Trump's 1st Day Also Includes Energy, Regulation, National Security, Immigration, Ethics

By Susan Jones | November 22, 2016 | 5:38am EST
President-elect Donald Trump tells the American people exactly what he plans to do on the first day of his presidency.

( - President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to announce his America-first agenda.

Speaking directly to the American people by video, he said he will take the following executive actions "on day one."

-- On trade, as reported, he will issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a global trade deal supported by President Obama and some Republicans. Instead, Trump said his administration will negotiate "fair, bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores."

--- On energy, Trump said he will cancel "job-killing restrictions" on America energy production, including shale (fracking) and clean coal. "That's what we want; that's what we've been waiting for," he said.

-- On regulation, Trump said he will formulate a rule saying that for every one new regulation, two old ones must go.

-- On national security, Trump said he will ask the Defense Department and the Joint Chiefs of Staff to "develop a comprehensive plan to protect America's vital infrastructure from cyber-attacks and all other form of attacks."

-- On immigration, Trump said he will "direct the Department of Labor to investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker," an apparent reference to the H-1B visa program that has brought tens of thousands of skilled foreigners to the United States to work in the technology industry, among other professions.

-- And finally, on ethics reform, Trump said he will impose a five-year ban on executives becoming lobbyists after they leave his administration and a lifetime ban on executives lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.

"These are just a few of the steps we will take to reform Washington and rebuild our middle class," Trump concluded. "I will provide more updates in the coming days as we work together to make America great again for everyone -- and I mean everyone, he emphasized.

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