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Trump Signs Cabinet Nominations, Jokes About Health Care

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Jan 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-20 17:26:00-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before his inaugural parade, President Donald Trump has carried out some presidential duties.

He signed legislation allowing retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as his defense secretary. And he also signed the nomination papers for his Cabinet choices.

But he made it clear he was ready to keep signing -- joking, "Where's the health care bill?" Trump has vowed to quickly repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature piece of legislation.