“President” Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “ease the burden of ObamaCare,” according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Trump signed the order in front of reporters at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, one of his first official acts as president.
He did not comment on the actions and no further details about them were immediately available. The president was flanked by Vice President Pence and senior aides Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner.
Spicer told reporters at the White House the move was made as part of the “transition to repeal and replace” the former president’s signature healthcare law.
Trump has made ObamaCare repeal a top priority during his campaign and transition period. He repeatedly pledged to begin rolling back the law on his first day in the White House.
The move came just hours after Trump took the oath of office at the Capitol.