Joe Biden Planning Quick Executive Action To Undo Some Of Trump’s Accomplishments

( Joe Biden hasn’t even been certified as the winner of the presidential election, and already he’s working on policies he plans to enact if he were, in fact, installed as the next president in January.

Biden’s transition team is already putting plans in place to take action on his first day in office.

On Monday morning, he announced the members of his coronavirus advisory board. One of those is Rick Bright, who was the whistleblower who alleged he gave early warnings about the pandemic but was ignored by President Donald Trump and his administration — which ultimately led to him being removed.

The chair of the task force will be Vivek Murthy, the former surgeon general; David Kessler, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith of Yale University.

Other members are Dr. Luciana Borio, who serves as a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as Dr. Zeke Emanuel, a former health adviser under Barack Obama who was one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act.

In total, there are 13 members of the task force. The group will give Biden and Kamala Harris a briefing on Monday afternoon. Following that, Biden plans to hold a press conference where he’ll share his thoughts on how his administration plans to fight the pandemic and rebuild the country’s economy.

In addition to immediate action on the pandemic, officials within the Biden transition team said the president-elect also has plans to enact a bunch of executive actions on day one of his administration. These actions would undo foreign policy actions Trump took, seeking to return the U.S. to the status it had at the end of the Obama administration, officials said.

Symone Sanders, a Biden campaign adviser, said on Sunday that Biden is “going to make good on his promises” that he made while campaigning. Repeatedly, Biden promised that he would rejoin the Paris climate accord that Trump left back in 2017.

The president-elect also said he would seek to rejoin the World Health Organization. Trump announced plans to leave that group officially in the summer of 2021.

Other actions Biden may take immediately would be to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which would allow “dreamers” to remain in the United States. He also may repeal the bans on travel from certain countries with a Muslim majority that Trump enacted.

The Twitter account for the Biden-Harris transition team tweeted that the administration would take on the “most urgent” challenges the nation faces. It listed “protecting and preserving our nation’s health, renewing our opportunity to succeed, advancing racial equity and fighting the climate crisis” as some of these top challenges.

Other top focuses that are likely for the Biden administration would be fighting systemic racism, expanding potential protections for union workers, as well as climate change.

It seems like Biden is already planning to try to undo what he thinks are some of the biggest mistakes that President Trump has made.