Election 2016

A semi-comprehensive
list of actions Donald
Trump plans to take
on his first day as
President

All the things Donald Trump promised to do on “day one” of his presidency

One of the most familiar refrains from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was all the things he promised to do on “day one” of his administration. Begin the border wall; impose term limits; start mass deportations, just to name a few. Now that Donald J. Trump is President-elect Trump, we compiled a list of Day One promises culled from statements on the campaign trail and his website.

While the promises range from more general ones like enforcing U.S. law to specifics such as cutting off all federal funding to sanctuary cities, the sheer volume and scope are certainly lofty. Let’s just say President Trump is going to have a busy day on January 20, and none of this includes actually being sworn in. Here are 21 of Trump’s Day One plans:

  • enforce United States law
  • begin work on border wall
  • pursue constitutional amendment to put term limits on Congress
  • institute hiring freeze for most federal workers
  • eliminate two regulations for every one passed
  • five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists
  • impose lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying for foreign governments
  • ban foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections
  • withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
  • label China a currency manipulator
  • begin work to end foreign trading abuses
  • lift roadblocks on the Keystone Pipeline
  • cancel payments to UN Climate Change Program
  • end the “war on coal”
  • repeal ObamaCare
  • begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • remove “criminal illegal immigrants”
  • cancel unconstitutional executive actions
  • begin the process of filling the Supreme Court vacancy
  • cancel federal funding for “sanctuary cites”
  • suspend immigration from “terror prone regions”
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