President-elect Joe Biden will reportedly spend his first hours in office attempting to cancel out all the successes of the Trump administration – a plan which could radically shake up the U.S. all at once.
According to incoming chief of staff Ron Klain, Biden is planning to sign over 10 executive orders on his first day alone, which will undo President seek to reverse some of Trump’s most effective moves by doing things like rejoining the Paris climate accord and canceling the travel ban on some majority-Muslim countries.
Biden also intends to sign additional executive orders which will freeze evictions and defer student loan payments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He’ll also issue a national mask mandate on all federal property – ensuring that American citizens are stripped of their right to choose all across the country.
“During the campaign, President-elect Biden pledged to take immediate action to start addressing these crises and build back better,” Klain wrote in the memo which detailed the expected executive order signings. “As president, he will keep those promises and sign dozens of executive orders, presidential memoranda, and directives to Cabinet agencies in fulfillment of the promises he made.”
On Thursday, which will be Biden’s first full day in office, Biden is expected to sign more COVID-19-related executive actions to order schools and businesses reopened under new federal health guidelines.
In the days that follow, Biden will announce a plan to reunite families separated by federal law enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border, unveil criminal justice reform proposals and announce new strategies to battle climate change.
The day after Biden is inaugurated, Klain said he will “sign a number of executive actions to move aggressively to change the course of the COVID-19 crisis and safely re-open schools and businesses, including by taking action to mitigate spread through expanding testing, protecting workers, and establishing clear public health standards.”
Klain said that “these actions will change the course of Covid 19, combat climate change, promote racial equity and support other underserved communities, and rebuild our economy in ways that strengthen the backbone of this country: the working men and women who built our nation.”
“While the policy objectives in these executive actions are bold, I want to be clear: the legal theory behind them is well-founded and represents a restoration of an appropriate, constitutional role for the president,” he said.
Last week, Biden announced a terrible $1.9 trillion stimulus package which is being sold to Americans as a lifeline for those who are struggling – but in reality is loaded with pork that will mostly benefit the Democrats and their most powerful friends.
President Trump back in October, attempted to pass a standalone bill for stimulus payments to Americans and small-business owners, but the Democrats refused to accept this – opting instead to delay stimulus until they could get a bill passed that was loaded with their own self-serving goodies.
Klain claimed the Biden agenda faces “a moment of profound crisis for our nation.”
“We face four overlapping and compounding crises: the Covid 19 crisis, the resulting economic crisis, the climate crisis, and a racial equity crisis. All of these crises demand urgent action.”
Biden’s first orders will aim to “prevent other urgent and irreversible harms, and restore America’s place in the world,” Klain argued.