US President Donald Trump made his first weekly address to the nation on Saturday, outlining the smorgasbord of actions he has taken in his first week...
As AP reports,
In it, Trump said he had met the leaders of some of the country's top manufacturing companies and labour unions and told them that he wanted to make things in America, using American workers.
He also said that he had signed orders to prepare for repealing and replacing Obamacare, and the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership so that the US could negotiate one-on-one deals that protected American workers.
Trump said he had signed an order to begin construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, following a renegotiation of terms requiring that pipelines installed in America be built with American steel and manufactured in the US.
He said he had also signed an order to immediately begin construction of the border wall with Mexico and to crack down on sanctuary cities.
"My fellow Americans, one week ago our administration assumed enormous responsibilities that you, the American people, have placed in us. There is much work to do in the days ahead but I wanted to give you an update on what we have accomplished already. In my first few days as your president, I have met with the leaders of some of our nation's top manufacturing companies and labour unions. My message was clear: we want to make things in America and we want to use American workers. Since my election, many companies have announced they are no longer moving jobs out of our country but are instead keeping and creating jobs right here in America. Every day, we are fulfilling the promise we made to the American people. Here are just a few of the executive actions I have taken in the last few days: An order to prepare for repealing and replacing Obamacare, it's about time; the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership so that we can negotiate one-on-one deals that protect American workers, that would have been a disastrous deal for our workers; an order to begin construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines following a renegotiation of terms with the requirement that pipelines installed in America be built with American steel and manufactured here; a directive to expedite permits for new infrastructure and new manufacturing plants; an order to immediately begin the border wall and to crack down on sanctuary cities, they are not safe, we have got to take care of that horrible situation. This administration has hit the ground running at a record pace, everybody's talking about it, we're doing it with speed and we're doing it with intelligence and we will never ever stop fighting on behalf of the American people. God bless you and God bless America."