First 100 Days of President Donald Trump- Day 49

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s National Economic Council Listening Session

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release, March 09, 2017

Today President Donald J. Trump hosted a National Economic Council listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House with community bankers from around the country.

The President and the community bankers—along with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn—discussed how excessive regulation is threatening the future of community banking in America. President Trump noted that community banks are crucial to our Nation’s economy, particularly because they provide approximately half of all loans to small businesses—the engines of economic growth and job creation in the United States.

Current one-size-fits-all banking regulations have badly hurt America’s community banks. President Trump promised to work to tailor the Nation’s regulatory framework so that it accounts for the unique challenges faced by community banks.

Remarks by President Trump in National Economic Council Listening Session with CEOs of Small and Community Banks

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Ten-Year Anniversary of the Disappearance of Robert Levinson

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release, March 09, 2017

Today, we mark the ten-year anniversary of the disappearance of United States citizen Robert “Bob” Levinson from Kish Island, Iran. The Trump Administration remains unwavering in our commitment to locate Mr. Levinson and bring him home. We want him back, and we will spare no effort to achieve that goal.

The Levinson family has suffered far too much during the last decade due to the absence of Mr. Levinson, a loving father, brother, husband, grandfather, and friend to many. Each and every day, but especially today, our hearts are with the Levinson family. We will not rest until this case is resolved.

We encourage anyone with information about this case to contact the FBI at or email the FBI at A $5 million reward is available for information that leads to Mr. Levinson’s location and safe return. All information provided will be kept confidential, and information can be provided anonymously.


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