President Donald Trump said on Friday that his administration will focus on securing the “America first” mantra as he begins his administration’s first full week in office.
The statement was released as the White House prepares to welcome the first of three new Cabinet members to the Trump administration.
The president said the new hires, which include the first openly gay member of the cabinet, will have a major impact on the way the country is governed.
Trump has made repealing Obamacare a top priority during his first full day in office, and on Friday he signaled that he will be willing to take on Iran.
“We’re going to focus on building a wall and we’re going, as President, we’re gonna be very aggressive in securing the border,” Trump said at the White Street Institute in Washington, D.C.
The White House has been working to build up the Trump-Iran relationship, and Trump on Friday said he had made the decision to bring on a new Treasury Secretary in the form of Wilbur Ross, a financier and businessman who has been a key ally of the president.
“I am going to appoint Wilbur as Secretary of the Treasury, which I think will be a tremendous opportunity,” Trump told reporters, adding that he would appoint someone who has a long history of making investments in our country.
Ross is also a member of Trump’s transition team and is also one of the leading contenders to lead the Treasury Department.
The Trump administration is also expected to roll out a number of new regulatory measures to ease the regulatory burden on business owners in the US and around the world, according to Trump adviser Stephen Miller.
Ross will be in charge of developing the US government’s regulatory and legal framework for the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, which has led to sanctions relief in the country.