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Trump’s first day.

3:20 a.m.
3:20 am – not a misprint
President Donald Trump met with a dozen congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda.

That was private business accompanied by an early breakfast. No details yet.

9:30 a.m.

Met with the biggest employers of the US – Ford, Johnson and Johnson, Lockheed Martin, US Steel

Told them there will “be advantages” to companies that make their products in the United States and repeated that he will impose a “substantial border tax” on foreign goods entering the country.

The president also repeated a campaign promise to cut regulations “by 75 percent, maybe more.” Those in the business know what regulations are a pain in the behind and achieve nothing, so it is up to them to point him towards those regulation.

10:20 a.m.
Phone hook-up with Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The details of the call have not yet been made public.

El-Sissi said afterwards that Trump would “without a doubt” make a strong leader and said he believes Trump will be “vigorously engaged” with issues in the Middle East.

They probably spoke about Israel and the shift of the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

10:30 a.m.
(phone call didn’t take long)

Announced his plan to nominate Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Wilson will be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position. Imagine – somebody from the Air Force to be Secretary of the Air Force. Right now she is the president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Another plus is that she was a Congresswoman for ten years, is familiar with the political side of things.

11:05 a.m.

Another meeting with top businesses this time with with the object of ideas to stimulate the American manufacturing sector.

Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical, says Trump has given them 30 days to come up a plan.

Dow Chemical is an interesting one. He has been opposing the sale of US oil and gas overseas. Wants it kept in the US as it is the raw material for Dow’s products.

11:50 a.m.

Signed a memorandum to leave the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The signing is a formality, since the agreement hadn’t made it through the Senate.Approval was unlikely to happen given voters’ anxiety about trade deals and the potential for job losses anyway.

Trump called the move “a great thing for the American workers”

Actually this is another shot across the bows for companies thinking of shifting manufacturing jobs to China and Vietnam and so on. What you might call a, “You stay and you can play” plan.

Just a guess but possibly Trump will seek individual deals with the 11 other nations in TPP- a group that represents roughly 14% of the global economy. Possible but unlikely – those other ones will be seeking Trump out. All bar Turnbull of course who prefers to sign up with some sort of deal with Japan.

11.59 a.m.

Signed a memorandum that freezing hiring for some federal government workers as a way to reduce payrolls and rein in the size of the federal workforce.

Members of the military will be exempted from the hiring freeze.

This is the first step in an attempt to curtail government employment.

Signed a memorandum that there is no more money to be sent overseas to international groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option.

Significantly he signed it one day after the Jan. 22 anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States.

Much more importantly, he has cut off funds to International Planned Parenthood the biggest abortion business in the world. This was the group exposed as killing the babies in such as way as not to damage their body parts for researchers. Domestic Planned Parenthood is likely to be next. At a guess Cruz will introduce the necessary legislation in the Senate.

1.00 Lunch with Vice President Mike Pence (probably to ask him what he has been doing all morning.)

2.30 Met leaders of construction, carpenters, plumbers and sheet metal unions

Participants included North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey, Laborers’ International Union of North America President Terry O’Sullivan, SMART sheet metal workers’ union President Joseph Sellers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters President Doug McCarron and Mark McManus, president of the United Association that represents plumbers, pipefitters, welders and others. These men are as important as the big movers and shakers of industry. And a thousands times more important than any politician.

Haven’t heard yet what he did with the rest of the afternoon, but it wasn’t golf.

{ 20 comments… add one }
  • Robert TG 25/01/2017, 7:16 am

    Trump is working hard to Make America Great Again.
    Meanwhile in Australia our pollies are on holiday or throwing mud at one another, unconcerned about the future of Australia as they struggle to stay PC.

    • Joe Blogs 25/01/2017, 11:17 am

      Trump only sleeps for 3 hours / night, works on his holidays, and still makes time for family and golf.

  • Honeybadger 25/01/2017, 7:35 am

    There is definitely a new sheriff in town. A man of action not words. Overdue.

  • Lorraine 25/01/2017, 7:48 am

    Yes the left will go nuts, when the economy turns around and jobs are created, George Soros gave 90 Million Dollars to women’s groups and the darling little robots hit the street. Asked their beef against Trump , was a mumbled effort with no substance. Trump will do as he says, he has done it against all odds and he will beat the ugly old man Soros, and my wishes go with him. Australia needs such a man

  • Biking Voter 25/01/2017, 7:51 am

    America should be great again … oh, I don’t know …quick guess …about lunch time next Friday if he keeps up this rate of implementing positive change.

    • The Jeweller 25/01/2017, 6:48 pm

      Way too optimistic

      Needs at least a month

  • Crankykoala 25/01/2017, 9:15 am

    Can we have a timeline (any day he may nominate) on what the wentworth waffler has done to further the prosperity of Australia.

    • Bob Tee 25/01/2017, 9:44 am

      I suspect his lack of action is one reason he doesn’t want his diaries released.

      • nev 25/01/2017, 10:05 am

        That is probably the case BT and Cranky K, but I have a strong belief that Australia wins every time the Wentworth Waffler DOESN’T do something.

      • Lorraine 25/01/2017, 10:26 am

        its the phone hook ups prior to the stabbing of Tony Abbott, the waffler wants to protect his 54 plus 1 backstabbers

  • Graham 25/01/2017, 11:18 am

    Turnbull’s day
    10.00am, woke up, Lucy brought breakfast and a cup of tea. Read the papers until 12.00
    12.00 had a shower and shave
    1.00pm light lunch with Lucy
    2.00pm short nanna nap to recharge the batteries
    3.00pm phoned the office to find out what was going on
    4.00pm put out a media release saying Trump is wrong on TPP and everything else
    4.30pm afternoon tea with Lucy
    5.00pm checked the bank account. Talked to the bank manager about investing in the US now that Trump is president
    6.00pm cocktails with Lucy
    7.00pm dinner with Muslims
    9.00pm watch TV
    10.00pm bed.
    It’s been a long day

    • Joe Blogs 25/01/2017, 11:24 am

      What, no wanking or waffling?

      • The Jeweller 25/01/2017, 6:50 pm

        Joe !!!! Discretion !

  • ozsceptic 25/01/2017, 11:56 am

    re “Much more importantly, he has cut off funds to International Planned Parenthood the biggest abortion business in the world. This was the group exposed as killing the babies in such as way as not to damage their body parts for researchers. Domestic Planned Parenthood is likely to be next. At a guess Cruz will introduce the necessary legislation in the Senate.”
    Never read such nonsense in my life, the vast majority of abortions world wide are done by suction curettage, and are not recognisable.
    It is not only the left who distort facts.

    • Moree 25/01/2017, 3:39 pm

      You shouldn’t come off your meds so abruptly.
      Planned Parenthood IS the biggest in the world, AND it does abortions mostly by D&C.
      They doesn’t mean it doesn’t sell body parts, or expertly kill the baby to “harvest” (their word) with minimal damage to the cadaver.
      Now that you are better informed, would you care to point out the distortion?

      • Lorraine 25/01/2017, 8:00 pm

        so you are ok with abortion of the almost full term baby ,to sell for parts. if you are please obtain meds you need them

  • Joe Blogs 25/01/2017, 5:28 pm

    Hillary Clinton goes to a gifted-student primary school in New York to talk about the world. After her talk she offers question time. One little boy puts up his hand. Hillary asks him what his name is. “Kenneth,” he says. “And what is your question, Kenneth ?” she asks.

    “I have three questions,” he says. “First — whatever happened in Benghazi? “Second — why did you run for President if you are not capable of handling two e-mail accounts? “And, third — whatever happened to the missing six-billion dollars while you were Secretary of State?”

    Just then the bell rings for recess. Hillary informs the kiddies that they will continue after recess.

    When they resume Hillary says, “Okay, where were we? Oh, that’s right, question time. Who has a question?” A different boy puts his hand up. Hillary points to him and asks him what his name is. “Johnny,” he says. “And what is your question, Johnny?” she asks.

    “I have five questions,” he says. “First — whatever happened in Benghazi? “Second — why did you run for President if you are not capable of handling two e-mail accounts? “Third — whatever happened to the missing six-billion dollars while you were Secretary of State? “Fourth — why did the recess bell go off 20 minutes early? “And, fifth — where’s Kenneth?”

  • Topsy 25/01/2017, 6:40 pm

    Judging by the eyes and expression, Trump is thoroughly enjoying himself.

    • Graham Richards 25/01/2017, 7:37 pm

      Nah! He’s sympathising with Bill having to go home to Hillary!

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