President Joe Biden signs executive orders reversing Trump’s policies including mask mandate and immigration reform
Joe Biden on Wednesday began dismantling the legacy of his predecessor faster than any other incoming president in the modern era.
He signed 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations on his first evening in the Oval Office, far more than any other recent president.
They were aimed at halting or reversing some of Donald Trump’s most controversial policies.
That was set to turn into a flood of actions over Mr Biden’s first 10 days as he sought to implement measures without waiting for approval by Congress. Jen Psaki, Mr Biden’s press secretary, said: “There are many more to come. His focus is on moving the country forward.”
She added: “He is taking historic action on Day One to advance his agenda including signing 15 executive actions and asking agencies to take steps in an additional two areas.”