How to deal with Trump presidency: Get out of bed, get on the train, and avoid the trainwreck
This article was originally published in February 2017.
The US presidential suite has been a major focus of attention for the first week of the Trump presidency, with US President Donald Trump having insisted that the building was the only room of its kind in the world.
“It’s a beautiful, beautiful building, beautiful, magnificent,” he said in an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America in early February.
“I’m not sure how much time we’ll spend with it, but I will tell you that the only other room of this size in the entire world, I believe, is in Tokyo.”
On Monday, the US President also announced a $2bn (£1.5bn) plan to help local businesses, which had been hit by the collapse of the coal-fired power plant in West Virginia, by offering tax incentives and other assistance.
The announcement came after months of public criticism from the US government for the state’s failure to adequately protect the public from the catastrophic disaster that occurred.
As part of the plan, which the Trump administration has yet to release, the president has pledged to increase federal funding for businesses in areas devastated by the disaster, and has promised to invest $1bn to create a $500m fund for the West Virginia coal industry.
According to a White House report, $2.7bn of the money will go to help businesses affected by the accident, including $600m in direct payments to companies, and $600 million in grants to help them expand and expand.
Mr Trump has also promised to help those affected by coal-mining accidents, and promised to “make it easier for businesses to rebuild”.
Mr Ryan is also expected to unveil a $1.7 billion plan to support local businesses in the wake of the accident.
Mr Pence has promised a $200m stimulus package to help revive the coal industry, and a $3bn stimulus package that will help small and medium sized businesses recover from the damage caused by the plant’s collapse.
Trump has also called for the US to continue to export coal to Europe, where the US has been criticised for exporting its coal to nations such as Germany, despite being one of the biggest exporters of the mineral in the western hemisphere.