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Here's everything Donald Trump promised to do on his first day in office


What have you got planned for Friday 20 January next year? Give the grass a winter mow? Stay in and conserve the cash before the first payday of the new year? Perhaps just stick Netflix on, watch House of Cards and wish that we had Frank Underwood instead?

Well, spare a thought for Donald J. Trump, who will have a rather busy day that day, what with him spending it being inaugurated as President of the United States of America.

But if you think he’s just got to turn up to the ceremony, do all that oathing on the Bible stuff and then have a celebratory drink while putting his feet up on the Oval Office desk, you’d be very much mistaken.

As the world awoke to the shock of The Donald sweeping the US election, thoughts immediately turned to wondering exactly what he is going to do with the immense power that will soon be at his disposal. Because, in order to win that election, he promised that a hell of a lot of things would happen, with many of them to come on his ‘first day in office’.

Just take a look at this little to-do list that either he has promised, or his running mate Mike Pence has promised on his behalf:

"He is going to repeal every single Obama executive order” – Source

"I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools, and — you have to — and on military bases. My first day, it gets signed, okay? My first day. There's no more gun-free zones." – Source

Remove "criminal illegal immigrants" from the U.S. "on day one" – Source

“I am… going to convene my top generals and give them a simple instruction: They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for defeating ISIS” – Source

“He is going to repeal Obamacare” – Source

"Begin working on an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall" – Source

“From the first day we take office… the days of public funding for Planned Parenthood are over when a Trump-Pence administration arrives in Washington, D.C. (unless it agrees to stop offering abortion services)” – Source

‘Call the heads of companies like Pfizer, the Carrier Corporation, Ford and Nabisco and warn them that their products face 35 percent tariffs because they are moving jobs out of the country’ – Source

“We're going to end the war on coal once and for all" – Source

'I am going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country… I promise you, from the first day in office - the first thing I’m going to do, the first piece of paper that I’m going to sign is we’re gonna get rid of these people. Day one. Before the wall. Before anything… We are going to rid of the criminals, and it’s going to happen within one hour after I take office.” – Source

"Notify all countries that refuse to take back dangerous illegal immigrants who have committed crimes in this country that they will lose access to our visa programs if they continue to do so" – Source

‘Clean house’ at the Department of Veterans Affairs – Source

‘Take steps to seal the southern border’ – Source

"Contact countries and say…'Folks, we love protecting you, we want to continue to protect 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" – Source

“If the media doesn’t believe me, I have a challenge for you. Ask Hillary Clinton if she is willing to withdraw from the TPP her first day in office and unconditionally rule out its passage in any form” – Source

Stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees – Source

"Direct every agency in government to begin identifying all wasteful job-killing regulations, and they are going to be removed" – Source

“On my first day in office, I am also going to ask Congress to pass ‘Kate’s Law’ – named for Kate Steinle – to ensure that criminal aliens convicted of illegal reentry face receive strong mandatory minimum sentences” – Source

Phew. Get the Red Bulls in lads, it’s going to be a long night.



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