- Title: Trump departs on board Air Force One to Philadelphia
- Date: 26th January 2017
- Summary: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) ANTI TRUMP PROTESTERS PROTESTERS PROTESTERS HOLDING SIGNS AND CHANTING PAN SHOWING ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS
- Embargoed: 9th February 2017 16:51
- Keywords: Republicans Air Force One POTUS Donald fly
- Location: JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND / PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA
- City: JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND / PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00260PYKAV
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- Story Text: U.S. President Donald Trump departed Joint Base Andrews, Maryland on Thursday (January 26) on a trip to join Republican lawmakers at a retreat in Philadelphia.
It was Trump's first flight on the presidential aircraft, Air Force One, as president. A few dozen protesters gathered outside the building where the Republicans gathered, holding signs and chanting anti-Trump slogans.
Trump will push Republican lawmakers for swift action on his agenda including funding a U.S.-Mexican border wall, rewriting the tax code and repealing the Obamacare law, despite tensions over timetables and priorities.
Congressional Republicans are in Philadelphia for a three-day retreat that begin Wednesday, to hammer out a legislative agenda, with the party in control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives for the first time in a decade.
Some Republican lawmakers expressed hope that Trump will give them a clear idea about what he wants on issues such as the border tax that he has threatened to impose on U.S. companies that move jobs overseas.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is also expected to address the retreat on Thursday.
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