President Donald Trump signs his first executive order on Obamacare
On the first day of his office, President Trump with some of his top aides around him signed the order.
The United States newly inaugurated President Donald Trump had his first day in the oval office on Friday, and soon after his inaugural parade, he directed agencies to ease regulations associated with Obamacare, the signature healthcare law of his predecessor he has vowed to replace.
It was his first executive order as the President of United States. Further, the White House also directed an immediate regulatory freeze for all government agencies in a memo from Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.
However, there have been no details about what the order or memo entailed.
Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act was a central pledge for Trump during the presidential election campaign, although Republicans in the US Congress have not yet laid out a plan to replace the insurance program.
On the first day of his office, President Trump with some of his top aides around him signed the order. He also signed commissions for his newly confirmed Defense Secretary James Mattis and his Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.
Trump spoke briefly about his day with reporters. "It was busy but good. It was a beautiful day," Trump said.
Vice President Mike Pence then swore in Mattis and Kelly in a separate ceremony.
While there was a large crowd gathered for his inauguration, thousands of people were out protesting against Trump taking over as President and his promises.