The days leading up to President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration continue to be closely-watched. And on Monday, Trump's 100-day plan was updated with a video statement featuring Trump outlining his proposals. In the video, Trump stared directly at the camera as he shared his priority, what he referred to as, "a simple core principle" which is, "putting America first."
He described domestic job creation as a top priority within his transition team efforts:
...I want the next generation of production and innovation to happen, right here, on 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...
In his first days in office, Trump plans to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), cancel environmental restrictions on shale and clean coal, and develop a plan to protect the country's infrastructure, among other proposals. Trump also said he plans to have the Department of Labor investigate abuses of visa programs, and he plans to impose a five-year ban on executive officials becoming lobbyists after they leave the administration.
"These are just a few of the steps we will take to reform Washington and rebuild our middle class," he said. "I will provide more updates in the coming days as we work together to make America great again for everyone – and I mean everyone."
Since Trump's election victory, the president-elect has had a variety of meetings with elected officials from both sides of the aisle, and has begun making appointments to his Cabinet, in addition to putting his nominations in order. It's been an eventful couple of weeks for people across the country closely following Trump's actions as he prepares to be sworn into office come January. At the same time, many have taken to the streets across the States to protest Trump's win and the sudden spike in reported hate crimes over the past two weeks.
Trump first released his 100-day last month, which included other notable proposals like building a wall along the border with Mexico. Notably missing from Trump's video message on Monday was explicit mention of the construction of the wall, a Muslim ban of sorts (he's tweaked his initial "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States to "vetting" throughout his campaign), and a repeal of Obamacare – all stances he heavily enforced throughout his campaign.