Trump runs through busy early days in first weekly address

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In his first week in the White House, President Donald Trump has signed twice as many executive actions as President Barack Obama did in 2009.

President Trump's first week in office has been marked by two things: Controversy (over things like his inaugural crowd size and voter fraud accusations), and executive orders.

"Here we are in his first week in office and he's gone about his work in a way that is directly relatable to everything he said on the campaign", Binion said.

When asked how others can get involved, Sungmin explained that "s$3 taying informed is a vital part of staying politically involved because now there are vast amounts of political issues that are arising, but choosing to stay ignorant allows Trump to make changes that directly impact the majority without resistance from the people".

"I think it is fair to say that he's been more active in the use of executive orders, but that's because of a change in the way presidents use executive orders", he said.

So what exactly is an executive order - and how binding are they? And how unusual is what Trump is doing with them?

How binding are executive orders? Executive actions can be much broader and actually come from a subset of the power, and they could be things like memoranda and things like that.

On Friday, Trump signed another executive order that he said will put potential immigrants through "extreme vetting." In Trump's Wednesday executive order for a Mexican border wall, for instance, he instructs federal agencies to, "in accordance with existing law ... take all appropriate steps to immediately plan, design and construct a physical wall".

How can a president do this?

"The President can sign whatever executive orders he likes".

May congratulated Trump on his "stunning election victory", saying they share a political approach of putting "the interests of ordinary people right up there center-stage". There were known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - or DACA - and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents - or DAPA. In June, the Supreme Court deadlocked, leaving a federal judge's ruling blocking the programs in place. He took action against sanctuary cities by cutting off federal funding to them.

His rate of executive actions is certainly high. "We have allowed the presidency to become too powerful". Trump's order to withdraw serves as a symbol of theoverturning of Obama's legacy.

Let's take the president out of the equation for a moment.

So how do his first seven days stack up? That's a measurement that's both subjective and subject to legal review. In order to prevent illegal immigration from Mexico, his directives increased the number of border patrol agents by 5,000 and tripled the number of immigration officers.

And although there is broad consensus among Republicans about the need to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act - a process Trump began with an executive order the day he was sworn in - there is far less harmony on exactly when and how to handle the issue. We can not yet be sure if such an order will be passed but if it is, it would be a radical move and likely, a controversial one.

On rare occasions, executive orders can be thrown out by judiciary if deemed to overstep the breach the realms of presidential authority.

That's not always the case - especially on more minor executive orders - but often, it is. The order concerning a weekly list of immigrant crimes, for example, has Bannon all over it. And any president would rather have Congress's stamp of approval on something controversial like that.

If you've been feeling like some of Donald Trump's recent executive orders are a bit surprising even for him, well, you're not alone.

The upside is, of course, that you can try to do is all by yourself, with just the stroke of a pen.