President-elect Donald Trump listed his priorities for his first days in office in a two-and-a-half minute video message released Monday evening.
Trump said he has asked his transition team to come up with a list of executive actions that the administration can take “on Day One to restore our laws and bring back our jobs.” He laid out several of these actions, but did not provide any details about how they would work.
On the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, the president-elect said he’d issue a “a notification of intent to withdraw” from the agreement. He also plans to “cancel” what he called “job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy.”
Trump wants the Labor Department to investigate visa violations that “undercut the American worker.” Using his now ubiquitous tagline about draining the swamp, Trump repeated his promise to ban executive staff from becoming lobbyists for five years after they leave the administration. The ban also includes a lifetime prohibition on executive officials lobbying on behalf of foreign governments.
The president-elect promised new regulatory rules that would require two old regulations to be dismantled any time a new regulation is created. On national security and defense, he plans to ask the Department of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to come up with what he called “a comprehensive plan” to protect American infrastructure from “cyberattacks and all other forms of attacks.”