Americans are little by little coming to terms with the victory registered by the Republican nominee in the US elections. Many have taken to streets to protest while others are hoping that a way will emerge to stop his from ascending to power. But the likelihood of that happening is minimal. The world should thus get ready to refer to him as Mr. President when 20th January 2017 reaches.
What will he do in his first 100 days of office? Throughout the campaign period the president-elect has made it clear of what he will do.
Mr. Trump has made promises that contrast sharply with Obama’s health care plan as well foreign policy. If he starts implementing is promises, then his first three months in work will be very busy for him.
Most of his plans are to do with the reformation of or replacement of the laws put in place in the last 8 years. The Republican nominee argues that electing Hillary Clinton would be equal to electing Barack Obama for another 4 years. He has vowed that he is going to radically change the country in his initial days on the job.
Day One in Office
Donald Trump frequently highlighted the tasks he will want to get done the moment he gets into the Oval Office. He said that he would “repeal and replace ‘Obamacare,’” “immediately suspend the admission of Syrian refugees,” “order a review of every single regulation issued over the last eight years,” “begin lifting all regulations that are hurting our workers and our businesses,” “terminate every single unconstitutional executive order signed by President Obama,” “restore the rule of law to our land,” “begin implementing plans for construction of a wall along our southern border” and “get rid of” international gangs of thugs and drug cartels.
The term “drain the swamp” has been frequently used in the campaigns to refer to the corruption in Washington. He mainly promises to amend the constitution so that members of Congress get term limits. In addition, Mr. Trump pledges to put in place laws that will stop government officials from lobbying on behalf of the government.
He also says he will ensure there is a hiring freeze so as to curb the size of the federal government. Campaign finance reform would take the form of forbidding foreign lobbyists to raise money on behalf of campaigns in the U.S.
Apart from these, Trump also has promises touching taxes and domestic issues. He signals that he may reduce the tax brackets from seven to three while the business rates will be taken as down as 15%.
He has also promised to eliminate Common Core in public schools countrywide and nominate a replacement of the late Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia.