Donald Trump’s First Days In Power
February 16, 2017
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After being sworn into office here are the bullet points of what Trump has done so far in his first 18 days in office…
• “Withdrew the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade deal he had heavily criticized as a candidate as not protecting American workers enough.”
• Greenlit beginning construction on a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
• Reinstated “Mexico City policy,” which bars federal money from going to foreign nonprofits which promote or perform abortions.
• “Ordered a freeze on federal hiring other than for military, public safety and public health jobs.”
• Reversed a planned cut on mortgage insurance for many first-time homebuyers.
• Ordered executive branch agencies to start the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act
• Moved forward on the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines.
• Ended the “catch and release” policy that allowed some immigrants to be released from detention while they await a hearing with an immigration judge.
• “Ended federal funding to sanctuary cities and states, which opt out of reporting undocumented immigrants.”
• Kept FBI Director James Comey, (The FBI Director that handled Hillary Clinton’s private email server)
• Spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone, signaling that a promise to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem won’t be fulfilled immediately.”
• “Visited the CIA to mend fences after weeks of acrimony, and faced criticism after he talked about the media reporting on the size of his inauguration crowds.”
• Enacted an executive order that Trump calls “Extreme Vetting” but also known as a “Muslim Ban” bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for a period of 90 days. It also suspends the United States’ refugee system for a period of 120 days.
• Instated Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education and Rex Tillerson (former CEO of Exxon) as Secretary of State.
*CNN News, The Telegraph and Time Magazine were quoted in these bullet points.