President Trump and V.P. Mike Pence on July 20th, 2017

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Yesterday, I met with Republican Senators at the White House and told them that now is the time for action. Obamacare was a big lie. “You can keep your doctor”—lie. “You can keep your plan”—lie. Now, people are hurting, and inaction is not an option. We must repeal and replace this disaster. The Senate should not leave for summer recess until it has passed a plan to give our people great healthcare. I’m ready to act; I have pen in hand. I’ll sign the legislation into law, and then we can celebrate for the American people.

– President Donald J. Trump

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President Trump Hosts Made in America Roundtable with American Companies
Yesterday, President Trump hosted a Made in America Roundtable with 20 American companies and 4 members of Congress. The discussions were focused on the importance of manufacturing products in American factories with American workers.
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President Trump Discusses Healthcare Plan with Members of Congress
President Trump hosted a lunch with members of Congress to discuss the problems with healthcare and to urge not only the repeal, but also the replacement of the disaster known as Obamacare. President Trump’s new plan for healthcare will substantially lower premiums, repeal burdensome taxes, expand coverage options, protect preexisting condition coverage, improve medical outcomes for low income Americans, and redirect authority from Washington D.C. to the states so they can innovate and develop the best practices for the American people.
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Vice President Pence Leads First Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
Yesterday, Vice President Pence was joined by several elected officials at the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is designed to explore and fix vulnerabilities in the voting process to ensure the integrity of our system.
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PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence | July 19, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

POTUS AND VP TODAY

Today, President Trump and Vice President Pence will be making an announcement at the White House regarding a Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Initiative.

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Tomorrow, President Trump will welcome the survivors of the USS Arizona to the White House. On Saturday, President Trump will travel to Norfolk, Virginia, to attend the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford.

President Trump and Vice President Pence Schedule for Friday, July 14th

TODAY’S EVENTS

(All times EST)

4:10 AM President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in the French National Day Parade with President and Mrs. Macron

6:45 AM President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart Paris, France en route to Newark, New Jersey

1:15 PM Vice President Pence delivers remarks at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting

2:00 PM Vice President Pence participates in a series of meetings with governors

2:45 PM Vice President Pence participates in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

3:30 PM Vice President Pence participates in a series of meetings with governors

PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Donald J. Trump and President Emmanuel Macron | July 13, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY

FACT: Taxpayers are on the hook for Obamacare’s surging costs. The average Obamacare subsidy in February 2017 was nearly $4,500 – an increase of nearly $1,200 from just two years prior.

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in a viewing of the National Day Parade in France in honor of Bastille Day. President Trump is the first United States President to participate in the ceremonies since 1989.

President Trump had a productive visit to Paris, France, where he participated in numerous meetings, including an arrival ceremony at Les Invalides and a joint press conference with President Macron.

Follow the President’s trip to France, on Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter.

Vice President Pence delivered remarks on Obamacare in Lexington, Kentuckyon Wednesday saying, “it’s going to take courage, and it’s going to take leadership in Washington, D.C. And make no mistake about it, there are many voices in our Nation’s Capital, and you see them on TV all the time. But there is no more compelling voice in Washington, D.C. than the voice of the American people. So let your voice be heard.”

Press Secretary Sean Spicer released a statement saying, “President Donald J. Trump was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and prominent Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo.”

OMB Director Mulvaney discussed the President’s plan to achieve 3% economic growth in America and introduced the President’s broad agenda that will set in motion the single greatest economic revival since the 1980s.

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President, Mrs. Trump on Official Business and Diplomacy in Paris; V.P. Pence in Meetings

Today, President Donald J. Trump is in Paris, France for meetings and celebrations with America’s oldest ally. The President will meet with American military commanders and later with French President Macron. Tomorrow, the President will attend France’s annual Bastille Day celebration–the first President to do so since 1989. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War One, the people of France have designated America this year’s national guest of honor. Troops from the US Army’s First Infantry Division–the first unit to arrive on French soil in 1917–will march in the parade, and US Air Force Thunderbirds will conduct a flyover with planes from the French air force.

TODAY’S EVENTS

(All times EST)

3:20 AM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence

6:30 AM: President Trump participates in a luncheon with leaders of the U.S. Military

9:25 AM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at Les Invalides and participate in an arrival ceremony – Watch

9:45 AM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a tour of Les Invalides

10:15 AM: Vice President Pence participates in a series of meetings with lawmakers

10:35 AMPresident Trump participates in a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron of France

11:00 AM: President Trump participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with President Macron

11:30 AM: Vice President Pence delivers remarks to White House interns

12:25 PM: President Trump holds a joint press conference with President Macron – Watch

2:00 PM: Vice President Pence participates in a listening session with representatives of the Philanthropy Roundtable

3:00 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have dinner with President and Mrs. Macron

PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and World War II VeteransJuly 13, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY

FACT: Every insurer but one has exited Obamacare’s exchanges in Alaska leaving the entire State with no choices.

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

President Trump traveled to Paris, France last night to conduct meetings with President Macron and participate in the annual Bastille Day celebration.

The Congressional Budget Office incorrectly predicted the number of Americans that would be covered by Obamacare this year.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed three bills that seek to end human trafficking, and the President is urging the Senate to pass these bills so that he may sign them into law.

President Trump’s Weekly Address on July 7th, 2017

 

President Donald J. Trump delivers his Weekly Address to the Nation.

TODAY’S EVENTS

All times EST.

4:35 AM: President Trump attends the G-20 Summit Leaders Retreat

6:30 AM: President Trump participates in the G-20 Summit Leaders Official Photograph

7:15 AM: President Trump participates in an expanded meeting with President Peña Nieto of Mexico

7:50 AM: President Trump participates in the G-20 Summit Leaders Working Lunch

9:30 AM: President Trump participates in the G-20 Summit Leaders Working Session II

9:45 AM: President Trump participates in an expanded meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia

12:25 PM: President Trump attends the G-20 Summit Reception

1:00 PMPresident Trump attends the G-20 Summit Concert

2:15 PM: President Trump attends the G-20 Summit Social Dinner

PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Donald J. Trump speaks to the people of Poland | July 6, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY

FACT: According to the most recent data, 1,066,360 families in Texas paid $247.5 million in penalties to the IRS for the right not to purchase health insurance.

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

President Trump delivered remarks to the people of Poland saying, “I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph. So, together, let us all fight like the Poles – for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.

Polish Ambassador to the United States Piotr Wilczek on the Unbreakable Polish-American Bond, “On Thursday, as an active member of NATO and the European Union, Poland hosts President Trump on his second international trip. This visit will demonstrate the unbreakable bonds between Poland and the U.S. and address the challenges facing our neighborhood and the broader Euro-Atlantic community.”

President Trump met in Hamburg, Germany with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to coordinate on key policy areas ahead of the G20 Summit.

Vice President Pence delivered remarks at the Kennedy Space Center where he reaffirmed the Trump Administration’s commitment to lead in space exploration and discovery.

The Congressional Budget Office is using a starting point from 2016 to predict the impact of repealing and replacing Obamacare that has already been proven inaccurate. The CBO has consistently failed to accurately predict how legislation will impact health insurance coverage.

Myth vs. Reality: Democrats are claiming the healthcare bill currently being considered by the Senate will “cut” Medicaid. However, under this bill Medicaid would increase from $393 billion this year to $464 billion in 2027—and that’s adjusting for inflation. Clearly, not a “cut.”

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“Trump’s Defining Speech”

– Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board praised President Trump’s historic speech in Warsaw, noting it “offered the core of what could become a governing philosophy,” and is a “determined and affirmative defense of the Western tradition.” The speech “contained affirmation of ideas and principles and related them to the current political moment,” but it’s “most provocative argument was about our way of life,” the Journal wrote, noting the speech was both a warning to the West and a call to action.
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At Fox News, former Bush and Reagan official Robert Charles writes that in Warsaw, “President Trump gave the most powerful speech of his presidency” in an “echo of Reagan’s ‘tear down this wall’ speech.” The Daily Caller wrote on the Polish crowd’s enthusiastic reception of the President by chanting “Donald Trump.”

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Domestically, The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard cites the Trump administration’s efforts to bolster “its campaign to deport criminal illegal immigrants by getting countries to stop blocking the transfers and take them back.” Because of the effort, “countries that refuse to take back illegals has been cut in half,” representing a “big win for Trump,” Bedard writes.

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On the healthcare front, in the Omaha World-Herald, Bob Hallstrom, the National Federation of Independent Business’ Nebraska state director, writes that “repeal of Obamacare should not be a partisan issue,” outlining the soaring costs and reduced coverage Nebraskans face under the law. And The Washington Free Beacon reports that “Obamacare’s risk-adjustment program is forcing smaller health insurers and some of the remaining co-ops to pay higher charges,” rewarding some big insurers in the process.

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Economically, it was another strong jobs month. Reuters reports Wall Street extended gains on Friday, “powered by robust jobs data and a rebound in technology stocks.” More people are looking for work, the wire service said, “a sign of confidence in the labor market.”

Trump-Pence Schedule for July 5th, 2017

Today, President Donald J. Trump embarks on his second trip abroad. The President will make his first stop in Warsaw, Poland where he will meet with President Duda of Poland and speak with 12 Central European, Baltic, and Western Balkan leaders at a summit of the Three Seas Conference. The President will then travel to Hamburg, Germany for the G20 Summit. As the President travels abroad, he will look to promote American prosperity, protect American interests, and provide American leadership.

Today’s Events

7:50 AM: President Trump departs Washington, D.C. en route to Warsaw, Poland

10:00 AM: Vice President Pence participates in a phone call with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan

10:30 AM: Vice President Pence participates in a phone call with EU High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini

10:15 PM: President Trump arrives in Warsaw, Poland

Photo of the Day

Independence Day on the South Lawn | July 4, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY

FACT: Average premiums in Wisconsin have skyrocketed by $2,976 since 2013.

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

President Trump spoke by phone with Lt. Col. Dick Cole, the last surviving member of the famed Doolittle Raiders. The President offered his best wishes and support to the 101-year-old veteran.

On Friday, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Reviving the National Space Council in order to provide a coordinated process for developing and monitoring the implementation of national space policy and strategy.

Remember All of Obamacare’s Broken Promises? There were a lot of promises made in selling Obamacare—and it seems like just about all of them have been broken.

Intern Series: South Carolina to the South Lawn, “As I was watching the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship game on a cold January day at home in Kentucky, I never imagined that in a few short months I would be on the South Lawn of the White House…”

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