Trump Announces His First Moves If He Wins In November

[Photo Credit: By The White House from Washington, DC - President Trump at the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting, Public Domain,]

Now that Trump has effectively sewn up the Republican nomination, he’s moving toward discussing plans for the general election and what he’d do on his first day back to work.

Taking to his social media site, Truth Social, Trump said that his second term will start with the pardoning of some of those involved in the January 6 mobbing of the United States Capitol and permitting more oil drilling. 

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“My first acts as your next President will be to Close the Border, DRILL, BABY, DRILL, and Free January 6 Hostages being wrongfully imprisoned!” Trump wrote.

Though he has long said he will dismiss charges against the rioters if elected, the post is the closest Trump has come to saying that pardons for the Capitol attack rioters is a first-day priority, along with oil and gas drilling as well as a crackdown at the US-Mexico border. Trump’s post came after he has implied that he plans to be a “dictator” on his first day back in office if returned to the White House after losing to Joe Biden in 2020.

“We’re closing the border and we’re drilling, drilling, drilling,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity at a town hall event in December when asked if he would be a dictator. “After that, I’m not a dictator.”

Trump has emphasized his “drilling” plans on the campaign trail as a way to highlight the inflation that has been seen during Biden’s presidency.

Trump has pushed back on the idea that he will be about for “retribution,” a claim that many liberals in the media have begun to push. 

Claiming that he’s not conservative, the former president said, instead, that “he’s a man of common sense” who will be focused on success for the country rather than fighting partisan, ideological battles. 

Trump’s comments come as inflation climbed 3.2 percent in the year through February, faster than experts expected.

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