Trump issues executive orders after worried political allies demand presidential acts


“Thank you very much,” said President Trump as he arrived in the East Room of the White House for a meeting of the American Workforce Advisory Board. “Busy time.”

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie

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By the end of Friday’s meeting, he had signed two executive orders — one extending the terms of the National Council for the American Worker and the other instructing the federal government to prioritize job applicants’ skills rather than qualifications.


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A third followed in the evening, making good on the president’s promise to protect monuments, memorials, and statues from protesters.

The busy day was exactly what close aides and allies wanted. Last week, a number of concerned members of Trump World spoke to the Washington Examiner warning that the president’s reelection campaign had become dangerously unfocused and urging Trump to portray himself as a man of…



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