December 14, 2017
President Trump touts his administration’s advanced progress on deregulation, saying for every one new regulation — 22 are eliminated.
From the White House Thursday, the president said this will allow the U.S. to build and create more jobs.
President Trump said checking on unlawful regulations means “defending Democracy” and “draining the swamp.”
In a symbolic “cutting of red tape,” the president compared a short stack of papers representing regulations from the 1960’s to that of a tall stack of papers symbolizing today’s regulations.
He said the goal is to get the stack of regulations smaller than that of the 60’s.
President Trump challenged his staff to cut every outdated unlawful regulation they can find.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders praises the president’s efforts to cut federal red tape and roll back regulations.
During today’s press briefing, Sanders said President Trump has made good on his promise to remove two government regulations for every new one created.
She claims because of that directive to the Office of Management and Budget, the economy has seen tremendous growth while businesses and job creation are flourishing.
In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room.
Today, we CUT THE RED TAPE! It is time to SET FREE OUR DREAMS and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! pic.twitter.com/teAVNzjvcx
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2017