackObama constantly issuing executive orders that are major power grabs of authority? This is the latest,” Trump tweeted in 2012.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2012