The United States’ president-elect, Donald Trump, has made many promises throughout his campaign, but will he actually follow through? Can Trump perform the tasks now hanging over his head- the ones that got him elected as the next leader of the United States of America?
In a recent video that is spreading across the web and social media like wildfire, Donald Trump presents his plans for the first 100 days of his presidency. His main priority during his time in office is always, “putting America first”. Trump wants the next generation of production and innovation, such as steel, cars, and various medical cures, to take place in the United states of America. Overall, his plans attempt to create wealth and good jobs for all American workers. As of day one of Trump’s term, he will restore all laws and bring back the rightful jobs of Americans. Trade, energy, national security, and immigration are the areas that the most drastic changes will be made. Whether agreed upon or not, these changes will most certainly arise in America’s near future.
In Trump’s eyes, the trade deals that America is involved in could cause catastrophic damage to its wealth and power. Sooner, rather than later, Trump will compose and deliver the United States’ notification of intent to disengage from the Trans Pacific Partnership, a tariff free trade between countries bordering the Pacific. The goal of this is to bring jobs and industry back onto American soil.
Wealth and high-paying jobs all throughout the nation are important to Trump, especially energy production ones. According to Trump, there are many jobs in the American energy production industry that have “job killing restrictions”. This is in reference to the various restrictions that strive to enforce clean energy over what is considered outdated forms of energy production, such as coal and gas. Trump, a self-described disbeliever in climate change, wants to lift these regulations and remove the US from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Trump has also promised the U.S. better national security. To do this, he will request that the Department of Defense and the Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to develop a complete plan to protect America’s vital infrastructure. He argues that infrastructure is important because America needs a system to protect it from attackers, specifically cyber attacks. With a protection plan, the United States’ infrastructure will be much safer.
Probably one of the largest areas that Trump will be addressing is immigration. He will direct the Department of Labor to investigate foreign labor in America to hopefully bring more jobs to American citizens. Following his promise to “drain the swamp”, The Department of Labor will impose a five year ban on executive officials becoming lobbyists after they leave the administration. Executive officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government will be ban for life. However, his 100 day plan has no mention of a wall on the US and Mexican border, nor any talk of the exportation of Muslims.
By Jazz Khokhar