Trump Illinois campaign co-chair pleased with president's first steps
State Rep. John Cabello (R-Loves Park), co-chair of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Illinois, has expressed pleasure with Trump’s first few days in office.
Cabello joined Trump’s campaign in March 2016, before the primary election where Trump was named the Republican candidate.
Cabello became impressed with Trump’s work ethic during the election and since being elected. Although many people have expressed dismay at Trump’s decisions in office, Cabello believes everyone can at least be impressed by his work ethic.
“If you look at it with an independent lens and see how hard this man has worked since he got elected to today, there hasn’t been a harder working president-elect,” Cabello told the Chicago City Wire.
He went on to say that he believes Trump is a workaholic.
During his time as co-chair, Cabello became intimately familiar with Trump’s platform. He is pleased that Trump has stuck to his campaign promises.
“I think he is living up to his campaign promises,” Cabello said. “What he’s done his first few days in office is shocking a lot of people because he’s done exactly what he said he’d do.”
Trump has withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and begun discussions to repeal Obamacare, as well as addressing immigration issues with plans to build the wall on the Mexican border and a draft order of a freeze on immigration from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia.
“His policies will put America first,” Cabello said, reiterating Trump’s campaign slogan.
In his first few days, Trump signed several executive orders, including the revision of the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline, reinstating the gag order and putting a freeze on federal hiring. With his executive orders, he has yet to work much with Congress to pass some of his policies through the Legislative Branch.
“He’s going to work hand in hand with Congress, but there will be times he will have to drag Congress along,” Cabello said. “He’s a president who will do what he needs to get the job done.”
In previous interviews, Cabello urged people to give Trump a chance before protesting against him.
On Jan. 21, Americans saw one of the largest peaceful protests in the country as millions gathered worldwide during the Women’s March on Washington, disputing Trump’s presidency before his first full day in office.
“They have the right to do what they wish -- that’s the beauty of this country,” Cabello said.
He was impressed with how peaceful and orderly the protests were despite not agreeing with their reason for protesting.
“There have been no policies that can be seen as a war on women,” Cabello said.
Cabello continued that Trump spoke in favor of women and the LGBTQ community during his campaign. He urges people to give him time in office before protests continue.
“I didn’t agree with a lot of President Obama’s policies and decisions, but he was still my president,” Cabello said. “I hope people give President Trump that same respect.”