“There is one common theme in all of these reforms. It’s going to be America First,” Donald Trump said in a broad-ranging speech in New York Wednesday.
Here is his plan for the first 100 days:
1. Appoint a Supreme Court justice
Trump has pledged to appoint a judge in the vacancy of deceased justice Antonin Scalia. Trump said he will choose a judge who will uphold the Constitution and believes “radical” judges that could be appointed by Hillary Clinton would “virtually abolish” the Second Amendment.
2. Change immigration rules
Although not in this speech, Trump has said he would build a wall on the southern border that Mexico would pay for, to stop Mexico’s criminals and rapists from coming to the US. He also wants to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country in an attempt to prevent terrorism, despite some GOP elites criticizing this move.
3. Lift energy and drilling restrictions
Trump believes there should be less regulation of energy production and that the US should drill more for oil and gas. He said the country’s energy potential remains “untapped”.
4. Repeal Obamacare
Obamacare has been a disaster and Trump pledges to repeal and replace it. He says it is a job-killer and ineffective.
5. Punish firms that send jobs overseas
He has threatened to raise taxes on US-based companies that have moved operations overseas, like Pfizer, Ford and Nabisco.
6. Lower taxes for everyone
He said lowering taxes for businesses and people would create millions of new jobs. Trump’s tax plan would not raise taxes on the top earners in the US.
7. Impose ethics rules to the office of Secretary of State
It was an abundantly clear point made by Trump that Hillary Clinton ran the State Department like her own personal hedge fund and that she is responsible for the death of American diplomats in Benghazi, and that she was a destabilizing force in the Middle East. Trump has also criticized her use of personal email while working as secretary of state.
8. Cancel trade rules with other countries
Trade deals with other countries are “killing” the country, he has said, and that he will defend the US against countries that “cheat” on trade like China.