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Donald Trump His first two weeks in power series of radical and controversial sweeping reforms

Donald Trump His first two weeks in power

In his first two weeks in office, President Donald Trump ordered a series of radical and controversial sweeping reforms:
  • 20 January 2016

    Executive order on Obamacare

    Just hours after taking the Oath of Office, Mr Trump signs an executive order that directs government departments to scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible - a symbolic first act in his quest to dismantle Obamacare.
  • 23 January 2016

    Action on abortion

    Mr Trump reinstates a ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option (Obama ended the ban in 2009). Trump signs the order surrounded by key aides - all of whom are men.
  • 23 January 2017

    Federal hiring freeze

    Trump signs an executive order imposing a federal hiring freeze, with exceptions only for military, national security or public safety personnel.
  • 23 January 2017

    TPP withdrawal

    In a move that distances America from its Asian allies, Mr Trump withdraws the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. The president says it is a "great thing for the American worker".
  • 24 January 2017

    Dakota pipeline green light

    Mr Trump signs an executive order to push ahead with the controversial Keystone and Dakota oil pipelines. They had been halted under President Obama after years of opposition and protests.
  • 25 January 2017

    US-Mexico border wall

    Mr Trump promises "immediate construction" will begin on the US-Mexico border wall and repeats that he will ensure Mexico itself pays for it.
  • 28 January 2017

    Immigrant travel ban

    Trump signs an executive order banning people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from travelling to the US. Protests take place throughout America in the wake of the ban.
  • 30 January 2017

    Sacks Sally Yates

    Donald Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she ordered Justice Department lawyers to stop defending the president's controversial immigration orders.
  • 3 February 2017

    Dodd-Frank executive order

    Trump signs an executive order to review the 2,300-page Dodd-Frank Act (brought into law by Barack Obama in 2010) as part of a drive to slash restrictive regulations on businesses. The move sends shares in financial firms surging.
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