Gene Healy, vice president of the Cato Institute, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss the expansion of executive power, President Obama’s legacy, and the position that Donald Trump will now occupy.
“One of Obama’s central aspects of his legacy is expanding the imperial presidency in certain ways more significantly than George W. Bush had,” Healy said. “Adding new weapons, new powers to the imperial presidency and then paying it forward to Donald Trump.”
Obama will become the first two-term president to preside over a nation at war everyday of his presidency. “Obama has made presidential war permanent and normalized,” he said. “The gravity of what he’s done is coming home to him in these last few weeks before he turns the keys over to Donald Trump.”