The First Fourteen Days

In his first two weeks in the White House Donald Trump delighted his supporters and spread consternation around the world. Here are some of his concrete actions

The World Today Updated 24 November 2020 Published 9 February 2017 1 minute READ

Burhan Wazir

Editor, Coda Story

January 23

  • Reinstates a rule prohibiting federal funding to international NGOs which provide or talk about abortion services.
  • Withdraws from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade agreement that was the cornerstone of Obama’s Asia policy.
  • Institutes a hiring freeze for the federal employees except the military.

January 24

  • Signs orders to expedite construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, halted during the Obama administration over environmental concerns.

January 25

  • Orders the US government to begin construction of a wall along the border with Mexico and insists Mexico will pay for it in the long term.
  • Directs Homeland Security and Justice departments to withhold federal funds from US ‘sanctuary cities’ which do not cooperate with Washington on immigration.

January 25

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