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President-elect Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak at an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump outlined his policy plans for his first 100 days in office on YouTube


President-elect Donald Trump unveiled his policy plans for his first 100 days in office -- not on his favorite social media platform, Twitter, but in a brief YouTube video on Monday. 

Trump focused much of his agenda on his core principle of “putting America first."

WATCH  | In the video, Trump said he has already asked his transition team to develop a list of executive actions he can take on day one in office to "restore our laws and bring back our jobs." 

Trump promised to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and instead negotiate bilateral trade deals he says will bring jobs back to the country. 

He also promised to do away with many of the environmental restrictions President Obama put in place. Trump said that move would bring back millions of high-paying jobs. 

Beyond that, Trump promised that his national security team would work to ward off future cyber attacks.

In terms of immigration, he promised to, "investigate all abuses of visa programs that undercut the American worker."

All of the subjects Trump touched on were measures he mentioned on the campaign trail. 

He didn't, however, mention any plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, ban Muslims or repeal the Affordable Care Act altogether. 

Trump's promises in the video were all things that could be accomplished without congressional approval, according to CNN

Unlike previous president-elects, Trump used the YouTube video, not a press conference to communicate with the public. Two weeks since being elected, Trump still has not held a press conference. Obama held a press conference three days after being elected and George W. Bush held his first press conference as president-elect three days after the Supreme Court declared him the winner.

Trump has not dodged the press completely -- yesterday he held an off-the-record meeting with television executives and anchors from NBC, Fox News, CNN, CBS and ABC. Today he did an off and on the record meeting with the New York Times. Previously he did an interview with "60 Minutes" and the Wall Street Journal. 

But interviews are different than press conferences, and Trump has ditched his protective pool (the journalist who follow him everywhere he goes in case something happens) multiple times since being elected.

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