Fri, Feb. 24, 2017: Trump meets with President Kuczynski of Peru

The first Latin American leader to visit U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House said on Friday that he told Trump he prefers bridges to walls and favors the free movement of people across borders.

However, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski declined to comment specifically on Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking in a press conference following the meeting.

“I don’t want to get into the wall,” Kuczynski, a former Wall Street investment banker said in a video distributed by his office. “We’re interested in the free movement of people … I emphasized that to President Trump and we prefer bridges to walls.” Continue reading “Fri, Feb. 24, 2017: Trump meets with President Kuczynski of Peru”

Fri, Feb. 24, 2017: Trump, Kasich meet at WH, talk Obamacare reform

Ohio Governor John Kasich worked to repair his strained ties with Republican President Donald Trump on Friday with a visit to the White House, where he compared his situation to being on an airplane and rooting for the pilot to succeed.

Kasich was the last rival to oppose Trump in the Republican presidential nomination fight and famously refused to attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, in his home state, last summer when Trump officially became the party’s nominee.

At the White House, Trump brought Kasich into the Oval Office for a half-hour meeting. They discussed Kasich’s ideas for overhauling President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, a pressing priority for Trump and the U.S. Congress. Continue reading “Fri, Feb. 24, 2017: Trump, Kasich meet at WH, talk Obamacare reform”

Fri, Feb. 24, 2017: Trump signs executive order on regulatory reform

President Trump has signed an executive order Friday establishing regulatory watchdogs inside federal agencies who are responsible for enforcing his agenda.

The Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda executive order will create a task force and regulatory reform officer at each federal agency, appointed by agency heads. Continue reading “Fri, Feb. 24, 2017: Trump signs executive order on regulatory reform”

Fri, Feb. 24, 2017: Trump speaks at CPAC (Video, Transcript)

Great to be back at CPAC. It’s a place I have really — I love this place. I love you people. So thank you very much. First of all, I want to thank Matt Schlapp and his very, very incredible wife and boss, Mercedes, who have been fantastic friends and supporters and so great when I watch them on television defending me; nobody has a chance. So I want to thank Matt and Mercedes.

When Matt called and asked, I said absolutely I’ll be there with you. Continue reading “Fri, Feb. 24, 2017: Trump speaks at CPAC (Video, Transcript)”