Trump de­nies want­ing to put wreck­ing ball to Obama or­ders

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — S.A. Miller

Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump said Sun­day that he doesn’t plan to wipe out Pres­i­dent Obama’s legacy, but that he wants to im­prove ef­fi­ciency and make gov­ern­ment more re­spon­sive to busi­nesses.

Mr. Trump was pressed by “Fox News Sun­day” host Chris Wal­lace about charges he in­tends to take a “wreck­ing ball” to Mr. Obama’s ac­com­plish­ments, which crit­ics have said is ob­vi­ous from some of the pres­i­dent-elect’s Cab­i­net picks.

“No, I don’t want to do that at all. I just want what’s right,” Mr. Trump said in an in­ter­view aired Sun­day.

As an ex­am­ple, Mr. Trump pointed to the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency, where his pick of Ok­la­homa At­tor­ney Gen­eral Scott Pruitt as head sparked charges he wants to dis­man­tle it.

“EPA, you can’t get things ap­proved. I mean, peo­ple are wait­ing in line for 15 years be­fore they get re­jected, OK? That’s why peo­ple don’t want to in­vest in this coun­try,” said Mr. Trump. “So we’re go­ing to clean it up. We’re go­ing to speed it up and, by the way, if some­body is not do­ing the right thing, we’re not go­ing to ap­prove.”

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