After a relatively mild weekend with the only the hiccup being his comment about Sweden President Donald Trump will now begin the fourth week of his Administration with matters still hanging over his head that will require his attention. These will include matters blocked, come to be started and others to be completed.

New order

During his unusual press conference on Thursday President Donald Trump stated that a new executive order blocking Moslem Immigration from seven “at risk” countries in the Middle East will be signed this week. The original order that led to protests and was blocked by successful court challenges had been hastily prepared and without consultation with the Departments involved.

This new order will need to address the issues that led to the court defeats. such as the apparent preference for Christian refugees from these countries, which seem to be unconstitutional and also the reference the inclusion of green card holders and other regularly recognized residents in the country.

Complicating this matter was the report of Friday that the DHS was planning to use 100,000 members of the National Guard to enforce the wave of detention and deportations of illegal immigrants in the country. Although the White House denied that the use of the Guard was not policy, it did admit later that the proposal had been made in an early paper, but had been disregarded as an operational procedure.

The messengers and the messages

One issue that the White House will need to urgently address is its relationship with the Press Corps. Last week’s tweet calling the Press “the enemy of the people” and the accusations in the comments made by the President at his de facto campaign rally in Florida on Saturday do nothing to create a word relationship with journalists.

In fact, the situation seems to be spreading after comments by #Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith seem to indicate that now even traditionally pro Trump journalists are reacting to the constant calls of “fake news” by the White House in reply to any criticism of the Administration.

The habit of blaming the messengers for the messages sent by the oval office and the regular barrages of tweets only worsen this long term problem for Donald Trump.

Team Trump

The resignation of Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the decision by Andrew Pudzer to withdraw as a nominee for the position of Labor Secretary also highlighted the problems of the Oval Office to complete its Administration team. This too is becoming a matter of urgency as the Oval Office struggles to deal with the limits imposed by law and the Constitution in the decision making process as was witnessed with the Moslem Immigration ban.

Allies' concerns

One of the prime themes of #Donald Trump’s winning presidential campaign was security, but his messages about his plans for NATO and also with the doubts raised by allegations of Russian interference, the Administration needs to address the quite open worries of its long term allies.

At the Munich Security Conference last week Vice President Mike Pence and Defence Secretary James Mattis spoke about these issues with allies and Senator McCain also made an impassioned speech at the conference which was seen as a rebuke of the President on a number of issues. But as the New York Times reports, the worries of the allies was not quelled and must become a matter of priority for the Oval Office.

To these issues must also be added the practical implementation of his border wall with Mexico which the President sees as a priority and the many campaign promises such as renegotiation NAFTA and the Iran Deal, rebuilding infrastructure, withdrawing from the Paris Agreement and many more.

Not all of these will be possible, but after the first three chaotic weeks of the new Administration it will be interesting to see how many of them will be carried out.