Trump didn’t wait until Inauguration Day to insert himself into U.S.
foreign policy. He broke with precedent when he intervened to pressure
Egypt to withdraw a draft U.N. resolution condemning Israel, and the
U.S. to veto the final resolution.
At the same time, President
Barack Obama is not going quietly into the night. He has used that pen
of his to sign a rash of last-minute executive orders commuting the
sentences of some prisoners, pardoning others, banning drilling off the
Atlantic coast and in parts of the Arctic Ocean, and declaring 1.65
million acres of desert in Utah and Nevada as national monuments.
he isn’t making mischief for his successor, Obama is busy drafting his
legacy, which will culminate in a reprise of the historic moments of his
presidency as part of a Jan. 10 farewell address in Chicago. (Why wait for others to assess your legacy when you can do it yourself?)
is certain to relate his successes from the past eight years, including
the enactment of the Affordable Care Act and more than six years of
sustained job growth. Then there are a handful of things he would prefer
that we forget…
The rest of the story: What Obama won’t tell you about his legacy - MarketWatch