by Syndicated columnist, Cal Thomas, Jan 27
President Trump’s critics are finding it difficult to stay focused following a flurry of actions taken by the new American CEO.
In just the first two working days of the new administration, the president has signed an executive order withdrawing from the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), aligning him with socialist independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who broke with former President Obama over the agreement. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Barack Obama oppose withdrawal.
Strange bedfellows, indeed. Trump has also reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which, writes CBS News, “required nongovernmental organizations to agree as a condition of receiving any federal funding that they ‘would neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.'”
In addition, House Republicans say they will move to make the Hyde Amendment, which prevents the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions, except to save the life of the woman, or if the pregnancy arises from incest or rape, permanent. They also plan to cut off federal funds from Planned Parenthood.
On Tuesday, Trump signed another executive order to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota pipelines. READ it HERE
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