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The 10 orders signed off by Trump in his first 48 hours

US President Donald Trump speaks during the swearing-in of the White House senior staff at the White House on January 22, 2017, in Washington, DC (File Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP)

In the 48 hours following his inauguration, US President Donald Trump has already acted on pledges he made early in his campaign to become the next president and is gearing up to execute others in the coming days.

On Saturday he visited the CIA headquarters having received the security codes for the US nuclear arsenal. But he also signed off the following:

Signed an executive order to repeal Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law

Canceling a reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s annual fee for most borrowers

The Justice Department confirmed the appointment of Trump’s son-in-law, Jaresh Kushner, as a senior White House adviser

Senate confirmed Trumps pick for the US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, but before he can move into the office, Mattis needs Congress to pass a new law


As well as the domestic issues Trump vowed to address and reshape some of the US foreign policies:
 

He held a discussion with his Mexican counterpart, President Enrique Pena Neito, in which the two scheduled a meeting for January 31

He discussed a trade agreement over the phone with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

He had scheduled meeting with Neito and Trudeau to begin renegotiating North American Free Trade Agreement

Trump is to meet Theresa May, the British Prime minister on Friday. The first foreign leader to meet him since his inauguration

He kicked off negotiations to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to reports

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Last Update: Monday, 23 January 2017 KSA 14:24 - GMT 11:24
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