Thur, Feb. 23, 2017: Trump vows to fight ‘epidemic’ of human trafficking

President Donald Trump says he will bring the “full force and weight” of the U.S. government to combat an “epidemic” of human trafficking.

The president met at the White House with senior advisers and representatives of organizations that deal with trafficking. His daughter, Ivanka Trump, was among those in attendance.

Trump called human trafficking a problem that is “not talked about enough.” He said he will order the departments of Justice and Homeland Security to take a hard look at the resources they are devoting to addressing the issue.

–The Associated Press

Thur, Feb. 23, 2017: Trump meets with manufacturing company CEOs

President Donald Trump met Thursday with his manufacturing board of 24 CEOs from American companies in Washington, including Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields, Dow Chemical Co. CEO Andrew Liveris and Whirlpool CEO Jeff Fettig.

Trump said at the start of the meeting with the executives, which was broadcast live on the White House’s Facebook page, that he is moving to increase domestic manufacturing as part of his campaign pledge to boost the U.S. economy.

“Bringing manufacturing back to America, creating high-wage jobs was one of our campaign promises and themes, and it resonated with everybody,” he said. “I’m delivering on everything that I said. In fact, people are saying they’ve never seen so much happen in 30 days of a presidency. We’ve delivered on a lot.”

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Wed, Feb. 22, 2017: Trump administration to overturn Obama rules on transgender bathrooms

Republican President Donald Trump’s administration was expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen on Wednesday by Reuters.

The draft reverses former Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature initiative on transgender rights, which instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their gender identity. (Read the draft here: tmsnrt.rs/2kMAGAS) Continue reading “Wed, Feb. 22, 2017: Trump administration to overturn Obama rules on transgender bathrooms”

Tue, Feb. 21, 2017: Trump administration issues new rules on immigration, deportation

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration will leave protections in place for immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, known as “dreamers,” but will consider all other illegal immigrants subject to deportation, according to guidance released on Tuesday.

The Department of Homeland Security guidance is the implementation plan for executive orders on border security and immigration enforcement that Trump signed on Jan. 25, days after taking office. Continue reading “Tue, Feb. 21, 2017: Trump administration issues new rules on immigration, deportation”

Tue, Feb. 21, 2017: At African-American History Museum, Trump condemns antisemitism and racism

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced the recent rise in bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the country, saying the anti-Semitism and racism that continue to afflict America must be addressed.

“Anti-Semitism is horrible, and it’s gonna stop and it has to stop,” Trump told NBC News in an exclusive interview, after touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Continue reading “Tue, Feb. 21, 2017: At African-American History Museum, Trump condemns antisemitism and racism”

Mon, Feb. 20, 2017: Trump picks H.R. McMaster for National Security Adviser position

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.

Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach club and said McMaster is “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.”

Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff. He also said he would be asking John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to work with them in a “somewhat different capacity.” Continue reading “Mon, Feb. 20, 2017: Trump picks H.R. McMaster for National Security Adviser position”