President-elect Donald Trump will sign as many as 200 executive orders on Monday, Judge Andrew Napolitano told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on Wednesday night.
The Fox News judicial analyst said Trump will likely target a wide range of Obama administration policies including on immigration, the environment, and guns.
“On the executive orders, he told me he expected to be signing 200 orders on Monday,” Napolitano said. “He will decide what he needed to sign on Friday.”
There are a handful that he will likely sign his first day in office, however.
“He’s got a few of them, probably in the area of four to five, that we’re looking at on Friday,” said incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. “Some of it is logistical things that you have to do in terms of government operations. Then there are some other ones that I expect him to sign with regards to some other issues that have been on his priority list.”
As far as the approach Trump will take to executive actions, Napolitano said he will “level the playing field.”
“His philosophy, level the playing field, get rid of all of the lawmaking that Barack Obama did by his executive orders, level the playing field, ask Congress to change laws that need to be changed,” he said. “What he will do if Congress doesn’t give him what he wants? I don’t know. He is probably going to get the lion’s share of what he wants because he has a lot of goodwill and the Republicans control both Houses."