WASHINGTON — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry was recently part of a group of attorney generals who met with President Donald Trump just before the president’s first address to Congress.
On Feb. 28, The Advocate reported, Landry and the others met with Trump as part of the National Association of Attorneys General winter meeting. Trump later met with group privately, without the press.
Landry is vice president of NAAG, which had about 25 members in Washington.
The group met to discuss topics such as consumer protection and health-care fraud. Landry came away from both events with a favorable impression of the new president.
“I am proud that we have a president who respects and understands the laws our country was founded on,” Landry told the Louisiana Record.
Landry was there as a representative of Louisiana.
“I am thankful for the opportunity I had to again meet with President Trump to discuss topics affecting Louisiana,” he said. “The fact that the president made an effort to meet with the attorneys general from around the country shows that he not only recognizes the important jobs we have, but also that he shares in our dedication to public safety and the rule of law.”
Landry, who was elected to Congress in 2010, was present at Trump’s first address to Congress and felt the speech was well-received and timely.
“As a former member of Congress, I was grateful to be able to watch President Trump’s address from the House floor,” he said. “I was encouraged by the president’s message including his plans to tackle illegal immigration and end sanctuary cities. I am optimistic that this public-safety threat will finally be addressed in Louisiana and across the country.”
Landry posted the photo of himself with the president on his Twitter feed, writing: “Great to meet with @POTUS today. We are working together to make Louisiana a safer place.”