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Sam Glick - Oliver Wyman
The industry accounts for a lot of good middle-class jobs and, in many communities, it's the single-largest employer. One of the hardest decisions for the new Trump administration is how far do they push on health care costs at the expense of jobs in health care.feedback
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Apr 22 2017
Trump administration has been commented on by 285 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Trump administration are: Josh Rogin, Larry Levitt and Paul Ryan. For instance, the most recent quote from Josh Rogin is: “Pence's trip to Asia comes at a crucial time when U.S. allies are looking for signs that the Trump administration has their back.”.
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Kate Warne - Edward Jones & Co.

The reason it's so important is that the stronger growth is likely to support higher stock prices even in the absence of pro-growth policies from the Trump administration.feedback

Patrick Cronin - Center for a New American Security

The Trump administration, having looked at the options, is speaking out of both sides of its mouth, which if done deliberately is good policy. The idea is that we have the means of striking back, we're certainly going to protect our allies . . . but we're not going to make the mistake of starting a war. The patience of the United States and our allies in this region has run out, and we want to see change. Our hope is that we'll be able . . . to achieve this objective through peaceable means.feedback

Ann Weeks

The Trump Administration and EPA Administrator Pruitt are again playing fast and loose with Americans' health. Seeking to delay the oral argument scheduled for May 18th serves no public purpose whatsoever.feedback

Craig Garthwaite

The regulatory uncertainty is something that is very hard for these people to price in. How do you develop a model for the thoughts of the Trump administration on what they're going to do policywise in health care? Many mysteries of life can be answered with the statement: Insurers are bizarrely risk-averse.feedback

Maria Korsnick

Our nuclear plants produce jobs and tax revenues which the markets ignore. New York and Illinois moved to save their reactors because they too saw nuclear energy as offering a value that should not be characterized by price alone. We're glad to see that Secretary Perry and the Trump administration see the problem as well.feedback

Kevin Book - ClearView Energy Partners

We do not currently believe the Trump administration plans to withdraw from either Paris agreement.feedback

Bill Lane - Caterpillar

Without Ex-Im, you're putting U.S. exporters at a competitive disadvatage, which make no sense when one of the top goals of the Trump administration is to increase exports.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Warning. “A senior Trump administration official warned Sunday that North Korea’s provocative behavior ‘can’t continue, ’ and said the U.S. is working with partners including China to develop a range of possible responses to future ‘destabilizing behavior.’ ”.feedback

Masafumi Yamamoto - Mizuho Securities

Market reaction, if there was one, to the currency report has already faded. The U.S. Treasury does not look like it will take a strong stance on currencies. But in the case of the Trump administration the market will need to watch out for what his trade advisors may have to say on this issue.feedback

Josh Rogin

Pence's trip to Asia comes at a crucial time when U.S. allies are looking for signs that the Trump administration has their back.feedback

Ashley Etienne

House Democrats have sent more than 100 letters to the Trump administration seeking answers to urgent questions … and received no response. If there is a concerted effort by the Trump administration not to respond to House Democrats … we will take appropriate action to address it.feedback

Josh Rogin

The Trump administration is not trying to topple Kim Jong Un but is preparing for a regime collapse just in case.feedback

Jon W. Davidson

Here is yet another instance of the Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrawing the federal government's support from transgender individuals, and they are using the fake repeal of HB 2 as cover. Sadly, this was not unexpected, now that anti-transgender forces are in charge of the Departments of Justice and Education. Once again, the Trump administration continues to abandon transgender Americans.feedback

Michael Dubke

The White House Office will disclose Secret Service logs as outlined under the Freedom of Information Act, a position the Obama White House successfully defended in federal court. By instituting historic restrictions on lobbying to close the revolving door, expanding and elevating ethics within the White House Counsel's office, and opening the White House press briefing room to media outlets that otherwise cannot gain access, the Trump administration has broken new ground in ensuring our government is both ethical and accessible to the American people.feedback

David Donnelly

The "only excuse for this policy is that the Trump administration has something to hide. This kind of secrecy will allow big donors, lobbyists, and special interests to have unknown levels of influence in the White House. It's the exact opposite of 'draining the swamp.feedback

Jonas Short - North Square Blue Oak

There are demons below the surface and, given the unpredictable start of the Trump administration, it's very hard to see what will happen come October.feedback

Carol Werner

I really do think that the transition to cleaner energy is underway. There are many factors influencing that, and while the Trump administration is seeking to halt a variety of regulations and policies, I think that there is embedded change. The genie is out of the bottle. With lower gas prices, the sale of SUVs is up. That is not good.feedback

Boris Schlossberg

As a flight to safety into U.S. Treasurys comes in and yields continue to compress, gold becomes a lot more attractive. I do think with the Trump administration and with the militarization that's going on right now, the risk is very high, so gold does have the chance to go further.feedback

Daisuke Karakama - Mizuho Bank

It appears that the Trump administration is trying to make up for its internal policy shortcomings with a show of force in external policy, leading to a confrontational stance with trade partners. Currencies rates and trade balance inevitably become themes to confront others countries with. So if you are in the forex market it requires a lot of courage to buy the dollar right now.feedback

Doug Sachtleben

Ex-Im has a long history of cronyism and corruption that is well-known to many in the Trump Administration, and while we hoped it would be done away with, the administration now has taken on the almost impossible challenge of reforming a federal agency whose mission has been to pick winners and losers with taxpayer dollars.feedback

Hans Mikkelsen - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

This year we have seen a notable gap between positive equity market performance and a more skeptical bond market where yields have not gone up. We continue to think that the biggest near term risk to our bullish outlook for credit spreads is a correction in equities, should the Trump administration disappoint on tax reform.feedback

Rick Perry

Innovation is also a top priority for the Trump Administration. We are committed to developing, deploying and commercializing breakthrough technologies and developing the necessary policies that will help renewables become competitive with traditional sources of energy.feedback

Michael Gerson

Inconsistency is so far the most consistent theme of the Trump administration.feedback

Rahm Emanuel

As the Trump administration pulls back on building a clean energy economy, Chicago is doubling down. By committing the energy used to power our public buildings to wind and solar energy, we are sending a clear signal that we remain committed to building a 21st century economy here in Chicago.feedback

Lindsey Graham

Ambassador Haley just said on your program, You'll never end the war with Assad in power. So that means regime change is now the policy of the Trump administration. That's at least what I've heard.feedback

Richard Fontaine - Center for a New American Security

The (Trump) administration is reviewing its options for how to deal with North Korea but all of them seem to be trending towards the more coercive side of the ledger.feedback

Josh Rogin

The Trump administration must turn its attention to the province of Idlib before it’s too late.feedback

Larry Summers

By focusing on trade and currency manipulation, the Trump administration is missing the bigger, more important, picture.feedback

Jennifer Granick

The anonymous account holder is safe, for now. Perhaps the Department of Justice has learned a lesson. Perhaps the Trump administration may try to find the poster another way, for example by monitoring the government's INS network.feedback

Mary Kay Henry - Service Employees International Union

The Trump administration is just another step in a 40-year attack that's been waged against unions. The American labour movement is bound together by our deep desire to create good-paying union jobs. We're not going to support any agenda that seeks to divide unions from each other.feedback

Seth Johnson

Smog is dangerous to kids, seniors and asthmatics. The Trump administration is taking the first step toward tearing down a crucial protection against dirty air.feedback

Ed Perlmutter

The Trump administration, coupled with the gridlock that exists in Congress, really is causing things to go backward. I feel I can provide more service and leadership at home than I can in Washington. The Republican Party can't agree with itself right now. When the majority party is kind of in a chaotic state, nothing moves. I think that there is a check and balance that the state of Colorado and other states can provide in contrast to this administration.feedback

Dmitry Medvedev

That's it. The last remaining election fog has lifted. Instead of an overworked statement about a joint fight against the biggest enemy, Isis (the Islamic State), the Trump administration proved that it will fiercely fight the legitimate Syrian government.feedback

Dmitry Medvedev

The rest of the pre-election fog has melted away. Instead of the mass-circulated narrative about a joint fight against our main enemy, ISIL, the Trump administration has demonstrated that it will be fiercely fighting the legitimate government of Syria.feedback

Dmitry Medvedev

That's it. The leftovers of the pre-election haze are blown away. Instead of the much-publicized idea about joint fight against the arch-enemy, [Islamic State], the Trump administration proved that it would fiercely fight against the legal government of Syria.feedback

Qusai Zakaria

They were testing the waters. These were small attacks but they wanted to see how the Trump administration reacted. This is will give Syrian people hope. It's all about hope.feedback

John Sandweg

It's very difficult when you have recalcitrant countries that typically will not take those individuals back. I'm not at all surprised to see that the Trump administration is having to release people.feedback

Josh Rogin

The Trump administration has some explanations for striking Syria, but many questions are still unanswered.feedback

Chuck Schumer

Making sure Assad knows that when he commits such despicable atrocities he will pay a price is the right thing to do. It is incumbent on the Trump administration to come up with a strategy and consult with Congress before implementing it. I salute the professionalism and skill of our Armed Forces who took action today.feedback

Ralph Northam

Ed Gillespie should stick to what he knows best: how to navigate the D.C. swamp to help millionaires and corporations, because when it comes to women's health, he doesn't know what he is talking about. Clearly, he is emboldened by the rhetoric and actions of the Trump administration.feedback

Urgyen Badheytsang - Students for a Free Tibet

We are asking the Trump administration to see Tibet as a barometer, to see Tibet as an indicator of China's track record and to basically sternly oppose their human rights record and look to resolve these outstanding issues.feedback

Steve Shur

The Department of Transportation must live up to its mandate on consumer protection and ensure consumers have access to all the information they need to make a purchasing decision. We urge the Trump administration to take the necessary steps to protect consumers.feedback

Cynthia Cox

While we have seen signs that the market is moving toward stabilization, generally speaking, there are parts of the country that are likely fragile and at high risk of losing insurers or having premium increases. There's a lot of uncertainty around repeal and replace; it's not clear what the Trump administration may do around the individual mandate or cost sharing subsidies and without more clarity from the administration and Congress, insurers are likely very hesitant to participate in the individual market.feedback

Shane Goldmacher - Politico

Another is through Kennedy's other son, Gregory, and Trump's Silicon Valley adviser Peter Thiel. They went to Stanford Law School together and served as president of the Federalist Society in back-to-back years. More recently, Kennedy's firm, Disruptive Technology Advisers, has worked with Thiel's company Palantir Technologies. In fact, during the early months of the Trump administration, Gregory Kennedy has worked at NASA as a senior financial adviser as part of the so-called 'beachhead' team.feedback

David Dollar

In the Obama administration, China was a good citizen cooperating with us on Iran sanctions and on climate change, which I think made it hard for the U.S. to contemplate anything that harsh in the trade arena. You could have something similar if the Trump administration wants China to cooperate more on North Korea. That could be hard to turn around and be harsh on them in the economic realm.feedback

Michael Brune - Sierra Club

What more evidence do you need that the Trump administration wants to pave paradise to put up a coal mine? They are literally trading a photo of families enjoying our most cherished landscapes for a pile of coal. This is one of the most obvious signs yet that they are putting the profits of corporate polluters before the public.feedback

Lauri Myllyvirta - Greenpeace

Given the absolute lack of leadership from the Trump administration, China is seeing a stronger role both in its self-interest as a country threatened by the impacts of climate change, and also as a diplomatic opportunity in the vacuum left by Trump's retrograde position.feedback

Adam Birnbaum - Avon

Our concern is the idea that the only answer is the one coming from the mouthpiece running the [Trump] administration and that there's this effort to sort of snuff out anything but that.feedback

Chong Ja Ian

Any gifts from the Chinese side will probably be something that emphasizes U.S.-China cooperation, but also Chinese resolve. Given the tone of the Trump administration, it is possible that the U.S. side will select something that underscores American strength in some way.feedback

Bernie Sanders

We need to elect progressives at every level of government if we are going to beat back the dangerous agenda of the Trump Administration and its Republican allies. Tom is committed to fighting the rigged economy and income inequality. He was the first major statewide candidate in Virginia to run on a $15 minimum wage and the first to say two years of community college should be tuition-free.feedback

Kumar Palghat - Kapstream Capital

On the medium-to-longer term, I think you should still be bullish risk assets. There'll be some sort of delivery from the Trump administration – and this is just a hope – whether it comes from corporate taxes or infrastructure or trade.feedback

Minori Uchida - The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

If we get strong reading in U.S payrolls data, the markets will try to price in a rate hike in June. The Trump administration is not necessarily seeking to reduce trade deficit through a cheaper dollar. But it has strong intentions to do that and it could use a weaker dollar as a bargaining tool in trade negotiation.feedback

Kevin Brady

We have so much in common with the Trump administration, it wouldn't make sense to have a separate tax bill from Secretary Mnuchin, a separate one from Gary Cohn, a third from whomever. Why not take the basis of the House plan?feedback

Lindsey Graham

We're going to talk about the Flynn deal. It's getting weirder by the day, isn't it? Yeah. Let's see what kind of business dealings he had. So, when issues arise, about people around the campaign or in the Trump administration have deals that don't sound right or look right, we'll look at it.feedback

Radley Balko

Here’s the latest from the Trump administration on civil liberties and criminal justice.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Conservatives who excoriated President Barack Obama for acquiescence to genocide in Syria should be just as vocal when it comes to the Trump administration. Indeed, the Trump administration seems to have thrown in the towel entirely on seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, thereby consenting to Iran’s effective domination of the country and to Russia’s success in defending its allies Iran and Syria.feedback

Jennifer Robinson

It was the end of November when Julian was questioned after a delay of six years … and we're still waiting for a decision on whether [Sweden] are going to pursue the allegations. It's just unacceptable. We are obviously hoping that there will be a change in approach from the new [Trump] administration. We have been seeking dialogue with the Department of Justice for a very long time, and we will continue to make those representations.feedback

Brett Adlard - Piper Jaffray

It could be considered a dead-cat bounce in the market as people are starting to get comfortable with their ability to pay their bonds and it doesn't appear that this is going to lead to a default. The Trump administration, being so pro-jobs, shutting down these two large nuclear plants would look like a negative from their goal.feedback

Robert Laszewski

Will Anthem, part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield exchange market backbone left in most of the states, really exit? Or, is this just a negotiating ploy just as the Trump administration is about to make key decisions regarding the Obamacare exchange market for 2018? I have my doubts that Anthem will end up exiting the Obamacare exchanges.feedback

Patrick Gallagher - Sierra Club

I think the bottom line is that we hope any anti-regulatory rule-making should be so unscientific ... almost any federal judge should see through the Trump administration maneuvering.feedback

Yacov Arnopolin

Some of the concerns around the policies of the new Trump administration, on trade and on China, have not been put to rest necessarily but they have been mitigated some what. A stabilisation of China's economy and the renminbi has also been a positive.feedback

Librada Antigua

The Trump administration may want us to disappear, but we're not leaving our children for anything.feedback

Evelyn Farkas

We were having a transition of power from the Obama administration to the Trump administration. If indeed there was an investigation ongoing, if indeed there was information the Obama administration had about Russian interference and possible American involvement, I wanted to make sure Congress knew about it. I was afraid of a cover-up. I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior (Obama) people who left, so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy.feedback

Matt Welch

The betting money is that both the Trump administration and the GOP establishment it now sits atop will seek actively to marginalize the rebels and instead find common governing cause with centrist Democrats.feedback

Fahad Nazer

It understands that it is uniquely positioned to play a unique role in bringing some stability to the region, and I think there is a meeting of the minds between the Saudi leadership and the Trump administration.feedback

Richard Kahlenberg

I'm very concerned that if the Trump administration is not willing to continue even a small program for school diversity, then it's clearly not much of a priority for them.feedback

Bruce Bennett - Rand Corporation

There will certainly be pressure from the Trump administration to deal with [missile tests] and rein it in.feedback

Sheldon Whitehouse

The most voracious and malign special interest in American politics – the fossil fuel industry – has captured the Trump administration, installed its top henchmen at the EPA, and gone to work trying to unwind any environmental and public health safeguard that gets in the way of its profits.feedback

Michael Ignatieff

We view it as discriminatory and we view it as a piece of political vandalism. We feel that this isn't just about us; this is about Hungarian academic freedom in general. If the government of Hungary was gambling that the Trump administration would say nothing about a flagrant discriminatory attack on an American institution, they judged wrong.feedback

Jenny Harbine

No one voted to pollute our public lands, air or drinking water in the last election, yet the Trump administration is doing the bidding of powerful polluters as nearly its first order of business. Our legal system remains an important backstop against the abuses of power we've witnessed over the course of the past two months. That's why we're going to court to defend our public lands, clean air and water, and a healthy climate for all.feedback

Greg Gershuny

The decrease in coal by the electricity sector is because of economic reasons, as it has been outcompeted by low-cost natural gas. This policy won't work. It is a mistake for the Trump administration to think it can reverse the demise of coal. Even the coal industry knows this.feedback

Bob Ward

We will have to wait to see how the Trump administration explains its actions to other countries when they meet in Bonn, Germany, in May.feedback

Paul Waldman

Is trying to cover for the Trump administration in the ever-widening Russia scandal, he’s doing an absolutely terrible job of it. In fact, Nunes is acting as though he’s trying to convince everyone he’s staging a coverup. In the latest development, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has canceled all the committee’s meetings for this week amid calls for him to recuse himself from the investigation - which have come from, among others, the ranking minority member on the committee, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.).feedback

Andreas Krieg

Fighting ISIS and fighting the jihadis is absolutely the first priority of the [Donald] Trump administration. This is why [Defense Secretary James] Mattis is going so hardcore after ISIS. And almost everything goes as long as they are fighting jihadis at the same time. These surrogates are doing their own operations and then the sponsors are doing air cover and artillery cover. Escalation is bound to happen.feedback

John Pomfret

It’s totally premature to have a summit with China early next month. The Trump administration clearly has no China policy and so meeting with China’s leader, Xi Jinping, at this juncture makes no sense. In fact, it could do more harm than good to America’s relations with China.feedback

Daniel W. Drezner

There are lots of positive economic data that is positive about the Trump administration. How long it stays positive is another question entirely.feedback

AshLee Strong

We're working with the Trump administration and evaluating the options in front of us.feedback

Frank Sharry

It's simply outrageous that the Trump administration and their ICE agents are putting politics and scapegoating of immigrants ahead of public safety and the ability of local communities to decide how best to keep their communities safe.feedback

Chuck Schumer

If there was any doubt that big oil was back in charge under the Trump administration, today's executive order lays that to rest. It reads as if it was written in an Exxon boardroom, with no regard for the health and safety of the American people, or the planet.feedback

Chuck Schumer

This executive order is nothing more than a giveaway to big oil at the expense of the health and safety of our children and the bank accounts of hard-working middle-class families. Simply put, the Trump administration has put the health of the American people and the future of our planet on the back burner all for the sake of lining the pockets of big oil and extreme-right special interests.feedback

Mohamed El-Erian - Pimco

Unless the Trump administration can work well with a cooperative Congress to translate market-motivating intentions into well-calibrated actions soon, the lagging hard data risks dragging down confidence, creating headwinds that extend well beyond financial volatility.feedback

Walter Isaacson

The Trump administration probably has more of an opportunity because they are willing to kind of blow up the bureaucracy. That's what they really want to do.feedback

David Kostin - Goldman Sachs Group

Our Washington, D.C. economist expects legislation that lowers the corporate tax rate and makes incremental tax reforms to be enacted by late 2017 or early 2018, meaning corporate earnings will likely not be affected any earlier than next year. The Trump Administration has called for broad deregulation and investors are focused on financials as the firms with the most to gain. Our banks analysts expect that reform will likely come through changes to existing rules as well as the interpretation and application of outstanding regulations.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

You can blame it on the Freedom Caucus if you want to. But there's also a lot of moderates, Charlie Dent will be on your show in a little bit, who are also against the bill. I think more importantly, we haven't been able to change Washington in the first 65 days. And I think if there's anything that's disappointing and sort of an educational process to the Trump Administration was that this place was a lot more rotten than we thought that it was, and that I thought it was, because I've been here for six years.feedback

Stefan Worrall - Credit Suisse Group

At a time when there is some degree of policy uncertainty that has emerged in the United States, questions about the timing of when the Trump administration can implement its agenda may be all feeding through into a period of 'risk off'. The end of the financial year is always a factor with regard to Japan to consider. The extent to which that may be contributing to yen strength is a possible factor.feedback

Silvia Riberio

Clearly parts of the Trump administration are very willing to open the door to reckless schemes like David Keith's, and may well have quietly given the nod to open-air experiments. Worryingly, geoengineering may emerge as this administration's preferred approach to global warming. In their view, building a big beautiful wall of sulphate in the sky could be a perfect excuse to allow uncontrolled fossil fuel extraction. We need to be focussing on radical emissions cuts, not dangerous and unjust technofixes.feedback

Shin Kadota - Barclays

Concerns towards the Trump Administration have been reignited after his health care legislation setback. This is resulting in a bout of risk-aversion weighing on the dollar. There isn't much going for the dollar right now and the market will be bracing for its further decline.feedback

Larry Levitt

It seems that the Trump Administration now faces a choice whether to actively undermine the ACA or reshape it administratively. The ACA marketplaces weren't collapsing, but they could be made to collapse through administrative actions.feedback

Jim Cramer

I know the end-of-the-worlders constantly surface on any perceived weakness in the Trump administration, but the fact is that we have a ton of data and CEO commentary that suggests small and medium sized businesses are doing quite well and hiring new workers. The dental stocks have been quietly riding three big secular trends – an aging population, the need for most cosmetic dentistry in the age of the selfie, and the rise of the middle class in emerging markets.feedback

Kyle Cooper

I think the Trump administration is going to roll over the opposition groups and it will be done. This pipeline will give the Canadian sands a better net back. It's cheaper to use a pipeline than rail or truck. Their break-even just got lowered, and their economic incentive just improved. One thing you can say is that over the last 10 years, the North American E and P producer knows how to respond to economic signals. If there's a dollar to be made, they're going to get at how to make it. The Keystone pipleline will certainly give them the opportunity to make a buck.feedback

Johan Rockstrom

We should not be too concerned with the risks of the negative impact of the Trump administration.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

This seems entirely reasonable. “Republicans joined Democrats on Wednesday in pressuring the Trump administration to surrender records of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s payments and contacts with foreign officials during the past three years.”.feedback

Matthew Colangelo

In just two months, the Trump Administration has already made it harder for African Americans to buy a house, to vote, to enjoy clean air and water, and to retire with dignity. The President's campaign pledge was correct: The results of his policies for African Americans have in fact been 'amazing' – it is amazing how much harm can be done so quickly.feedback

Morgan Sparks

''Given the track record for truthfulness by the Trump administration thus far, I am very doubtful of the underlying claims this policy is based on,''.feedback

Naureen Shah - Amnesty International USA

This could be the latest in what looks set to be a long line of discriminatory measures deployed by the Trump administration against Muslims around the world. This administration has consistently used 'national security' as shorthand for discriminating against Muslims, and we fear this latest decision may be no different. Muslims are once again left in the dark as the U.S administration piles up bans and restrictions against them.feedback

Daniel W. Drezner

The Trump administration likes to talk a lot about improving Americas trade balance. So the hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts thought it might be useful to highlight a key sector of the American economy that is running an ever-increasing trade surplus: education, primarily higher education. When an overseas student studies at an American university, [].feedback

William Cohen - Cohen Group

There is a cloud hanging over the Trump administration saying what is the nature and the basis of this bromance (with President Putin)? The president should be asked three questions, number one, what do you own? Number two, what do you owe? And three, to whom you owe it? And if you resolve those issues then you remove the cloud (as) we all want a better relationship with Russia.feedback

Piotr Matys - Rabobank

A gradual pace of monetary policy normalisation by the Fed, market optimism that the (U.S. President Donald) Trump administration will implement a substantial dose of fiscal stimulus and signs of improvement in economic activity in the emerging markets are positive factors supporting capital inflows to risky assets.feedback

Piotr Matys - Rabobank

Capital inflows to the emerging markets, however, are likely to be reversed if the Trump administration implements measures that would undermine globalisation – a major driving factor for export-oriented EM economies.feedback

David Albright

Until today, North Korea has been able to advance its nuclear programs by buying in China, having little fear of having controlled or uncontrolled nuclear related goods stopped prior to reaching North Korea. One hopes the Trump administration will succeed in pressing China to take the types of enforcement steps against commodity trafficking taken years ago in the West.feedback

Karen DeYoung - the Post

But the Trump administration appears more serious than most in its threats to make deeper and more permanent cuts in payments that would significantly affect U.N. operations. At the same time, it has warned that it may withdraw altogether from U.N. agencies it considers particularly counterproductive.feedback

Terry Garrett - Sustaining Technologies

I think it's kind of doubtful right now, looking at the Trump administration. Let's see them do health care first, round up immigrants, build a wall.feedback

Abraham Denmark

While the Trump administration should have time to develop its own strategy toward North Korea, it's curious that they have so far chosen to rhetorically define themselves in opposition to the Obama administration's approach without yet significantly changing any actual policies.feedback

Abraham Denmark

The Trump administration has more influence and more options because of this approach.feedback

Jackie Vimo

This is a response to the climate of fear and terror that immigrant families are living in because of the Trump administration. These are unfounded fears. But they're based in this environment, and they're very widespread.feedback

Daniel W. Drezner

It's only week seven of the Trump administration and the White House has hit a fork in the road.feedback

Chuck Schumer

The President's proposed budget cuts are devastating to the middle class. Once again the Trump administration is showing its true colors: talk like a populist but govern like a special interests zealot. This budget shifts the burden off of the wealthy and special interests and puts it squarely on the backs of the middle class and those struggling to get there. Democrats in Congress will emphatically oppose these cuts and urge our Republican colleagues to reject them as well.feedback

Tim Kaine

We have to understand everything about the ties between Russia, the Trump campaign, the Trump transition, the Trump administration. Especially the degree to which Russia tried to invade the American election, because we have to protect future elections.feedback

Michael Steel

It's difficult to see the kind of aggressive agenda that they've outlined for the rest of this year without some sort of repeal-and-replace success. Will show whether the Trump administration can use the tools of the White House to move legislation forward.feedback

Mitch Bainwol

By restarting this review, analysis rather than politics will produce a final decision consistent with the process we all agreed to under 'One National Program' for (greenhouse gas) and fuel economy standards. The Trump administration has created an opportunity for decision-makers to reach a thoughtful and coordinated outcome predicated on the best and most current data. Our industry is committed to producing even safer and more energy-efficient vehicles in the future, and that's what this process is all about.feedback

Michael Mann

The EPA was a staunch defender of the environment and supporter of climate action under the Obama administration. It is now instead being wielded by the fossil-fuel interests who are running the Trump administration as just another weapon in their war on environmental protection and climate action.feedback

Jason Putorti - AngelList

We will faithfully deliver any message our users send in, but the voice of the product is for the liberals and conservatives in opposition to the Trump administration. What staffers need are tallies, turning constituent input into a count of support for or against. Ideally there would be a much better system for this but our democracy isn't perfect, it's incredibly messy.feedback

Erica Groshen

BLS data have not been manipulated by previous administrations. Not by the Obama administration, nor by the Trump administration.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

President Trump’s decision to fill out his White House staff and leave the rest of the executive branch without leadership tells us a lot about his limited business experience. He’s run a family business, a small one which operates on his gut instincts and impulses. That’s precisely what he recreated in the White House, complete with overlapping power centers where aides duke it out to win his favor. It may not be surprising then that what the Trump administration is lacking is the administration.feedback

Thea Lee - AFL-CIO

At the moment it appears that the Wall Street wing of the Trump administration is winning this battle and the Wall Street wing is in favour of the status quo in terms of US trade policy.feedback

Gary Palmer

I want to be as helpful to the Trump administration as I can. I'm very supportive of the president. I support him, I want to help him. But respect has to go up and down the street, it's got to go both ways.feedback

Greg Hayes

The current administration has reached out to business in a way the last administration has never done. I think getting a chance to go to the White House to have your voice heard is very, very important and I think the Trump administration is trying to do the right thing to bring jobs back to America, to grow the American economy and we're certainly supportive of all of those things.feedback

Karen Tumlin

This really sharpens the question to the Trump administration who has very much tried to have it both ways, (saying) they have a lot of love and heart for DACA recipients and immigrant youth ... but have refused to make clear to line immigration officers that it is not in fact open season on DACA recipients.feedback

John Crew

This is a problem not just for San Francisco. It's a problem around the country of local police assigning officers to the FBI under arrangements that have not been scrutinized in the past, where local civil rights and racial profiling policies are going to be reevaluated in the era of the Trump administration.feedback

Marc Bohn

It remains to be seen whether the Trump administration will be as aggressive. It's a big ship to turn.feedback

Timur Kuran

Every bureaucracy, past and present, contains vested interests. Every American administration, Democratic or Republican, has encountered pushback from vested interests within various agencies. So there is nothing unusual about the pushback that the Trump administration is experiencing. Bureaucrats don't like to change established practices. They are threatened by changes in chains of command. They will try to undermine changes dictated from above and even to sabotage them, when possible to do so with impunity.feedback

Fareed Zakaria

While the Trump administration wastes time on its travel ban, cyberwarfare goes ignored.feedback

Vanda Felbab-Brown - The Brookings Institution

We still haven't heard a peep from the Trump administration for what its plans or ambitions or intentions are for Afghanistan. This current levels he cannot break the stalemate. So far no word, no focus, no indication of any kind from the White House.feedback

Abteen Vaziri - Greystone

The Trump administration has been all about creating jobs and what better way to create jobs than a program that creates as many jobs as it does. There is a market out there for immigrant investors looking to migrate to countries which typically have good education programs.feedback

George Stein

The Trump administration is already having an impact on hiring decisions. Two of our international clients are considering basing foreign hires outside of the United States because of difficulties arising from the ban.feedback

Christine Levinson

Iran is responsible for Bob. They know where he is and what happened to him. They've had him for 10 years. And we need the United States government to meet with them and find out what's necessary to get Bob home. I'm hoping that the Trump administration will be able to do that.feedback

Zhu Guangyao

Internationally, I think the big challenge is uncertainty. So I see some uncertainty firstly is the Trump administration economic policy, that is, what will happen and what impact to the US economy and the global economy. Second uncertainty certainly is the Federal Reserve: How they will make the decision for interest rates. And the most challenging situation is anti-trade and some (cases happening) with geopolitical risk.feedback

Margaret Sullivan - the Post

In its first weeks, the Trump administration has found its own propaganda outlets, and has tried to undermine independent news outlets.feedback

Sean Spicer

The launches are consistent with North Korea's long history of provocative behavior. The United States stand with our allies in the face of this very serious threat. The Trump administration is taking steps to enhance our ability to defend against North Korea's ballistic missiles, such as through the deployment of a THAAD battery to South Korea.feedback

Julie Hirschfeld Davis

We very quickly figured out during the transition to the Trump administration that we were going to need two people. If the president decides to tweet something that's newsworthy at 9 p.m., then you can't be asleep.feedback

Dan Richard

Every ounce of the steel, every ounce of the concrete is domestic. We are reaching out to the Trump administration to make the case that this is entirely consistent with the president's vision.feedback

Husain Abdulla

In a year where the new Trump administration is dismissing human rights from its foreign policy to Bahrain and the Gulf and preparing to sell arms without conditions, this is a dangerous sign of things to come.feedback

Dennis Gartman

The Trump Administration is modestly bearish for prices of crude oil, but demonstrably bullish for domestic crude oil production.feedback

Margo Oge

If the Trump administration were to rely on facts and sound science, they would come to the same conclusion that the EPA staff and outside experts reached: The 2025 standards are achievable and in a way that will save consumers trillions in fuel costs.feedback

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

It shows the Trump administration doesn't hold the same American values for clean air, clean water and healthy land as the vast majority of its citizens. Our health comes before the special interests of multibillion-dollar industries.feedback

Trevor Noah

No matter how hard the Trump administration tries, Russia keeps coming back. I'd say that Russia is Trump's herpes. Every time we dig deeper into Trump's campaign, it seems like there's a new person that's connected to the Russians. First it was Paul Manafort, then it was Flynn, the whole thing is like one of those Russian nesting dolls… Now it's Sessions. He lied under oath, while interviewing to be the guy who prosecutes people for lying under oath.feedback

Jason Trennert - Strategas Research Partners

The Trump administration policy mix is highly reflationary, which means to me the yield curve is going to steepen, [and] you're going to see a lot more markets activity. Two-and-a-half percent 10-year Treasury yields, in my opinion ... they could go down in the short term, but it seems to me over the next year or two, they're going to revert back to something that's closer to nominal GDP, which by our likes could be something like 5 to 6 percent.feedback

Tom Toles

If the Trump administration hopes to get ahead of the Russiagate story, it better hurry.feedback

Hossein Khorram

Basically the ambassadors – including the Russian ambassador – they were expressing their, mainly, fears about the war on terror and collaborating with the United States. There was no promises made on behalf of the Trump administration.feedback

Rashid Abdi

The concern in Washington has been mounting for some time now. The Trump administration is simply reiterating what has been policy, with slight variations. U.S. special forces are already on the ground. Drone attacks have been scaled up.feedback

Michael Gordon - Group Gordon

In some ways what Uber needs is a colonic, not a Kalanick. Uber has had a worse spate of bad news in 2017 than the Trump administration.feedback

Ken Cook

The Trump administration has decided fence-line communities across the country, whose residents already bear an outsized burden from pollution, are on their own to take on big polluters. Most pollution-spewing operations are within eyeshot of the backyards and kitchen windows of African American and Hispanic families, as well as those of many largely white lower-income communities.feedback

Paul Ryan

Working very closely with the Trump administration, we will soon introduce legislation to have lower costs, increased choices, and give people more control over their health care.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

Attorney General Sessions' narrow recusal and his sorry attempt to explain away his perjury are totally inadequate. He is clearly trying to maintain his ability to control the larger investigation into the sprawling personal, political and financial grip Russia has on the Trump administration.feedback

Wayne Kinsel

We expect that it's going to continue during the Trump administration. It's really not political.feedback

Bob Dinneen

We received a call from an official with the Trump administration, informing us that a pending executive order would change the point of obligation from refiners to position holders at the terminal.feedback

Grace Dolan-Sandrino

Obviously, my education and my life don't matter to [the Trump administration], because they don't believe that I should be able to just use the bathroom. I definitely subconsciously started eating and drinking less so that I wouldn't have to go to the bathroom. I would ask to go to the bathroom, and I would be denied in front of the entire class, whereas a cis[gender] girl or a cis[gender] boy would ask to go to the bathroom and they would get the pass. It was hard, and it was very uncomfortable.feedback

Davan Maharaj - Los Angeles Times

The public has a right to know, and that means being informed by a variety of news sources, not just those filtered by the White House press office in hopes of getting friendly coverage. Regardless of access, the Times will continue to report on the Trump administration without fear or favor.feedback

Ben Allen

There are prominent members of Congress and prominent members of the Trump administration who are on the record supporting a large-scale sell off of our federal lands. Either opening them up to mineral and oil and gas exploitation or direct sales to corporations who want to use those lands for commercial gain.feedback

Paul Ryan

When you see with your own eyes the many challenges facing our law enforcement professionals along the border, it gives you even greater respect for the work that they do day-in and day-out. But more tools and more support are needed for them to do their jobs effectively. Congress is committed to securing the border and enforcing our laws, and together with the Trump administration, we will get this done.feedback

Randi Weingarten - American Federation of Teachers

By rescinding these protections, the Trump administration is compromising the safety and security of some of our most vulnerable children. Reversing this guidance tells trans kids that it's OK with the Trump administration and the Department of Education for them to be abused and harassed at school for being trans.feedback

Omar Jadwat - American Civil Liberties Union

These memos confirm that the Trump administration is willing to trample on due process, human decency, the well-being of our communities, and even protections for vulnerable children, in pursuit of a hyper-aggressive mass deportation policy.feedback

Joanne Lin

[D]ue process, human decency, and common sense are treated as inconvenient obstacles on the path to mass deportation. The Trump administration is intent on inflicting cruelty on millions of immigrant families across the country.feedback

Ned Phelps

By expanding protection and interference in the business sector, the Trump administration may very well block the innovation of outsiders and newcomers more than it will stimulate the output of insiders.feedback

Michael Farr

It's not bad, but we haven't had a pullback for what, seven years? I mean, markets could go down. Could this thing drop 2,000 points? Sure. Could it go up 2,000 points? Sure. But you better be careful and have a seat when the music stops. No tax reform yet, no repatriation of money, and earnings are still creeping along. The increase in prices has been really driven by ... expectations of moves by the Trump administration and the Congress, and my point has been it's going to take a while for these things to go.feedback

Rebecca Riley - Natural Resources Defense Council

The Trump administration broke the law by blocking the rusty patched bumble bee from the endangered species list. The science is clear – this species is heading toward extinction, and soon. There is no legitimate reason to delay federal protections for this bee. Freezing protections for the rusty patched bumble bee without public notice and comment flies in the face of the democratic process.feedback

Christopher Marangi - GAMCO Investors

I am of the camp that that will not happen even in a Trump administration. That kind of merger means lots of job cuts in the U.S.feedback

David Kostin - Goldman Sachs Group

We expect elevated economic policy uncertainty under the Trump administration will create 'winners' and 'losers' and stock performance increasingly will be driven by idiosyncratic factors, such as sensitivity to wage inflation, margin pressures, and uses of cash.feedback

Nicolas Maduro

I don't want problems with the Trump administration. We want respectful relations with the new administration.feedback

Scott Kennedy

This has not been attempted in the past, because it could very well violate the U.S.'s WTO commitments. Subsidies are usually defined as needing to apply to a specific sector or economic entity, and China's currency policy is country-wide. Nevertheless, the Trump Administration may be willing to assume the risk of WTO litigation in order to find a new tools to counter what it sees as unfair Chinese competition.feedback

Hanan Ashrawi

If the Trump administration rejects this policy, it would be destroying the chances for peace and undermining American interests, standing and credibility abroad. Accommodating the most extreme and irresponsible elements in Israel and in the White House is no way to make responsible foreign policy.feedback

David H. Stevens

As we've seen the economy improve and home values rise and workforce job numbers continue to improve, some lenders have been more comfortable taking off some of those overlays, not going down to the lows that FHA allows, but it has brought credit scores down. FHA had just gotten back in the black, and we were concerned about unforeseen circumstances that could occur, so it doesn't surprise me that the Trump administration decided to act and at least slow down any look at reductions in [mortgage insurance premiums] until they really understand the portfolio.feedback

Brian Fallon

Everything we suspected during the campaign is proving true. Hillary Clinton repeatedly admitted her use of personal email was unwise, but the very Republicans who blew that issue completely out of proportion are now looking the other way on conduct by the Trump administration that truly threatens national security.feedback

Richard Falkenhall

On the other hand, the Trump administration seems to prefer a weaker dollar and the behavior of the president since the inauguration probably motivates a political risk premium on the USD for now. However, medium term strong growth prospects for the U.S. and further tightening by the Fed this year are likely to maintain support for the dollar, which is why we expect it to trade between parity and 1.05 against the euro in the second half of this year.feedback

Heather Bellini - Goldman Sachs Group

The Trump administration has signaled a set of wide ranging changes across taxes, trade and regulations. While much is still unclear, in this report we take a preliminary look across our US TMT [technology, media and telecom] coverage to explore the potential impact of current tax and policy proposals.feedback

Saruhan Hatipoglu

It takes one sneeze from the Trump administration that can spread flu to these markets.feedback

Larry Levitt

The clock is definitely ticking for the Trump administration to provide some clarity around what the rules will be.feedback

Adam Schiff

The Trump administration has yet to be forthcoming about who was aware of Flynn's conversations with the ambassador and whether he was acting on the instructions of the president or any other officials, or with their knowledge.feedback

Dan Shapiro

Already in the first weeks of the Trump administration we've seen some very cautious, very careful statements coming out of the White House, suggesting that U.S. policy has not changed that much, that the desire to achieve peace in the Middle East, is still very much on the agenda, So I think in many respects, campaign promises get reshaped into something less dramatic once the reality of governing hits.feedback

Dennis Ross

I think at a minimum that there would be an understanding that the Trump administration will insist with Putin that an Iranian-Hezbollah-Shiite militia presence can't go below a certain line within Syria.feedback

Eric Scheidler

We have the wind in our sails. The election was a real benchmark. Pro-life voters were really a key constituency and the Trump administration has taken note.feedback

Stanley Tucci

This (Trump) administration may not even see education as important.feedback

Shawn Moran

Our advice to the Trump administration has been to look at each sector, and in some cases, each Border Patrol station's area from a tactical and strategic viewpoint to see where we need further infrastructure. I think you need some kind of physical barrier – it's been shown throughout our history and since we started Operation Gatekeeper that barriers work. We can take the lessons learned from places like San Diego, El Paso, and Tucson where we have significant amounts of fencing and see what works.feedback

Lori Lodes

Hiding information and making it more difficult for consumers to learn about the Affordable Care Act and what it means in their lives is just the latest in a string of efforts by the Trump Administration to sabotage the health-care law.feedback

Rebecca Riley - Natural Resources Defense Council

The Trump administration has put the rusty patched bumble bee back on the path to extinction. This bee is one of the most critically endangered species in the country and we can save it – but not if the White House stands in the way. The bee can't wait. It needs the protections of the Endangered Species Act and it needs them now.feedback

Rich Greenfield - BTIG Research

The incessant news flow from the Trump administration playing out on Twitter and the ensuing global reaction pushes Twitter users to be increasingly engaged with the platform.feedback

Alex Furber - CMC Markets

The political landscape still dominates sentiment as the Trump administration takes shape and France gears up for an election. Tonight's U.S. session may be cautious ahead of key data from China tomorrow morning, followed by U.S. consumer sentiment in the evening.feedback

Ted Malloch

We would prefer, certainly in the Trump administration, to work with countries bilaterally. It has taken positions contrary to American foreign policy in the last eight years in any number of issues, whether it's on Israel, on the Middle East, on Iran, on some human rights issues. There is a long and growing list of issues where U.S. foreign policy differs from that of the EU. All of these things, just objectively, would be good. Of course, how do you get from here to there? That's the question.feedback

Jes Staley

I think Dodd-Frank is going to stay in its broad architecture. The interpretation of Dodd-Frank by regulators – that may be where we see a different approach by the Trump administration to the previous administration. To a certain extent, a law like Dodd-Frank is established so regulators have a volume control. What you'll see is some change in that volume control, and also watch how markets perform and how regulators manage that performance.feedback

Abdirashid Hashi - Heritage Institute for Policy Studies

If a Somali politician could make headway with the Trump administration, he might have chance make a go of it.feedback

Eric Trager

The (Trump) administration has signaled repeatedly that it sees the Muslim Brotherhood as virtually indistinguishable from groups like al Qaeda or even Islamic State. This is something Cairo is very excited about and Arab partners favor as well.feedback

Timothy Jost

I wonder if these reports were more widespread, or more widely believed in more conservative states? Indeed, repeal, either by the Trump administration or Congress, may well have seemed more of a certainty, and more likely to occur quickly, in redder states. Why enroll if there was no legal requirement and the law would disappear quickly in any event?feedback

Larry Levitt

While the Trump Administration pulled outreach ads as the open-enrollment period ended, state marketplaces were continuing to market to potential new enrollees. With so much churn in the insurance market as people's circumstances change, constant outreach is necessary to keep enrollment up. There has been enormous uncertainty about the future of the ACA follow long the election. The messages out of Washington were that the law will be repealed quickly and replaced.feedback

Dave Archambault

Americans have come together in support of the tribe asking for a fair, balanced and lawful pipeline process. The Trump administration – yet again – is poised to set a precedent that defies the law and the will of Americans and our allies around the world.feedback

Mary Sweeters - Greenpeace

The Trump Administration has decided that profits for the corporate elite are more important than sovereign rights of Indigenous communities, clean water, the climate, and the voices of millions of people worldwide who have called for a halt on the Dakota Access Pipeline.feedback

Callum Abbot - JPMorgan Asset Management

The FTSE All-Share has a number of industry leading global companies. Some of these companies are looking to expand into new markets, or consolidate their position in existing markets. This is particularly pertinent for companies that want to boost their top-line growth. The U.S. equity market is attractive from this perspective as companies are exposed to the growing U.S. and global economies. The U.S. may be particularly attractive if the Trump administration follows through on its campaign policies including easy fiscal policy, corporate tax cuts and simplification of regulation.feedback

Andrea Luecke

The Trump administration wants jobs and the Trump administration is going to get jobs with solar.feedback

Takuji Okubo

In our view, the Trump administration is quite canny to set its eyes on the yen. The threat to put an upward pressure on yen will prove to be a valuable bargaining chip to force Japan to open its domestic market to U.S. exports, such as agricultural products and service sectors.feedback

Patrick McKenna

That type of project is, I believe, (what) the Trump administration is talking about in terms of a tax-credit basis spurred private investment.feedback

Jason Daw

Risk premia should remain elevated as the market grapples with U.S. policies, with Asia in particular risk from protectionism. Beijing's ultimate goal is to let the (yuan) reach a market clearing price sooner rather than later, albeit without a major one-off devaluation during the process. This is already challenging enough and now the potential policy mix from the Trump administration has further complicated the task.feedback

Aaron Kohli - BMO Capital Markets

The longer Congress and the Trump administration dither on fiscal stimulus, the less likely in everyone's estimation that it will come to pass.feedback

Anthony D. Romero - American Civil Liberties Union

We're thrilled to have the help of Y Combinator to help us reach new audiences and be at the leading edge of technology. Beyond financial contributions, the Silicon Valley community can help organizations like ours harness recent membership surges and spread the word about what the ACLU is doing to protect people's rights from violations by the Trump administration.feedback

Richard Aboulafia - Teal Group

The Trump administration is absolutely determined to ratchet up tensions and the Iranians will of course, being hardliners there, want to do the same.feedback

Christopher Whalen - Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Perhaps the biggest change for all financial services companies and professionals in 2017 is that the political narrative regarding financial regulation has shifted from a punitive focus with anti-business effects to a more traditionally conservative agenda focused on growth and jobs. By easing the political headwinds against banks and non-banks alike, the Trump Administration can greatly improve liquidity in the financial markets and enhance the opportunities for economic growth.feedback

Rip Rapson

I don't have the sense that would be the impulse of the Trump administration. I would love to be wrong.feedback

Julie Bishop

The agreement is to be honored by the Trump administration (so) I'm pleased this agreement will continue. We remain in contact with the Trump administration and our embassy in Washington is also working with U.S. officials and we expect that vetting process would be as tough as Australia's vetting process in terms of health and security checks. My understanding is that interviewing and vetting is still taking place.feedback

Michael Flynn

The international community has been too tolerant of Iran's bad behavior. The ritual of convening a United Nations Security Council in an emergency meeting and issuing a strong statement is not enough. The Trump administration will no longer tolerate Iran's provocations that threaten our interests. The days of turning a blind eye to Iran's hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over.feedback

Tammy Baldwin

When Wall Street insiders and corporate executives move through the revolving door from the private sector to public service, they should not be rewarded with golden parachutes simply for joining the Trump Administration.feedback

Oded Revivi

Nothing is more natural and morally just than Jews building in Judea. We look forward to working closely with our friends in the new Trump administration to build a brighter future all.feedback

John Cornyn

They're putting office numbers on the internet and social media. In some part this is a protest against the Trump administration and confirmation of some of the nominees.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

I think the Saudi government is probably very happy with the Trump administration. This is the one issue where I think that you could really see a problem in the U.S.-Saudi reset relationship.feedback

Alex Vatanka

Iran right now is playing the Yemen card as part of a larger geopolitical rivalry with Saudi Arabia. That was not thought through carefully. This moment, with the missile, is actually an opportunity for the Trump administration to come out and say, We're not against the people, we're against the policies of the regime that happens to rule Iran today.feedback

Austan Goolsbee

My impression is the Trump administration is in imminent danger of violating the gunfighter's credo, which is: Do not pick seven fights if you are carrying a six shooter. We're going to declare simultaneous trade wars on four of our six biggest trading partners. That doesn't make sense to me. That seems like a recipe to send the U.S. into recession. We've gone through rounds of tax cutting and rounds of tax increases in modern U.S. history. We haven't really had a big igniting of a trade war belligerence since the Depression era and that's not an era that we want to repeat.feedback

Austan Goolsbee

In the face of other countries cutting their rates and loosening their monetary policy, the dollar is going up in a situation like that. To the extent that the Trump administration doesn't like a strong dollar, something has got to give and just yelling at other countries for devaluing when you're raising rates and they're cutting rates is not going to work. They have chosen not to even name a single member of the Council of Economic Advisers. I think they are kind of sending a signal that they don't accept, that they don't want to take traditional economic advice.feedback

Richard Peterson

In terms of foreign buying in the U.S., it's going to be a cautionary outlook, because there's uncertainty about what the Trump administration will be, because of their 'America First' outlook.feedback

Roger Bridges - Nikko Asset Management

What the Trump administration is trying to do is in fact roll back what economic theory would suggest. With the American economy as it is and you try to do fiscal expansion, the effect of that in any model where you've got floating exchange rates and freedom of capital movement, is that your rates go up and your currency goes up. Germany's been the one country which really hasn't liked this policy. It was a bit unfair on Germany. There's going to be pressure on the council in the ECB.feedback

Shin Kadota - Barclays

It is becoming clear that the Trump administration is one that will pursue a weaker dollar and criticize the currency policies of others. Under such conditions, U.S. yields and the dollar are losing their correlation. Any rise in yields resulting from monetary policy expectations will no longer be able to support the dollar as much.feedback

Elizabeth Zeldin

I'm very concerned that he is saying the right thing now and is once again going to go back into deal-making mode with the Trump administration. This is going to be a really tough, long fight ahead, and he can't regress.feedback

Steven Leung - UOB-Kay Hian Holdings

The market was very cautious on the uncertainty of what will happen next under the Trump administration. However, China's manufacturing data provided some support to the cautious sentiment.feedback

Peter Navarro

Germany – one of the worst actors in the international environment, when it comes to the [value-added tax] because what they've done is strategically raise that to 20 percent. Whereas Japan is much lower. They're sticking it to us. When they send us a BMW or Porsche into our markets, they basically rebate the VAT to those manufacturers like a subsidy and if we try to sell them a Ford or a Chevy, they slap on the VAT. That's not going to happen under a Trump administration.feedback

David Scowsill - World Travel & Tourism Council

The U.S. has suffered in the past from similar isolationist policies. We urge the Trump Administration to reconsider this ban.feedback

Daniel Clifton

Short-term political risk is building as the new [President Donald Trump] administration tries to get its footing. … We have repeatedly noted that new presidents usually struggle to get their footing early in their administration and equities are weak in February. Short-term headlines, which are negative, are colliding with an improved future outlook.feedback

Oussama Jammal

USCMO calls on elected officials to reject the anti-Muslim rhetoric touted by the Trump administration in the name of national security.feedback

Bob Corker

Seriously, we still don't know all the implications of what happened. I don't think they (the Trump administration) know all the implications of what happened. There may well need to be a legislative fix.feedback

John Conlon

I think it also has to do with what the immigration policy represents [in terms of] the way the Trump administration is going to operate. The fact is that you've got a major policy that was implemented very quickly. That's causing uncertainty.feedback

Chris Rupkey - MUFG Union Bank

The Trump rally effect on consumer's hearts and minds is starting to fade as it is apparent this administration will face a rocky road if it does not tone down its harsh rhetoric. The longer it takes the Trump administration to come out with specific proposals and programs to make America great again, consumers will continue to stay cautious.feedback

David Scowsill - World Travel & Tourism Council

Many travellers have been unnecessarily disrupted, due to the unclear nature of the executive order, coupled with a lack of prior consultation and poor communication to airlines and border officials. Preventing 'aliens' from entering the US for legitimate business or leisure purposes is misguided and counter-productive for the American economy. Our sector is responsible for the livelihoods of millions worldwide. The US has suffered in the past from similar isolationist policies. We urge the Trump administration to reconsider this ban.feedback

Eric Talley

One of the difficult aspects of reaction to the Trump administration in its first couple of weeks is trying to balance the interest of expressing legitimate concern ... against the potential cost of being out too far ahead of everyone else. The honest answer is we don't know yet. We are talking with legal groups and tech groups, but this is so unprecedented that I don't think anyone has a manual.feedback

Maura Healey

I don't wish for or want opportunities to either sue the Trump administration, sue a federal agency or to have to act in a way to protect people because of something the federal government has done. But we have to be prepared to do that.feedback

Ian Bremmer - Eurasia Group

The Chinese government is quite concerned about the potential for direct confrontation with the Trump administration.feedback

Anthony D. Romero - American Civil Liberties Union

Clearly this is just the first day of what will be a very long battle. But the judge understood the consequences for hundreds if not thousands of immigrants and refugees. Now the onus is on the Trump administration to prove that this order is both constitutional and lawful, from their perspective.feedback

Jay Ryan

Given the backlog of Trump administration nominees currently pending before the Senate, it could take several weeks or months for a new FERC commissioner to be nominated and confirmed.feedback

Matt Lee-Ashley - Center for American Progress

Unless the Trump administration wants to constrain natural gas production or drive up gas prices, coal will continue to fall behind cheaper and cleaner energy sources.feedback

Manpreet Anand

Through successive administrations and strong Congressional support, the United States has made tremendous investments to expand its relationship with India over the past several years. The Trump Administration has an opportunity to double down on those efforts as the strategic interests of our two countries continue to align.feedback

Theresa May

We're joined by our Washington correspondent Stefan Grobe. The prime minister has gone to the US to lay the foundations of a possible future trade deal, but she's also spoken about a new non-interventionist UK-US approach to global conflicts. Yet she's also signalled a tough line against Russia if one is needed. How has that been received by the Trump administration?feedback

Jeff Schuster - LMC Automotive

After an overheated close to 2016 and the increased likelihood of deregulation and fiscal stimulus from the Trump administration driving the economy higher, we now expect 2017 to be another record year in U.S. auto sales, though there is a lot of runway before the year is complete. While there are many variables to consider this year, one area of caution is the large number of lease maturities repopulating the used-car market. It creates demand for a vehicle, but also more used-vehicle options to compete with the new-vehicle market.feedback

Alan Joyce - Qantas

What we need to do is work out the implications, which we are still working through and then talk about what we will do and review our options with the Trump administration. When we do, we will make an announcement of what our intentions are.feedback

Paul Ryan

This is not something the Trump administration is planning on, working on.feedback

Randy Frederick

If you look at it from a technical perspective, [stocks] finally broke from that six-week range. The market is giving the Trump administration more than the benefit of the doubt. Until we get to the Fed meeting in March, I don't see anything that could push us lower.feedback

David Coleman - National Australia Bank

It's actually hard to identify an area where we're working that is not facing some threat from the incoming Trump administration.feedback

Dana Fisher

I think the reason we had so many first-timers was that people felt like what was going to come with the Trump administration was so much in contrast to the issues that are important to them and the positions that are important to them that they felt they had to do something.feedback

Paul Ryan

My understanding is this was written by somebody who worked on the transition before who's not in the Trump administration. This is not a product of the administration.feedback

Ralph Petta

With a seemingly business-friendly Trump Administration assuming the reins of power in Washington, business owners share a cautious optimism as they look to policies that hopefully will continue growing the U.S. economy.feedback

Eve Espey

While I certainly hope birth control methods will be readily available under the Trump administration, I can understand women's concern over losing such access, particularly to high cost methods.feedback

James Williams

We're hopeful that when the Trump Administration conducts a thorough review of U.S.-Cuba policy, they will see how enhanced cooperation between our port terminals and the Port of Mariel, would be very beneficial to U.S. export industries, U.S. ports with access to Mariel's shipping lanes and could create jobs across the country.feedback

Oded Revivi

Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria are the answer to peace. We hope to continue building a peaceful future with the blessing of the new Trump administration.feedback

Bonnie Glaser

Both Tillerson and Spicer seem to be trying to show China that the Trump administration will adopt a tougher approach on the South China Sea, but it's evident that they haven't yet developed a policy.feedback

Georges Benjamin

They had no idea or not whether the new administration would be supportive. I'm very much concerned about the precedent and very concerned about how [the Trump administration will] handle climate change going forward. The truth of the matter is we can pretend like climate change is not here, but ... it's a big issue. So we can put a name to it and try to fix it, or we can not put a name to it, but we're going to have to fix it anyway.feedback

Mira Rapp-Hooper - Center for a New American Security

A blockade – which is what would be required to actually bar access – is an act of war. The Trump administration has begun to draw red lines in Asia that they will almost certainly not be able to uphold, but they may nonetheless be very destabilizing to the relationship with China, invite crises, and convince the rest of the world that the United States is an unreliable partner.feedback

Scott Kennedy

I think they're just trying to take advantage of what looks like a disorderly transition in the U.S. and a great anxiety around the world about what a Trump administration looks like. Democracy isn't meant to be efficient. ... It's meant to reflect diversity, have checks and balances on power and proceed in a manner where everyone has a say.feedback

Ajit Pai - FCC

During the Trump administration, we will shift from playing defense at the FCC to going on offense. We need to fire up the weed whacker and remove those rules that are holding back investment, innovation, and job creation.feedback

Sara Fagen

There is a big disagreement between House Republicans and the Trump administration on the border adjustment tax, which is the Republicans plan to tax imports, and that would raise prices on consumers.feedback

Larry Levitt

It's a sign that the Trump administration is looking to unwind the law in every way it can administratively. This will set the gears of the bureaucracy moving in a very different direction. Many of the changes envisioned in this order will take time to implement but it signals a clear direction. It would create a significant amount of uncertainty.feedback

Jim DeMint

I think Mitch McConnell, Republicans, and the Trump administration will do everything they can to cajole some Democrats into helpin