After health care defeat, Trump chief strategist Steven Bannon says there will be a flurry of activity.
In a Politico story this morning, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says there will “action, action, action” coming from the Trump administration as it seeks to regain its footing after Obamacare defeat. Check out the key excerpt from Politico below:
Instead of dwelling on the humbling Obamacare repeal defeat, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon told POLITICO there would be “action, action, action” this week coming from the White House. Expect executive orders this week on trade, energy and environmental regulations, he said in a text message.
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said on ABC’s “This Week” that Trump will sign an executive order this week rolling back President Obama’s Clean Power Plan — an “Energy Independence Executive Order” designed to reduce regulations on domestic energy resources. The White House also confirmed that it would announce the creation of the Office of American Innovation on Monday, led by Jared Kushner.
More from The Washington Post on the new Office of American Innovation to be led by Jared Kushner:
President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions.
The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be staffed by former business executives and is designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington, float above the daily political grind and create a lasting legacy for a president still searching for signature achievements.
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