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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