He now says that American taxpayers will pay for the building of the Wall. Mexico has long stated that they will not be bullied into paying and so now just 2 weeks before his inauguration, Trump is backing down. This will cost tens of millions, if he goes through with this.
Obamacare, which has seen more than 25 million get insurance coverage, is proven to be too resilient and too good, and so Trump ( together with leading Republicans, who have faied 60 times to kill it ) are now saying that it will take more than two years to do it and that they will keep some parts of it, such as " pre-conditions". It is estimated that repeal will cost $380 billion to replace and in the meantime, many will lose their coverage and will be left uninsured, making the nation Sicker and facing Bankruptcy, in order to cover medical expenses. Many Republicans, especially in states that voted for Trump, like in Florida are now complaining and do not want the repeal. Many are rushing to register before the inauguration.
The " Swamp", is not being drained. Instead it is being filled with replacement from Wall Street, Oil and Gas, Congress and retired Generals. It is being peopled by friends of Putin ( Exxon); White Supremacist ; Muslim haters; wife of Sen. McConnell; Anti-abortionists ( stop funding Planned Parenthood); Climate Change deniers; a Labor Sect. who is opposed to raising minimum wage, who uses almost-nude buxom women to advertise his products; Perry, as Energy Sect, who campaigned to get rid of it ( when he remembers the name ), a coterie of middle-aged and older, wealthy, white men and a female Spiritual Adviser, a divorcee and bankruptee like Trump.
There will be no mass deportation of the more than 11 million "illegals". It is impossible, will take years and cost billions, will see agriculture, construction, service sectors like child care, gardening, cleaning etc.suffer financially and socially and less taxes being paid ( they do pay taxes but receive little or no Social Security). It will throw the economy into a tailspin.
There has been little "tweets" on denying Muslims entry into the country ( even as he is about to open a new golf course in Bahrain). I am sure that he is waiting for an opportune time to rant.
He continues to disparage the Intelligence Agencies, even as he continues his bromance with Putin and Assange. He will be getting a 'briefing"on the 6th, so we will wait to see his take ( he refuses to attend daily briefings, even as he attacks these agencies). His advisory group has asked for the names of those in government, doing research on climate change ( a "witch hunt") and he has asked for the resignation of all ambassadors ( which will leave a dangerous void as replacements will take quite a while to be filled) and the Chinese have sent a terse waning about trade wars " There are flowers around the gate of China's Ministry of Commerce, but there are also big sticks hidden inside the door-- and they both await Americans", the Communist Party's Global Times, wrote Jan. 5th. "Big Sticks", indeed.
Government by Tweets will not do. Arguements with the Intelligence community, with the Media, with Muslim countries, with Mexico over the Wall, with the Undocumented, with the NATO allies, with the new host of Celebrity Apprentice is not governing.