Trump Today: President to host heads of Fiat Chrysler, Boeing at New Jersey club

President Donald Trump is scheduled to host business leaders for a dinner at his private golf club in New Jersey on Tuesday, as he encouraged Ohio voters to pick Troy Balderson in a special election and hailed newly reimposed sanctions on Iran.


The White House said Trump will host leaders including the new head of Fiat Chrysler and the chief executive of Boeing. “This is an opportunity for the president to hear how the economy is doing from their perspective and what their priorities and thoughts are for the year ahead,” a White House spokeswoman said.

In addition to new Fiat Chrysler FCAU, -0.15%  CEO Michael Manley — who took over for the late Sergio Marchionne in July — Trump is scheduled to dine with Boeing BA, +1.43%  chief Dennis Muilenburg and 11 other executives. Outgoing PepsiCo Inc. PEP, -2.73%  CEO Indra Nooyi is also among the invited guests, as are the heads of Honeywell HON, +0.80% , Johnson & Johnson JNJ, -0.49%  and Mastercard MA, +0.59% .

Also see: Pepsi’s outgoing CEO Indra Nooyi deserves credit for the company’s big push into snacks.


Trump urged voters in Ohio’s special congressional election to pick GOP candidate Troy Balderson, charging in a tweet that his opponent Danny O’Connor is weak on issues including border security and “will end your Tax Cuts.” O’Connor has criticized Republicans’ tax cuts during the campaign, saying Balderson supports a giveaway to corporations.

The election, being held Tuesday, is seen as a bellwether for November’s midterms. Trump won the district by 11 percentage points in 2016.

Trump also tweeted about the sanctions on Iran that snapped back into place early Tuesday, calling them the “most biting” ever imposed. The administration announced the reinstatement Monday. The sanctions include a ban on importing Iranian carpets into the U.S., as well as a prohibition on trading Iranian gold. The U.S. had agreed to relax sanctions on Iran under the 2015 nuclear agreement, a deal Trump abandoned in May.

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