Tracking Trump for 2-24-17: What the President did on Thursday:
Bottom Line: The Trump administration had 22 executive orders (21 still intact) and a Supreme Court Nominee to show for his Presidency through Tuesday. Here's what's happened since:
Most of what Thursday brought pertaining to the President was action based on his orders and positions – not by his personal action.
- The President met with manufacturing CEO's yesterday, which seemed to be well received, as has been the case with previous industry meetings with other execs but otherwise...
- 50 more arrests were made at the Dakota Access pipeline site as the Army Core of Engineers continues to secure the federal land dedicated for the pipeline's construction.
- Americans officials, headlined by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, made their first trip south of the border – Meeting with Mexican officials and issues such as the border wall, potential border tax and handling of deported illegal immigrants were key items on the agenda.
- In other news CPAC got underway and was headlined by Vice President Mike Pence. After former Speaker of the House John Boehner made news by stating that Republicans wouldn't repeal and replace Obamacare, Pence made clear that they would at CPAC.
- Also Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said that comprehensive tax reform would be passed by August in an effort to address concerns that a plan hasn't been presented to date.