Two things are missing from Trump's preview of his first 100 days in the White House
President-elect Donald Trump just offered a preview of his first 100 days in office.
Trump appeared in a YouTube video on Monday outlining a number of policies he says his administration will seek to enact after he is inaugurated in January.
The message closely resembled the pitch from his days on the campaign trail, highlighting his goal to preserve American jobs and bolster US military defenses.
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Here's a list of the initiatives Trump says he wants to pursue starting on day one:
- US trade — issue a notice of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
- US energy — cancel what Trump described as "job-killing" restrictions on American energy production.
- Regulations — the incoming president says he will seek to formulate a simple rule: for every one new regulation, two old regulations would be eliminated.
- National security — Trump says he will ask the Department of Defense to develop policies that protect US infrastructure from cyber attacks and "all other forms of attacks."
- Immigration — ask the Department of Labor to investigate abuses of visa programs that "undercut the American worker."
- Ethics reform — a 5- year ban on executive officials becoming lobbyists after they leave the administration and a lifetime ban on the same officials lobbying on behalf of foreign governments.
Two things were missing from Trump's message — a mention of a border wall that he vowed to build between the US and Mexico, and details on his proposed alternative to the Affordable Care Act.
The border wall was one of Trump's signature campaign promises and an extension of an immigration platform that sought to deport millions of people who are in the US illegally.
On the Affordable Care Act — better-known as Obamacare — then-candidate Trump promised to "repeal and replace" the law as soon as he took office.
It is unclear when those initiatives might be taken up. After Trump's first meeting with President Barack Obama days after the election, Trump signaled that he may keep some Obamacare provisions in place.
Additionally, Trump's promise on Monday to push for ethics reform comes on the same day that his labyrinthine foreign business connections were called into question. Last week, amid a flurry of meetings with domestic and international dignitaries, the billionaire mogul also sat down with three Indian business partners who are building a Trump-branded apartment complex near Mumbai.
According to The New York Times, a Trump Organization spokeswoman described the meeting as a "courtesy call."
Trump, who has grown increasingly hostile toward news organizations since he was elected, appeared to address that issue in a tweet late Monday night. The message claimed that it was "well known" that he has business dealings around the world. "Only the crooked media makes this a big deal," the tweet read.
The president-elect's private business interests are widely thought to pose an unprecedented conflict of interest.
Watch Trump's full message here.