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Donald Trump's First 100 Days: What Are the President-Elect's Priorities?

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By    |   Friday, 11 Nov 2016 11:27 AM

Donald Trump's first 100 days in office are fast approaching, and now Americans are starting to take a harder look at what exactly the president-elect plans to do when he gets to the White House.

During a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, last month, Trump outlined his "Contract With The American Voter," a guide to his priorities for that make-or-break first 100 days in office, according to PBS.

Here is a list of some of the top issues and how President-elect Trump plans to act on them:

1. Obamacare — Repealing the Affordable Care Act was one of the first issues to come up Thursday as President-elect Trump met with fellow Republicans in the House and Senate. During his campaign, Trump had called for a measure that would result in a "full repeal of Obamacare," according to ABC News. The reconciliation process, in which Republicans would need only 51 votes in the Senate, could wipe out key provisions of the law, like the expansion of Medicaid, subsidies for health insurance purchased through exchanges, and penalties for not signing up. But they'll need Democrats' help to get rid of the law altogether, the news website noted.

2. President Obama's executive actions — In Trump's "Contract With The American Voter" speech in Gettysburg, he vowed to "cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama," according to PBS. It's assumed that Trump would use his own executive actions to wipe out past Obama ones.

3. Supreme Court Trump has promised to begin the process of replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. The position has been vacant since February and Republicans had refused to fill the position until after the election, according to PBS.

4. Trade deals — In the Gettysburg speech, Trump talked about renegotiating or withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. He also promised to walk away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Clinton also opposed. On the campaign trail, Trump often talked about ripping up trade deals that he felt did not favor the United States.

5. Immigration — Trump promised a slew of immigration-related actions over his first 100 days, including fully funding a wall along the southern border of the United States that will be reimbursed by Mexico, ending federal funding for "sanctuary cities," deporting 2 million "criminal illegal immigrants," and suspending immigration from "terror-prone countries."

6. Term limits — This is part of Trump's effort to "drain the swamp," but it may be one of the most difficult to pull off, according to the Christian Science Monitor. In 1995, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot set limits for their own representatives and senators after several tried to recast their own constitutions to do so. Trump has promised a Constitutional amendment to impose such limits on Congress.

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