President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged his cabinet members to “truly, truly integrate” the Federal Government with the rest of the world, and urged a return to a “business as usual” approach to federal operations.

“It’s not about a wall.

It’s not even about a lot of things.

It is about integration.

And I want to tell you, I want all of our people in the government, our people working, to truly, truly work together, to really truly integrate.

And that’s what we’ve been doing for years,” Trump said at the White House, flanked by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

“And I know you all really do want to integrate, to work together.

And if you want to make it happen, you’ve got to go to the people, and you’ve gotta get the cooperation of everybody.”

Trump also made a reference to the need to ensure that the federal government’s efforts to address climate change and economic inequality remain separate from the other priorities of his administration.

“We’re going to be the world’s leader in energy.

And you’re going a little bit farther down the road, and that’s OK.

You know, we’re gonna be the leader in infrastructure,” Trump told the gathering.

“You know, I’m a big fan of infrastructure.

And so we’ll be the global leader in that.” 

Trump also praised his Cabinet nominees, saying that they had a “phenomenal” track record for getting things done.

“They’ve got a phenomenal track record,” Trump stated.

“In fact, they have a phenomenal record for not only getting things accomplished, but for doing so without regard to politics, without regard for tradition, with regard to what has happened in the past, they’ve got very little tolerance for that.

They have very little respect for that.”

“And that’s exactly the kind of president I want.

I want a president who understands the big picture, who understands that this country is going to change, and who understands what it takes to win, and to win in a way that we can all be proud of, and I think that is the kind that you’ll see today,” Trump added.

Trump also expressed optimism about the future of the United States’ relationship with Russia.

“Russia, as I said, has a very bad human rights record,” he said.

“But I think we are in a different place than we were six months ago.

And we are going to have a much better relationship.” 

 Trump is currently on a five-day trip to Asia and Europe. 

Trump’s meeting with the Russian President has triggered concern that Trump may attempt to push a policy shift that would lead to increased tensions with Moscow.

“There’s a lot to like about his conversation with Putin,” said Matt Bennett, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

“I don’t think it’s going to alter the Trump approach to Russia at all.

It could, however, create a more dangerous situation than we currently have.” 

Bennett argued that Trump’s relationship with Putin is “so far beyond the typical relationship that one would expect,” noting that the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and other senior Trump aides have held meetings with Russian diplomats in the White.

“What is happening in Europe and the United Kingdom is not unusual.

It doesn’t make any sense to me that the United Nations is now going to sanction Russia,” Bennett said. 

“The president is also likely to be looking at the prospect of a trade war with Russia, and the administration is in a position to try to get it done.

It would not be a good thing for the United State to go into a trade battle with Russia at a time when we’re trying to make things work in the global economy.”