Friday, January 27, 2017

President Trump Busy First Week in Office

© Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

President Trump had a productive first week in office, beginning to follow through with many of his campaign promises. He cranked out quite a few executive orders, circumventing Congress to make direct headway on his initiatives and more traditional conservative concerns. He canceled international funds for abortion and family planning services, which is often done by Republican presidents. He canceled the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He met with union leaders to learn more about their issues. He backed out of a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto as a negotiation technique concerning the funding of a southern border wall. He has done a lot.

In other unrelated news, stock markets of both Mexico and the United States are seeing record highs. If a trade war is looming, it appears the markets are reacting in a positive manner. That can’t be an entirely bad thing, can it?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanrich/2017/01/26/why-mexican-and-canadian-stocks-are-pushing-toward-record-highs-not-lows/#32ae32314e9f
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/25/us-markets.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/us/politics/donald-trump-barack-obama-executive-orders.html?_r=0
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-business-idUSKBN1571FD
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/president-donald-trump-begins-first-week-in-office-with-outreach/

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