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1600 Daily: Everything White House 11/9/17

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Saying “No” to a Broken Tax Code
President Donald J. Trump stated, "We believe every-day Americans know better how to spend their own money than the federal bureaucracy, and we want to help them keep as much of that hard-earned money as we can." Unfortunately, the current tax code hurts American job-creators, families, and businesses. Under President Trump's tax plan, Americans will be treated fairly, keep more of their hard-earned money, and companies will be incentivized to bring jobs back to the United States.

Read what the President and others have said about tax reform here.

President Trump in China
On Wednesday, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Beijing, People’s Republic of China, where they were welcomed by President Xi Jingping and Madame Peng Liyuan for tea, a tour of the Forbidden City, and a viewing of an opera performance in the evening. President Trump and President Xi discussed ways that the United States and China can continue to apply pressure on North Korea and strengthen the international resolve to de-nuclearize the regime entirely. Furthermore, President Trump stressed to President Xi that China’s unfair trade practices and America’s massive trade deficit with China is not sustainable and highlighted the Trump Administration’s determination to defend America’s economic interests.

Read President Trump and President Xi’s joint press statement here.

Vice President, Second Lady Visit Sutherland Springs
Yesterday afternoon, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence departed Washington, D.C. on Air Force Two en route to San Antonio, Texas. Together, they visited victims injured in the tragic First Baptist Church shooting, followed by a briefing from local law enforcement officials. The Vice President and First Lady spent the evening meeting with families of victims and offering remarks at a prayer vigil which took place at a local high school.

"My fellow Americans, we live in challenging times. It seems like too often we hear of another tragedy, another senseless act of violence against the innocent. In these times I expect it’s easy for some to lose heart. But as the good people of Sutherland Springs taught the nation this week, faith is the antidote to fear and despair. Faith is now and always has been our source of strength and the summit of our national life," the Vice President said.

Read the full remarks here.

Photo of the Day

POTUS in China

President Donald J. Trump and President Xi of China | November 8, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

POTUS TODAY

Tonight, President Trump will depart Beijing, People’s Republic of China, en route to Da Nang, Vietnam. After arriving in Da Nang, the President will deliver remarks to the APEC CEO Summit, participate in a veterans meet and greet, and participate in an official welcome for APEC leaders and spouses. Later, President Trump will attend a gala dinner and cultural performance.

Vice President Mike Pence, joined by Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, will travel to Plainfield, Indiana. There, the Vice President, Secretary Acosta, and Governor Eric Holcomb (R-IN) will meet with local business leaders and Hoosier families to discuss the need for tax reform in the United States.

COMING UP

President Trump continues to travel in Asia this week. After concluding his trip in China, the President will visit Vietnam and the Philippines.

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