He set that intention at a roundtable with Native American tribal leaders at the White House on Wednesday, June 28.
“Many of your lands have rich, natural resources that stand to benefit your people immensely. These untapped resources of wealth can help you build new schools, fix roads, improve your communities, and create jobs.
“All you want is the freedom to use them, and that’s been the problem. It’s been very difficult, hasn’t it? It will be a lot easier now under the Trump administration.”
It was Trump’s first public meeting with tribal leaders since his inauguration. Trump met with tribal leaders in December to hear requests on what they wanted from his administration.