Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama on Saturday over his use of executive orders to accomplish his policy objectives, just two days after proposing his own executive order.
Speaking with South Carolina's attorney general during a question-and-answer forum,
Trump vowed that if elected president, he would repeal Obama's executive orders allowing undocumented children and parents to remain in the U.S. The state's attorney general, Alan Wilson, is suing the president over those executive actions along with 25 other states.
"I don't think he even tries anymore. I think he just signs executive actions," Trump said of Obama, before pointing to the U.S. government system of checks and balances.
That's the way the system is supposed to work. And then all of a sudden, I hear he tried, he can't do it, and then, boom, and then another one, boom," Trump said.
One of the first things I do, in terms of executive order if I win, will be to sign a strong, strong statement that will go out to the country -- out to the world -- that anybody killing a policeman, policewoman, a police officer -- anybody killing a police officer, the death penalty. It's going to happen, OK?" Trump said Thursday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where a New England police union representing about 4,000 law enforcement officials endorsed him.