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March 05, 2017 10:00 PM

Thune Shares Thoughts On Trump's First Six Weeks

Siou x Falls, SD

It's been about six weeks since President Donald Trump took took an oath to lead the nation, and a lot has happened since he's been in office.

"Well... there have been fits and starts," Sen.John Thune (R-SD) said.

For Thune, that's the best way to describe the past six weeks under President Donald Trump's leadership. Still, he's confident the new president can lead the country to a brighter future.

 "There have been a lot of distractions along the way and I think as they get more seasoned and their team gets a little bit more experience then hopefully things will smooth out,” Thune said.

The third ranking Republican in the Senate is still getting used to working with the new administration in Washington. Yet now, he says he's more focused on fixing the issues he believes matter the most to Americans, especially South Dakotans.

"We're staying very focused on the economic agenda, repealing and replacing Obama care, reforming and replacing our outdated tax code and the regulatory businesses on this country so they can create better paying jobs," Thune said.
He believes Trump is focused on improving those problems as well. While he admits, he doesn't agree with every decision the president has made, he does believe he has the nation's best interest at heart.

"He won 62-percent of the vote here in South Dakota. He clearly connected with people on a level that you know they wanted him to address. Give him a chance, let him get assembled and organized, and let’s see what they can get done," Thune said.

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