Poll Context: At a rally in December, Donald Trump suggested said if he becomes president he will consider using executive orders to “unsign” certain policies that were enforced by President Barack Obama.
After a member of the audience asked Trump what he would do during his first days in the Oval Office, Trump said he would “knock the hell” out of all the signature legislation that Obama approved.
“In the first 100 days, we’re going to knock the hell out of Obamacare,” Trump said, which got cheers from his audience. “You know the great thing about executive orders is that I don’t have to go back to Congress. I just sit down… and I will be unsigning many, maybe not all. Maybe there’s a couple of good ones, I don’t know, I doubt it.”
“But we’re going to be unsigning a lot of executive orders, especially his order that basically lets anybody they want just pour into our country. That’s going to end,” Trump added, referring to the president’s executive order signed in November of 2014 that gave five million illegal immigrants legal status in the country. Many legal analysts and experts found this executive order to be unconstitutional, and it was blocked by the courts.