Whoopi Goldberg wrongly says Obama waited ‘at least a couple of months’ to issue executive actions

Whoopi Goldberg wrongly says Obama waited ‘at least a couple of months’ to issue executive actions
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Actress Whoopi Goldberg arrives at the Sunset Marquis Hotel 50th anniversary birthday bash at Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas on November 16, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg claimed recently that unlike President Donald Trump, former President Barack Obama waited before issuing executive actions.

After a striking comment from co-host Joy Behar, who hypothesized Trump was passing executive actions quickly because he was afraid he’d be impeached, another co-host, Jedediah Bila, countered Behar’s point saying “all presidents do this.” Goldberg offered an instant fact-check.

“I think the difference in what you’re saying in terms of executive action is at least it took President Obama, at least a couple of months in, and this one (Trump) has came in and he said, ‘We’re doing this and this, and this.’ And I understand that,” Goldberg said in a Jan. 25 segment of the View.

Goldberg repeated this idea again in response to Bila, who criticized Obama for taking executive actions at the start of his presidency when he could have passed laws through a Democratic Congress.

“But (Obama) didn’t do executive orders in the beginning,” Goldberg said.

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