10 things Donald Trump says he'll do on his first day in the White House

Harriet Marsden@harriet1marsden
Wednesday 09 November 2016 06:15
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Well, he's done it. Donald Trump, reality TV star and confirmed racist, misogynist, sexist, non-political candidate is going to be the President of the United States of America.

Despite a campaign characterised by non-sensical speeches almost rendered incomprehensibe by lack of policy detail, here are 10 things that Trump now has said he'll do on his first day in the White House in order to keep his promises.

10. Repeal Obamacare

Widely touted as one of outgoing President Barack Obama's most significant accomplishments, Trump has nevertheless indicated he will turn back the clocks on the policy and leave more than 22 million Americans without health coverage.

9. Fix the Department of Veterans Affairs

On his campaign website, Trump detailed a 10-point plan on how he will reform the department that serves veterans, including "firing the corrupt and incompetent VA executives", investigating the fraud and cover-up allegations and creating a private White House hotline.

8. Get rid of gun-free zones

Trump claimed that a gun-free zone is "bait" to a "sicko", and that they work like "offering candy to bad people". His campaign pledge was that he would get rid of gun-free zones in schools and on military bases on his very first day.

7. Withdraw from the TPP

Trump promised that if elected, he would extricate the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which involves 12 nations but has not yet been ratified by Congress.

6. Threaten other nations

Part of Trump's anti-immigration rhetoric involved threatening other countries with losing access to US visa programs, should they refuse to take back illegal immigrants who commit crimes in America. He also claimed he would contact countries and say: "'Folks, we love protecting you [...] but you're not living up to the bargain.' They're not paying what they're supposed to be paying - which is very little, by the way."

5. Block Syrian refugees

The Republican candidate has peddled consistent lies and engaged in fearmongering with regards to the Syrian refugee crisis, claiming that they are a "Trojan horse" in which extremism and jihadi terrorists are hiding. He also is quoted as saying he would have "no problem looking Syrian children in the face" and stopping them from entering the country.

4. Deport millions of people living in America

Trump declared that he would deport millions of undocumented people, impose stringent anti-immigrant laws and hunt down an estimated 2 million criminal "illegal aliens" in the US - moving them out in his first hour in office, no less.

3. Build a wall

One of Trump's most widely cited promises was the infamous wall that he would build between the US and Mexico to stop the cross-border flow of immigration. Even more bizarrely, Mexico were apparently going to pay for it.

2. Defeat ISIS

Either a bragaddocious claim of what he will achieve as soon as he takes office, or history's most nonsensical non-sequitur during the debates, nevertheless few will forget Trump's underdeveloped plans to take down the so-called 'Islamic State':

Fox News host Steve Doocy:

How will you change the playbook?

Trump:

We're going to have to do something extremely tough over there.

Doocy:

Like what?

Trump:

Like knock the hell out of them.

1. Make America Great Again

He never say how, and he couldn't say why, but we're assuming he'll get right onto this most important of all his campaign promises the moment he steps foot in the White House.

Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

HT Mother Jones

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