President Trump kicked off his West Coast trip yesterday by meeting with leaders from the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Committee.
“From the day I took office, I’ve done everything in my power to make sure that LA achieved the winning bid,” President Trump told local organizers. “Now, for the third time in history, the city of Los Angeles—the ‘City of Angels’—will once again raise up the Olympic Torch and welcome the world’s greatest competitors to the Summer Games.”
The 2028 Olympic Games will boost much more than America’s gold medal tally: It’s expected to be a major economic lift across Southern California. The Summer Games will add an extra 112,000 jobs and $18 billion in growth to an already thriving economy.
Our workers are predicted to see $7 billion in new and bigger wages as a result.
President Trump’s West Coast swing continues today, as he meets with rural leaders in Bakersfield, California, to discuss the crucial issue of water accessibility.
For years, Californians have seen major agricultural projects stifled because of outdated regulations. President Trump, meanwhile, is fighting to eliminate the bureaucratic headaches that derail these kinds of infrastructure priorities.
Today, building on his previous efforts, the President is signing a memorandum to simplify the approval process and deliver water supplies across California’s Central Valley.
The President’s next stop tonight is Phoenix, Arizona. Residents of the Grand Canyon State are seeing firsthand what pro-growth, pro-worker policies mean for their economy:
Strong job increases: Arizona employment has gone up 8.7 percent since last December, far outpacing the national average. The state has added 238,600 jobs.
Blue-collar boom: Manufacturing employment grew 12 percent in the same time period, adding 19,300 industrial jobs alone.
Soaring wages: Average hourly earnings have increased 4.4 percent in just one year—and an astonishing 8.3 percent for manufacturing workers.
First Lady Melania Trump was recognized today as the 2020 “Woman of Distinction” from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida.
“A spokeswoman for the school told The Hill last month that this year marked the first time the committee tasked with selecting honorees chose a first lady for the Woman of Distinction recognition since the university began the event in 1991,” Aris Folley reported.
The First Lady spoke about her work to promote the well-being of America’s children. “Two years ago, I launched Be Best, an initiative dedicated to ensuring that we as Americans are doing everything we can to take care of the next generation. When we teach our children to cherish our values and care for each other, they are better prepared to carry on America’s legacy of compassion, service, and patriotism,” she said.
Proceeds from the sold-out event will go to a scholarship fund for female students.