President-elect Donald Trump has given Americans their first taste of what he has planned for his first days in the White House.
In a brief YouTube video released Monday at dinnertime, Trump outlined six policy promises – all items he campaigned on – that he could accomplish with the stroke of a pen. Missing, however, was any mention of rolling back President Barack Obama’s orders that protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.
His ideas include withdrawing from the much-pilloried Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, relaxing federal ‘restrictions’ on coal and shale energy production, and kick-starting a comprehensive plan to protect the U.S. from cyber attacks.
He also vowed to end visa abuses by visitors to the country and shrink the sheer volume of regulations the government issues. And Trump renewed a pledge to prohibit officials in his administration from using a longstanding revolving door to lobby the government after they leave the public sector.