Bypassing the mainstream media entirely, Donald Trump has released a video directly to the public, in which he explains his policies and plans for his first 100 days in office as well as giving an update on his transition team progress.
Much to the media’s frustration, Trump has consistently bypassed them on numerous occasions, instead deciding to take his message to the people either through social meeting to hosting a rally in person. The media has been criticized for their left wing bias and only presenting a single viewpoint on the election, as well as portraying Trump’s voters as “uneducated” and “racist“.
Is it any wonder he would decide to publish a video online and let the American people hear an update on his progress first hand, rather than allowing the media to distort his message?
Trump touches on his first 100 days in office and he hopes to accomplish in that time as well as delivering an update on his transition team. Below is a transcript of his address.
Today, I would like to provide the American people with an update on the White House transition and our policy plans for the first 100 days.
Our transition team is working very smoothly, efficiently, and effectively. Truly great and talented men and women, patriots indeed are being brought in and many will soon be a part of our government, helping us to Make America Great Again.
My agenda will be based on a simple core principle: putting America First.
Whether it’s producing steel, building cars, or curing disease, I want the next generation of production and innovation to happen right here, in our great homeland: America – creating wealth and jobs for American workers.
As part of this plan, I’ve asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on day one to restore our laws and bring back our jobs. It’s about time.
These include the following:
On trade, I am going to issue our notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a potential disaster for our country. Instead, we will negotiate fair, bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores.
On energy, I will cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy – including shale energy and clean coal – creating many millions of high-paying jobs. That’s what we want, that’s what we’ve been waiting for.
On regulation, I will formulate a rule which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated, it’s so important.
On national security, I will ask the Department of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to develop a comprehensive plan to protect America’s vital infrastructure from cyber-attacks, and all other form of attacks.
On immigration, I will direct the Department of Labor to investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker.
On ethics reform, as part of our plan to Drain the Swamp, we will impose a five-year ban on executive officials becoming lobbyists after they leave the Administration – and a lifetime ban on executive officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.
These are just a few of the steps we will take to reform Washington and rebuild our middle class.
I will provide more updates in the coming days, as we work together to Make America Great Again for everyone and I mean everyone.
Donald Trump states that his core principle behind any of his policies decisions will be putting America first, which is a drastic change from the Obama administration, as many believed him to be putting globalism first. He will also be focused on “draining the swamp”, one of his catch phrases that emerged in the last weeks of the election, and taking actions that will prevent lobbyists or government officials from using their positions to enrich themselves.
By the way, a guest on CNN today said that Trump’s “drain the swamp” initiative is an “appeal to racism“, claiming that the hashtag #DrainTheSwamp was used on Twitter by “avowed racists and white supremacists” who victimized minorities with it. Of course, leave it to CNN to dig up some obscure guest to distort anything Trump says into an undercover racist message. And CNN wonders why people are so sick of their network accusing everything and everyone of being racists?
Trump Tower has been a revolving door with visitors and the media is abuzz with speculation on future cabinet picks. Thus far, we have seen some strong, conservative picks for Trump’s administration and are likely to continue being surprised as he announces more.
A refreshing change for sure, and if these past few weeks have been indication of what’s to come during a Trump presidency, we are in for a revolutionary, historic rebirth of American pride and nationalism. Which, by the way, there is absolutely nothing wrong with.