Sat, Jan. 28, 2016: Trump has phone calls with Russian, German, and French leaders

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to speak by telephone on Saturday, the White House has confirmed.

It will be the first time the two leaders talk since Trump took office on Jan. 20.

Trump will also be speaking with the leaders of France and Germany in separate calls, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

–The Hill

Before he speaks with Putin, Trump will hold call Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Later, he will speak with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.


Thur, Jan. 26, 2017: Trump speaks at GOP retreat

President Trump took the stage Thursday in Philadelphia to address Republican lawmakers at their retreat in Philadelphia.

He began by ribbing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan about the party’s past two presidential losses before discussing his executive orders and his legislative agenda for the future.

“Nice to win. Do we agree?” Mr. Trump said at the beginning of his remarks. “It’s been awhile.”

But following his off-the-cuff comments at the start of his appearance, the president largely stuck with prepared remarks, reading off a teleprompter for the majority of the speech.  Continue reading “Thur, Jan. 26, 2017: Trump speaks at GOP retreat”

Wed, Jan. 25, 2017: Trump orders construction of border wall, takes other actions on immigration

President Donald Trump on Wednesday will start to reshape US immigration enforcement policies via executive order, taking his first steps toward fulfilling some of the most contentious pledges that defined his campaign.

Trump will hurl federal officials into the task of building a wall on the US-Mexico border, call for boosting border patrol forces and look to increase deportations of undocumented immigrants by signing two executive orders during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security, the agency that would implement those actions, a source familiar with the plan told CNN.

The executive orders will also seek to end sanctuary cities and the practice of releasing undocumented immigrants detained by federal officials before trial.


Tue, Jan. 24, 2017: Trump meets with auto industry leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump pushed the chief executives of General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday to increase production in the United States and boost American employment.

Trump opened a meeting with GM CEO Mary Barra, Ford CEO Mark Fields and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne at the White House, saying he wants to see new auto plants built in the United States.

“We have a very big push on to have auto plants and other plants — many other plants,” he told reporters. “It’s happening.” Continue reading “Tue, Jan. 24, 2017: Trump meets with auto industry leaders”

Mon, Jan. 23, 2017: Trump meets with business, union leaders, Paul Ryan; Signs executive orders

Donald Trump will start off his week by meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and leaders in the business community on Monday, according to the daily guidance released by the White House on Sunday night.

Trump will begin his day at a breakfast with business leaders, and later on Monday the President will meet with union leaders. In the evening, he will meet with Ryan.

He will also sign executive orders on Monday morning, though it’s not yet clear which actions he will take.

–Talking Points Memo