A video message to the American people delivered Monday by President-elect Donald Trump is making the rounds. In it, Trump explains six policy plans he has for his first 100 days in office to help drain the proverbial swamp that has kept Washington bogged down with overbearing regulation and thick with bureaucracy.
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.
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.
I will formulate a rule which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated.
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 cyberattacks, and all other form of attacks.
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 bold steps but steps welcomed by many on the right. We're likely to see pushback on various topics he's brought up here from the left, however, including the plans on shale and coal, as well as on immigration.