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A Man Of Action: Trump Sets "Breakneck Pace" In First Three Weeks

- February 10, 2017

President Trump Is Moving Swiftly To Enact His Agenda To Make America Great Again


TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • President Trump has acted quickly and decisively to address the pressing problems that concern Americans, including curbing Obamacare, strengthening the military, supporting American infrastructure, securing the southern border, protecting the unborn, and reducing regulatory costs on workers and small businesses.
  • Since he took office, President Trump has issued 11 executive orders and 12 presidential memoranda.
  • President Trump has reached out to a diverse array of foreign leaders, including close allies such as Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Japan, France, and Israel.
  • President Trump has sat down with business leaders, labor leaders, and community leaders to listen, and gain their input about the issues and priorities that matter to them most.
  • President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch-a distinguished mainstream conservative jurist-to the United States Supreme Court.
  • Commentators across the political spectrum have marveled at the quick pace of the new administration and the unprecedented ability of President Trump to achieve tangible results quickly.

IN HIS FIRST WEEK, PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK SWIFT ACTION TO HELP GROW THE ECONOMY AND CREATE JOBS, PROTECT AMERICANS FROM OBAMACARE, AND PROTECT AMERICA'S NATIONAL SECURITY

President Trump Took Actions To Spur America's Economy, Create Jobs, And Boost U.S. Manufacturing

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Announced "The Manufacturing Jobs Initiative," Which Allows "Some Of The World's Most Successful And Creative Business Leaders To Share Their Experiences And Gain Their Insights." "President Trump announced today that as part of his overall job creation agenda he will launch a Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. The President will be meeting with some of the world's most successful and creative business leaders to share their experiences and gain their insights." ("President Trump Announces Manufacturing Jobs Initiative," The White House , 1/27/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Issued A Presidential Memorandum Ordering The "Withdrawal Of The United States From The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations And Agreement." "Based on these principles, and by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct you to withdraw the United States as a signatory to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), to permanently withdraw the United States from TPP negotiations, and to begin pursuing, wherever possible, bilateral trade negotiations to promote American industry, protect American workers, and raise American wages." ("Presidential Memorandum Regarding Withdrawal Of The United States From The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations And Agreement," The White House , 1/23/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Issued A Presidential Memorandum Ordering The Use Of American-Made Raw Materials And Equipment To Build Pipelines Located In The U.S. "The Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with all relevant executive departments and agencies, shall develop a plan under which all new pipelines, as well as retrofitted, repaired, or expanded pipelines, inside the borders of the United States, including portions of pipelines, use materials and equipment produced in the United States, to the maximum extent possible and to the extent permitted by law." ("Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction Of American Pipelines," The White House , 1/24/17)

On His First Day In Office, President Trump Issued A Presidential Memorandum Ordering A "Regulatory Freeze." "Subject to any exceptions the Director or Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (the 'OMB Director') allows for emergency situations or other urgent circumstances relating to health, safety, financial, or national security matters, or otherwise, send no regulation to the Office of the Federal Register (the 'OFR') until a department or agency head appointed or designated by the President after noon on January 20, 2017, reviews and approves the regulation." ("Memorandum For The Heads Of Executive Departments And Agencies," The White House , 1/20/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Issued A Presidential Memorandum "Streamlining Permitting And Reducing Regulatory Burdens For Domestic Manufacturing." "This memorandum directs executive departments and agencies (agencies) to support the expansion of manufacturing in the United States through expedited reviews of and approvals for proposals to construct or expand manufacturing facilities and through reductions in regulatory burdens affecting domestic manufacturing." ("Presidential Memorandum Streamlining Permitting And Reducing Regulatory Burdens For Domestic Manufacturing," The White House , 1/24/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Issued A Presidential Memorandum Freezing Federal Hiring Except For Positions Related To "National Security Or Public Safety." "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order a freeze on the hiring of Federal civilian employees to be applied across the board in the executive branch." ("Presidential Memorandum Regarding The Hiring Freeze," The White House , 1/23/17)

President Trump Took The First Step In Protecting Americans From The Burdens Of Obamacare

On His First Day In Office, President Trump Issued An Executive Order "Minimizing The Economic Burden" Of Obamacare. "In the meantime, pending such repeal, it is imperative for the executive branch to ensure that the law is being efficiently implemented, take all actions consistent with law to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the Act, and prepare to afford the States more flexibility and control to create a more free and open healthcare market." ("Executive Order Minimizing The Economic Burden Of The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal," The White House , 1/20/17)

President Trump Issued An Executive Order To Speed Up American Infrastructure And Energy Projects

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Issued An Executive Order "Expediting Environmental Reviews And Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects." "To that end, it is the policy of the executive branch to streamline and expedite, in a manner consistent with law, environmental reviews and approvals for all infrastructure projects, especially projects that are a high priority for the Nation, such as improving the U.S. electric grid and telecommunications systems and repairing and upgrading critical port facilities, airports, pipelines, bridges, and highways." ("Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews And Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects," The White House , 1/24/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Issued A Presidential Memorandum Expediting The Building Of The Dakota Access Pipeline. "I believe that construction and operation of lawfully permitted pipeline infrastructure serve the national interest." ("Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction Of The Dakota Access Pipeline," The White House , 1/24/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Issued A Presidential Memorandum Encouraging The Construction Of The Long-Delayed Keystone XL Pipeline. "I hereby invite TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (TransCanada), to promptly re-submit its application to the Department of State for a Presidential permit for the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a major pipeline for the importation of petroleum from Canada to the United States." ("Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction Of The Keystone XL Pipeline," The White House , 1/24/17)

President Trump Took Action To Help Keep Americans Safe And Protect The United States' National Security

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Issued An Executive Order "Enhancing Public Safety In The Interior Of The United States." "The purpose of this order is to direct executive departments and agencies (agencies) to employ all lawful means to enforce the immigration laws of the United States." ("Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety In The Interior Of The United States," The White House , 1/25/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Issued An Executive Order Improving "Border Security And Immigration Enforcement." "The purpose of this order is to direct executive departments and agencies (agencies) to deploy all lawful means to secure the Nation's southern border, to prevent further illegal immigration into the United States, and to repatriate illegal aliens swiftly, consistently, and humanely." ("Executive Order: Border Security And Immigration Enforcement Improvements," The White House , 1/25/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Issued An Executive Order "Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States." "It is the policy of the United States to protect its citizens from foreign nationals who intend to commit terrorist attacks in the United States; and to prevent the admission of foreign nationals who intend to exploit United States immigration laws for malevolent purposes." ("Executive Order: Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States," The White House , 1/27/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Issued A Presidential Memorandum Mandating A "Rebuilding Of The U.S. Armed Forces." "To pursue peace through strength, it shall be the policy of the United States to rebuild the U.S. Armed Forces." ("Presidential Memorandum On Rebuilding The U.S. Armed Forces," The White House , 1/27/17)

President Trump Worked To Build Ties With Foreign Leaders, Including America's Allies And Neighbors

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Hosted His First Foreign Head Of State, Prime Minister Teresa May. "In hosting his first foreign head of state at the White House, President Trump welcomed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May." ("President Trump's First Week Of Action," The White House , 1/28/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto And "Discussed Respect For The Sovereignty Of Both Nations." On Saturday, President Trump spoke with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and discussed respect for the sovereignty of both nations." ("President Trump's First Week Of Action," The White House , 1/28/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau About "The Importance Of Strong U.S.-Canada Ties." "On Saturday, President Trump also spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the importance of strong U.S.-Canada ties." ("President Trump's First Week Of Action," The White House , 1/28/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "To Discuss Opportunities To Strengthen Relations." "On Sunday, President Trump spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to discuss opportunities to strengthen relations." ("President Trump's First Week Of Action," The White House , 1/28/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Egyptian President Al-Sissi And "Express[Ed] Commitment For A New Push In Bilateral Relations." "On Monday, President Trump spoke with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi of Egypt, expressing his commitment for a new push in bilateral relations." ("President Trump's First Week Of Action," The White House , 1/28/17)

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Indian Prime Minister Modi "To Strengthen Relations And Cooperation." On Tuesday, President Trump spoke with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to strengthen relations and cooperation." ("President Trump's First Week Of Action," The White House , 1/28/17)

President Trump Acted To Protect Life By Reinstating The Mexico City Policy

In His First Week In Office, President Trump Issued A Presidential Memorandum Reinstating The "Mexico City Policy." "I hereby revoke the Presidential Memorandum of January 23, 2009, for the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (Mexico City Policy and Assistance for Voluntary Population Planning), and reinstate the Presidential Memorandum of January 22, 2001, for the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (Restoration of the Mexico City Policy)." ("Presidential Memorandum Regarding The Mexico City Policy," The White House , 1/23/17)

IN HIS SECOND WEEK, THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED HIS SUPREME COURT PICK, TOOK ACTION TO COMBAT TERRORISM, AND WORKED TO REDUCE BURDENSOME REGULATIONS

President Trump Announced His Nominee For The Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch To Be The Next Associate Justice Of The United States Supreme Court. "President Trump's Nominee for the Supreme Court Neil M. Gorsuch" (Press Release, "President Trump's Nominee For The Supreme Court Neil M. Gorsuch," The White House , 1/31/17)

President Trump Took Strong Action To Combat Terrorism, Strengthen Ties With Allies, And Reached Out To Foreign Leaders

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Issued A Presidential Memorandum Requiring The Development Of A Plan To Defeat The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria. "For those reasons I am directing my Administration to develop a comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS." ("Presidential Memorandum Plan To Defeat The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria," The White House , 1/28/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Issued A Presidential Memorandum Organizing The National Security Council And The Homeland Security Council. "In order to advise and assist me in executing this solemn responsibility, as well as to protect and advance the national interests of the United States at home and abroad, I hereby direct that my system for national security policy development and decision-making shall be organized." ("Presidential Memorandum Organization Of The National Security Council And The Homeland Security Council," The White House , 1/28/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Sanctioned 25 Individuals And Entities That Provide Support To Iran's Ballistic Missile Program And The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force. "On Friday, the Trump administration sanctioned twenty-five individuals and entities that provide support to Iran's ballistic missile program and to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force." ("President Trump's Second Week Of Action," The White House , 2/4/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Of Japan And Pledged To "Consult And Cooperate On The Threat Posed By North Korea." "President Trump and Prime Minister Abe said they would consult and cooperate on the threat posed by North Korea. The two leaders also committed to deepen the bilateral trade and investment relationship." ("Readout Of The President's Call With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Of Japan," The White House , 1/28/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With French President Francois Hollande About Strengthening U.S.-French Cooperation On A "Range Of Issues, Especially On Counterterrorism And Security." "President Trump spoke by phone today with President Francois Hollande of France to express his desire to strengthen U.S.-French cooperation on a range of issues, especially on counterterrorism and security." ("Readout of the President's Call with French President Francois Hollande," The White House , 1/28/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Russian President Vladimir Putin About Topics Such As "Mutual Cooperation In Defeating ISIS To Efforts In Working Together To Achieve More Peace Throughout The World Including Syria." "President Donald J. Trump received a congratulatory call today from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The call lasted approximately one hour and ranged in topics from mutual cooperation in defeating ISIS to efforts in working together to achieve more peace throughout the world including Syria. The positive call was a significant start to improving the relationship between the United States and Russia that is in need of repair." ("Readout Of The President's Call With Russian President Vladimir Putin," The White House , 1/28/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With King Saud Of Saudi Arabia And Discussed "Creating Safe Zones In Syria And Yemen To Help Refugees And Strict Enforcement Of The Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action On Iran." "On Sunday, President Trump spoke with King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia on creating safe zones in Syria and Yemen to help refugees and strict enforcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran." ("President Trump's Second Week Of Action," The White House , 2/4/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Crown Prince Zayid Al Nuhayyan Of The United Arab Emirates To "Reaffirm The Strong Partnership Between Both Countries And Combating Radical Islamic Terrorism." "On Sunday, President Trump spoke with the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan of the United Arab Emirates to reaffirm the strong partnership between both countries and combating radical Islamic terrorism." ("President Trump's Second Week Of Action," The White House , 2/4/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn Of South Korea To Discuss "Their Mutual Alliance And Defending Against North Korea." "On Sunday, President Trump spoke with Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn of the Republic of Korea on the important of the their mutual alliance and defending against North Korea." ("President Trump's Second Week Of Action," The White House , 2/4/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With King Abdullah II Of Jordan "Where He Conveyed The United States' Commitment To Jordan's Stability And Defeating ISIS." "On Thursday, President Trump met with King Abdullah II of Jordan where he conveyed the U.S.'s commitment to Jordan's stability and defeating ISIS." ("President Trump's Second Week Of Action," The White House , 2/4/17)

President Trump Reached Out, Listened To, And Gained Input From A Variety Important Economic And Community Leaders

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Met With African American Community Leaders "To Honor Their Contribution And Listen To Their Input On What Can Be Done To Improve The Lives Of All Americans." "On Wednesday, President Trump met with African American community leaders to honor their contribution and listen to their input on what can be done to improve the lives of all Americans." ("President Trump's Second Week Of Action," The White House , 2/4/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Met With Small Business Owners "To Get Input On How To Spur Job Creation And Help Businesses Like Theirs Succeed." "On Monday, President Trump met with small business owners to get input on how to spur job creation and help businesses like theirs succeed." ("President Trump's Second Week Of Action," The White House , 2/4/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Met With Union Leaders To "Encourage American Manufacturing." "On Thursday, President Trump met with the executives of Harley-Davidson and union representatives to encourage American manufacturing." ("President Trump's Second Week Of Action," The White House , 2/4/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Met With The Pharmaceutical Industry To Discuss Ways To Bring "Jobs Back To America" And Reduce The Cost Of Healthcare. "On Tuesday, President Trump met with leaders in the pharmaceutical industry to discuss how jobs can be brought back to America and reduce prices so all Americans can afford quality healthcare." ("President Trump's Second Week Of Action," The White House , 2/4/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Met With His Economic Advisory Council To "Discuss Ways To Deliver Jobs To All Americans." "On Friday, President Trump met with his economic advisory council to discuss ways to deliver jobs to all Americans." ("President Trump's Second Week Of Action," The White House , 2/4/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Met With Cybersecurity Experts To Help Fulfill His Campaign Promise Of Securing America Against Cyber Threats." "On Tuesday, President Trump held a listening session with cyber security experts to help fulfill his campaign promise of securing America against cyber threats." ("President Trump's Second Week Of Action," The White House , 2/4/17)

President Trump Took Further Action To Reduce Burdensome Regulations On American Workers And Businesses

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Issued An Executive Order "Reducing Regulation And Controlling Regulatory Costs" By Requiring That For Every One New Regulation Issued Two Must Be Repealed. "Toward that end, it is important that for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination, and that the cost of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process." ("Presidential Executive Order On Reducing Regulation And Controlling Regulatory Costs," The White House , 1/30/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Issued An Executive Order Creating "Core Principles For Regulating The United States Financial System." "It shall be the policy of my Administration to regulate the United States financial system in a manner consistent with the following principles of regulation, which shall be known as the Core Principles." ("Presidential Executive Order On Core Principles For Regulating The United States Financial System," The White House , 2/3/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Issued A Presidential Memorandum Requiring The Reexamination Of The Obama Administration's Fiduciary Rule. "You are directed to examine the Fiduciary Duty Rule to determine whether it may adversely affect the ability of Americans to gain access to retirement information and financial advice." ("Presidential Memorandum On Fiduciary Duty Rule," The White House , 2/3/17)

President Trump Took Action To Restore Trust In The Government By Working To Drain The Swamp And Improve Transparency

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Issued An Executive Order Requiring "Ethics Commitments" From Executive Branch Appointees. "Every appointee in every executive agency appointed on or after January 20, 2017, shall sign, and upon signing shall be contractually committed to, the following pledge upon becoming an appointee." ("Executive Order: Ethics Commitments By Executive Branch Appointees," The White House , 1/28/17)

In His Second Week In Office, President Trump Signed Into Law A Bill Giving The Government Accountability Office Tools To Improve Responsiveness And Efficiency . "President Trump signed into law the "GAO Access And Oversight Act Of 2017" (H.R.72) allowing the Government Accountability Office to gather records from all federal agencies so it can be more responsive to civil action." ("President Trump's Second Week Of Action," The White House , 2/4/17)

IN HIS THIRD WEEK, PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK ACTION TO SUPPORT AMERICA'S LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND CONTINUED TO DELIVER ON JOBS

President Trump Reiterated His Commitment To Support Law Enforcement And Took Action To Fight Crime And Protect Public Safety

In His Third Week In Office, President Trump Delivered A Speech To Members Of Law Enforcement, Reaffirming His Commitment To "Stand With" And Support The Men And Women Who Wear Blue And Pledged That "You Have A True, True Friend In The White House." PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: "So I'd like to begin my remarks with a declaration issued to all of you, and delivered to every member of the law enforcement community all across the United States. My message today is that you have a true, true friend in the White House. You have. I stand with you. I support our police. I support our sheriffs. And we support the men and women of law enforcement." (President Donald Trump, Remarks At MCCA Winter Conference , Washington, DC, 2/8/17)

In His Third Week In Office, President Trump Issued An Executive Order Directing The Department Of Justice To Establish A "Task Force On Crime Reduction And Public Safety." "In furtherance of the policy described in section 1 of this order, I hereby direct the Attorney General to establish, and to appoint or designate an individual or individuals to chair, a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety." ("Presidential Executive Order On A Task Force On Crime Reduction And Public Safety," The White House , 2/9/17)

In His Third Week In Office, President Trump Issued An Executive Order To "Enforce All Federal Laws In Order To Enhance The Protection And Safety Of Federal, State, Tribal, And Local Law Enforcement Officers, And Thereby All Americans." "It shall be the policy of the executive branch to enforce all Federal laws in order to enhance the protection and safety of Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, and thereby all Americans." ("Presidential Executive Order On Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, And Local Law Enforcement Officers," The White House , 2/9/17)

In His Third Week In Office, President Trump Issued An Executive Order To "Strengthen Enforcement Of Federal Law In Order To Thwart Transnational Criminal Organizations And Subsidiary Organizations." "It shall be the policy of the executive branch to: strengthen enforcement of Federal law in order to thwart transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations, including criminal gangs, cartels, racketeering organizations, and other groups engaged in illicit activities." ("Presidential Executive Order On Enforcing Federal Law With Respect To Transnational Criminal Organizations And Preventing International Trafficking," The White House , 2/9/17)

President Trump Continued To Make Good On His Promise Of New American Jobs

In His Third Week In Office, President Trump Hosted The CEO Of Intel, Who Announced Plans To Build A New Factory That Will Provide "3,000 Direct High-Paying, High-Wage, High-Tech Jobs" "And Over 10,000 Jobs" For Support Staff. INTEL CEO BRIAN KRZANICH: "It's an honor to be here today representing Intel and to be able to announce our $7 billion investment in our newest, most advanced factory -- Fab 42 in Chandler, Arizona. We'll be completing that factory to make the most advanced 7-nanometer semiconductor chips on the planet... And Fab 42 is an investment in Intel, but also the U.S.'s future in innovation and leadership in the semiconductor industry. Fab 42 will employ approximately 3,000 direct high-paying, high-wage, high-tech jobs at its peak, and over 10,000 people in the Arizona area in support of the factory." (Brian Krzanich, Remarks By President Trump And Intel CEO Brian Krzanich On U.S. Jobs , Washington, DC, 2/8/17)

President Trump Continued To Reach Out To Foreign Leaders To Build And Strengthen Relationships

In His Third Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni About "Bilateral Cooperation Across A Range Of Shared Interests." "President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy to discuss strengthening bilateral cooperation across a range of shared interests, including security and counterterrorism." ("Readout Of The President's Call With Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni Of Italy," The White House , 2/4/17)

In His Third Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Ukrainian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni About "Ukraine's Long-Running Conflict With Russia." "President Donald J. Trump just had [5 p.m. Saturday] a very good call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine to address a variety of topics, including Ukraine's long-running conflict with Russia." ("Readout Of The President's Call With President Petro Poroshenko Of Ukraine," The White House , 2/4/17)

In His Third Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English About "Regional Issues, Including Challenges To Regional Peace And Security." "President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand spoke on the telephone today. The two leaders affirmed the close friendship and bilateral partnership between the United States and New Zealand. The two leaders discussed regional issues, including challenges to regional peace and security, and the President affirmed to the Prime Minister the U.S. commitment to strong and active engagement in Asia." ("Readout Of The President's Call With Prime Minister Bill English Of New Zealand," The White House , 2/5/17)

In His Third Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg About Ways "To Encourage All NATO Allies To Meet Their Defense Spending Commitments" And Peace In Europe. "President Donald J. Trump spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the United States' strong support for NATO. The leaders discussed how to encourage all NATO allies to meet their defense spending commitments. Additionally, the parties discussed the potential for a peaceful resolution of the conflict along the Ukrainian border." ("Readout Of The President's Call With NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg," The White House , 2/5/17)

In His Third Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Turkish President Erdoğan About Their "Shared Commitment To Combating Terrorism." "President Donald J. Trump today spoke by phone with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey about the close, long-standing relationship between the United States and Turkey and their shared commitment to combating terrorism in all its forms." ("Readout Of The President's Call With President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Of Turkey," The White House , 2/7/17)

In His Third Week In Office, President Trump Spoke With Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Of Spain About "Shared Priorities, Including Efforts To Eliminate ISIS." "President Donald J. Trump today spoke with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain to reaffirm the strong bilateral partnership across a range of mutual interests. The leaders discussed shared priorities, including efforts to eliminate ISIS." ("Readout Of The President's Call With Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Of Spain," The White House , 2/7/17)

PUNDITS AND COMMENTATORS HAVE CALLED PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST WEEKS "A QUICK START" MOVING AT A "BREAKNECK PACE"

ABC News' Jonathan Karl: "Incredible Pace Of Activity In The Trump White House On Week One…" Karl Tweet: "Incredible pace of activity in the Trump White House on week one - when have we seen a public WH sked packed as yesterday's & today's?" (Jon Karl, Twitter Feed , 1/24/17)

CNN's Oren Liberman: The Trump Administration Is "Off To A Very Quick Start." CNN'S OREN LIBERMAN: "A fresh start and it seems that start is off to a very quick start here with his phone conversation and we'll find out just how soon that meeting is happening for Netanyahu to travel to Washington to meet Trump." (CNN's "Newsroom," 1/22/17)

CNN's Brianna Keilar: The Trump Administration Is Operating At A "Breakneck Pace." CNN'S BRIANNA KEILAR: "I mean, we know, Tim, even when you're just talking about -- the White House staff rises very early. This is something that some people may not know. A lot of them are getting up at 4:00 a.m., starting their days in the 4:00 a.m. hour to really get a jump on things. We don't necessarily think tomorrow is going to be an exception. And this is the pace, the breakneck pace that is continuing here." (CNN's "The Situation Room," 1/20/17)

CNN's Ryan Nobles: "The Breakneck Pace Of This Administration Continues..." CNN'S RYAN NOBLES: "As you mentioned, that's one of five different phone calls that the Trump administration will place today. The breakneck pace of this administration continues today. He will also sign another round of executive orders at 3:00 this afternoon." (CNN's "New Day," 1/28/17)

CNN's Brooke Baldwin: "Change, Change, Change. Breakneck Pace." CNN'S BROOKE BALDWIN: "You know, in watching all of this I kept thinking, OK, this is Donald Trump. He's a business man. And when you start up a mega business, you're like, you know, you hit the ground running….Change, change, change. Breakneck pace." (CNN's "Newsroom," 1/31/17)

CNN's Sara Murray: "There's No Indication…That President Trump Plans To Slow Down His Breakneck Pace." CNN'S SARA MURRAY: "There's no indication, however, that President Trump plans to slow down his breakneck pace. Today, he's going to be having a meeting on cybersecurity and we're expecting him to sign an executive action on that front." (CNN's "Early Start," 1/31/17)

CNN's Hala Gorani: "The U.S. Foreign Policy Approach Continues At Breakneck Speed." CNN'S HALA GARANI: "The U.S. foreign policy approach continues at breakneck speed." (CNN's "World Right Now With Hala Gorani," 2/3/17)

Fox Business' Ed Rollins: Trump Is Off To "A Very Quick Start For Two Weeks." FOX BUSINESS' ED ROLLINS: "He's off to a very quick start for two weeks." (Fox Business' "Risk And Reward," 2/6/17)

Fox News' Lou Dobbs: "The President Fulfilling Campaign Promises At Breakneck Speed Never Before Seen In Our Nation's Capital." FOX NEWS' LOU DOBBS: "We have a lot to discuss, President Trump vowing action on Chicago violence, the president fulfilling campaign promises at breakneck speed never before seen in our nation's capital." (Fox News' "Lou Dobbs Tonight," 1/25/17)

Fox News' Sean Hannity: "I Don't Think I've Ever Seen So Much Happen In Such A Short Period Of Time." FOX NEWS' SEAN HANNITY: "I don't think I've ever seen so much happen in such a short period of time. What was Obama doing all those days there?" (Fox News' "Hannity," 1/24/17)

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough: "The Pace" Of Trump's First "Ten Days Has Been Astronomical." MSNBC'S JOE SCARBOROUGH: "Let's look at this again from 30,000 feet. The pace over the past ten days has been astronomical. Everybody in official Washington I talk to said I cannot believe he's only been president for ten days." (MSNBC's "Morning Joe," 1/30/17)

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Chicago Tribune Editorial Board: "Trump Could Have Chosen Any Topic To Get His Presidency Rolling. He Picked Jobs. Good." (Editorial, "What Trump Got Right On Day 1: The Jobs Agenda," Chicago Tribune , 1/23/17)

  • Chicago Tribune Headline: "What Trump Got Right On Day 1: The Jobs Agenda" (Editorial, "What Trump Got Right On Day 1: The Jobs Agenda," Chicago Tribune , 1/23/17)

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board: "President Trump Is Making Short Work Of Campaign Promises…" "President Trump is making short work of campaign promises, and on Tuesday he signed executive orders reviving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines." (Editorial, "No More Keystone Capers," The Wall Street Journal , 1/24/17)

USA Today Editorial Board: Trump "Came Down On The Right Side Of The Debate… By Advancing Construction Of The Keystone XL And Dakota Access Pipelines." "President Trump, following through on a campaign promise, came down on the right side of the debate Tuesday by advancing construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, both of which had been blocked by the Obama administration." (Editorial, "Trump Revives Pipeline Projects," USA Today , 1/24/17)

The Atlantic : Trump's "Coming Out As A Winner On Many Issues." "But what if the Trump presidency is actually off to a surprisingly effective start? … The result, paradoxically, is that he's coming out as a winner on many issues." (David A. Graham, "Is Trump's Presidency Off To A Successful Start?," The Atlantic , 1/24/17)


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