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educational complications that stay with them for life and keep them in the cycle of poverty. >> i don't think the solution is to say, ok, those people can't work these jobs. it's that you have to legitimize them. >> regulations in addition to adding tobacco to the list of hazardous industries must be put in place to protect laborers, especially those as delicate as children. because of the many layers of this issue, the new congress and president must address child labor in the tobacco industry in 2017. >> watch all of the prize-winning documentaries in this year's student cam competition. visit studentcam.org. next, president trump holds a business meeting with leaders to discuss initiatives including infrastructure, regulations, education, and work force regulation.
this is 30 minutes. [applause] vice president pence: thank you very much for that. how about a round of applause for that last panel, ivanka, dean, wilbur. it is a great privilege to welcome you to the white house. thank you so much. i want to thank everyone involved in the partnership for new york city. michael corbett, steven schwartzman. it's an honor to have the leaders that are gathered in the room here with us today. i know the president is on his way over, it's my great privilege this morning to share a few thoughts in the midst of this important conversation on the topics that you're covering before i introduce my friend and the 45th president of the united states. but let me say first and foremost, the companies represented in the partnership for new york city are all
american success stories. you have our admiration. you have our appreciation. your businesses account for more than seven million jobs and you add over $1 trillion to our economy each and every year. what's more important is the people behind the numbers and the topics that you've covered today are all about creating more jobs and more opportunities for americans who are -- who are anxious to climb the ladder of success. in the organizations that you represent and in companies all across this country. so first and foremost, on behalf of the president and the whole team you've heard from this morning, distinguished members of our cabinet, thank you. thank you for what you do. thank you for your leadership. i think as you will hear this morning in the dialogue that is about to commence, that america has elected a businessman as president of the united states and he is committed to being the best friend business has ever
had in the white house. [applause] we've already seen the results since literally when the election was called at, i think it was about 4:00 in the morning that morning, wasn't it, ivanka? that we were all together, literally, we've seen renewed energy and dynamism in the american economy. the first two jobs reports, as i'm sure you're aware, thanks in no small part to the leadership represented in businesses here in the room today. the first two jobs reports show that under president trump nearly 500,000 new jobs have been created in the first two months of this year. businesses and consumers haven't been this optimistic in decades. in fact, we just learned from the national association of manufacturers that in their historic quarterly report, 93% of manufacturers are optimistic
about the future. that represented almost a 40-point increase in optimism since the last report. [applause] we think that is evidence of a vote of confidence in our new president, and in his vision to get this economy moving again by putting common sense principles into practice. from the very outset of this administration, the president has been energetically working to roll back excessive regulation and red tape. leaders in congress -- and i see leader mccarthy who is with us today -- have been producing under what's known as the congressional review act, legislation to roll back onerous regulations that emerged from the waning days of the obama administration. in the coming days, president trump will be signing even more bills into law, rolling back that avalanche of red tape. the president's also taken
decisive executive action on expanding american energy, the keystone pipeline and the dakota pipeline. we continue to work earnestly with congress for a new future on health care reform. the president and i remain confident that working with the congress we will repeal and replace obamacare with health care reform that will work for the american people and work for the american economy and of course in the offing before we reach the end of the year. the president is determined to roll his sleeves up, work with the congress and pass the largest tax reform in a yen -- in a generation. business, as i said, from those numbers about optimism, business has clearly gotten the message. but today's conversation is all about learning from job creators, represented in this room. how we can continue to build on the momentum in this economy. particularly focusing on infrastructure, government modernization, and work force.
i can tell you that the subject that i came in at the end of, i know was much a topic today with ivanka and with wilbur, having to do with improving the quality of our work force, expanding opportunities for what is known as career and technical education, what we back in indiana call vocational education, is a real passion for our new president. and we look forward to partnering with you in ways that we can continue to encourage investment and create opportunities for expanded career and vocational education. so today is all about really giving you an opportunity to share your thoughts. it's part of an ongoing conversation this administration has commenced since the very first day the president took office, listening to business leaders, listening to everyday americans about ways that we can bring about his agenda to make america great again and to have
our economy growing and expanding in a way that is consistent with the most powerful economy in the history of the world. i think the president is in the side chamber so let me say to all of you, the opportunity you have today is to hear from a man who i have a chance to sit with every day. what you're going to see firsthand is what i see each and every day. and that is not only just a businessman made president, but you're going to see a leader informed, focused, decisive, and absolutely committed to make america great again. it is my high honor and distinct privilege to introduce to all of you, my friend, the 45th president of the united states of america, president donald trump. [applause]
president trump: thank you, mike. good morning. hello, ivanka. reed: i know you know a few of the people in this room. president trump: i do, i do. reed: i have to give you a heads up, ivanka chaired one of the sessions before this. tough act to follow. vice president pence listed some of the amazing accomplishments that have taken place since your election and your 75 days in office. the stock market has had almost unprecedented sustained growth. unprecedented confidence from our manufacturing sector and other business sectors leading to massive private sector investment in job growth. you have gotten rid of
regulations that were unnecessary and were job stifling. you have strengthened our borders and strengthened our military. you've nominated a superb supreme court justice. amongst many other things. how does that all that feel? president trump: and we're getting unbelievable credit for what we done, other than the mainstream media which gives us no credit whatsoever. but we're getting lots of credit. if you look the real estate industry, the mining industry, the farming industry, any of the major industries you see what's going on. even today i was very happy as i read this morning early that our trade deficit with others has gone down very considerably in the last short period of time. it's having a big impact. as you know, i'm meeting with the president of china on thursday and friday in palm beach, florida. and i think we're going to have a very interesting talk.
we're having -- have a lot of respect for him, i've spoken to him numerous times, but we have to do better because our deficit with china as you know, $504 billion, that's enough for a lifetime. even steve would say that. but that's a year. we're going to have a great meeting. i'm sure we're going to have a fantastic meeting. we're going to talk about a lot of things, including, of course, north korea. a problem. that's really a humanity problem. we're going to be talking about that also. reed: you have made it a driving force this administration to bring in the best minds we can from the private sector to listen intently to them and to take decisive action. how important is that and how important is it to reform government to bridge the gap between the private and public sectors? president trump: i did. i brought you, i brought gary cone, i brought very great people.
my friend steve is helping us out. we have a superstar committee of 22 people. every time somebody calls me i say, steve, put them on. the heads of the biggest companies all want to be on our committee, but steve likes to keep it very small. but they will go off and they'll disappear and we'll put others on. we've had some great meetings, we've all learned a lot. one thing that did come up and it came up yesterday wud gary, wasnd it came up yesterday, gary. where is kerry? -- where is gary? is he here? could you bring that chart? let me see that chart. this was something, this is sort of incredible. that's so beautiful. not quite. this is to build a highway in the united states, now this was just done yesterday. i saw it for the first time. i said, i'm speaking to some of my friends who are builders. really great builders. and they've gone through the process. we've all gone through it in new york. we call it the zoning process in new york.
but you start up here and this is from a 10 to 20-year process. you have, it's 17 agencies. you have hundreds and hundreds of permits. many of them are statutory where you can't even apply for the second permit until six months go by. so this is to build a highway. this is a simple highway. these are the agencies so it's 17 agencies, how many different steps is it? reed: 29 different statutes. five different executive orders that all apply to this process. this is indicative. this is not a particular project but this is the type of process that a government -- this is a state government, would have to go through to permit a highway federal. this is just federal, not state regulations. president trump: it can take from 10 years, if you're really good, to 20 years. then they vote and you lose, they don't want it.
and it costs sometimes hundreds of millions of dollars just to go through the process. thank you very much. that was a great job you did. be careful, don't fall. i don't want to have you fall. you'll be a big story in the paper if they go down. -- if you go down. i saw that yesterday, gary walked in and showed it to me. i said, you have to do me a favor. but a lot of you, you're such pros. some of the best pros in the world sitting in this room you understand it. it's a process. i've always liked it. it gave people who could go through that process an advantage. like jerry. but it gave us an advantage if you could get through the process. but getting a building approved in new york is a horrible, horrible thing. and that's nothing compared to when you get into the highways and the dams. don't even talk about dams anymore. hydropower is a great, great form of power. we don't even talk about it. because to get the environmental permits are virtually impossible. it's one of the best things you can do.
-- hydro. but we don't talk about it anymore. so we've come to a halt. we have a tremendous person that we put in charge of e.p.a., scott pruitt. who is an environmental person he wants clean air, clean water but he doesn't think it takes you 26 years to get a permit to build a building and to have jobs. at which time those companies are usually gone, out of business, etc. so we're speeding up the process. we're going to try to take that process from a minimum of 10 years, down to one year. i said, can't we make it four months? cant we do it in four months? and there is a certain lodge toik that. but we'll be satisfied with a year. but it won't be any more than that year. we have to build roads. we have to build highways. we're talking about a very major infrastructure bill of $1 trillion, perhaps even more. and when we have to do our jobs, i mean if we say, we're giving to new york city hundreds of
millions of dollars to build a road someplace, it doesn't help if they can't start. it is going to take seven dinner half years -- seven and a half years to get the permits. even to redo a road takes years to get the permits. you have a road that's there, you want to redo it. you have to get new permits for the kind of asphalt you're use, -- you are going to use, the kind of concrete you want to use. if we're going to give all this money, there was a very large infrastructure bill that was approved during the obama administration, $1 trillion. nobody ever saw anything being built. i mean, to this day, i haven't heard of anything that's been built. they used most of that money, it went they used it on social programs. we want this to be on infrastructure. i'm working with steve roth and with richard lefrac, they're very good builders, great builders. they know how to get things done. they know how to cut red tape. we're going to give them the advantage of having what we have. i see elaine is here.
so important, doing an incredible job, secretary of transportation. and elaine will be working but we're going to set up a committee headed by steve and richard, and we're going to cut a lot of red tape. we don't want to send $1 billion to new york and find out five years later the money is never spent because we're going to be very strong it has to be spent on shovels. not on other programs. and in the last case, a lot of it was spent on other programs. we're going to say if you don't start, if you have a job that you can't start within 90 days, we're not going to give you the money for it. because it doesn't help. doesn't help us. we're going to be strong on that . they have to be able to start in 90 days. reed: you have some of the great business leaders in the country here, if it's ok with you, they have a few questions. president trump: ok. reed: great. president trump: hello, jerry. he didn't have to say his name.
we know jerry. jerry speier, everybody. >> mr. president, you're doing a great job. we're all really grateful to you for the sacrifices you're making. hope you heard that. from new york's point of view we send a lot of money into the economy, as a number of people have said. it's over $1 trillion. we're worried that we're going to have a problem with congress. president trump: with deductions. >> that too. but we're worried about various programs that help the city. the city is doing fine right now. even the yankees are doing fine. but what we're concerned about is the future. do you have any advice for us? president trump: i love new
york. in some ways we're lucky i'm from new york. new york has unique problems. so does los angeles, soto chicago. there are places that have unique problems. one of the problems you have is debt and deductibility. that's a big one. a lot of states that don't have debt or have very little debt, like in the case of mike pence where he did such a good job in indiana, it's a triple-a rated bond, one of the strongest in the country. you know, deductibility is not that big of a deal. they don't have that much to deduct. and over here, you know, new york, when you look at what's going on with us, we don't know in terms of the municipality, in terms of the state, we don't know if it can even make it if you don't have that. are people going to buy? so it's a very big problem. and the problem i have is that there are many places throughout the country that are the exact opposite position.
and they consider that a gift to the state. and a gift to the people. and we know new york does things that a lot of people don't read about. you know, you look at what the money that they contribute to our economy, to our country, and people don't know about that. they don't maybe want to know about that. so you do have, i call it a tale of two cities. you have different interests. but i am watching over everybody, jerry. you're in good hands. ok? you're in good hands. believe me. you can tell the people of new york. even though i didn't win new york state. i should have won new york state , but i didn't. [applause] >> mr. president, cathy engelbert with deloitte. i want to return to a conversation we had with ivanka and wilbur. jobs, the workforce and the future. as we think about our skill sets, in new york city, our public high school graduation
rate is at 70%. but the readiness of our students for college and careers is only 37%. it's assessed at 37%. so as we look at the pace of change, we look at the digital transformation we see in business and the marketplace and we look at the skills that we -- the disconnect between what employers need and what our students coming into our work forces are prepared to deliver, it would be great to get your thoughts on the priorities of the administration around education, around, again, what i like to call, not the future of work but the work of the future, because the future of work sounds a little ominous but the work of the future sounds pretty visionary. if you could give us those priorities. president trump: so you're giving me numbers from new york. you're a proud new yorker but you're giving me numbers. why is it doing so badly? why are the numbers so horrific in terms of education and they -- what happens when somebody , and theygh school
graduate from high school and they can barely read, what's the answer? >> as we look at new york, new york has made enormous progress in a decade. that 70% was 50% so a 40% increase, we're making enormous progress in making an impact. president trump: see how quickly she's changing. >> we're making enormous progress. we are not done. we have a lot of work to do. we talked earlier about public-private partnership, apprenticeship models, which we have a beautiful apprenticeship model that works and brings in our next generation of leaders. i do think there's a lot we can do through relooking at funding programs. we talked about consolidating the many programs out there. we're all trying to make our individual impact and we can make a huge impact together. president trump: sure. i know you work hard on it. you have made progress. charter schools are another thing people are talking about a lot. some of the charter schools of new york have been amazing. they've done incredibly well.
people can't get in i mean, you can't get in. it's been -- i don't call it an experiment anymore. it's far beyond an experiment. if you look at so many elements of education and it's so sad to -- common core, we need to bring education more local. we can't be managing education from washington. when i go out, they want to run their school programs locally and they will do a much better job. look, there are some very good people in washington. there are also bureaucrats who make a lot of money and really do not care that much about the
community or the community they have never seen and never will see. common core, we have to end it. we have to bring education local. to me, i have always said it. betsy devos is doing a terrific job. highly respected. tremendous track record. she is one of the highest -- hardest jobs of any of our secretaries. to me, one of the top is. and she is one of the toughest jobs. we are going to spend a lot of money. expertise. we are going to a lot of talent because there is nothing more important than education. we have to get those numbers in new york better and i think they will be better. a lot of the greatest people i don't new york, they are totally involved. including of agar and jarrett. they are totally involved in education. and it is happening.
ivanka and jared. they are totally involved in education. and it is happening. >> i want to thank you for being here in i know you have elsewhere to go. -- e make a comment on x a lot for being here. and, thanks for everybody for being here. it has been really interesting. you have had everybody of importance. at the event. i think it is terrific in terms of the stuff you are trying to do too modernize the government and educate and so forth. i think we have to keep the focus on that because the outside world does not always that ismessage that
what is going on because you are doing profound things. taking on enormous embedded issues. and i think with the kind of effort that can be marshaled, you can do amazing things and that is on behalf of mike corbett and myself who share the partnership that as sort of a trust gets rotated from person-to-person every two years. i want to wish you good luck with the chinese. that is an important thing, as we all know. i think there is a real opportunity to make progress with them and you should have a good time in florida. i hope the weather is good. president trump: the weather will be pitiful. thank you steve. i want to finish by saying we're absolutely destroying these horrible regulations that have 20-25laced over the last
years. you have regulations that are horrendous. dodd-frank, it [no audio] -- president trump: they used to borrow money from banks to open up. in nevada, to open up a pizza shop yet three shops, he had a bang. at that time he called the mr. trump if i had not run yet and he said, mr. trump i cannot do anything. nowd a bank for 20 years, they do not even take my phone call and i was always a very good customers so i have not
been able to do it i do. they can't do it. the banks got so restrictive. and i have always done it. but, you know, it is not necessarily the man who is running the bank. you look at the folks from the government who are running all of the banks, they are running the banks and the people who are really coming you know, the head people, they are petrified of the regulators. they are petrified. they cannot move. the regulators are running the banks. so, we are going to do a very major haircut on.-frank. we want strong regulation. but not thelation kind of regulation that will not make a loan to people who are going to make jobs. but that is just one thing. we are doing 70 things to regulations. we have a book on regulations and a few at them all up it goes up to the ceiling three times over. it is just one after another after another. it is just like that chart and i think that chart was so
descriptive and every industry was just like that chart and that was to build a simple roadway or highway, that is what you have to go through. and we will be of a get rid of 90-95% of that and still have the same kind of protection. and we want safety and we want environmental. we want environmental attention. i have won awards on environmental or texan. i am a big believer, believe it or not. but we want that kind of protection. we want clean air and we want clean water but we should not have to get the approvals from 16 different agencies for almost the same thing. so we have a country with tremendous potential. we have the greatest people on earth but we have to use that potential and we have to let those people do their thing. and with that, i just want to thank you off. i think you're going to see a much different environment than you have been used to over again, the last 20-25 years. we are going to unleash the
country and i am willing to take the heat and that is ok. i up and taking heat my whole life. but in the and i know it is the right thing to do hand we are going to create a lot of jobs. we have 100 million people if you look. the real numbers not four .6%. they told you at 4.6% last month. i said, yes, but what about the 100 my people. a lot of those people came out and voted for me. i called them deep forgotten man, the forgotten women. a lot of those people, a good percentage of them, would like to have jobs and they don't. you know, one of the statistics it to me is just ridiculous. so before .6 ounce good but when you look for a job you cannot find it and you give up. you're now considered statistically employee but i do not consider those people employed. if you look at what has happened with ford and general motors and fiat chrysler and so many other car companies, you see what they are doing back in michigan and ohio. they were leaving.
they were going to mexico and many other places. they are not -- now staying here. and you have seen me say it many times to the big auto companies at meetings, it is ok. .njoy your new plant please send me a picture, i am sure it is going to be lovely. but when you make your car or make your air conditioner and you think you are going to fire all of our workers and open up a new place in another country and you are going to come through our -- what will be a very strong border -- and you already see what has happened. 61% done now in terms of the legal people coming in. we are way down in terms of drugs pouring into our company and poisoning our youth. way down. general kelly has done a great job. but when you think you are going to sell the car or air conditioner, you're going to have a tax. and the text may be 35%. and you know what?
every single company i've had that conversation with has said, you know, we've decided to stay in the united states. it is amazing. into think they would've said this, frankly, for years but nobody has ever said and and we have lost close to 70,000 factories over a relatively short time. 70,000. you would not believe it is possible to lose 70,000 factories. 70,000. look at a map of the united states, how many factories and you lose? factories.ost 70,000 and, i will tell you that is not happening because now they are all staying here and they are all expanding here. or denounce last week a massive expansion of three of its plants . that was not going to happen, believe me, if i did not win. so, good luck everybody. you are my friends. enjoy yourselves. you are amazing people and i am going to put you to work. thank you. [applause]
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