One of our best-wired GOP sources says Trump’s early executive orders speak volumes about what to expect from his presidency. “What Peggy Noonan wrote about the inaugural speech was exactly right,” our source says. “There will be not a shred of difference between campaign rhetoric and how he plans on governing.”
The list, circulating at the top levels of GOP congressional leadership, with each bucket tied to a Trump campaign promise:
*]Hiring freeze for Executive Branch, and 5-year lobbying ban on transition and administration officials.
*]Mexico City policy, which prevents foreign NGOs from getting U.S. family planning money if they provide abortions with non-U.S. funds.
*]Task the Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs to come up with plan to eviscerate ISIS.
*]Something on cyber-security.
*]Something on sanctuary cities; expand E-Verify; an extreme-vetting proposal.
*]Withdraw from TPP and a thorough review of NAFTA (campaign: constant denigration of trade deals).