Here’s “What Happened”:
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.
(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 AM: President 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 Veterans| July 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.
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