Chris Wallace calls out Limbaugh for being ‘outraged’ when Obama took executive action

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Sunday called out conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh over the difference between his response when President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE and former President Obama made an executive action. 

“I want to ask you about the game you say we play in Washington," Wallace said while on "Fox News Sunday." "Because the fact is that when President Obama took executive actions, you were outraged."

Wallace noted a couple of examples from Obama's administration, such as when he took executive action in November 2014 to protect millions of immigrants without legal status from deportation. 

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Limbaugh, who has supported Trump's national emergency declaration to fund a border wall, said at the time that America couldn't "stand idly by and try to find some political opportunity while the president basically shreds the Constitution and flushes it down the toilet."

"I understand that you like what President Trump is doing and you didn’t like what President Obama was doing," Wallace said. "And that’s the concern here, is that to the degree you give the president more and more powers, yes you’re going to get things from one president you like, but you’re going to get executive powers from another president that you don’t like."

"You may look at it that way. I don’t," Limbaugh replied, adding that "what Obama was doing was furthering" problems related to executive action because he was taking "action that I deemed to be harmful to the country."

"I look at what Trump is doing as something he has to do because he’s not getting any cooperation whatsoever," Limbaugh said. 

The comments from Limbaugh came just days after Trump declared a national emergency to allocate nearly $8 billion for construction of his long-promised wall along the southern border. 

Trump made the announcement as he agreed to sign a congressional spending bill without the $5 billion in funds for a border wall he had demanded. 

Limbaugh has actively backed the president's pitch to build a border wall since Trump's 2016 campaign. He was among a group of commentators who urged Trump to only sign a congressional spending bill in December if it included funds for a wall along the southern border.