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Donald Trump has taken his first steps as United States President, signing an executive order which targets the signature health care reforms of his predecessor.
His proclamation (official announcement) ordered agencies to ease the economic burden of the laws known as Obamacare, the BBC reports.
In Friday’s inaugural (marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office) address he pledged to put “America first” and to end the “American carnage” of abandoned factories and rampant crime.
Later, about 200,000 people are due to join a Women’s March in Washington.
Organisers said they want to highlight racial and gender equality and other issues perceived to be under threat from Mr. Trump’s administration.
Similar marches are already taking place in Australia and New Zealand and many others are planned around the world.
The BBC says Mr. Trump has vowed to do what he can immediately using executive action, chalking up early victories before he has to turn to the grinding work of getting bills through Congress.
His team quickly overhauled (take apart (a piece of machinery or equipment) in order to examine) the White House website to include his pledge (a solemn promise or undertaking) to roll back Barack Obama’s strategy on climate change.
Shortly after taking office as the 45th U.S president, Mr. Trump sent his cabinet nominations to the Senate for confirmation.