President Trump Signs First Bills

President Trump has signed his first bills as the leader of the free world.

The ceremony, which took place moments after Trump was sworn into office, aired live for all of the nation to witness. 

According to White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, Trump signed a bill waiving the legal requirement that retired Gen. James Mattis  be out of the military for seven years prior to serving as Secretary of Defense.

As is tradition, Trump used a series of pens to sign the actions and then distributed the pens among those that were gathered.

Everyone in attendance seemed jovial. Trump, surrounded by family, joked with congressional leaders including Minority leader Nancy Pelosi. He, Pelosi and Schumer talked about trading pens as Pelosi remarked that hers came from the nominating papers of Georgia Rep. Tom Price.

Other papers included in President Trump signing were formal nominations for his Cabinet and a proclamation for a national day of patriotism, according to Spicer.

 

H/T: CNN

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