Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Initial days of the New U.S. Presidency

It has only been fifteen days since the start of the new Administration in the U.S. and already it has created much anxiety and upheaval around the world especially in the U.S. First it was the immigration ban on seven Muslim majority nations for 90 days which has just recently overturned by a judge in Seattle, Washington. The President has been issuing executive orders right and left which also have started to include Obamacare, which the new President has said all along, he will dismantle (but now it seems he will be able to just tweak it to call it his own I guess). Then there was the executive order to start the process of building the wall along the Mexico-American border, and reportedly testy relations with Mexico and Australia along with getting tough with Iran and changing his tune with Israel regarding the new settlements in West Bank. For the most part, the executive order banning Muslims has been the most contentious as it has brought about huge crowds to protest this so called ban. Not a day goes by when there is not a protest regarding this ban. Also in regards to trade, he has withdrawn from the Pacific trade agreement and vowed to renegotiate with Mexico regarding NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada). He has also publicly clashed with companies who are sending jobs to Mexico and vowed to overhaul the immigrant visa that brings in so called highly skilled immigrants to the U.S. cheaply. All in all, it is just the start of his President and as I predicted this will be an interesting four years with many more of my posts dedicated to it.

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