President Trump signs executive order to combat human trafficking

by Bryan Brammer · Jan 31st, 2020 2:03 pm

Last Updated Jan 31st, 2020 at 2:31 pm

President Trump signed an executive order Friday that will combat human trafficking and the online exploitation of children.

The executive order will also create a new White House position "solely devoted" to ending human trafficking, according to White House Domestic Policy Council Director Joe Grogan.

"Having someone established here in the White House who can coordinate on all these activities is going to really give us a leg up in combating human trafficking," Grogan said.

Trump spoke about the bill on Friday afternoon, where he also recognized the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

The White House has yet to choose who will serve in the new position.