Trump to Sign Executive Orders Straightaway

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by Stephen Lendman
According to Reuters, he’ll sign them on day one in office – on immigration (based on nationality, not religion), building a wall on the US/Mexico border, and rescinding various Obama era policies.
Precisely what he’ll order is unknown until published on the White House web site. He promised to fulfill campaign promises, the above issues among many others he’ll address.
According to incoming press secretary Sean Spicer, “(h)e 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.”
On Saturday, he’ll visit CIA headquarters in Langley. He criticized how it treated him under outgoing director John Brennan, asking “(a)re we living in Nazi Germany?” It’s unknown whether incoming head Mike Pompeo will try changing any agency practices.
According to Reuters, “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.”
Presidential historian Julian Zelizer believes “(h)e wants to show he will take action and not be stifled by Washington gridlock.”
He’ll officially abandon TPP and renegotiate NAFTA, according to Spicer, saying “I think you will see those happen very shortly.”
On Wednesday, Obama said he’ll challenge Trump on his immigration policy as a former president. Trump should challenge him for eight years of endless war on humanity at home and abroad, genocide by any standard – and lots more high crimes gone unpunished.
At midday on Friday, Trump will be sworn in as America’s 45th president. Thankfully the deplorable Obama era is over. What awaits going forward remains to be seen.
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.