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Donald Trump to meet business, labour leaders on his first day in office

The White House, which announced the meetings in a daily schedule released late on Sunday, did not name specific company executives or union leaders.

world Updated: Jan 23, 2017 19:39 IST
President Donald Trump meets a White House senior staff member during his swearing-in ceremony in Washington.
President Donald Trump meets a White House senior staff member during his swearing-in ceremony in Washington.(NYT file photo)

US President Donald Trump planned to hold meetings on Monday with business and labour leaders to discuss manufacturing and other matters as he starts his first full week in office.

The republican, who took office on Friday after eight years of a Democratic White House, was scheduled to meet with business leaders at 9 am EST, followed by an afternoon meeting with labour leaders and US workers, according to his schedule.

The White House, which announced the meetings in a daily schedule released late on Sunday, did not name specific company executives or union leaders.

According to Bloomberg News, the meeting will include Dow Chemical co chief executive officer Andrew Liveris, whom Trump tapped last month to lead a private-sector advisory group on manufacturing. Reuters could not immediately confirm the report, which cited an administration official.

Trump said on Twitter early on Monday that he planned to discuss US manufacturing with the executives but gave no other details.

“Busy week planned with a heavy focus on jobs and national security,” Trump said in a tweet. “Top executives coming in at 9:00am to talk manufacturing in America.”

Before taking office, Trump hosted a number of US CEOs in meetings in New York, including those from defense, technology and other sectors. He also met with leaders of several unions, including the AFL-CIO.