Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with the Aviation Industry

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 09, 2017

Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with the Aviation Industry

State Dining Room

9:47 A.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you for being here.  Nothing like having meetings in the White House.  Good place.  Good place for meetings.  Good place for a lot of things.  People don’t realize I inherited a mess.  A big mess.  I think they know.  I think they understand.

Well, thank you all.  I know so many of you through reading and through business magazines, and you’ve done an amazing job.  And I want to congratulate you.  I know you’re under pressure from a lot of foreign elements and foreign carriers.  I’ve been hearing that a little bit.  At the same time, we want to make life good for them also.  They come with big investments — in many cases, those investments are made by their governments.  But they are still big investments.

I’m thrilled to welcome the leaders of the airline industry to the White House.  Your industry supports over 10 million well-paying U.S. jobs and creates almost $1 trillion in economic activity, which is really big stuff, really amazing.

Last year, our airlines moved approximately 2 million people each day in our country, which is an incredible number of people.  And they move them well — despite the bad equipment that the airports give you in many cases, because they can’t get approvals, and we had regulatory morass that’s a disaster. Continue reading “Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with the Aviation Industry”