Trump Reveals Key Priorities; Missing are Repeal of Obamacare and Building the Wall
President-elect Donald Trump laid out the priorities of his upcoming administration in a video released on Monday with the overriding theme of “putting America first,” which he called a core principle.
The video address, Trump’s first since his upset victory over Hillary Clinton on November 8, reveals what the new administration’s policy plans will be for the first 100 days. Among the goals mentioned were withdrawing from TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and undoing Obama’s unconstitutional and burdensome executive orders, including canceling “job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy.”
“Whether it’s producing steel, building cars, or curing disease, I want the next generation of production and innovation to happen right here, in our great homeland: America – creating wealth and jobs for American workers,” Trump says in the video where he describes the transition team as working “very smoothly, efficiently and effectively,” and called those being selected in his upcoming administration “truly great and talented men and women patriots.”
President-elect Trump says that he will require that “for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated,” will request that the joint chiefs of staff “develop a comprehensive plan to protect America’s vital infrastructure from cyber attacks and all other forms of attacks, and will direct the Department of Labor to “investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker.”
Mysteriously absent from the list of priorities were two promises made repeatedly on the campaign trail — repealing Obamacare and building a border security wall on the southern U.S. border. However, Trump did indicate that the list of priorities may not be all-inclusive and that there would be other updates forthcoming.