President Donald Trump lived up to his word—the promises he campaigned on all last year were signed into action on his very first full workday in office. In fact on his first day in office President Trump signed three very important executive orders into law.
The initial one was a withdrawal from the negotiating process of a treaty workers in the United States had been ruing ever since former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attempted to enter the United States into it several years ago — the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement.
The TPP, which was less of an “agreement” and more of a mandate, would have sent more U.S. production jobs overseas and reduced standards on everything from consumer goods to medicines. The unfair treaty would have generated a “race to the bottom” as nations would have competed to see which country could have the lowest wages and the poorest labor practice standards.
It would have been a “lose-lose” scenario that would have enriched only billionaires and a few multinational companies while American workers would have gotten the shaft. Here’s hoping that President Trump will do the same thing to NAFTA and other unethical trade agreements.
The two other orders Trump signed were equally as important—they will save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and grant President Trump the ability to enact other laws that will directly benefit middle class workers. To find out about these other two executive orders Trump signed into action on his first full day in office watch the clip below.