“Thank you very much,” said President Trump as he arrived in the East Room of the White House for a meeting of the American Workforce Advisory Board. “Busy time.”
By the end of Friday’s meeting, he had signed two executive orders — one extending the terms of the National Council for the American Worker and the other instructing the federal government to prioritize job applicants’ skills rather than qualifications.
A third followed in the evening, making good on the president’s promise to protect monuments, memorials, and statues from protesters.
The busy day was exactly what close aides and allies wanted.