Another Busy Day at the White House
By: Bill O'ReillyJanuary 24, 2017
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President Donald Trump met with executives of the big motor companies today, vowing to cut corporate taxes and asking the moguls to build more plants in the USA.

Obviously Mr. Trump is trying to gin up the economy by urging big business to invest in America.

He is also threatening 35% import taxes on those carmakers who build in Mexico and want to sell here.

In addition, the president signed an executive action aimed at opening up the Keystone and Dakota oil pipelines.

President Trump believing that will create jobs and energy profits.

Of course that will anger the environmentalists, but Mr. Trump does not care.  In fact he has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to essentially stop communicating with everyone.

No social media.  No press releases.

But perhaps the most controversial thing that happened today was not anything that Donald Trump did, but a change in policy.

You may remember that President Obama signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Executive Order.

That stopped the deportation of migrants who were brought to this country by their parents.

During the campaign, Donald Trump was up and down on the so-called DACA action, but now the policy is this:

SEAN SPICER“On the DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] piece, the president has been clear that he’s going to prioritize the areas of dealing with the immigration system—both building the wall and making sure we address people who are in this country illegally.  First and foremost the president has been very, very clear that we need to direct agencies to focus on those who are in this country illegally and have a record, a criminal record, or pose a threat to the American people.”

So applications from the so-called 'dreamers' continue to be processed by the immigration service.

And the threat of mass deportations is not likely to come about.

Finally, the president has asked FBI Director James Comey to stay on the job.

Talking Points is surprised.  Mr. Comey is now allied with politics, whether that's fair or not.

I was critical of Comey for releasing documents on some Fridays before holiday weekends.  That's an obvious technique to suppress information.

However, I don't know how effective Mr. Comey is in his job.

But again, he's keeping it - at least for now.

Summing up, second full day on the job, President Trump continues to be an activist.

He is angering environmentalists, still threatening companies that move overseas, but doing all of that in the name of the American worker.

Clearly the Trump administration is putting economic growth before all else.

And that's the memo.