“I’m not a politician, and have never wanted to be one. But when I saw the trouble our country was in, I knew I couldn’t stand by and watch any longer.
“What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between Donald J. Trump and the American voter – and begins with restoring honesty, accountability and change to Washington,”
– President Donald J. Trump
Every single morning there are new and significant Presidential Actions being taken – and virtually all are linked to promises President Trump made during his campaign.
Apparently, he really did mean what he said.
On November 7, the day before our Presidential Election, I wrote the following as part of a longer note questioning Hillary’s capability as a leader:
“Hillary Clinton is highly experienced in both politics and policy – including foreign policy. She has been in Washington for decades and has been a Senator, a Secretary of State and the First Lady. She knows other international leaders personally. She is also corrupt.
Donald Trump has no experience in politics. He is a loose cannon who often speaks before he thinks. His policy experience is limited at best. He has never held public office. He is also a self-made billionaire who has governed a business empire. He has never faced indictment, been convicted of a crime or faced any serious criminal charges.
Trump is a political unknown, yet he has built the single largest political movement we have ever seen – virtually overnight. He has no need for political office – his wealth makes this election an inconvenience not a necessity. Trump’s Contract with the American Voter calls for lower taxes, replacing ObamaCare, rebuilding of our military, Veteran Affairs Reform, attacks on special interest influence, a five year moratorium on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists, term limits for Congress, an end to illegal immigration, fair trade and perhaps most importantly regulatory relief.”
Hillary said “Elect me because I have been here for decades”. Trump said “Elect me because I have never been here”. And voters responded.
Now Trump is responding.
Never – never have I seen a President begin his office with such purpose, vigor and intent. President Trump has been in office for six days – and only two full working days (today is the third). He has done more in that time than many presidents accomplish in their first year – even their first term.
President Trump has taken 10 Presidential Actions in his first two days and is poised to sign more today as he follows up on his promises for border security – and The Wall…
Jan 20, 2017:
Jan 23, 2017:
Jan 24, 2017:
A complete – and ongoing – list and description of all Presidential Actions has been supplied by Trump’s Administration and can be found here.
As noted above, President Trump has announced at least two more actions for later today. One will redirect existing appropriations to pay for a Border Wall. The other will deal with border security and immigration enforcement. The Obama-mandated U.S. Refugee program – which will be suspended – and a temporary ban on people from countries (Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya) deemed a terrorism risk will be the primary components. Our immigration policy has been transformed.
Of the greatest importance, President Trump has said he will announce his nominee for our Supreme Court vacancy next week – this most crucial of issues will addressed in a future post.
As I write this post the financial markets have just hit a new record high – with the Dow breaking the 20,000 barrier. It may not hold for the day but the mark has been set.
On the night Trump won the election, market futures nosedived. Earlier that day I had sent out a text stating the following simple message:
“Sell the rally if Hillary wins. Buy the Low if Trump wins.”
I sent that same text out again when we knew Trump had won.
This basic advice was predicated on nothing more than Trump’s promises for deregulation and lower taxes. I thought we would be in store for great things if Trump won. I didn’t expect the Dow would stand above 20,000 on Trump’s 3rd business day as President.
These are exhilarating and exciting times.
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