The past week was an eventful one for the country, as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, was inaugurated Jan. 20. This served as happy news to some, and unpleasant news to others. In his first week of office, Trump took several steps and made decisions that might affect different people in different ways. Some of his decisions were met by strong opposition from people around the globe, while others were supported by people, especially Republicans.
Here is a review of Trump’s first week in office and the decisions he has made so far:
– President Trump signed an order to complete the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota access pipeline. He also signed an order that requires workers to use American infrastructure provided by the US Army Corps of Engineers for construction.
– As soon as Trump took office, people around the world peacefully protested in “the womens’ march”, which was the biggest peaceful protest in the history of the United States. People protested Trump’s plans to regulate women’s rights, like abortion.
– President Trump signed an executive order to start constructing a wall on the southern border. It is estimated to cost around 15 billion dollars. According to Trump, this decision would decrease the number of illegal immigrants within the United States.
– President Trump signed an executive order to repeal “Obamacare.”
– President Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
– President Trump changed the “Mexico City Policy” to prohibit taxpayers money from funding abortions overseas.
– President Trump signed an order to stop federal funding for sanctuary cities. These are US cities that have laws that protect illegal immigrants within the cities.
– President Trump implemented a travel ban on seven countries including Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia. Citizens of these countries are not allowed to enter the United States under any condition. This decision received worldwide disapproval and led to demonstrations around the globe protesting what is being called the “Muslim ban.”
-Trump banned science agencies from tweeting research results or communicating any findings or updates with the public.
These were some of the major events that occurred during Trump’s first week in office. These steps are different from what the country, and the world, have known for the past eight years. While a lot of his decisions are met with strong disapproval from Democrats and plenty of judges, President Trump continues to administer executive orders that adhere with his presidential campaign promises.