Trump Makes 1st Official Moves as President

He created a national day of patriotism, among other things
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2017 2:56 PM CST
Trump Makes 1st Official Moves as President
President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)

Donald Trump made his first official moves as president immediately after being sworn in Friday. The Hill reports he signed a number of acts into law during a signing ceremony following the inauguration. The first approved a law passed by Congress that lets Gen. James Mattis serve as secretary of Defense. The others created a national day of patriotism and made his cabinet nominees official. This will likely be the only official presidential business done by Trump until Monday. According to the Washington Post, the new president has said he wants to wait until after the weekend to get to work.

Trump's other order of business post-inauguration? Tweeting, though not from the official @POTUS account. Politico reports Trump sent his first tweets as president—a series of quotes from his inauguration address—from his personal @realDonaldTrump account. Trump later tweeted from the @POTUS account, sending out a link to his Facebook page. It's so far the only tweet on the official account. Trump has said in the past he would prefer to continue using his personal Twitter account. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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