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tv   President Trump Cabinet Meeting  CSPAN  November 21, 2017 4:53am-5:05am EST

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institute starts at noon eastern on c-span2. tonight on c-span, joe biden and john kasich talk about bipartisanship in the trump era. that starts at 8 p.m. eastern announced thep u.s. is designating north korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. he made the remarks at a cabinet meeting and talked about the senate announced republicans'tam bill. president trump: good morning. we just returned from an historic 12-day trip to asia. everywhere we went the american delegation was greeted with tremendous hospitality and respect.
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people are respecting our country again. we brought back more than $300 billion of deals which could reach well over a trillion dollars within a very near future. that means jobs for the united states at a very high level. as you know, we have just come up with the best job performance in over 17 years. this is a lot more jobs. we think the number will get a lot better. we can also put a lot of people that have not been able to find jobs, put them back to work because they are not registered now. they will be registered in a positive sense. japanese car companies will open up and expanding plants in our country. we worked very closely with prime minister abe on that and that have not been able to find jobs, put them back to work we are renegotiating our bad trade deal with south korea and talking about bilateral trade
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with many countries in asia and made clear to all countries we cannot continue to be treated unfairly with trade. it is not fair to our companies or workers. last year we lost over $800 billion on trade deals with other countries. so, we had a negative number, a trade deficit of almost $800 billion dollars with other countries. that won't be happening that. it's changing. i explained that to them from the standpoint of asia. they understand it. everyone of them understands it. one of the primary goals of the trip was to pursue the denuclearization of the korean peninsula. i want to begin this morning by meeting and talking about the fact that we will be instituting a very critical step and that
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will start right now. today the united states is designating north korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. it should have happened a long time. it should have happened years ago. in addition it threatening the world by nuclear devastation, north korea has repeatedly supported acts everybody international terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil. as we take this action today our thoughts turn to otto warmbier and those brutally affected by the north korean oppression. the designation will impose further sanctions on north korea and related persons and maximum pressure it isolate the murderous regime that you have been reading about and in some cases writing about. tomorrow the treasure department
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will announce an additional sanction and very large one on north korea and this will be going on over the next two weeks the highest level of sanctions by the time it is finished. the north korean regime must be lawful and must end its unlawful the highest level of sanctions nuclear and ballistics missile development and cease all support for international terrorism. today cabinet discussions will focus on crucial domestic policy issues. i want to congratulate the house of representatives for passing a vital and historic tax cut last nuclear and ballistics missile week and i'm very hopeful the senate will do the same very soon. we are going to give the american people a huge tax cut for christmas. hopefully that will be a great big beautiful christmas present. with the democrats giving us no votes for tax cuts for purely political reasons it will be up
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to the republicans to come through for america. i think that they will. i hope they will. it is up to the senate. if they approve it, the house and senate will get together. i will be in the middle of it and we will come up with a bill that will be spectacular for growth and the people of this country. our tax plan will bring urgent relief to hard working tpraepls. we will reduce rates and increase the amount of income tax to the rate zero, expand the child tax credit and simplify taxes as most families will be able to file on a single seat of paper. we will restore america's
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competitive edge and we want to bring jobs back to our country. we were decimated the last 40 years. we want to bring our jobs back to the united states. we will go from being one of the highest taxed nations in the world to one of the lowest taxed nations in the world. corporate rates will be reduced from 55% all the way down to 20%, which will make us competitive again and companies won't be leaving our country. our tax plan will return trillions of dollars in wealth to our shores so that companies can invest in america again. at the same time, we are working to reduce wasteful government spending. we will hear from the budget director who is working with my cabinet to find taxpayer savings in each and every department. the cabinet members with us today are working on getting reductions that we think we can save a lot of money even lower than the budgets and budgets that we are submitting. we will be working on healthcare, infrastructure and welfare reform. we are looking very strongly at
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welfare reform and that will take place right after taxes. very soon, very shortly after taxes. we will be submit being plans on health care and infrastructure and plans on welfare reform which is desperately needed. today, we'll also discuss the opioid epidemic that is ravaging so many american families and communities. last week, i was proud to nominate alex azar to serve as the next secretary of health and human services. i urge the senate to swiftly confirm his nomination, and i want to thank acting secretary eric hargan for serving with such devotion and for doing such a great job in the meantime. thank you very much, eric. finally, i want to wish the american people a truly happy and blessed thanksgiving, especially to our brave men and women serving in our military and our border patrol and ice agents along the very dangerous southern border. as you heard, we lost a border
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patrol officer just yesterday, and another one was brutally beaten and badly, badly hurt. looks like he'll make it, but very, very badly hurt. and we talk about the wall -- we're going to have the all. it's a part of what we're doing. we need it. it's rough territory. that's where the drugs are coming in. a lot of things are happening along the border -- the southern border -- and we're going to straighten it out. we've already reduced the numbers -- and you see the numbers -- they're back to 78% down from what they were. and those numbers will get better and better, but we have
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to stop the massive drug flow from pouring in. and my respect to the families that were so badly hurt yesterday, because they were devastated. those two families were devastated. i just want to wish everybody a very, very happy thanksgiving. we're going to be working very hard during the recess in florida. we're going to florida. and i want to thank you all for being here, and let's start our meeting. and to the media, to the press, thank you very much. we appreciate it. thank you. thank you very much. >> thanks, guys. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] >> coming up -- a couple of panels from the george w. bush institute. u.s. ambassador to the u.n., nikki haley, is part of a conversation on some of the global challenges to freedom and democracy. then we hear from former housing secretary, mel martinez. on this morning's "washington journal," we look at how
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political extremist groups uses internet. and later, we get an update on the nafta renegotiations and u.s. trade policy. "washington journal" starts at 7:00 a.m. eastern. a consumer advocate organization recently found high lead levels in some fidget spinners am u.s. public interest research group education fund releases their annual report on toy safety this morning. watch live coverage at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span2. then a look at argentina's changing political landscape and some of the reforms proposed by the president after its recent midterm elections. live coverage from the hudson institute starts at noon eastern, also on c-span2. tonight on c-span, former vice president joe biden and ohio governor john kasich talk about bipartisanship in the trump era. that starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern. next, a conversation on
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freedom, democracy, and security. we'll hear from former secretaries of state madeleine albright and condoleezza rice. also u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley talks about russian interference in the 2016 election. the event was hosted by the george w. bush institute in new york city. it begins with brief remarks from former first lady, laura bush. [applause] mrs. bush: thank you all. thanks, everyone. thank you, ken. and good morning, everyone. welcome to today's the spirit of liberty. in 1944, a federal judge and judicial philosopher, judge learned hand, delivered a speech in central park to over a million people o


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