Donald Trump’s First Days In Power

The Centurion Staff

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.