Trump’s First Weekly Address: ‘We Will Never Stop Fighting for the American People’

“This administration has hit the ground running at a record pace, everybody is talking about it.”

In his first weekly address as president, Donald Trump restated his promise to “never, ever stop fighting on behalf of the American people.”

In what could only be described as a “take that, Democrats” first week, the Trump administration wasted no time getting to work. NBC News said it was “chaos,” but others were happy to see the person they elected doing what he said he would.

“In my first few days as your President, I’ve met with the leaders of some of our nation’s top manufacturing companies and labor unions,” Trump said. “My message was clear: we want to make things in America, and we want to use American workers.”

The president then detailed his executive actions:

  • An order to prepare for repealing and replacing Obamacare, it’s about time.
  • The withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership so that we can negotiate one-on-one deals that protect American workers. That would have been a disastrous deal for our workers.
  • An order to begin construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, following a renegotiation of terms, with a requirement that pipelines installed in America be built with American steel and manufactured here.
  • A directive to expedite permits for new infrastructure and new manufacturing plants.
  • An order to immediately begin the border wall and to crack down on sanctuary cities. They are not safe, we have to take care of that horrible situation.

“This administration has hit the ground running at a record pace, everybody is talking about it.” You can say that again.

“We are doing it with speed and we are doing it with intelligence and we will never, ever stop fighting on behalf of the American People,” Trump concluded.

Full transcript below:

My fellow Americans,

One week ago, our administration assumed the enormous responsibilities that you, the American People, have placed in us.

There is much work to do in the days ahead, but I wanted to give you an update on what we have accomplished already.

In my first few days as your President, I’ve met with the leaders of some of our nation’s top manufacturing companies and labor unions.

My message was clear: we want to make things in America, and we want to use American workers.

Since my election, many companies have announced they are no longer moving jobs out of our country but are instead keeping and creating jobs right here in America.

Every day, we are fulfilling the promise we made to the American People.  Here are just a few of the executive actions that I have taken in the last few days –

--An order to prepare for repealing and replacing Obamacare, it’s about time.

--The withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership so that we can negotiate one-on-one deals that protect American workers. That would have been a disastrous deal for our workers.

--An order to begin construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, following a renegotiation of terms, with a requirement that pipelines installed in America be built with American steel and manufactured here.

--A directive to expedite permits for new infrastructure and new manufacturing plants.

--An order to immediately begin the border wall and to crack down on sanctuary cities. They are not safe, we have to take care of that horrible situation.

This administration has hit the ground running at a record pace, everybody is talking about it. We are doing it with speed and we are doing it with intelligence and we will never, ever stop fighting on behalf of the American People.

God bless you, and God Bless America.

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