In an appearance on CNN, the legal commentator rejected Obama’s characterization of Trump’s DACA decision.
In an appearance on CNN on Wednesday night, Matthew Whitaker, the executive director for the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, argued that President Trump made the right decision by rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which he called “unconstitutional.”
Whitaker blamed President Obama for the situation and rejected the previous president’s assessment of Trump’s action.
“[Obama’s] the one that kind of started this whole ball rolling,” Whitaker said. “The president was faced with enforcing an illegal executive order that really was leading to nowhere.”
The FACT lawyer argued that Congress needed to make decisions related to ‘Dreamers.’
Later in the segment, Whitaker sparred with CNN commentator Symone Sanders over the constitutionality of the law.
“The legal analysis is very sound. It was unconstitutional – the executive order that President Obama passed,” Whitaker argued.
Sanders responded that no one had ruled the order unconstitutional yet, but Whitaker cited Supreme court precedent to back up his argument.
“It’s not going to be what you want, it’s what it is,” he told her.
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