First Days of the Trump Administration
Since Friday, President Trump has made good on numerous campaign promises, pulling the plug on several key issues that were instituted by Obama. His nominees are in battles, but his pen has been busy. The first days of the Trump Administration have been productive.
The atmosphere went south right off the bat
Senate Democrats played obstructionists on Friday with the nomination of Mike Pompeo as CIA Director. It became rowdy as they tangled over the Conservative Kansan, causing a quarrel between Chuck Schumer and Tom Cotton. Schumer snidely told Cotton that if he’d been there 8 years ago he’d have known that they don’t approve people on Inauguration Day. To which Cotton replied:
“Eight years ago, I was getting my ass shot at in Afghanistan. So don’t talk to me about where I was 8 years ago.” Senator Tom Cotton, US Army veteran
Mike Pompeo was subsequently confirmed with a vote on 66-32, and sworn in as CIA Director on Monday.
Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, was approved by the Senate committee, and moves to the Senate floor for confirmation.
New leadership, less cowardice
Meanwhile, President Trump has ordered a hiring freeze on federal employees, pulled US involvement from the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement, re-instated construction of the Keystone Pipeline and Dakota Access Pipeline, re-instituted the Mexico Policy that keeps US Taxpayers from funding abortions abroad, worked on cementing ties to Israel and perhaps moving the Embassy to Jerusalem, declared war on ISIS, and spoke words of encouragement to the CIA.
The rioters in DC got arrested instead of placated, which blew their minds. No pats on the back from this President.
He has been meeting with numerous manufacturers in the attempt to bring jobs back to the United States. On Tuesday morning he met with Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, and General Motors in an effort to get more plants to bring in jobs. They appeared happy with the removal of the TPP.
“We’ve been very vocal, both as an industry and as a company, and we have repeatedly said that the mother of all trade barriers is currency manipulation, and TPP failed to meaningfully deal with that, and we appreciate the president’s courage to walk away from a bad trade deal.” Mark Fields, CEO Ford Motor Company
Make no mistake, liberals, there’s a new guy in town and he’s not taking any more of your crap.