>> The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.>> President Donald Trump promising immediate action in his inauguration address Friday. In the first signs of remaking Washington, check the White House website. Topics such as civil rights, climate change, equal pay, and healthcare wiped from the issues section of whitehouse.gov shortly after Trump took the oath of office.
In their place Trump priorities, including an America First energy plan that makes no mention of climate change, but pledges to undo President Barack Obama's proposed cuts to US carbon dioxide emissions. Donald Trump also waving the presidential pen for the first time signing a law granting a waiver to his nominee for Defense Secretary, James Maddox, allowing the ex-Marine general to serve at the top of the Pentagon, and more sure to come.
Sources telling Reuters that Trump will likely rush to use his new executive authority on issues where he isn't required to wait for Congress. He could begin by revoking several order made my President Barack Obama. Those could include rescinding his predecessor's policy shielding immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation.
President Trump also expected to sign an order directing the building of a wall along America's border with Mexico. Although funding to actually begin such a massive project must still be approved by Congress. One member of the Trump transition team telling Reuters that Trump advisors had vetted more than 200 potential executive orders for him to consider.
These covered health care, climate policy, immigration and other issues. The source saying it was not clear how many Trump would initially approve.