White House Vows ‘Audacious Executive Action’ by Obama in 2016

President Obama is not finished with executive actions, according to White House Chief of staff Denis McDonough.

“We’ll do audacious executive action throughout the course of the rest of the year. I’m confident of that,” he said during a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with reporters this morning in Washington D.C.

McDonough said he was “very mindful” that Obama was running out of time in his last year of office and would do as much as he could before leaving office.

The Chief of Staff adds he is reluctant to restrain Obama’s “appetite” for action, especially after the president met with White House staff to discuss his last year.

He recalled Obama urged staff to be infused with the sense of possibility.

“I am going to be asking myself ‘Why not?’” Obama said, according to McDonough’s recollection.

“That’s part of the way we approached last year … we feel good about last year,” McDonough said.


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