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Thursday, February 9, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The wait is over. After years of holding high hopes for change in Washington, the American people will no longer be let down. The time for broken promises has come to an end, and a new era of action has begun under the leadership of President Trump.

Repeatedly, then-President Barack Obama promised Americans that he would close Guantanamo Bay. Yet, Guantanamo Bay remains open. He promised to provide us with affordable health care and the ability to keep our doctors. Instead, many of us lost our insurance plans and are no longer able to visit our preferred doctors. Most importantly, Mr. Obama promised hope and change for all Americans. But, after eight years in office, we saw nothing but increased division, corruption and more of the same old, same old in Washington.


During the election cycle, Mr. Trump promised the American people that he would immediately address Obamacare, remove the United States from the potentially disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiated under Mr. Obama, renew construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and nominate a principled, originalist to the United States Supreme Court.

During his first three weeks in office, well before the end of his administration’s first 100 days, Mr. Trump has already made good on many of these promises.

On day one, Mr. Trump signed an executive order instructing federal agencies to interpret Obamacare regulations loosely in order to minimize the “unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens” of the law, pending its’ repeal. On day four, Mr. Trump formally withdrew the United States from TPP. On day five, Mr. Trump signed an executive order to revive construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

On day 12, Mr. Trump announced the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, a brilliant conservative legal mind who was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit by then-President George W. Bush in 2006.

Unlike many past leaders who left office without keeping the promises they made on the campaign trail, Mr. Trump’s actions have made it clear that he is wasting no time when it comes to getting to work for the American people. Whether or not you support Mr. Trump does not change the fact that he has already kept many promises that helped propel him to the Oval Office.

If Mr. Trump has already accomplished this much in under three weeks, can you imagine what more he will accomplish in the coming months and years? With over 75 days left in Mr. Trump’s first 100 days in office and years left in his term, the potential for further change is endless in this new era of action.

Madison Gesiotto is the former Regional Press Secretary for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee and a political commentator who appears frequently on Fox News Channel. She is currently in the final year of pursuing her J.D. at The Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University. You can reach her by email at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter: @madisongesiotto.


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