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.
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
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
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."
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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
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
(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Angus MacSwan and Lisa Von
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