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PopWrapped | Current Events

President Donald Trump Signs Three Executive Orders On First Full Day

Kristina Atienza | PopWrapped Author

Kristina Atienza

Updated 01/25/2017 4:59am
President Donald Trump Signs Three Executive Orders On First Full Day | Executive Orders
Media Courtesy of Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

It's Donald Trump's first full day in office as the 45th President of the United States, and he's already signed three executive orders.

Trump has signed orders to begin the withdrawal of the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, to freeze federal workforce hiring and to reinstate the Mexico City Policy. These executive orders fulfill some of the "First Day" campaign pledges by the 45th president.

Withdrawal from the TPP accomplishes one of his campaign promises to end American involvement and distances the country from Asian allies. The president claimed that the TPP was damaging to US Manufacturing, and this move would be a "great thing for the American worker." This is being considered a symbolic move since it seems unlikely that it would pass through Congress.

Immediately following the approval of the withdrawal, he accomplished another campaign promise by implementing a federal job freeze. According to the President as he signed the order, the job freeze will apply to all federal jobs except the military.

The third order will bring back the Mexico City Policy. This particular policy was initially put into place by President Ronald Reagan and forbids foreign nongovernmental organizations that receive federal funding from performing, promoting or even discussing abortion services through their work in other countries.

There has not been mention of the other measures promised by Trump such as a constitutional amendment on Congressional term limits, a requirement to eliminate two federal regulations for each new one publicized, the five-year ban on officials becoming lobbyists, the ban on White House officials lobbying for other countries' governments and a ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.

Trump has also said that he planes to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, a free trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada, but has not yet met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto.

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