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Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Obama said he will do everything he can to help the Republican succeed when he takes office on Jan. 20 and urged that the country unite to face its challenges. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Washington – Hours after the inauguration, President Donald Trump signed his first executive order as the president of the United States giving federal agencies broad powers to undo regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, which carried the name of former President Barack Obama.

This indicates that Trump is determined to cancel out Obama’s prominent achievement “Obamacare”, which provides health care to all citizens within reasonable prices.

Trump and his administration have been determined to cancel the program and replace it by another.

Trump signed his first order in the Oval Office in the White House surrounded by his Vice President Mike Pence, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who Trump appointed as a senior White House adviser.

Before leaving the White House to the inauguration ball, Trump signed the official paperwork installing Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, two of his Cabinet picks the Senate voted to confirm earlier in the day.

The President also asked the Congress to approve the rest of the members of his administration so that they can begin working for the people.

Political analysts and experts are anticipating the first hundred days of Trump’s administration and the decisions they’ll come with.

David Di Ruche wrote as part of the Future for Advanced Research and Studies (FARAS) in Abu Dhabi periodic article, saying that some indications can reveal how Trump’s ruling will generally be. He explained that the general rule is that he is a businessman and not a diplomat.

Ruche said that Trump won’t be a traditional president given that politicians choose their words carefully. He added that it is expected of the president to neglect traditions and political practices followed by Washington like the Free Trade and relying on allies.

White House website announced that the new administration has new objectives including scrapping environmental regulations it claims kill jobs.

In addition to the immediate elimination of the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule, two administrative regulations Obama, considered environmental safeguards.

Team Trump deemed them “harmful and unnecessary policies” that hurt the economy and said so on the official White House website.

“Lifting these restrictions will greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years,” the website now states.

“We must take advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, especially those on federal lands that the American people own,” the updated site now states.

“We will use the revenues from energy production to rebuild our roads, schools, bridges and public infrastructure,” confirmed the site.

Trump has said he wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, signed in 1994 with Canada and Mexico, in order to improve terms for U.S. workers.

In addition, several other issues are expected to be revised including the deal with Iran on its nuclear program, Trump’s anti-terrorism policy, and his pledges made during his presidential campaign to protect borders and deport illegal immigrants.

The White House didn’t announce any new plans or policies and just stated the six main causes on the website including: energy, foreign policy, better job opportunities, development, empowering the army, enforcing the law and trade deals.

The White House stated that many of Trump’s presidential promises will be revised, which indicated that the administration will be more realistic and less ideologist.