Why Trump has the Panama Canal on his mind: historic infrastructure projects

It’s our great honor to have President and Mrs. Varela from Panama.  And we have many things to discuss.  We’re going to spend quite a bit of time today — the Panama Canal is doing quite well.  I think we did a good job building it, right?

President Trump’s apparent misfire during his meeting with President Varela of Panama (which Twitter quickly turned into a trending topic) was likely due to the fact that he and other officeholders have had big, historic infrastructure projects on their minds. The Panama Canal is just one of the historical references recently deployed in an effort to inspire public interest in this topic, and to make a point about regulation and red tape. Continue reading Why Trump has the Panama Canal on his mind: historic infrastructure projects

Pence: Trump Has Cut More “Red Tape” Than Any President

Since day one, President Trump has taken decisive action to strengthen the American economy and extend our competitive edge.  This President has signed more bills to slash red tape than any President in American history.  Before this administration, only one President had ever signed a Congressional Review Act measure — President Trump has already used that legislation 14 different times.

— Mike Pence

Remarks by the Vice President at the US Chamber of Commerce’s Invest in America Summit,  May 18, 2017

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