Welcoming Canadian PM Justin Trudeau & Mrs. Trudeau to the White House

Welcoming Canadian PM Justin Trudeau & Mrs. Trudeau to the White House

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

The White House-Daily update

The current tax code is a burden on American taxpayers and harmful to American job-creators. It has grown out of control in length and complexity so that many Americans must rely on professional help to file even the simplest return. Our outdated tax code also makes our businesses uncompetitive as other nations provide lower tax rates, and incentivizes American businesses to move their headquarters or offshore jobs. President Donald J. Trump is working to reform our tax system so that Americans are treated fairly, can keep more of their hard-earned money, and companies can bring jobs back to the United States.

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Tax Relief Puts American Businesses First 
Last night, President Trump traveled to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to deliver remarks on tax reform. Joined by truckers, small business owners, manufacturers, and local leaders, the President stated, “The biggest winners from this transformation will be everyday families, from all backgrounds, from all walks of life, and our great companies, which will produce the jobs.”

“As the central link in our nation’s supply chain, and the top employer in 29 states, the trucking industry knows tax reform will create tens of thousands of middle-income jobs for drivers, mechanics, technicians, warehouse workers, and more,” said American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear in a tweet posted by @TRUCKINGdotORG.

Why do Americans and American businesses need tax reform? Explore the facts and learn more about the President’s Unified Framework at whitehouse.gov/taxreform.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Visits White House 
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greeted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and Mrs. Grégoire Trudeau on the South Portico of the White House yesterday. Later in the Oval Office, the President and Prime Minister spoke on the special relationship that the United States and Canada share, as well as on the future of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Celebrating International Day of the Girl 
Yesterday, in honor of International Day of the Girl, the Trump Administration reaffirmed its commitment to promoting the empowerment of more than one billion young girls growing up around the world. “Ensuring young women have the access, education, and training they need to reach their full potential is critical to ensuring that the power, intellect, and skill of our best and brightest young women is unleashed for the betterment of all,” President Trump stated.

The Trump Administration has launched several efforts in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, expanded access to vocational training and apprenticeships that will benefit women and girls, and worked in communities around the world to help girls understand their rights, increase their self-confidence, and motivate them to pursue leadership roles in their communities.

Read the President’s full statement on International Day of the Girl here.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

First Lady Melania Trump and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau of Canada | October 11, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

POTUS AND VP TODAY

Today, President Trump will sign an Executive Order to promote healthcare choice and competition. Later in the afternoon, the President and Friday Lady will participate in the announcement of the Secretary of Homeland Security nominee. The Vice President will join the President for both events.

COMING UP

Tomorrow, the President will deliver remarks to the 2017 Voters Values Summit in Washington, D.C. The Vice President will be in New York talking tax reform.

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