President Trump took his “America First” policy to the global stage this week, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where he told business leaders and political big-shots that the United States was officially “open for business.”
The President touted the booming American economy and massive deregulations to top executives from across the globe, assuring them that his “America First” foreign policy doesn’t translate to “America alone.”
“I believe in America. As President of the United States, I will always put America First. Just like the leaders of other countries should put their countries first. But America First does not mean America alone,” Trump told the crowd.
“We are all stronger when free, sovereign nations cooperate toward shared goals and they cooperate toward shared dreams,” he added. “The world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America. There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest and to grow in the United States. America is open for business.”
The President’s comments come as dozens of major American corporations -such as AT&T, Walmart, Disney, American Airlines, Visa, Home Depot, and others- are raising wages and paying out big bonuses in the wake of the recently passed GOP tax cuts.
h/t Daily Mail
AMERICA FIRST: DHS Moves Forward on 'Extreme Vetting'
The Department of Homeland Security is moving forward on “extreme vetting” measures for those seeking to enter the United States; unveiling revised procedures on Monday that would require people to undergo in-person interviews before being granted entrance into the nation.
The new guidelines require -for the first time- face-to-face interviews for individuals seeking permanent residence status in the United States. The strict rules will be applied to those already in the US on business visas who are applying to remain in the country, as well as asylum seekers hoping to bring family members to the United States.
“This is the base for building extreme vetting,” said a former employee familiar with the new procedures.
“You can only vet people if you have information, and one of the best ways to get information is to talk to people and then compare that info to objective info you get from other places,” he added. “If you don’t have these interviews you’re missing a fundamental step in the vetting process.”
The President has routinely called for “extreme vetting” for those seeking entry into the United States.
“Those given a high honor of admission to the United States should support this country and love its people and its values,” President Trump said during his speech to Congress earlier this year. “That is why my administration has been working on improved vetting procedures, and we will shortly take new steps to keep our nation safe and to keep those out who would do us harm.”
h/t Washington Times
ACOSTA GOES GLOBAL: The CNN Reporter HUMILIATES HIMSELF at International Conference
CNN’s senior White House correspondent took his anti-Trump road show onto the international stage Thursday, following the Commander-in-Chief to Europe to harass the President over his “America First” foreign policy.
The President was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, touting his “America First” agenda while speaking with foreign leaders and business executives from the world’s largest corporations.
After Trump says of Davos “It’s been really successful…” I asked him how he can be America First if he’s rubbing elbows with big wigs. He did not respond. Video from @ElizLanders pic.twitter.com/jPWWRfTLir
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 25, 2018
“We want great prosperity, and we want great peace, and that really is the message. A lot of people are coming back to the United States for jobs, we’re seeing tremendous investment and today’s been a very exciting day,” said Trump while exiting the high-level meetings.
Acosta pounced within seconds, nonsensically asking Trump how he plans to advance his agenda while speaking with foreign leaders.
“Mr. President, can you be ‘America First’ but also be rubbing elbows with all these big wigs?” shouted Acosta as the President walked away.