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general for the eastern district of virginia to the acting attorney general role until jeff sessions is confirmed by the senate. part of the statement this evening from the white house. senator jeffn of sessions to be the next attorney general gets a vote by the senate judiciary committee tomorrow. at can see live coverage 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span three. you can also find it on www.c-span.org or listen on the radio app. president trump met with small business executives at the white house. was going to issue on executive order and that american businesses. he announced his supreme court nomination would come tuesday night at the white house. here's a look.
president trump: hello everybody. hello everybody. morning. nice to see you. who is back there? you get paid like $100,000 a year which he gave up. developmentt of pays close did you hundred million dollars in tax. he gave up, by the way. i should not ask you that. [applause] >> i gave up my salary. president trump: we appreciate what you have done. >> thank you.
formernt trump: president of goldman sachs. that was a big check you had to write. i want to thank you all very much. director,hon is the she is a fantastic woman. a fantastic woman. we are waiting for her approval. we are waiting for many approvals from the senate the democrats are acting deliberately slow. they're not behaving well at all. that is why over the last many years nothing got done in this country. we are moving things along. we are moving them along fast. we actually had a very good day yesterday. onterms of homeland security sunday, we decided to make the move. it would be nice again if we
could have our cabinet, which is outstanding and going through a lot in terms of what they are being put through in the senate. jeff sessions, they made him wait an extra week. they did that only for political reasons. they just made him wait. why do that? is just politics. chuck schumer yesterday had fake tears. i'm going to ask him who was his acting coach. i know him very well. i do not see him as a crier. there is a 5% chance that it was real. we have a big decision that i have made -- a very big decision on the united states supreme court. the choice will be announced tomorrow night from the white house at 8:00. a person who is unbelievably .ighly respected
i think you will be very impressed with this person. there will be 8:00 tomorrow night at the white house -- from the white house. and today we have with us people who are very successful in the world of small business. i love small businesses. i started with a small business. my business got big. i've dealt with this small businesses and the big businesses and i love you all the same. the big business folks have been fantastic. they are bringing jobs back. i say where was the outrage of the democrats when all of our companies were fleeing to mexico and two other places far away and leaving jobs behind? now they are all coming back. by biggerming back numbers than people have seen. you saw ford is announcing and has an ounce big plans coming back into michigan and ohio and those places. general motors has made big announcements.
pulled chrysler the head away from italy last week just oure -- just to make meeting. lockheed martin is cutting the cost of the planes and will be better off. boeing is involved in new hiring. also coming in with good pricing. we are cutting pricing. you could have done that, but we cut approximately $600 million off the f-35 fighter. that only amounts to 90 planes out of close to 3000 planes. when you think about $600 million that was announced by the head of lockheed martin, i got involved in that about one month ago. a lot was put out and when i say a lot, that meant 90 planes.
they were having a lot of difficulty. there was no movement. i was able to get $600 million approximately off of those planes. i think that was a great achievement. that really means much more than that if you think that is 90 planes out of close to 3000 planes. lockheed martin for being so responsive and that will be appreciated very much. i appreciate boeing for coming in and competing. now they will be competing during the process for the rest of the flights. there are thousands of more planes coming. we have a lot of planes coming. these are projects that everybody knows about. the f-35 fighter jet, a great plane by the way. lockheed is doing a very good job as of now. there were great delays -- about seven years of delays. we have amended all of that and
have that program in good shape. of that.proud i started working on that before i was president-elect. the reason i was working on it is because we love doing that stuff. somebody said, why don't you take a vacation before you become president? i said, because i like doing this. we will be saving billions and trillions of dollars on contracts. as you know, we approved the pipelines but as i was sitting there and looking at the approval, i said where is this pipe made?re is this and a lot are made in other countries,and a lot are made inr countries, including china. so you can make tight in china and other places far away, ship to the united states on massive boat, put it on trucks and deliver it to the middle of the country, and we cannot make it
cheaper? what are we talking about here? and these are big pipes. the only way i can imagine that they do that is they have to cut them. i cannot imagine you can put that much hype on ships. on ships.ch pipe so that probably hurts the pipe by the way. if they are going to do the pipe in the united states, including eminent domain. if you remember especially during the primaries i was criticized about the use of eminent domain. will they need eminent domain to do pipelines. if they are going to use eminent domain and all those other ipe to be want the p
manufactured with united states steel. i also want it to be deprecated in the united states. we're doing this massive pipeline, i want workers in the united states to fabricate the pipes. don't you think that makes sense as small business owners? we are doing a lot of great things and we are really proud of it. small businesses are a really big part of america's economic success. although lately, we are having our products brought in from everywhere in the world. but we are bringing that all back. you can see the difference already, right? more than 28 million small businesses in the country. small business equal fewer than 500 employees. 500 employeesver here? if you do, get the hell out.
[applause] president trump: 56 million employees. we employ 48% of the private workforce. by percentage is employed small business. we read about general motors, ford, lockheed, and all of these big companies take a percentage of the small business. we want to make life easier for the small business owners. that is what we are here for today. last week we had the big businesses. this week we had the really really big businesses. have the greatest people setting these meetings out. the small business, we will simplify and reduce regulations. we are doing that for big business too by the way. big businesses are thrilled with
that. the stock market has gone up massively since the election. everybody is saying the market will go down. the business people know me and know what i'm about. the market went massively up. when i was elected, a lot of the really smart people went out and bought a lot of stock. they have been rewarded. we want to simplify and lower taxes. unless you would rather have high taxes. small business owners can spend more time and money finding and responding to customers and expanding markets. they have more money and more opportunities to hire more employees. essentially, we're getting rid of regulations to a massive extent that could be as much as 70%. we are going to have great protection from the consumer, but we do not need 90 different
roles to take care of one element. the individual economic success will support american business. we want to fix errors between small and the business caused by regulations. hard for big business, but it has been worse for small business. small business cannot hire the kind of talent that the big businesses can hire. so it is really unfair. big businesses can afford compliance, but i do not want them to. i want them to build more plants and sell more cars. you saw the head of ford and general motors coming in last week. they cannot believe, one of them said it was one of the greatest meetings they have ever attended. the unions were here last week representing workers. they said it was the single greatest meeting they've ever had. i was a nice statement, i did not tell them to say that, but
they said. it is unfair to small businesses. small businesses have been treated very badly. as you people know better than anybody, it is almost impossible to start a small business. tois virtually impossible expand your existing business because of regulations. dodd frank is a disaster. we are going to be doing a big number on dodd frank. that is one big reason i'm taking this action and will be taking an action later this our effort toin dramatically reduce federal regulations. ly.will be reducing them big damagesbe reducing the on our economy. the american dream is back. we are going to create an environment for small business like we have not had in many decades. this is