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Trump’s Message to Tech and Telecom: We’ll Eliminate Regulations Hindering Growth

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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2017 — President Donald Trump on Thursday told reporters his administration is focused on eliminating regulations that could hinder investment and growth in the technology sector.

"My administration has been laser focused on removing the government barriers to job growth and prosperity,” Trump said during the White House’s American Leadership in Emerging Technologies event Thursday. “We want our innovators to dream big like the folks around me and surrounding me in this room."

Trump took note of the numerous examples of next-generation technologies showcased in the room, including drones and 5th Generation wireless cell sites, noting that the country is on the verge of a “new technological revolution” that could greatly improve the lives of all Americans.

“We're on the verge of new technological revolutions that could improve virtually every aspect.

“Today's conversation will move America one step closer to that bright future we're all talking about and longing for,” Trump said.

Other government officials attending the event included FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, who earlier this week led the inaugural meeting of the American Technology Council, also attended.

Andrew Feinberg is the White House Correspondent and Managing Editor for Breakfast Media. He rejoined in late 2016 after working as a staff writer at The Hill and as a freelance writer. He worked at from its founding in 2008 to 2010, first as a Reporter and then as Deputy Editor. He also covered the White House for Russia's Sputnik News from the beginning of the Trump Administration until he was let go for refusing to use White House press briefings to promote conspiracy theories, and later documented the experience in a story which set off a chain of events leading to Sputnik being forced to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Andrew's work has appeared in such publications as The Hill, Politico, Communications Daily, Washington Internet Daily, Washington Business Journal, The Sentinel Newspapers, FastCompany.TV, Mashable, and Silicon Angle.

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