The White House • July 18, 2018
The Day Ahead
President Donald J. Trump is hosting a meeting of his Cabinet, where he will discuss the results of his foreign trip to Europe and preview a new White House workforce initiative.
Ivanka Trump announces a new White House initiative
“The assembly line, energy plant and retail store have changed dramatically in the past 25 years—and the jobs have, too,” Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump writes in The Wall Street Journal. “Nearly 1 in 5 working Americans has a job that didn’t exist in 1980 . . . Such rapid change is one reason 6.6 million U.S. jobs are currently unfilled.”
On President Trump’s watch, the U.S. economy is adding tons of jobs—about 3 million since Inauguration Day 2017, to be exact. Many of these jobs require reskilling workers.
In the past, that hasn’t happened. “For too long, both the public and the private sectors have failed to develop innovative and effective training programs,” Ms. Trump writes. But a new Executive Order from President Trump tomorrow will help change that. In partnership with a growing list of companies and organizations, the White House’s latest initiative will set the stage for developing a National strategy for training and retraining American workers.
New White House report: Addressing America’s reskilling challenge
How President Trump is defending our election system
In his bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week, President Trump called out Russian efforts to undermine the United States. “During today’s meeting, I addressed directly with President Putin the issue of Russian interference in our elections,” President Trump said. “I felt this was a message best delivered in person.”
From the beginning of his Administration, President Trump has taken action to defend our election system from meddling. In March, the Administration imposed sanctions against 16 Russian entities and individuals for their roles in Russian interference in the 2016 election. The President also ordered the expulsion of 48 Russian intelligence officers from the United States in response to Russia’s use of a chemical weapon in the United Kingdom.
President Trump believes in smart engagement with Russia to promote peace and security. Meanwhile, his actions show that bold, one-on-one diplomacy goes hand-in-hand with taking a strong stand to confront all direct threats to the American homeland.
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Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One | July 16, 2018