President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday to reorganize the executive branch, making it "less wasteful and more productive."
The announcement came as he spoke to members of the media ahead of the first official meeting of his full Cabinet – though Trump pointed out the Cabinet still is not technically "full."
"We have four empty seats, which is a terrible thing," Trump said, "because the Senate Democrats are continuing to obstruct the confirmation of our nominees for the Department of Labor, the Department of Agriculture, the Director of National Intelligence and the United States trade representatives."
The main victim of such "partisan obstruction," he said, is the American public.
"Yet in spite of this, we've assembled a great team and already made historic progress in delivering results," Trump added.
Trump pointed to his repeal of "job-crushing" regulations he credited with keeping jobs in the United States, including from companies such as Exxon, Walmart, Intel, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler.
Obamacare, he added, has been getting a "false rap that maybe it's OK. It's not OK. It's a disaster."
The talks over the House plan, which has critics on both the right and left, is "a big fat beautiful negotiation, and hopefully we'll come up with something that will be really terrific," Trump said.
Trump also touted the savings he said he has made to the cost of two new jets set to serve as Air Force One and the F-35 fighter jet and a reduction of 40 percent of illegal immigration from Mexico since he took office.
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