Readout of the President’s Call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 04, 2017

Readout of the President’s Call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

President Donald J. Trump just had [5 p.m. Saturday] a very good call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine to address a variety of topics, including Ukraine’s long-running conflict with Russia. “We will work with Ukraine, Russia, and all other parties involved to help them restore peace along the border,” said President Trump. Also discussed was the potential for a meeting in the near future.

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 04, 2017

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy to discuss strengthening bilateral cooperation across a range of shared interests, including security and counterterrorism. The leaders discussed Libya, the influx of migrants and refugees into Europe, as well as Italy’s priorities, and the upcoming G-7 meeting in Italy. President Trump reiterated the U.S. commitment to NATO and emphasized the importance of all NATO allies sharing the monetary burden of defense spending. The leaders agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation on efforts to eliminate ISIS and other terrorist organizations. President Trump agreed to attend the G-7 Summit in Taormina, Italy in May, and said he looked forward to meeting with the Prime Minister at that time.

President Trump: Getting Americans Back To Work

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 04, 2017

President Trump: Getting Americans Back To Work

STICKING TO HIS WORD: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FIRST TWO WEEKS PRIORITIZED PUTTING AMERICANS BACK TO WORK

TAKING ACTION TO STIMULATE JOB CREATION: President Trump is using the power of the Presidency to ensure that actions are taken to rebuild the nation, renegotiate U.S. trade deals, and most importantly, take action to ensure U.S. job creation.

On January 23rd, The President signed an executive memorandum ordering the U.S withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and related negotiations.
On January 24th, The President signed an executive memorandum initiating the process to begin construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
On January 24th, The President signed an executive memorandum declaring the Dakota Access Pipeline serves the national interest and initiating the process to complete construction.
On January 24th, The President signed an executive memorandum ordering that all new pipeline construction and repair work use U.S. materials and equipment produced in the U.S.
REDUCING GOVERNMENT BARRIERS TO JOB CREATION: President Trump has been working to remove burdensome government regulations and streamline government processes that for too long have stifled job creation and deterred business growth. Continue reading “President Trump: Getting Americans Back To Work”

President Trump’s Second Week of Action

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 04, 2017

President Trump’s Second Week of Action

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SECOND WEEK OF ACTION

7: Presidential Actions to Make America Great Again
4: Diplomatic conversations with foreign leaders to promote an America First foreign policy.
4: Meetings to get input from workers and business leaders on jumpstarting job creation.
2: Events for the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
2: Events to commemorate African American History Month
2: Members of President Trump’s Cabinet sworn in.
1: Bill signed into law
1: Meeting with cyber security experts
1: Commemoration of American Heart Month
1: Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast
1: Letter of Recognition for National Catholic Schools Week
Following Through On His Promise To The American People, President Trump Nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court Continue reading “President Trump’s Second Week of Action”

Press Release-President Trump: Making America Safe Again

he White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 04, 2017

President Trump: Making America Safe Again

IN ONLY TWO WEEKS, PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS ON HIS PROMISE TO MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN

25: Iranian entities sanctioned by the Trump Administration.
4: Presidential Actions to ensure the safety of the American people.
4: Speeches outlining his national security plans.
1: Meeting with First Responders and Law Enforcement Officials who helped make the President’s Inauguration a success.
1: Meeting convened with cybersecurity experts to discuss the threats to our nation.
6: Cabinet or Cabinet-Level nominees confirmed in roles vital to the nation’s security.
16: Diplomatic conversations with foreign leaders to promote an America first foreign policy.
The President Took Action After Putting Iran “On Notice” For Provocative Action In Violation Of Its International Obligations Continue reading “Press Release-President Trump: Making America Safe Again”

Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 03, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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CORE PRINCIPLES FOR REGULATING
THE UNITED STATES FINANCIAL SYSTEM

By the power vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. It shall be the policy of my Administration to regulate the United States financial system in a manner consistent with the following principles of regulation, which shall be known as the Core Principles:

(a) empower Americans to make independent financial decisions and informed choices in the marketplace, save for retirement, and build individual wealth;

(b) prevent taxpayer-funded bailouts;

(c) foster economic growth and vibrant financial markets through more rigorous regulatory impact analysis that addresses systemic risk and market failures, such as moral hazard and information asymmetry; Continue reading “Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System”

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/3/2017

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 03, 2017

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/3/2017, #8

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

12:37 P.M. EST

MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Happy Friday.  It’s another busy day here at the White House and across the Trump administration.

The first jobs report under the President’s administration was released this morning.  It’s National Wear Red Day, highlighting the importance of preventing heart disease.  It’s National Catholic Schools Week.  And the President is going to be signing some executive orders, delivering some much-needed regulatory relief to lenders and borrowers in the next few minutes.

We’re finishing up the second week here really strong.  Yesterday, another great deal was reached with Lockheed Martin for the purchase of a new lot of F35s.  Through the President’s intervention, a total of 90 planes — for a lot of 90 planes; 55 were purchased for U.S. military that added up to a total of $455 million savings for U.S. taxpayers from the previous lot, with an average cost reduction of 7.5 percent, another big win that the President has delivered on for U.S. taxpayers. Continue reading “Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/3/2017”

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on Fiduciary Rule

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 03, 2017

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on Fiduciary Rule

Oval Office

1:18 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Today we’re signing core principles for regulating the United States financial system.  It doesn’t get much better than that, right?

THE PRESIDENT:  Would you like to —

MS. WAGNER:  It’s my baby.

THE PRESIDENT:  Why don’t you explain this.

MS. WAGNER:  What we’re doing is we are returning to the American people, low- and middle- income investors, and retirees, their control of their own retirement savings.  This is about Main Street, and it’s been a labor of love for me for over four years as chairman.  And I have had — this is a big day, a big moment for Americans.  (Inaudible.)

THE PRESIDENT:  And she means that so much.

(Executive order is signed.)

THE PRESIDENT:  Chairman, I think we should hand the pen to this very special person.

PARTICIPANT:  Absolutely, Mr. President.  She earned it.  She earned it.

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.

MS. WAGNER:  Thank you.  I’m grateful.

Q    Mr. President, do you have anything to say about the decision to make the Iran — should they be expecting more?

THE PRESIDENT:  They’re not behaving.

Remarks by President Trump in Strategy and Policy Forum

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 03, 2017

Remarks by President Trump in Strategy and Policy Forum

State Dining Room

10:16 A.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you, everybody, for being here this morning.  This is a really world-class group and I want to thank and congratulate Steve.  You have done, as usual, an amazing job.  Steve called me up the day after the election — it might have even been the same night, Jamie, to be honest with you.  You know Steve — (inaudible) — in fact, I think maybe one minute.  And he said, I’d like to put together a group of world-class leaders and that’s what he’s done.  So good job, Steve.

A couple of things happened this morning — 227,000 jobs, great spirit in the country right now.  So we’re very happy about that.  I think that it’s going to continue big league.  We’re bringing back jobs, we’re bringing down your taxes.  We’re getting rid of your regulations.  And I think it’s going to be some really very exciting times ahead.  We’re going to be doing — we’re doing it, we’re going to be coming up with a tax bill soon, a health care bill even sooner.  And it’s really working out.

Toby from the Cleveland Clinic has been helping us a lot with the veterans, and we appreciate that, Toby.  You’ve been amazing.  And I and all of our friends, we really appreciate it.  Continue reading “Remarks by President Trump in Strategy and Policy Forum”

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/2/2017

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 02, 2017

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/2/2017, #7

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

12:32 P.M. EST

MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon.  Happy Groundhog Day.  We’ve got six more weeks of winter, apparently.  Luckily, for those of you who are going to be joining the President down to Florida this weekend, you’ll get some time to get a glimpse of summer at the “Winter White House” in Mar-a-Lago.

The President is going to start his meeting at 1:00 sharp.  You probably just saw the b-roll of folks from Harley rolling on in, literally.  So I’m going to try to keep this a little quick.

The President signed a proclamation yesterday ushering in Black History Month.  He looks forward to an engaging and informative month of events honoring the enormous contributions that African Americans have made throughout our history. Continue reading “Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/2/2017”