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Donald Trump Announces Plans for First 100 Days in Office

Donald Trump Announces Plans for First 100 Days in Office

Donald Trump Announces Plans for First 100 Days in Office

In a two-minute video segment, Trump discussed jobs, trade, and cutting federal regulation. 

President-elect Donald Trump outlined the plan for his first 100 days in office in a two-minute video segment released to the public Monday. Notably absent from his strategy are campaign promises like building a wall between the United States and Mexico, placing Muslims on a registry, and creating a "deportation force" that would expel millions of Americans.

His outline instead focuses on three major points: trade, energy, and jobs.

"My agenda will be based on a simple core principle: putting America First," Trump said. "Whether it's producing steel, building cars, or curing disease, I want the next generation of production and innovation to happen right here, in our great homeland: America -- creating wealth and jobs for American workers."

"As part of this plan, I've asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on day one to restore our laws and bring back our jobs," he added. "It's about time."

In his first 100 days in office, Trump plans to nix the United States' participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement between 12 countries, including Canada, Mexico, Vietnam, and Japan, that has been in the works for seven years. He plans to do so his first day in office. Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has said that the deal with be "meaningless" without U.S. involvement.

The CEO also plans to lift environmental protections enacted under the Obama administration and deregulate the energy industry, including lifting restrictions on shale oil and coal production.

Trump also wants to limit lobbying efforts by former officials in the federal government, a proposal he referred to as "Drain the Swamp" during the 2016 election race. After executives leave the Beltway, they must wait five years before they can become a paid lobbyist. He promised, however, a lifetime ban on former U.S. officials lobbying for a foreign power.

Although Trump ran on an anti-immigration platform, none of his most extreme policies were discussed during the video segment. Instead, he plans to focus on visa abuses by foreign workers, which he claimed "undercut" American jobs.

In addition to preventing cyberattacks from foreign governments through increased funding to federal infrastructure, Trump wants to slash federal regulation. To do so, he will implement a new policy stating that for every regulation that is enacted, two must be cut in its place. How those obsolete regulations will be chosen and what government body will be charged with doing so was not addressed.

These policies, though, are a taste of things to come, Trump said.

"These are just a few of the steps we will take to reform Washington and rebuild our middle class," he concluded. "I will provide more updates in the coming days, as we work together to Make America Great Again for everyone."

Enacting these policy positions will require absolutely no approval from Congress, as CNN notes. They merely need the president-elect's signature to become law.

Watch a video of Trump discussing his plan for his first 100 days in office below.

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