Donald Trump 'Didn't Divide the Country' but Can 'Heal and Unify,' Senior Adviser Says
Trump's senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said he aims to unify the nation.
January 20, 2017, 1:01 PM
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-- Hours before Donald Trump takes office as the 45th president of the United States, his senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said he aims to unify the nation with his inaugural address today.
"This is a beautifully written, powerfully delivered speech," Conway said today on ABC News' "Good Morning America." "Donald Trump didn't divide the country, but he has a wonderful opportunity to start to heal and unify the country."
She teased some significant executive orders Trump is expected to sign after he takes office.
"Those will be significant," she said. "Particularly on Monday, the first full day of work, on Jan. 23."
"But even before that, I feel like Washington will have a shock to its system with President Trump," Conway continued. "You'll know almost immediately that there's a new sheriff in town."
Trump has often stated his desire to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," and replace the law with health savings accounts during his first 100 days office. He also pledged to roll back "job killing" energy regulations and declared himself a friend of clean coal.
Within the first few days of his presidency, according to Conway, Trump plans to overturn "some of the unconstitutional and job-killing regulations" that were put in place, and he's hoping for "collaboration and cooperation from across the aisle" in Congress.
"He's made very clear that his priorities are to repeal and replace 'Obamacare' and also to bring some regulatory relief and tax reform," she said on "GMA."
Conway said Trump wishes to continue the "good will and benevolence" that have been shown to him by outgoing President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, outgoing Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden.
"We have been very blessed and very happy with the treatment that we've received and the help that we've received from the president and the first lady and their senior team," Conway said. "I think that this country deserves that."