Donald Trump said the first order he’ll sign as president will be to create “strong borders,” but he’ll be doing that Monday, after taking the weekend off.
Creating “stronger borders” on Day One has been something he’s said before, but the promise gained attention Monday evening, after that portion of his Times of London interview was highlighted on social media because it included his definition of “day one.”
“…[D]ay one – which I will consider to be Monday as opposed to Friday or Saturday. Right? I mean my day one is gonna be Monday because I don’t want to be signing and get it mixed up with lots of celebration,” Trump said, according to a transcript of the interview.
Trump will be inaugurated on Friday and is expected to attend celebrations that night.
The idea of Donald Trump waiting until Monday until he starts issuing orders got attention on Twitter.
Haha Trump is taking the weekend off after being sworn in on Friday. Seriously, can’t make this stuff up. https://t.co/VgkbX4XMBx
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) January 17, 2017
After inauguration on Friday, Trump to take weekend off for celebrations and pony rides and face painting. https://t.co/FmXGEzjcwG
— Writer in Residence (@MikeCullen73) January 17, 2017
Trump treating Friday like the first college class. Just grab your syllabus and head home. https://t.co/TRKoaTQB3v
— Marcus Mann (@MarcusMannBHS) January 17, 2017
— Laurence Brothers (@lbrothers) January 16, 2017
Man he’s gonna be so pissed the first time DPRK/Iran/Russia/NATO/Congress ruins his weekend. https://t.co/LCuTuY7L26
— EM Simpson (@charlie_simpson) January 17, 2017