As Donald Trump made his way to the top and was elected the new President of the United States Of America, his popular campaign pitches which include- “drain the swamp” and “reduce the corrupting influence of special interests” have been flowing in the wind. Trump has gone pro ‘America First’ with his approach as president.
In Gettysburg, where great names like Abraham Lincoln spoke in 1863 and delivered his most famous speech to unite the Americans, Trump came out to repeat history and follow the footsteps of the legend himself and promised to solidify the statement “of, by and for the people”.
He announce to make reforms and among these was a constitutional amendment which would aim an imposing term limits on all congress members and a ban of five years on the White House and Congressional officials as they would not be able to become lobbyists after being relieved from government services.
Under employment reforms he announced restricting hiring under all federal department and control the size of the government through attrition. The area of operations include military, public health and public safety.
When asked about trade related reforms he announced that he would break from traditional Republican measures of free trade and impose an increased set of policies to protect America’s interests across all economic broders.
He suggested that renegotiations would be be made with Canada and Mexico under the North American Free Trade agreement.
Trump stated that he would cancel their involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership which is itself a complex trade arrangement between 12 countries. The aim of the pact is solidify trade relations between the nations while slashing down tariffs and foster trade which would lead to overall growth.
However, the critics are still arguing and showing their concerns that such measures will intensify the competition between countries. Where things go from here, only time will tell.
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Stephanie Ovadia is a practicing attorney, radio personality and mother of eight children. Stephanie's areas of practice include entertainment law and personal injury. She received her B.A. in political science from SUNY Binghamton and her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law.