(NationalSentinel) Executive Branch:Â President Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday that he seeks to rally Americans behind his $1 trillion investment project to “rebuild” the country’s infrastructure, while vowing to roll back the massive federal regulatory regime and bolster jobs and industries.
â€œWe are going to rebuild our nation. Youâ€™re the keepers of the great trades and traditions that built our country,â€ Trump told theÂ North Americaâ€™s Building Trades Union, where he promised again to “put America first.”
The president talked about protecting U.S. jobs by defending the countryâ€™s borders, as well as the administrationâ€™s proposed infrastructure package, which he said would be â€œan enduring symbol of American strength.â€
â€œIâ€™m calling on all Americansâ€¦to come together [to] take part in the great rebuilding of our country,â€ he said about the $1-trillion+ plan. â€œWe must again summon that…national greatness to meet the challenges of our time.â€
More than 3,000 trade leaders from across the country were in attendance for the speech and the group will be a large part of the construction effort if Trumpâ€™s promised infrastructure bill is approved by Congress.
Trumpâ€™s meeting with union bosses was one of two economy-focused meetings for the president on Tuesday.
During his speech before the trade union, the president promised to eliminate â€œjob killing regulationsâ€ and told workers they will no longer have to wait â€œfor approvals that never come.â€
Earlier in the day in at a town hall with CEOs from more than 50 companies, Trump told the business leaders he would give Dodd-Frank a â€œhaircutâ€ as part of an effort to ease their financial afflictions.
â€œWe are absolutely destroying these regulations that have been placed over your heads,â€ he said.
On the latter point, Trump and his Cabinet have already begun dismembering the federal regulatory apparatus which got a huge boost under former President Obama in the form of Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, the EPA Clean Air Plan and a host of other regulations.
In fact, Trump’s efforts to roll back regulations is the first serious one in the modern era. The last executive to do so was Ronald Reagan.