Signing an executive order to deregulate America, Trump delivers on another promise he made because that seems to matter to him.
While Donald Trump delivers on a campaign pledge to end burdensome and costly regulations, it might be a good time to reflect on why this President is so different from most others who have come into office.
He keeps his word.
Consider how a Reuters report describes the Administration’s action and motives (emphasis added):
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President Donald Trump signed an order on Monday that will seek to dramatically pare back federal regulations by requiring agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.
“This will be the biggest such act that our country has ever seen. There will be regulation, there will be control, but it will be normalized control,” Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office, surrounded by a group of small business owners.
Trump’s latest executive action will prepare a process for the White House to set an annual cap on the cost of new regulations, a senior official told reporters ahead of the signing.
For the rest of fiscal 2017, the cap will require that the cost of any additional regulations be completely offset by undoing existing rules, the official said on customary condition of anonymity.
Trump, a businessman turned politician, campaigned on a promise to reduce federal regulations that he said burdened American businesses.
Donald Trump delivers on his campaign promises. I don’t know if this executive order will work as intended or not. Trump may have to try more things. But it is obvious that being a person of integrity matters a lot to him, more than getting positive media coverage.
The current outrage-storm over the so-called “Muslim ban” came from the same source—Trump had promised something and now it is his job to deliver what he promised. Come what may.
I don’t know if Trump can keep all his promises since a President has limited powers. And I don’t know for sure that he will show as much devotion in the future. But all the evidence we’ve seen so far suggests that he cares a great deal about keeping his promises.
Earlier in the campaign, many of my Christian friends suggested that his history of marital infidelity meant that Trump was untrustworthy. That was a reasonable fear, in my opinion. I did not favor him initially for that reason and others like it.
But as Trump delivers on promise after promise early in his Presidency, we have to face facts. Donald Trump is showing rare integrity as a President.
’ve already pointed out how much Trump has worked harder than any previous Republican President I can remember. But Trump’s concern over keeping promises also differentiates him from Barack Obama. Remember his promise to close Guantanamo Bay? Many conservatives disliked that promise but Obama made it anyway. How much concern did he show about keeping that promise?
Or what about Obama’s promises that all healthcare provisions would be publicly debated and crafted? Not only did he not use C-SPAN or the internet to let people know what was going on, but he lied repeatedly about the law!
Here’s a refresher:
George H. W. Bush promised “no new taxes” and then raised taxes. Barack Obama promised to cut the deficit and then expanded it. Donald Trump is acting like the anti-Obama—he is remembering his promises and working hard to fulfill them.