Governing like a dictator? President Biden shatters record for executive orders in first week

Shattering previous presidential records for signing executive orders, President Joe Biden has made a staggering number of mandates his first week in office. He has signed over 30 executive orders and his first week is not done yet.

As of January 25, 2021, Biden has “issued 33 executive orders, actions, proclamations, memoranda, and agency directives,” according to CNN. Twenty-one of these, according to the White House website, are executive orders. The mind-blowing number of executive orders is far from the norm. For context: former President Bill Clinton signed two in 1993, George W. Bush signed two in 2001, Barack Obama signed five in 2009 and Donald Trump signed four in 2017.