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.”

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.

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.
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