Trump to young Americans: ‘There is dignity in every honest job’

Trump to young Americans: ‘There is dignity in every honest job’
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President Trump emphasized the importance of “dignity” and “honest" work in his weekly address released Friday, which focused on providing advice to young workers.

“Today, this is the message I want every young American to hear: there is dignity in every honest job, and there is nobility in every honest worker,” Trump said, promoting his recent executive order on apprenticeships.

“Our Apprenticeship Initiative will make it dramatically easier for employers, industry groups and unions to create exciting new apprenticeship programs that place students into high-paying careers,” he continued

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The Trump administration planned to focus this week on promoting the president’s executive order on expanding apprenticeships, which was pushed by first daughter Ivanka Trump, though several controversies dominated the focus in Washington.

The president delivered a message stressing unity after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot with three others at a congressional Republican baseball practice in Alexandra, Va., on Wednesday.

Trump’s focus was also drawn to the ongoing investigation into alleged ties between his presidential campaign and Russia during the election amid reports that the probe had expanded to preliminary inquiries into whether the president obstructed justice.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the president was under investigation for obstruction following his firing of FBI Director James Comey early last month. The federal Russia probe is being led by former FBI chief Robert Mueller. 

Trump pushed back on the probe in a series of tweets, claiming he was the victim of the “single greatest witch hunt in American political history."

Trump also raised the question as to why the Clinton family and Democrats are not under investigation, mentioning former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s meeting with former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump’s first year in office was the year of the woman Can a president be impeached for non-criminal conduct? Dems search for winning playbook MORE on a tarmac during the 2016 presidential campaign.

And on Friday, Trump wrote on Twitter that he was under investigation in the probe for his firing of Comey. In a tweet, Trump appeared to lash out at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who tapped Mueller to lead the federal probe last month.