(NationalSentinel) President-elect Donald J. Trump will waste no time getting to work shortly after he officially becomes president: He has a series of executive actions planned as he and his new administration begin implementing his policies while rolling back some of President Obama’s actions.
Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to take the opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and roll back outgoing President Barack Obama’s policies.
Trump, a Republican elected on Nov. 8 to succeed Democrat Obama, arrived in Washington on a military plane with his family a day before he will be sworn in during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.
Aides said Trump would not wait to wield one of the most powerful tools of his office, the presidential pen, to sign several executive actions that can be implemented without the input of Congress.
“He is committed to not just Day 1, but Day 2, Day 3 of enacting an agenda of real change, and I think that you’re going to see that in the days and weeks to come,” Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said on Thursday, telling reporters to expect activity on Friday, during the weekend and early next week.
One of Trump’s first acts, as president, appears to be patching things up with the intelligence community; he plans to visit CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., on Saturday. The president-elect has been hard on the agency but for good reason; careerist intel bureaucrats who are obviously in the #nevertrump camp have been leaking fake data to discredit him, while top intelligence officials including CIA Director John Brennan have taken unprecedented steps to criticize the incoming president in public.
As for his executive actions, Reuters noted further:
Trump’s advisers vetted more than 200 potential executive orders for him to consider signing on healthcare, climate policy, immigration, energy and numerous other issues, but it was not clear how many orders he would initially approve, according to a member of the Trump transition team who was not authorized to talk to the press.
Signing off on orders puts Trump, who has presided over a sprawling business empire but has never before held public office, in a familiar place similar to the CEO role that made him famous, and will give him some early victories before he has to turn to the lumbering process of getting Congress to pass bills.
It’s obvious the new president isn’t interested in the trappings of the job of president; he wants to work to get the things done that he promised Americans during his campaign. Hopefully that energy and desire will last throughout Mr. Trump’s tenure.