1:18 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Today we’re signing core principles for regulating the United States financial system. It doesn’t get much better than that, right?
THE PRESIDENT: Would you like to —
MS. WAGNER: It’s my baby. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: Why don’t you explain this.
MS. WAGNER: What we’re doing is we are returning to the American people, low- and middle- income investors, and retirees, their control of their own retirement savings. This is about Main Street, and it’s been a labor of love for me for over four years as chairman. And I have had — this is a big day, a big moment for Americans. (Inaudible.)
THE PRESIDENT: And she means that so much.
(Executive order is signed.)
THE PRESIDENT: Chairman, I think we should hand the pen to this very special person.
PARTICIPANT: Absolutely, Mr. President. She earned it. She earned it.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you.
MS. WAGNER: Thank you. I’m grateful.
Q Mr. President, do you have anything to say about the decision to make the Iran — should they be expecting more?
THE PRESIDENT: They’re not behaving.
1:20 P.M. EST