President Trump’s first full cabinet meeting

President Trump’s first full cabinet meeting


SOON. SO I THINK THAT WE’LL DO, MOST OF YOU KNOW THE PEOPLE AROUND THE ROOM, BUT I’M GOING TO START WITH OUR VICE PRESIDENT. WHERE IS OUR VICE PRESIDENT? THERE HE IS. AND I’LL MAYBE START WITH MIKE AND WE’LL JUST GO AROUND AND JUST NAME YOUR POSITION AND THEN WE’LL ASK THESE FOLKS TO GO BACK AND HAVE A GOOD DAY AND WE’RE GOING TO DISCUSS OUR VARIOUS REPORTS. MIKE.>>THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THIS IS THE GREATEST PRIVILEGE OF MY LIFE IS TO SERVE AS VICE PRESIDENT TO A PRESIDENT WHO’S KEEPING HIS WORD TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. ASSEMBLING A TEAM THAT’S BRINGING REAL CHANGE, REAL PROSPERITY AND REAL STRENGTH BACK TO OUR NATION.>>THANK YOU, MIKE.>>MR. PRESIDENT, IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE AND CELEBRATE THIS GROUP. WE ARE RECEIVING AS YOU KNOW, I’M NOT SURE THE REST OF YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND THE SUPPORT, BUT LAW ENFORCEMENT ALL OVER AMERICA, THEY HAVE BEEN VERY FRUSTRATED. THEY ARE SO THRILLED THAT WE HAVE A NEW IDEA THAT WE’RE GOING TO SUPPORT THEM AND WORK TOGETHER TO PROPERLY, LAWFULLY FIGHT THE RISING CRIME THAT WE’RE SEEING. IT’S AN HONOR TO BE ABLE TO SERVE YOU IN THAT REGARD AND TO SEND THE EXACT RIGHT MESSAGE AND THE RESPONSE IS FABULOUS AROUND THE COUNTRY. >>GREAT SUCCESS, INCLUDING MS 13. THEY’RE BEING THROWN OUT IN RAPID NUMBERS AND RAPIDLY. THEY’RE BEING DEPLETED. THEY’LL ALL BE GONE SOON. YOU’RE RIGHT, JEFF. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ALEX. >>MR. PRESIDENT, IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO BE HERE. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE AMERICAN WORKERS. THIS WEEK IS A FULL SCHEDULED FOR YOU FOCUSING ON THE AMERICAN WORKER. WE’RE VERY EXCITED AT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM THAT YOU’RE GOING TO BE ANNOUNCING I THINK IS GOING TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE. SO THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU. CONGRATULATIONS.>>MR. PRESIDENT, HONOR TO BE ON THE TEAM. THIS LAST WEEK I HAD THE GREAT PRIVILEGE TO REPRESENT AMERICA IN CHINA AT THE GREEN ENERGY. GOOD TIMING. THEY NEEDED TO HEAR WHY AMERICA WAS STEPPING AWAY FROM THE PARIS ACCORD AND THEY DID AND THAT AMERICA IS NOT STEPPING BACK, BUT WE’RE STEPPING INTO PLACE AND SENDING SOME MESSAGES THAT WE’RE STILL GOING TO BE LEADERS IN THE WORLD WHEN IT COMES TO THE CLIMATE, BUT WE’RE NOT GOING TO BE HELD HOSTAGE TO SOME EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WAS ILL THOUGHT OUT. MY HATS OFF TO YOU FOR TAKING THAT STAND AND PRESENTING A CLEAR MESSAGE AROUND THE WORLD THAT AMERICA’S GOING TO CONTINUE TO LEAD IN THE AREA OF ENERGY.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. IT’S A NEW DAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS. WE NOW HAVE A VERY STRONG VOICE. PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THE UNITED STATES IS FOR. THEY KNOW WHAT WE’RE AGAINST. THEY SEE US LEADING ACROSS THE BOARD. SO I THINK THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY KNOWS WE’RE BACK.>>THANK YOU. THAT’S GREAT.>>THANK YOU FOR THE KIND WORDS ABOUT THE BUDGET. YOU’RE RIGHT. WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED IT. WE WERE ABLE TO ALSO FOCUS ON THE FORGOTTEN MAN AND WOMAN WHO WERE PAYING THOSE TAXES. I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT IN SUPPORTING THAT BUDGET.>>GOOD TO BE BACK IN THE UNITED STATES. I ARRIVED BACK THIS MORNING AT 1:00 FROM ITALY IN THE G 7 SUMMIT FOCUSED ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND OUR MESSAGE THERE WAS THE UNITED STATES IS GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON GROWTH AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT.>>GOOD MORNING, MR. PRESIDENT. THIS COMMUNITY HAS NEVER FACED SUCH AN ADVERSITY OF THREATS TO OUR COUNTRY IN OUR LIFETIME. WE HAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE WORKING 24/7 SEVEN DAYS A WEEK TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ON TOP OF ALL THESE THREATS. IT’S A JOY TO BE WORKING WITH THE PEOPLE THAT I HAVE INHERITED AND WE ARE GOING TO PROVIDE — CONTINUE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE VERY BEST INTELLIGENCE WE CAN SO YOU CAN FORMULATE POLICIES TO DEAL WITH THESE ISSUES.>>MR. PRESIDENT, IT’S A PRIVILEGE TO SERVE, TO SERVE THE STUDENTS OF THIS COUNTRY, AND TO WORK TO ENSURE THAT EVERY CHILD AS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO GET A GREAT EDUCATION AND THEREFORE A GREAT FUTURE.>>THANK YOU.>>MR. PRESIDENT, WHAT AN INCREDIBLE HONOR IT IS TO LEAD THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AT THIS TIME UNDER YOUR LEADERSHIP. I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THE LEADERSHIP YOU’VE SHOWN. SEEMS LIKE THERE’S AN INTERNATIONAL FLAIR TO THE MESSAGES BEING DELIVERED. I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES IN BERLIN AND THE WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY AND I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW EXCITED FOLKS ARE ABOUT THE UNITED STATES LEADERSHIP AS RELATED TO GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY.>>MR. PRESIDENT, AS YOUR SEAL ON YOUR STAFF, IT’S AN HONOR TO BE YOUR STEWARD OF OUR PUBLIC LAND AND ENERGY. I AM COMMITTED AND OPTIMISTIC THAT WE CAN BE BOTH GREAT STEWARDS AND BE THE WORLD’S LARGEST PRODUCER OF ENERGY. >>WE CAN DO BOTH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU FOR THE HONOR TO SERVE THE COUNTRY. IT’S A GREAT PRIVILEGE YOU’VE GIVEN ME. CLEARLY WE ARE ENGAGED WITH OUR ALLIES TO ENSURE THAT THEY KNOW WHERE OUR COMMON INTERESTS LIE, WHAT OUR EXPECTATIONS ARE, THAT AMERICA WILL CONTINUE TO BE A LEADER, BUT THEY MUST DO MORE. THEY MUST MEET THEIR OBLIGATIONS BOTH FROM A NATIONAL SECURITY STANDPOINT BUT ALSO FOR CREATING CONDITIONS OF STABILITY, PROSPERITY AND FOR OUR ADVERSARIES WE ARE ENGAGING AND WILL ENGAGE BUT THEY HAVE TO KNOW THAT WE WILL BE ENGAGING FROM A POSITION OF STRENGTH TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL INTEREST AND WE EXPECT TO MAKE PROGRESS IN RESOLVING SOME OF THESE DIFFERENCES.>>MR. PRESIDENT, IT’S AN HONOR TO REPRESENT THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. WE’RE GRATEFUL FOR THE SACRIFICES OUR PEOPLE ARE MAKING IN ORDER TO STRENGTHEN OUR MILITARY SO OUR DIPLOMATS ALWAYS NEGOTIATE FROM A POSITION OF STRENGTH. THANK YOU. >>MR. PRESIDENT. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP FIX THE TRADE DEFICIT AND OTHER THINGS. THE OTHER COUNTRIES ARE GRADUALLY GETTING USED TO THE [INAUDIBLE] THEY’RE NOT HAPPY WITH IT, BUT I AM THRILLED TO HAVE A CHANCE TO HELP YOU LIVE UP TO YOUR CAMPAIGN PROMISES. >>MR. PRESIDENT, LAST WEEK WAS A GREAT WEEK. IT WAS INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING OVER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE JUST SO THRILLED HANGING OUT WATCHING THE WHOLE CEREMONY. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR GETTING THIS COUNTRY MOVING AGAIN AND ALSO WORKING AGAIN.>>THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>MR. PRESIDENT, PROUD TO BE HERE. CERTAINLY VERY PROUD TO REPRESENT THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT SERVED THE COUNTRY IN DHS. IN THE FIVE MONTH I’VE BEEN IN THE JOB WE HAVE GONE A LONG WAY TO FACILITATE AND PROVE THE LEGAL MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE AND PROGRESS ACROSS OUR BORDERS. YET AT THE SAME TIME HAVE GONE A LONG WAY TO SAFEGUARDING OUR BORDERS, PARTICULARLY THE SOUTHERN BORDER. WORKING WITH ALL OF OUR PARTNERS TO THE SOUTH. 70% DROP IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. WHILE WE STILL WELCOME LEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO THE TUNE OF OVER A MILLION A YEAR, WE ARE NO LONGER A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT FOR ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS.>>MR. PRESIDENT, FIRST OF ALL, I APOLOGIZE FOR BEING LATE FOR WORK. IN ABOUT FOUR MONTHS I GOT BOGGED DOWN IN THAT SWAMP. I ALSO HAVE TRAVELED, I JUST GOT BACK FROM PARIS AND THE MESSAGE WAS SIMILAR TO WHAT IT WAS. THAT DEFICITS DO MATTER AND ARE COMING DOWN.>>MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AT SBA. I CAN TELL YOU THAT AS I HAVEN’T BEEN TRAVELING INTERNATIONALLY, BUT I’VE BEEN TRAVELING AROUND THE COUNTRY AND WHAT I’M CONTINUING TO HEAR IS THIS RENEWED OPTIMISM FROM SMALL BUSINESSES. IT’S HIGHER THAN IT’S BEEN IN ABOUT 16 YEARS. SO THOSE PEOPLE RETURNING TO THE WORK FORCE, A LOT OF THEM ARE BECAUSE SMALL BUSINESSES ARE CREATING NEW JOBS. PORTFOLIOS ARE UP. MENTORING AND OUR OUT REACH, THE PROGRAMS ARE BEING SO SUCCESSFUL. THANK YOU. WE’RE ON A GOOD TRAJECTORY AND STILL A LOT OF WORK TO DO. >>ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE SENIOR STAFF, MR. PRESIDENT, WE THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY AND THE BLESSING THAT YOU’VE GIVEN US TO SERVE YOUR AGENDA AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND WE’RE CONTINUING TO WORK VERY HARD EVERY DAY TO ACCOMPLISH THOSE GOALS.>>IT’S AN HONOR TO SERVE. IT’S A PRIVILEGE TO LEAD THE MEN AND WOMEN SO WE CAN DO THE NATIONAL SECURITY MISSION. I’M NOT GOING TO SAY A DAMN THING TO THE MEDIA. { LAUGHTER }>>MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND HONORING OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO AMERICA’S VETERANS. I KNOW THAT THIS IS PERSONALLY VERY IMPORTANT TO YOU. I HAVE THE GREAT HONOR OF BEING ABLE TO REPRESENT THE 21 MILLION AMERICAN VETERANS THAT HAVE DONE SUCH GREAT THINGS FOR THIS COUNTRY AND I WORKED EVERY DAY TO MAKE SURE WE’RE HONORING THAT RESPONSIBILITY.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>MR. PRESIDENT, IT’S BEEN A GREAT HONOR TO WORK WITH YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR STRONG SUPPORT OF HUD AND FOR ALL OTHERS AROUND THIS TABLE. WE’RE MAKING TREMENDOUS PROGRESS AND CONVERTING TO A BUSINESS MODEL. WE’VE ALREADY SEEN TREMENDOUS SAVINGS THERE. AND THIS MONTH IS NATIONAL HOMEOWNERS MONTH AND THEREFORE I’LL BE RINGING THE BELL AT WALL STREET AT 4:00 WHICH MEANS I’VE GOT TO LEAVE AT 12:00. THANKS. >>GOOD MORNING, MR. PRESIDENT. WHILE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL, I JUST GOT BACK FROM MISSISSIPPI. THEY LOVE YOU THERE. AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON THE MEN AND WOMEN YOU’VE PLACED AROUND THIS TABLE. THE TEAMWOR WORKING FOR AMERICA MAKING RESULTS IN EACH AND EVERY AREA. TOM PRICE AND SCOTT PRUITT, THIS IS A TEAM YOU’VE ASSEMBLED THAT’S WORKING HAND IN GLOVE WITH — FOR THE BETTERMENT OF AMERICA. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT. THESE ARE GREAT TEAM MEMBERS AND WE’RE ON YOUR TEAM.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. IT IS A GREAT HONOR TRAVELING WITH YOU AROUND THE COUNTRY FOR THE LAST YEAR AND AN EVEN GREATER HONOR TO BE HERE SERVING IN YOUR CABINET. ON BEHALF OF EVERYBODY AT THE TREASURY, I CAN ASSURE YOU WE ARE FOCUSED ON CREATING SUSTAINED ECONOMIC GROWTH, SWEEPING TAX REFORM, AND FIGHTING TERRORISM WITH SANCTIONS AND ALL OTHER PROGRAMS WITHIN OUR CONTROL.>>THANK YOU. THANK YO

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