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1600 Daily: Everything White House 10/16/17

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President Trump Announces New Strategy in Iran
Last Friday, President Donald J. Trump announced his Administration’s strategy for addressing the rogue regime in Iran and announced his decision not to certify under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Act (INARA).

The strategy the President outlined included four major objectives, the first of which is working with allies to “counter the regime’s destabilizing activity and support for terrorist proxies in the region.” President Trump also vowed to “place additional sanctions on the regime to block their financing of terror.” Third, the President plans to “address the regime’s proliferation of missiles and weapons that threaten its neighbors, global trade, and freedom of navigation.” Finally, the President promised to take necessary steps to “deny the regime all paths to a nuclear weapon.”

“We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror," President Trump said.

Read the full announcement here.

Tax Reform
Today, the President will host a meeting with his Cabinet to discuss the Trump Administration’s plan for tax relief. President Trump’s plan will promote American economic prosperity through the implementation of four key priorities for tax reform – cutting taxes for every day Americans, simplifying the tax code, giving businesses a competitive edge, and investing in America. The Unified Framework will eliminate loopholes, reduce paperwork to once page, and bring back trillions of dollars of wealth parked overseas. President Trump’s tax reform plan is pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker, and pro-America.

Learn more about President Trump’s tax reform plan here.

President Trump Delivers Remarks at Values Voter Summit
President Trump delivered remarks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday morning. The 2017 conference was President Trump’s second appearance at the Values Voter Summit, having visited as the Republican presidential candidate in October 2016.

President Trump reaffirmed his Administration’s promise to guard the religious liberties of American citizens by highlighting his decision to reinstate the Mexico City Policy, declare a National Day of Prayer, and defend churches and church leaders from targeted attacks by the federal government. “And above all, we know this: In America, we don’t worship government- we worship God,” the President stated.

Read the President’s full remarks here here.

Photo of the Day

POTUS and FLOTUS in front of plane

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the United States Secret Service Training Facility | October 13, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)


Today, President Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing and then host a meeting with his Cabinet. In the meeting, the President will provide direction concerning specific Administration and legislative priorities including tax reform, immigration, and disaster relief. Later, the President and Vice President will have lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

In the afternoon, Vice President Pence will participate in the second round of the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue with Deputy Prime Minister Tarō Asō.


Tomorrow, President Trump will welcome the Prime Minister of Greece to the White House. The Vice President will be in Buffalo, New York, to meet with local businesses, community leaders, and families to discuss the need for tax reform in the United States.


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