White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at Monday’s briefing that President Trump will hold quarterly meetings with a group of CEOs to discuss “job creation and growing” the U.S. manufacturing base.
Trump met with select members of the group Monday morning, and Spicer confirmed the full list as consisting of Michael Dell (Dell), Mark Fields, Jeff Fettig (Whirlpool), Mark Fields (Ford), Alex Gorsky (Johnson & Johnson), Marillyn Hewson (Lockheed Martin), Klaus Kleinfeld (Arconic), Andrew Liveris (Dow), Mario Longhi (U.S. Steel), Elon Musk (SpaceX/Tesla), Kevin Plank (Under Armour), Mark Sutton (International Paper) and Wendell Weeks (Corning).
Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon, senior adviser Stephen Miller and Mike Pence’s chief of staff Josh Pitcock were also present at Monday’s meeting.
“The breakfast was an opportunity for the president to hear directly from America’s top business leaders about the challenges they’re facing and take some suggestions about what policies and action can be taken to help them create jobs and grow our manufacturing base,” Spicer added. “The meeting included a really great exchange of ideas and the president has decided to reconvene the group in a month and have them meet on a quarterly basis.”