Here’s “What Happened”:
And this is from last week:
Yesterday, President Trump kept his promise to put America first and withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord:
8:00 AM: Vice President Pence participates in an interview with Ainsley Earhardt on Fox & Friends
9:05 AM: Vice President Pence participates in an interview with Laura Ingraham on The Laura Ingraham Show
1:30 PM: Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt – Watch
2:00 PM: President Trump meets with Senator Lindsey Graham
2:45 PM: President Trump signs bills in the Diplomatic Reception Room
3:05 PM: Vice President Pence participates in an interview with Michael Savage on The Savage Nation
Photo of the Day
The Rose Garden | June 1, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
WHITE HOUSE UPDATES
President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord on Wednesday, June 1, and said, “My job as President is to do everything within my power to give America a level playing field.”
President Trump delivered remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House where he gave his final decision on removing the U.S. from the Paris Accord saying, “the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris Accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country.”
President Trump is putting American jobs first by withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. Get the facts here.
Yesterday, President Trump held a call with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, and Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom. The leaders all agreed to continue dialogue and to strengthen cooperation on environmental and other issues going forward.
What We Are Reading
“Trump had already abandoned the Paris goals by junking Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Yet he’s not turning back the clock. He’s just saying no to what Obama sought to impose — a rush to a low-carbon America at huge economic cost.” – New York Post
“Americans are the most upbeat about their finances in a decade, which will probably help consumer spending contribute more to the U.S. economy in the second quarter, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Thursday.” – Bloomberg
“More oil than originally expected was set to begin flowing Thursday in the Dakota Access pipeline, according to a press release from Energy Transfer Partners.” – Williston Herald
Watch highlights from President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem:
10:30 AM LOCAL / 4:30 AM EDT: President Trump participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with European Union leadership
1:00 PM LOCAL / 7:00 AM EDT: President Trump meets with President Emmanuel Macron of France
1:20 PM LOCAL / 7:20 AM EDT: President Trump has a working luncheon with President Macron
4:15 PM LOCAL / 10:15 AM EDT: President Trump participates in the NATO unveiling of the Article 5 and Berlin Wall memorials – Watch
4:55 PM LOCAL / 10:55 AM EDT: President Trump participates in the handover ceremony of the new NATO Headquarters
5:45 PM LOCAL / 11:45 AM EDT: President Trump has a working dinner with NATO leaders
1:30 PM EDT: Vice President Pence hosts a budget listening session
8:40 PM LOCAL / 2:40 PM EDT: President and First Lady Trump depart Brussels, Belgium, en route to Taormina, Italy
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tour the Sistine Chapel following their meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Vatican City. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
Yesterday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump met His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican. The President said it was the “Honor of a lifetime.”
President Trump met with His Holiness Pope Francis and Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. In their meetings, the President focused on how the United States, the Holy See, and the international community can work together to combat terrorism.
After visiting the Vatican, President Trump participated in bilateral meetingswith President Sergio Mattarella of Italy and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy.
First Lady Melania Trump visited the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital anddelivered a statement saying, “I want to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the hospital, who all do such beautiful and critical work.”
WHITE HOUSE UPDATES
Yesterday, President Trump proclaimed Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace.
President Trump announced his intent to appoint three individuals to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
Yesterday, Vice President Pence delivered remarks at Cajun Industries, Baton Rouge, LA.
WHAT WE ARE READING
“Never before has an American president tried so clearly to unite the civilized world, including the nations of the Middle East and Africa, against the forces of terrorism.” – The Washington Post
“We should all appreciate the fact that we now have a President who isstraightforward that he’s at war with radical Islamists, a fact he’s not going to soft-pedal.” – New York Daily News
“Through executive orders, regulatory rollbacks and strategic use of the Congressional Review Act, the president and Congress are delivering.” – The Wall Street Journal
In one of his most momentous appearances since the 2016 election, President-Elect Donald J. Trump and his lawyer set forth plans to remove all possibility of, or even the slightest perception of “conflict-of-interest” among the Trump business-empire and his imminent presidency. This is an example of the thoroughness with which Donald J. Trump conducts his duties; he has already extricated himself from his building company’s top position and handed the reins to his three oldest children. A strong desire to be an example of impeccable ethics and professionalism consistently guides Mr. Trump to go above and beyond the call of duty; past presidents and members of Congress have not felt the need to totally distance themselves from their respective avenues of income-enhancement. The Washington, D.C. Swamp is a rotten borough, and this seasoned leader appropriately sets the tone for draining the cesspool of its stagnant, putrid muck.
Watch this press-conference for some very interesting and downright refreshing interaction by the future president with certain rogue members of the press, a league comprised of corporations and individuals who have marched in imbecilic lock-step against him for nearly two years like brainless followers of fashion. After the revelations of this morning about some twisted, absurd fake news they have been propounding this week, it would be most appropriate if Mr. Trump made a proposal to the unprofessional, unethical press using a great line from the movie, “Wall Street”: “I’ll stop telling the truth about you, if you stop lying about me…”!
©M-J de M., January 11th, 2017