Obama: ‘That’s the good thing, as president I can do whatever I want’

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While touring the Charlottesville, Va., estate of Thomas Jefferson alongside French president Francois Hollande, its reported president Obama quipped, “That’s the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I want.”

Per the official pool report:

At 4:45 POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he’d like to take a look and seemed delighted to “break the protocol”.

“That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want” he quipped, walking to the terrace with his guest and Ms. Bowman. Pool now in the mansion as the leaders will come and visit Jefferson’s study.

Whats ironic about the timing of Obama’s “quipp” is that the pool report was released around the same time the White House had announced it will unilaterally delay the Obamacare employeer mandate for employers with less than 100 employees.

Unilateral moves by the Obama Administration to delay mandates of the Affordable Care Act have come under fire recently by members of the GOP who claim that the decisions are unconstitutional.

It’s also Ironic that the president would make such a remark at a time he is so openly willing to announce his intention to bypass congress and make executive orders.

Related: Obama: ‘Whenever I can take steps without legislation I will

Hat tip: Weekly Standard

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