Friday, January 26, 2018

The White House - 1600 Daily: An American in Switzerland

President Donald J. Trump arrives in Switzerland | January 25, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
An American in Switzerland
President Donald J. Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland, early this morning—one day before he becomes only the second American president to address the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

Davos draws some of the world’s most powerful politicians and business leaders. President Trump is attending because he wants to deliver them a message: An “America First” agenda is a great thing for the global economy.
Here’s why:

  • America is committed to global growth and prosperity. When the U.S. economy grows, so does the world’s.
  • The Trump Administration supports free and open trade—but free trade cannot flourish unless all countries are held accountable to the rules.
  • Leaders must reform, not abandon, the international economic system. America’s goal is to make the global economy work for all sovereign nations, not to dismantle it.

Read more about what President Trump will do in Switzerland.

Jeff Sessions on President Trump: ‘Promise delivered’
“When President Trump was inaugurated, he made the American people a promise: ‘This American carnage stops right here and stops right now,’” Attorney General Jeff Sessions writes in an op-ed for USA Today.

“It is a promise that he has kept.”

Attorney General Sessions focuses on America’s renewed fight against crime under President Trump. In 2017, the Department of Justice hit more than a few milestones:

  • Bringing “cases against more violent criminals than in any year in decades”
  • Charging the most firearm prosecutions at the federal level in a decade
  • Convicting nearly 500 human traffickers, along with 1,200 gang members
  • Witnessing the first decline in the number of officers killed on duty since 2013

The Attorney General’s parting thought: “Crime rates are not like the tides — we can help change them. And under Trump’s strong leadership, we will.”
Read the op-ed from Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

More than 100 mayors come to the White House
Yesterday, President Trump met with more than 100 mayors from across the country in the East Room of the White House. The bipartisan group represented communities both urban and rural, and they joined in a panel discussion with housing, transportation, and development experts from across the Administration.

“We have some really hardworking people in this room,” President Trump told attendees before reiterating the White House’s commitment to supporting local government. He emphasized that America’s economic comeback is translating into record-low unemployment for women, African-Americans, and Hispanics.
Read more: “You're very, very important to the future of this country.” 


Last night, President Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
This morning, he is participating in bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Prime Minister of the State of Israel at the World Economic Forum Congress Centre.
Later, he will meet with Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, followed by a dinner with European business leaders.

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