Wednesday, August 30th: President Trump visits a manufacturing plant in Springfield, Missouri, where the historic Route 66 begins. Here, DJT makes a powerful speech in which he explains his tax-reforming plan, how it is vital to undoing the decades-long damage that has been done to the U.S. economy, and why implementing his corrections to the tax-system is essential for the well-being of individuals and small businesses. The president also gives an accounting of the administration’s extensive assistance to the flooded areas in the Gulf of Mexico.
Bringing Back Jobs and Growth
Since the recession of 2008, American workers and businesses have suffered through the slowest economic recovery since World War II. The U.S. lost nearly 300,000 manufacturing jobs during this period, while the share of Americans in the work force plummeted to lows not seen since the 1970s, the national debt doubled, and middle class got smaller. To get the economy back on track, President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth.
The plan starts with pro-growth tax reform to help American workers and businesses keep more of their hard-earned dollars. The President’s plan will lower rates for Americans in every tax bracket, simplify the tax code, and reduce the U.S. corporate tax rate, which is one of the highest in the world. Fixing a tax code that is outdated, overly complex, and too onerous will unleash America’s economy, creating millions of new jobs and boosting economic growth.
As a lifelong job-creator and businessman, the President also knows how important it is to get Washington out of the way of America’s small businesses, entrepreneurs, and workers. In 2015 alone, federal regulations cost the American economy more than $2 trillion. That is why the President has proposed a moratorium on new federal regulations and is ordering the heads of federal agencies and departments to identify job-killing regulations that should be repealed.
With decades of deal-making experience, the President also understands how critical it is to negotiate the best possible trade deals for the United States. By renegotiating existing trade deals, and taking a tough stance on future ones, we will ensure that trade agreements bring good-paying jobs to our shores and support American manufacturing, the backbone of our economy. The President plans to show America’s trading partners that we mean business by ensuring consequences for countries that engage in illegal or unfair trade practices that hurt American workers.
And this is from last week:
(All times EST)
4:10 AM President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in the French National Day Parade with President and Mrs. Macron
6:45 AM President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart Paris, France en route to Newark, New Jersey
1:15 PM Vice President Pence delivers remarks at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting
2:00 PM Vice President Pence participates in a series of meetings with governors
2:45 PM Vice President Pence participates in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada
3:30 PM Vice President Pence participates in a series of meetings with governors
PHOTO OF THE DAY
President Donald J. Trump and President Emmanuel Macron | July 13, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY
FACT: Taxpayers are on the hook for Obamacare’s surging costs. The average Obamacare subsidy in February 2017 was nearly $4,500 – an increase of nearly $1,200 from just two years prior.
WHITE HOUSE UPDATES
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in a viewing of the National Day Parade in France in honor of Bastille Day. President Trump is the first United States President to participate in the ceremonies since 1989.
Vice President Pence delivered remarks on Obamacare in Lexington, Kentuckyon Wednesday saying, “it’s going to take courage, and it’s going to take leadership in Washington, D.C. And make no mistake about it, there are many voices in our Nation’s Capital, and you see them on TV all the time. But there is no more compelling voice in Washington, D.C. than the voice of the American people. So let your voice be heard.”
Press Secretary Sean Spicer released a statement saying, “President Donald J. Trump was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and prominent Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo.”
OMB Director Mulvaney discussed the President’s plan to achieve 3% economic growth in America and introduced the President’s broad agenda that will set in motion the single greatest economic revival since the 1980s.
WEST WING READS
1600 Daily: Everything White House for 6/29/17
After seven failed years of Obamacare, it is time to put the American people back in control of their own health care. President Donald J. Trump and his Administration continue to work with Congress to repeal and replace the disaster that is Obamacare.
10:30 AM: President Trump receives his daily intelligence briefing
2:00 PM: Press Briefing with Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin – Watch
3:00 PM: President Trump departs the White House en route to the Department of Energy
3:25 PM: President Trump gives remarks at the Unleashing American Energy event – Watch
6:00 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome President Moon of the Republic of Korea
6:15 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a reception with the Republic of Korea delegation
6:30 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have dinner with President Moon
PHOTO OF THE DAY
President Donald J. Trump and the 2016 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs | June 28, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY
FACT: 14 out of 17 Nevada counties are projected to have zero insurers on Obamacare’s individual market in 2018.
WHITE HOUSE UPDATES
Yesterday, President Trump held a meeting with immigration crime victims where they discussed taking strong action against illegal immigration and putting Americans’ safety first.
Yesterday, President Trump and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry hosted a tribal, State, and local energy roundtable.
Yesterday, Vice President Pence traveled to Ohio where he met with Obamacare victims and made remarks on healthcare.