Friday, November 17, 2017

The White House - 1600 Daily: Renewing a United Resolve

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President Donald J. Trump with President Rodrigo Duterte and Ms. Honeylet Avancena of the Philippines | November 13, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Vice President Mike Pence at the Wall Street Journal CEO Gathering
Yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence participated in the Wall Street Journal CEO Council gathering in Washington, D.C. The Vice President took questions regarding the Unified Framework for Tax Reform that is designed to ensure that all Americans are treated fairly, workers are able to keep more of their hard-earned money, and companies are incentivized to bring jobs back to the United States. By eliminating loopholes that disproportionately benefit the wealthy, promoting an attractive economic climate in the United States, and reducing the complexity of our current tax code, this “America First” tax reform plan will propel our Nation towards historic economic growth.

"This is a gathering of leaders of consequence. It’s amazing to think that companies gathered here represent $2.5 trillion in annual revenue and millions of jobs across the United States of America. So we thank you for your leadership. We thank you for your investment in America and your belief in America’s future. We know that communities large and small, across this country, depend on the companies that are represented here and the decisions you make each and every day." Vice President Pence said.

Read the Vice President's full remarks and learn more about tax reform here. 
President Trump Returns from Asia
Last night, President Donald J. Trump arrived in the United States after concluding his longest foreign trip to date and the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century. President Trump utilized the journey as an opportunity to demonstrate the Administration’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, strengthen longstanding alliances, and establish new partnerships. The President visited Japan, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines, where he met with world leaders to discuss a range of strategic issues. President Trump was proud to advance American prosperity by strengthening international resolve to denuclearize North Korea, promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and stimulating fair and reciprocal trade.

“People were taking advantage -- countries were taking advantage of the United States, more than just this region, but the world,” said President Trump. “Those days are over.”

See more of President Trump’s trip to Asia here.
First Lady Melania Trump Visits Japan
First Lady Melania Trump joined her husband at Yokota Air Base in Japan early last week to thank members of the military for the sacrifices they have made to protect the United States. She then departed for Tokyo, where she joined Mrs. Akie Abe for tea and a cultural presentation on the history of the pearl industry. The First Lady also had the opportunity to travel to the Imperial Palace to meet with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko followed by an Honor Guard Ceremony at Akasaka Palace with Prime Minister and Mrs. Abe. First Lady Melania Trump and Mrs. Abe then traveled to Kyobashi Tsukiji Elementary School where they visited local school children and participated in a traditional calligraphy lesson.

“I enjoyed the time I was able to spend in Japan,” states First Lady Melania Trump. “It was a pleasure to once again spend time with Mrs. Abe, and discuss many of the issues facing each of our nations.”

Watch highlights from the First Lady’s trip to Japan here. 


Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Austin, Texas. There, the Vice President, joined by Governor Greg Abbott, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, and FEMA Administrator Brock Long, will participate in a briefing on Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts at the FEMA Joint Field Office.


Tomorrow, President Trump will deliver remarks on tax reform to the House Republican Conference at the United States Capitol. On Friday, the White House will welcome NCAA teams from across the country. 

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