Donald Trump lays out agenda for first 100 days: US to leave TPP, investigate visa program abuses

Trump announced that US will withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal since it is a "potential disaster" for the country

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 22, 2016 7:39 am
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President-elect Donald Trump on Monday released a video spelling out his  agenda for the first 100 days when he assumes office on January 20. Sticking to the themes he had outlined during his Presidential campaign, Trump laid out plans for trade, energy, regulations, national security, immigration, and ethics.

Trump, whose campaign motto was ‘Make American great again’,  began the video by promising to bring innovation and job opportunities to America. “My agenda will be based on a simple core principle: putting America first. Whether it’s producing steel, building cars or curing disease, 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,” he said.

Trump announced that US will withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal since it is a “potential disaster” for the country, calling for, instead, bilateral deals which would bring jobs to the country. “We will issue the notification of intent on Trans-Pacific Partnership, a potential disaster for our country. Instead we will negotiate fair bilateral deals that bring jobs and industry back on to American shores,” he said in the video.

After the announcement, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that the TPP, which yet to ratified, would be meaningless without the US. In the video, Trump further talks about removing energy restrictions and bringing in jobs through shale oil energy and clean coal energy which will create “millions of high paying jobs.”

Moving on to immigration, he said he will be directing the department of labour to look at any abuse of visa programs that undercut American jobs. Trump said that there will a five-year ban on executive officials taking up the role of lobbyists and a lifetime ban on executives lobbying for foreign governments.  “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 lifetime ban on executive officials lobbying on behalf of foreign governments,” he said.

He also said he will direct the Department of Defence and Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff to formulate a security plan to protect America from all threats.  “On National Security, I will ask the Department of Defence and Chairman Join Chief of Staff to develop a comprehensive plan to protect America’s vital infrastructure from cyber attacks and all other form of attacks,” he said. Describing them as only some of his plans to ‘make America great again’, he said he will be coming forth with more steps to reform Washington.

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    TrumpisModi
    Nov 22, 2016 at 5:13 am
    Both Trump and Modi are fascists and if same dangerous breeds who will make world very unsafe place to live, both are extremists
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      TrumpisModi
      Nov 22, 2016 at 5:15 am
      Trump will send all Indian students back, so RSS who was celebrating his victory will now be burning along with modi
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        Gnan
        Nov 22, 2016 at 5:35 am
        Only Brahmins students who came to USA and started becoming pruohits are all going back to join Col.Purohit of RSS.
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          Amit Mukhopadhyay
          Nov 22, 2016 at 6:20 am
          It seems Trump is raising some valid issues. The visa fraud by foreign employers, for example. The employers violated the H1B visa rules and still got away too cheaply. Trump is right on this one. The visa abusers must be taken to task. The cases should be re-opened and re-investigated. Corruption anywhere, whether in India or in the US, must be dealt with a heavy hand. Corruption is at the root of a lot of problems.
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            Amit Mukhopadhyay
            Nov 22, 2016 at 6:27 am
            Trump is not targeting any specific group, or any visa applicant for that matter. He is targeting the foreign companies that violated the H1B visa rules. In the court, Infosys (of India) was found guilty but the damage amount imposed was rather light compared to the gravity of the crime. The company had kept Indian employees in US under H1B for years while paying them per rupee-equivalent Indian median ry standards. This is an unfair practice and violation of H1B rules because it directly deprives the US citizens of their livelihood. Not just Infosys but a number of other Indian and other non-US companies are guilty of this visa rule violation.
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              Gauhar Vatsyayan
              Nov 22, 2016 at 5:50 am
              SIRF tU kHUDA HAI
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                Desai
                Nov 22, 2016 at 4:50 am
                Indian economy is solid thanks to Mahatma hi. It is based internally and to a less extent externally. Trump has promised to punish a strongly Jewish supported China. Let us see what he does to this brutal and totalitarian state.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Mother India is mother to all races yet remains a predominantly an Aryan nation. It is no secret that this mighty Aryan Race went from Northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia westwards. Color changes due to climate the Southern Spaniards are pure Aryans but dark, so are the Indian Punjabis, though Aryans they are often dark. Even David Duke ;has now started to accept this truth. Thus Trump an Aryan (though he has Semites in his family) must engage India and work with greatest and largest democracy on our planet India.
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                  gopal
                  Nov 22, 2016 at 3:11 am
                  Withdrawing from TPP is a good decision as US would have ended up with another source of cheap goods which many not benefit US in the long run. However India is one of the indirect beneficiary of the collapse of TPP as it can pursue a better trade relation with US. The proposed cuts to H1B visa would harm IT sector a little bit by impacting the margins, but might not put an end to IT sourcing since, IT outsourcing is mutually beneficiary, Indians would be buying Dell, HP computers , buy Microsoft or Oracle software's only if there is a need to service US customers. I hope Trump has good advisors who can showcase the real benefits of IT outsourcing and not get influenced by cheap rhetoric
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                    Indian
                    Nov 22, 2016 at 2:37 am
                    H1B revocation and end of US-India partnership.
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                      Z. Eapen
                      Nov 22, 2016 at 6:26 am
                      Dude, time to take your pills!
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                        Vedic_Citizen
                        Nov 22, 2016 at 2:29 am
                        We are convinced that Trump is American Modi.
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                          Nutella
                          Nov 24, 2016 at 9:22 pm
                          PARTY'S OVER INDIA!
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                            Augustus
                            Nov 22, 2016 at 4:33 am
                            Modi can now conveniently forget US FDI and prepare to welcome his diaspora back home to make dokhla under his flagship scheme "Make in India"
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