The internet shreds Trump’s new ‘idiotic’ deregulation order for using the logic of an 8-year-old
Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Prescott Valley Event Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

CNBC announced Monday that the Donald Trump administration will be signing an executive order that mandates for every regulation passed, two things must arbitrarily be deregulated.


The order was part of a campaign promise that Trump reiterated last week when he told business leaders, "we think we can cut regulations by 75 percent, maybe more."

An example of regulations that are currently on the books for the U.S. include a ban on child labor, the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, the Endangered Species Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act, and there are workplace regulations that require things like fire exits, heat, bathrooms etc.

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) called the order "irrational," "not thought out," and "he probably hasn't had any consultation with anybody in his administration, much less members of Congress."

Many online noted that Trump seems to be governing from a "Good Housekeeping" manual for cleaning. Others found the order simply absurd and ripe for mockery:

Even those who wanted fewer regulations took issue with the new policy: