Trump to meet executives, labor leaders in first full day in office

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[January 23, 2017]  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump planned to hold meetings on Monday with business and labor leaders to discuss manufacturing and other matters as he starts his first full week in office.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The Republican, who took office on Friday after eight years of a Democratic White House, was scheduled to meet with business leaders at 9 a.m. EST (1400 GMT), followed by an afternoon meeting with labor leaders and U.S. workers, according to his schedule.

The White House, which announced the meetings in a daily schedule released late on Sunday, did not name specific company executives or union leaders.

According to Bloomberg News, the meeting will include Dow Chemical Co <DOW.N> Chief Executive Officer Andrew Liveris, whom Trump tapped last month to lead a private-sector advisory group on manufacturing. Reuters could not immediately confirm the report, which cited an administration official.

Trump said on Twitter early on Monday that he planned to discuss U.S. manufacturing with the executives but gave no other details.

"Busy week planned with a heavy focus on jobs and national security," Trump said in a tweet. "Top executives coming in at 9:00 A.M. to talk manufacturing in America."

Before taking office, Trump hosted a number of U.S. CEOs in meetings in New York, including those from defense, technology and other sectors. He also met with leaders of several unions, including the AFL-CIO.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Angus MacSwan and Lisa Von Ahn)

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