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 Fixing a tax code that is outdated, overly complex, and too onerous will unleash America’s economy, creating millions of new jobs and boosting economic growth.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and is ordering the heads of federal agencies and departments to identify job-killing regulations that should be repealed.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:
Today, President Donald J. Trump embarks on his second trip abroad. The President will make his first stop in Warsaw, Poland where he will meet with President Duda of Poland and speak with 12 Central European, Baltic, and Western Balkan leaders at a summit of the Three Seas Conference. The President will then travel to Hamburg, Germany for the G20 Summit. As the President travels abroad, he will look to promote American prosperity, protect American interests, and provide American leadership.
7:50 AM: President Trump departs Washington, D.C. en route to Warsaw, Poland
10:00 AM: Vice President Pence participates in a phone call with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan
10:30 AM: Vice President Pence participates in a phone call with EU High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini
10:15 PM: President Trump arrives in Warsaw, Poland
Photo of the Day
Independence Day on the South Lawn | July 4, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY
FACT: Average premiums in Wisconsin have skyrocketed by $2,976 since 2013.
WHITE HOUSE UPDATES
President Trump spoke by phone with Lt. Col. Dick Cole, the last surviving member of the famed Doolittle Raiders. The President offered his best wishes and support to the 101-year-old veteran.
On Friday, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Reviving the National Space Council in order to provide a coordinated process for developing and monitoring the implementation of national space policy and strategy.
Remember All of Obamacare’s Broken Promises? There were a lot of promises made in selling Obamacare—and it seems like just about all of them have been broken.
Intern Series: South Carolina to the South Lawn, “As I was watching the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship game on a cold January day at home in Kentucky, I never imagined that in a few short months I would be on the South Lawn of the White House…”
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Watch highlights from President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem:
10:30 AM LOCAL / 4:30 AM EDT: President Trump participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with European Union leadership
1:00 PM LOCAL / 7:00 AM EDT: President Trump meets with President Emmanuel Macron of France
1:20 PM LOCAL / 7:20 AM EDT: President Trump has a working luncheon with President Macron
4:15 PM LOCAL / 10:15 AM EDT: President Trump participates in the NATO unveiling of the Article 5 and Berlin Wall memorials – Watch
4:55 PM LOCAL / 10:55 AM EDT: President Trump participates in the handover ceremony of the new NATO Headquarters
5:45 PM LOCAL / 11:45 AM EDT: President Trump has a working dinner with NATO leaders
1:30 PM EDT: Vice President Pence hosts a budget listening session
8:40 PM LOCAL / 2:40 PM EDT: President and First Lady Trump depart Brussels, Belgium, en route to Taormina, Italy
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tour the Sistine Chapel following their meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Vatican City. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
Yesterday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump met His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican. The President said it was the “Honor of a lifetime.”
President Trump met with His Holiness Pope Francis and Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. In their meetings, the President focused on how the United States, the Holy See, and the international community can work together to combat terrorism.
After visiting the Vatican, President Trump participated in bilateral meetingswith President Sergio Mattarella of Italy and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy.
First Lady Melania Trump visited the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital anddelivered a statement saying, “I want to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the hospital, who all do such beautiful and critical work.”
WHITE HOUSE UPDATES
Yesterday, President Trump proclaimed Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace.
President Trump announced his intent to appoint three individuals to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
Yesterday, Vice President Pence delivered remarks at Cajun Industries, Baton Rouge, LA.
WHAT WE ARE READING
“Never before has an American president tried so clearly to unite the civilized world, including the nations of the Middle East and Africa, against the forces of terrorism.” – The Washington Post
“We should all appreciate the fact that we now have a President who isstraightforward that he’s at war with radical Islamists, a fact he’s not going to soft-pedal.” – New York Daily News
“Through executive orders, regulatory rollbacks and strategic use of the Congressional Review Act, the president and Congress are delivering.” – The Wall Street Journal