President Donald Trump is meeting with some of America's top corporate executives Thursday, but it won't be a breezy trip to Mar-a-Lago.
The White House also will ask the group--which reportedly includes Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Chairman of Emerson Electric Co. David Farr--for recommendations on infrastructure, deregulation, and workforce training. The executives will be split into working groups and will relay their ideas to Vice President Mike Pence and White House aides before meeting with Trump.
"As a successful businessman himself, the president knows that if we're going to get the country back to work, we need to hear directly from job creators what is holding them back and, where appropriate, take steps to remove the barriers," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said yesterday.
Ahead of the Thursday's session, Business Roundtable, the lobbying group for U.S. corporate executives, sent a letter to Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn noting regulations of concern to its members.