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Donald Trump to Repeal Lot of Obama's Actions: Official


First published: January 2, 2017, 2:41 PM IST | Updated: 56 mins ago

File photo of US President-elect Donald Trump. (Image: Reuters)

Washington: US President-elect Donald Trump plans to repeal a raft of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on his first day in office, a top official said.

Sean Spicer, Trump’s incoming White House press secretary, in an interview on Sunday said that the real-estate mogul will immediately “repeal a lot of the regulations and actions that have been taken by this administration over the last eight years that have hampered both economic growth and job creation,” CNN reported.

It was one of two moves Spicer said Trump will make immediately after he takes the oath of office.

However, he did not specify which executive actions Trump will repeal.

Trump has long been critical of Obama’s moves on immigration, energy regulation and foreign policy, and could look for ways to undo those and other actions, CNN said.

Spicer also said Trump will begin reforms intended to “bring a new brand to Washington” with a restriction on members of his administration becoming lobbyists for a period of five years after they leave Trump’s government.

“It’s very forward-thinking,” Spicer said, and asdded: “What we’ve had in the past is people who have looked in the rear view mirror. This time, we’re thinking forward. If you want to serve in a Trump administration, you’re going to serve this country, not yourself.”

Source: News18