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Conway: ‘There’s a new sheriff in town’

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A top aide to President-elect Donald Trump says he plans on aggressively overturning federal bureaucracy after his inauguration.

“I feel like Washington, D.C., will have a shock to its system with President Trump,” Kellyanne Conway said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Friday.

“You’ll know almost immediately that there’s a new sheriff in town,” added Conway, who is Trump’s incoming counselor. “He plans on upending some of the un-constitutional and job-killing regulations that have been put into place.”

{mosads}“[Trump has] made very clear that his priorities are to repeal and replace ObamaCare and also to bring some regulatory relief and tax reform.”

Conway, who also served as Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign manager, added Trump would focus on unifying America after his swearing-in Friday.

“Donald Trump didn’t divide the country, but he has a wonderful opportunity to heal and unify the country,” she said.

“At the same time, he really wants to continue the goodwill and benevolence that he’s been shown by President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and the Bidens,” Conway added, referencing Vice President Biden and his wife Jill. “We have been very blessed and very happy with the treatment we’ve received.”

The Hill reported on Thursday Trump plans on drastically shrinking the federal government after entering the White House.

Trump’s transition team is plotting major reductions in funding to the departments of Commerce and Energy, for example, with programs under their jurisdiction eliminated or transferred elsewhere.

The departments of Justice, State and Transportation, meanwhile, are also reportedly slated for significant cuts and program eliminations.

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