President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to have a busy first day in office. Here is a smattering of key promises the incoming commander-in-chief has said will kick off his presidency, which will begin in earnest on Day 4 (Monday Jan. 23). Trump has repeatedly said he would do things so fast “your head will spin.”
Trump has said repeatedly that immigration would be his first priority and has vowed to use his first day in office to order the start of work on a massive border wall and to begin deporting approximately 2 million undocumented immigrants who have criminal records.
“Day one, my first hour in office, those people are gone,” he said in October.
“They’re going to be out of this country so fast, your head will spin,” he said in August.
Trump has also vowed to use Day 1 to “eliminate every unconstitutional executive order” related to immigration — specifically the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, which both spared approximately 740,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents from deportation.
In addition, Trump said he would immediately suspend immigration from terror-prone regions, suspend the resettlement program of Syrian refugees and would strip federal funding from “sanctuary cities.”
Trump has said he will begin dismantling Obamacare on Day 1 by asking Congress to “immediately deliver a full repeal” on his first day.
Congress has already kicked off the process, taking the required procedural steps to open up the process for a full repeal-and-replace measure.
But beyond that it remains unclear whether Congress will act to replace the law with something else immediately, or down the line.
Trump said just earlier this week that his replacement plan would provide “insurance for everybody” but has provided no details on how.
In October, he said his replacement would include mandatory Health Savings Accounts and allow for people to purchase health insurance across state lines.
In October, Trump released a “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again” in which he said would kick off his first day with seven measures to “protect American workers.”
They included an “intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal,” a “withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” his directing the “Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator” and directing “the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately,” a promise to “lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal,” a vow to “lift…