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WASHINGTON D.C. — President Donald Trump wasted no time in signing his first official documents as President, as within an hour of being sworn in, he held a signing ceremony in the US Capitol with his family and various members of Congress present.
At that ceremony, he formally signed nomination forms for his cabinet and signed a proclamation declaring a national day of patriotism, though full details weren’t readily available. They were the first documents that he signed after taking the oath, and afterward, he gave away the pens to the members of Congress who had assembled.
Later in the night, he held another signing ceremony in the Oval Office, where he signed his first executive order, which directed government agencies to scale back Affordable Care Act regulations, allowing agencies to delay or waive provisions of the law, thereby beginning to roll back it back before an official repeal by Congress.
The moves were far below what he promised during the campaign, where he said that among other things, he would formally begin the process of building a wall on the US-Mexico border, announce the US intention to withdraw from NAFTA and other bold proclamations that didn’t happen.