Democrats and interest groups have expressed concern about Trump’s plans to roll back Obama administration environmental protections and pull out of the landmark Paris climate accords, among other regulatory pledges.
In the wide-ranging statement Monday, Trump also reiterated campaign promises to cut taxes for businesses, saying he aims to get the business rate “Down to anywhere from 15 to 20 percent” from the current 35 percent.
“What we want to do is bring manufacturing back to our country,” Trump said.
He has also targeted some companies, particularly automakers, for making parts abroad. Trump has pledged a tax on those products that are sold in the U.S. Trump also touted his push to “Massively” cut taxes for the middle class.
Some independent analyses have concluded that Trump’s across-the-board tax cut proposals will balloon the national debt by trillions, but his administration has argued that economic growth will cancel out the effect.