Donald Trump Claims that He Brought Profound Changes to Washington

US President Donald Trump marked his 100th day at the office and there’s still a long way to go before we see effects of his administration. Despite that, he claimed that he has brought profound changes in the office.

Pretty early in his administration, he signed an executive order to withdraw from the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal negotiated by the Obama administration. Additionally, he announced that he will review the NAFTA to secure best interest for the United States. Talking about the changes, he said, “From the first day of my administration, I have governed by a simple idea: my only allegiance is to you, our wonderful citizens. Together we are seeing that great achievements are possible when we put American people first. That is why I withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That day was a turning point for our nation. It put the countries of this world on notice that the sell-out of the American worker was over.”

“In just 14 weeks, my administration has brought profound change to Washington.”

Later on Saturday, Trump is set to sign two more executive orders which will make a total of 32 executive orders which is more than any other presidents during the first 100 days of administration since WWII campaign.

Interestingly, commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has mentioned that the administration is currently considering all of its trading relations to determine if the United States is being treated fairly. The Trump administration considers that the WTO is bureaucratic and outdated and needed an overhaul. While he noted that while the United State isn’t considering to leave the organization, it didn’t rule it out if the administration finds that the country doesn’t have the best interest.

The current administration thinks that the unfair competition with other countries has taken out millions of US factory jobs.  In order to find out more, Trump has ordered the commerce department to study the causes of United States’ trade deficit of $734 billion last year of which $347 billion is with China alone. Recently, the administration has announced that it will impose duties on Canadian softwood timber.

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