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The White House Daily Chronicle, March 14, 2018

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Presidential Itinerary – the details

The president’s summarized daily schedules can be found HERE.

The president will fly to St. Louis, Missouri where he will participate in a Boeing-hosted roundtable on tax reform and the economy. He will then attend a fundraiser and deliver a speech.

St. Louis Arrival

Air Force One landed at 2:18 p.m. local time. After disembarking here at the St. Louis airport, the president was greeted by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. He then approached a rope line, shook some hands and signed some red “Make America Great Again” baseball caps with a black Sharpie pen.

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah held a press gaggle – details are posted HERE.

Boeing tour/roundtable

The President toured the Boeing facility guided by CEO Dennis Muilenberg, Boeing EVP Leanne Caret, and Boeing CFO Greg Smith.

The first hangar on the tour featured an F/A-18 Growler with “Commander-in-Chief Donald J. Trump” emblazoned on it. He climbed a ladder and greeted the test pilot, Steve “Bull” Schmidt who was sitting in the cockpit.

The president then went over and greeted a group of nine Boeing fighter jet mechanics. “Great planes,” he said turning to the pool. “Incredible. Great company.”

“These planes are incredible, incredible,” he added.

They then moved to another hangar where a roundtable on tax and economic policy will be held. Behind the participants are parked an F/18 Super Hornet and an F-15 Eagle. Attendees of the roundtable session, according to the White House, are:

  • Kevin Baker, Chief Credit Officer, Great Southern Bank
  • Renee Crooker, Employee, College of the Ozarks
  • Bonnie Brazzeal, Employee, College of the Ozarks
  • Dr. Jerry Davis, President, College of the Ozarks
  • Bryan Cook, Chairman and CEO, Central Bancompany
  • Brandon Pister, Employee, Mid-Am Metal Forming
  • Dave Johnson, CEO, Mid-Am Metal Forming
  • The Honorable Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
  • Donald J. Trump, President of the United States
  • Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman, President, and CEO, The Boeing Company
  • Hazel Jean Mims, Employee, The Boeing Company
  • Terry Bassham, Chairman, President, and CEO, Kansas City Power & Light
  • Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, President and CEO, Kansas City Southern Railway
  • Chad Devenney, Employee, Kansas City Southern
  • Mary Beth Hartman, Owner and President, Hunter Chase & Associates
  • Kevin Perz, Owner, Dynamic Fastener
  • David Turner, Chairman, CEO, and President, Hawthorn Bank
  • Dan Mehan, President and CEO, Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Only a portion of the event is open to the press. What is coverable is available in a live stream/video HERE.


Trump arrived at the Hilton St.Louis Frontenac for a fundraiser and a handful of protestors and supporters had gathered.

After the event, the motorcade departed the hotel at 5:30 p.m. CDT en route to the airport for the return trip to Washington, D.C.

Official Statements

On U.K. decision to expel Russian Diplomats

From the office of the White House Press Secretary:

The United States stands in solidarity with its closest ally, the United Kingdom. The United States shares the United Kingdom’s assessment that Russia is responsible for the reckless nerve agent attack on a British citizen and his daughter, and we support the United Kingdom’s decision to expel Russian diplomats as a just response. This latest action by Russia fits into a pattern of behavior in which Russia disregards the international rules-based order, undermines the sovereignty and security of countries worldwide, and attempts to subvert and discredit Western democratic institutions and processes. The United States is working together with our allies and partners to ensure that this kind of abhorrent attack does not happen again.

On the Passage of S.2155:

President Donald J. Trump commends the Senate, led by Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) for passing S.2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. The President supports this bill, and as recently noted in a Statement of Administration Policy (SAP), he would sign it into law.

The bill provides much-needed relief from the Dodd-Frank Act for thousands of community banks and credit unions and will spur lending and economic growth without creating risks to the financial system. By tailoring regulation, the bill seeks to prevent excessive regulation from undermining the viability of local and regional banks and their ability to serve their communities.

The President looks forward to discussing any further revisions the House is interested in making, with the goal of bipartisan, pro-growth Dodd-Frank relief reaching his desk as soon as possible.

On Larry Kudlow:

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement regarding Larry Kudlow’s decision on a position in the Trump administration:

Larry Kudlow was offered, and accepted, the position of Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council. We will work to have an orderly transition and will keep everyone posted on the timing of him officially assuming the role.

Trump’s Tweets

Executive Branch Nominations

  • None

Communications with Heads of State (readouts often come the day after the conversation)

The Gaza Conference

Yesterday, the White House hosted a conference with representatives from 20 countries, including Israel and many Arab states, to discuss solutions to the worsening humanitarian and economic conditions in Gaza. The conference, convened by White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and members of the National Security Council (NSC) staff and the Department of State, was attended by representatives from the United Nations, the European Union, the Office of the Quartet, and the following countries: Bahrain, Canada, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. The White House conference built upon a meeting held in Cairo, Egypt, last week, and will carry ideas forward to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) meeting in Brussels, Belgium, at the end of the month. The Administration of President Donald J. Trump believes that deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Gaza require immediate attention. The situation in Gaza must be solved for humanitarian reasons and for ensuring the security of Egypt and Israel. It is also a necessary step toward reaching a comprehensive peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians, including Palestinians in both Gaza and the West Bank. The attendees yesterday discussed concrete proposals for finding realistic, effective approaches to the challenges Gaza currently faces. White House officials presented specific project ideas, developed in conjunction with the NSC staff and Department of State officials, which the AHLC may seek to fund through discussions at its upcoming meeting in Brussels. The nations and entities represented at the conference have the ability to work together and make a difference. The dialogue will continue, in the coming days, in close coordination with other stakeholders, as all parties take tangible steps toward making meaningful improvements in the humanitarian and economic situation in Gaza.

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