Jim began this edition of Crosstalk by laying out President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda for his first 100 days. It includes:
–Propose a constitutional amendment to impose term-limits on all members of
–A hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce the federal workforce through
attrition, exempting the military, public safety and public health.
–A requirement that for every new federal regulation, 2 existing regulations must
–A 5 year ban on White House and congressional officials becoming lobbyists after
they leave government service.
–A lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign
–A complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.
–Renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205.
–Withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)
–Direct the Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator.
–Direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all
foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to
use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses.
–Lift restrictions on the production of 50 trillion dollars worth of job
producing American energy reserves including shale, oil, natural gas and clean
–Lift the Obama/Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects
like the Keystone Pipeline to move forward.
–Cancel billions in payments to United Nations climate change programs and use
the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure.
–Cancel every unconstitutional executive action memorandum and order issued by
–Begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the
20 judges on his list.
–Cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities.
–Begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants and cancel
visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back.
–Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur.
President-elect Trump has pledged to work with Congress on the following:
–The Middle Class Tax Relief and Simplification Act.
–End the Offshoring Act.
–The American Energy and Infrastructure Act.
–School Choice in Education Opportunity Act.
–Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act.
–The Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act.
–The Illegal Immigration Act.
–The Restoring Community Safety Act.
–The Restoring National Security Act.
–Clean Up Corruption in Washington Act.
After presenting this agenda, Jim read headlines, many of which show how President-elect Trump stands in the eyes of his opponents. For example:
–According to Ben Carson, Trump was quite somber upon knowing things were going
his way during the election, realizing the responsibility that was going to be
on his shoulders.
–The Human Rights Campaign feels the Trump transition team is well-versed in
–Planned Parenthood affiliate allegedly sought to pay people to defeat the
candidacy of Donald Trump and it appears they may be feeding the post election
outrage against Trump.
–President and chief executive of Planned Parenthood affiliates of California
warns Trump that it would be foolish to pick a fight with them.
–People who work at the EPA and the Department of Energy are having trouble
coping with Trump win.
–Senior U.N. bureaucrats are reportedly in a panic following the election.
–Some supporters of national sovereignty hope to continue advancing an American
exit from the U.N.
–The French president and the U.N. secretary general on Tuesday insisted that the
U.S. must respect the commitments it has undertaken with the Global 2015 Paris
Agreement on Climate Change because the agreement is allegedly irreversible.
–There’s concern that Trump’s election win will hurt the globalist movement.
–Bernie Sanders is astounded that we now have a president that doesn’t believe
climate change is real.
–Trump reportedly preparing to jump-start a bill in Congress that would ban the
Muslim Brotherhood by declaring it a terrorist organization.
–Trump meets with his future Chinese counterpart.
–Winston Churchill’s bust to return to the White House after being removed by
–A move to get rid of lobbyists in key roles is one of the first decisions by
Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
–Trump says ‘no-go’ to the president’s salary.
–A Black Lives Matter ally has been accused of punching a police horse during a
–Ohio man facing charges for wanting to assassinate Trump.