WATCH: President Trump Press Conference 6/5/2017

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and privilege to introduce to you the president of the united states of america president donald trump thank very much thank mike i really appreciate everything and appreciate you being here but especially want thank secretary elaine chao leader kevin mccarthy thank kevin chairman bill shuster and all members of congress who have many them here today for joining us as we prepare to enter a great new era in american aviation about time to i can tell you but before discussing our plans to modernize your travel i want provide an update on our efforts to fix and modernize vital services for our veterans are great great veterans who we all love decades the federal government to struggle to accomplish something should very very simple seamlessly transferring veterans medical records from defense department to the veterans groups and to the va in recent years has taken not just days weeks but many months for the records to follow the veteran this has caused massive problems for our veterans im very proud say that we finally taking steps to solve the situation once and for all secretary shokan announced this morning that va will announce and modernize its medical records to use the same system as the department of defense no more complications the records will now be able follow the veteran when they leave service meaning faster better and far better quality care this is one the biggest wins for our veterans in decades and congratulate secretary shall can for making this very very important decision thank sir appreciate appreciate study great yeah stand up secretary where secretary shattuck what great job thank you course there is still much work to do but todays action shows determined leadership and what it can accomplish great great reform so again to david chilton thank you to all of our veterans who have served this nation a very very special thank you this is truly wonderful really monumental reform so important for veterans but its just beginning were here today to discuss another issue that has gone unsolved far too long too many years our country is tolerated unacceptable delays at the airport long wait times tarmac and slowing of commerce and travel it costs us billions and billions of dollars it lost hours and lost dollars themselves today were proposing to take american air travel into the future finally finally cracked i long time were proposing reduced wait times increased route efficiency and far fewer delays our plan will get you where you need to go more quickly more reliably more affordably and yes first time long time on time we will launch this air travel revolution by modernizing the outdated system of air traffic control about time since the early days of commercial air service federal government has owned and operated united states air traffic troll cyst yet more than half century later the government is still using much of the exact same outdated technology at time when every passenger has gps technology in their pockets our air traffic control system still runs on radar and ground based radio systems that dont even make anymore they cant even fix anymore and many controllers must use slips paper track our thousands and thousands of planes that up the air our air traffic control system was designed when roughly one hundred thousand people flew our airports each year we now approaching nearly one billion passengers and you current system cannot keep up hasnt been able to keep up for many years it causes flight delays and crippling inefficiencies costing our economy as much as twenty five billion dollars year economic out we live modern age yet our air traffic control system is stuck painfully in past the faa has been trying to upgrade our nations air traffic control system for long period of years but after billions and billions of tax dollars spent and many years of delays were still stuck with an ancient broken antiquated horrible system that doesnt work other than that its quite good previous administration spent over seven billion dollars try to upgrade the system and totally failed honestly they didnt know what hell they were doing total waste of money seven billion dollars plus plus time to join future that is why im proposing new principles to congress for air traffic control reform making flights quicker safer and more reliable crucially these reforms supported by air traffic controllers themselves theyre the ones that know the systems that they want they know it better than anybody and we have people that dont even call in past but now we call im also proud be joined today by passenger advocates pilot unions and leaders of airlines and cargo companies who strongly support our new framework add our bidding process and were bidding ideally to one great company theyll be many bids but one great company they can piece it all together not many companies all over the united states like past when came time piece together it didnt work there all different system we threw away billions and billions of dollars i am very grateful that every former faa chief chief operating officers and three former transportation secretary jim burnley elizabeth dolly married peters stand with us today thank you this is an incredible coalition for change all over the room coalition change the leaders of the industry at its core new plan will dramatically improve americas air traffic control system by turning over to self financing nonprofit organization this new entity will not need taxpayer money which is very shocking when people hear that dont hear that too often under this new plan federal aviation administration will focus firmly on what it does best safety separate nonprofit entity would be charged with ensuring route efficiency timely service and long awaited reduction in delays our plan will also maintain support for rural communities and small airports including airfields used by our air national guard units great people and very portly air traffic controllers will highly and this will be highly valued these are highly valued people these are amazing people that know the system so well and under our plan they will have more financial security professional opportunity and far superior equipment the best equipment anywhere in world theyll never be anything like what were doing and other systems are very good i wont tell you the names of the country but we have studied numerous countries one particular have very very good system ours is going top it by lot our incredible air traffic controllers keep us safe every day even though they forced to use this badly outdated system that is why we want give them access capital markets and investors so they can obtain best newest and safest technology available and by the way the new technology and ive seen it is incredible if we adopt these changes americans can look forward to cheaper faster and safer travel a future where twenty percent of ticket price doesnt go government and where you dont have to sit on tarmac circle for hours and hours over airport is very dangerous also before you land dozens of countries have already made similar changes with terrific results and were gonna top them actually by long shot canada is example modernize their air traffic control to non government organization about twenty years ago and they have cut costs significant adopted cutting edge technology and handled fifty percent more traffic and actually far more than that on relative basis compared to us a modern air traffic control system will make life better for all americans who travel ship or fly it will reduce cost and increase convenience for every american consumer and these new efficiencies will produce ugk namik boost country and one in fourteen american jobs that aviation supports today we are taking the first important step clearing the runway for more jobs lower prices and much much much better trance america is the nation that pyre needed air travel and with these reforms we can once again lead the way far into the future our nation will move faster fly higher sure proudly toward next great chapter of american aviation thank you god bless you and god bless the united states of america thank you thank very much thank you your leadership on this so even on the first year okay that alright yeah the question is whos getting second yeah yeah georgia youre giving up your unlike war yeah yeah you know this can be im getting another dont signing autographs this selena land him still operation the right and mother law this is constituency are