Trump takes first actions on Cabinet, declares day of patriotism: spokesman

Published : January 20, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took his first official actions as U.S. president on Friday, sending his Cabinet nominations to the Senate and calling for a national day of patriotism, his spokesman said.


Trump, who was sworn into office earlier on Friday, also signed into a law a waiver to allow Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, to serve, Sean Spicer said.


(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chris Reese)


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