BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – President Obama said it was a good week for American leadership and workers.
The president highlighted new global efforts to create more jobs by building infrastructure, an effort to bring more women into the workforce, strengthen banks, and close tax loopholes for multinational companies. While the summit was as international as it gets, the president spoke most about something that’s local and very close to home.
“The United States is in the longest stretch of uninterrupted job growth in its history. In the past few years we have put more people back to work than all the other advanced economies combined,” said Obama.
The President told a small group of reporters that he made progress in his efforts to open markets to US goods and boost exports that support American jobs. He announced a possible trade deal with India and a push toward the Transpacific Partnership.
Obama touted his new climate change agenda, new relationship with China, and new steps in the fight against Ebola.
“The United States and G20 Nations committed to helping nations like those in West Africa to build their capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to future outbreaks,” the President said.
When asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin, the President said their icy relationship will continue.