A video from President-elect Donald Trump on his policy plans for his first 100 days in office, released late Monday afternoon, included some pretty lofty goals but not a word about some of the cornerstone policy plans that Trump talked about constantly during the campaign.
Sure, Trump chatted about “draining the swamp” with a temporary ban for executive office staffers becoming lobbyists after leaving office–despite building a transition team of hired guns that makes clear exactly where the swamp is draining.
The president-elect also paid lip service to fostering American innovation, whether in the form of “producing steel, building cars, or curing disease.”
Um, OK, sure.
But what Trump didn’t say is far more interesting.
After months and months of pledging to build the border wall and make Mexico pay for it, Trump didn’t mention plans for his beloved wall at all.
In fact, the billionaire didn’t mention immigration–the single most important issue to his campaign–even once, with the closest he came being a vague promise to investigate “abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker.”
Trump also said his top staffers are busily preparing executive actions he can sign on day one “to restore our laws and bring back our jobs.”
Remember when Trump said he would ask Congress to repeal Obamacare on day one in office? He apparently doesn’t either!
Maybe we should find some solace in the fact that Trump also didn’t pay lip service to the Muslim registry his transition advisers are currently mulling or repealing Roe v. Wade. It’s something.
You can watch the full video below via Transition 2017: