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 on Our Infrastructure, Neglected by Obama’s “Stimulus” Scam Promises

Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure is a critical pillar of President Donald J. Trump’s agenda to promote job creation and grow the U.S. economy. America’s infrastructure has fallen to 12th in the world and that is unacceptable. Every American depends on our roads, rails, ports, and airports, and the President is committed to fixing this problem, not just pushing more liabilities onto future generations. Today, the President will be in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he will announce his infrastructure initiative.

Today’s Events

10:00 AM: President Trump receives his daily intelligence briefing

12:45 PM: President Trump arrives in Cincinnati, Ohio and meets with victims of Obamacare

12:55 PM: President Trump gives remarks on healthcare at the Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport – Watch

1:00 PM: Vice President Pence delivers remarks at the 2017 Astronaut Selection Announcement at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center – Watch

1:20 PM: President Trump delivers remarks on his infrastructure initiative at the Rivertowne Marina in Cincinnati, Ohio – Watch

Photo of the Day

Happy Birthday, Vice President Pence | June 7, 2017 (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

On Monday, President Trump announced the Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative saying, “America is the nation that pioneered air travel, and with these reforms, we can once again lead the way far into the future. Our nation will move faster, fly higher, and soar proudly toward the next great chapter of American aviation.”

President Trump has dedicated this week to addressing America’s crumbling infrastructure. The President will announce his Administration’s infrastructure plans this week on air traffic control, addressing the inland waterway system, and improving project efficiency.

President Trump issued a statement of support for the passage of the substitute amendment to the Financial Choice Act as a necessary and important step in moving financial reform legislation through Congress.

President Trump announced his intent to nominate several individuals to key positions in his Administration.

Watch Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s Press Briefing from yesterday:

What We Are Reading

“President Donald Trump will use an appearance in Cincinnati on Wednesday to talk about the nation’s aging system of levees, dams, and locks.”Cincinnati Enquirer

“The nation’s air traffic control system, while safe, is gummed up by antiquated technology … There is a fix, endorsed Monday by President Donald Trump: Reshape the Federal Aviation Administration by shifting air traffic control operations to a separate, nonprofit corporation.”Chicago Tribune

“The cost of the new regulations has dropped from an average of $26 billion to $33 million, or just 0.12 of the past average for the first five months of the year.”Washington Examiner

President Trump’s Weekly Address in Italy, May 26th

Watch President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address:

TODAY’S EVENTS

10:20 AM LOCAL / 4:20 AM EDT: President Trump has a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan

11:45 AM LOCAL / 5:45 AM EDT: President Trump participates in the welcome ceremony for G7 leaders

12:50 PM LOCAL / 6:50 AM EDT: President Trump participates in the reception for G7 leaders

1:10 PM LOCAL / 7:10 AM EDT: President Trump participates in the G7 luncheon and working sessions

10:00 AM EDT: Vice President Pence delivers the commencement address at the United States Naval Academy – Watch

7:00 PM LOCAL / 1:00 PM EDT: President and First Lady Trump attend the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra concert

8:10 PM LOCAL / 2:10 PM EDT: President and First Lady Trump participate in a dinner hosted by President Sergio Mattarella of Italy

POTUS ABROAD

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan share a laugh with members of the U.S. delegation, as they meet for their bilateral meeting, Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Hotel Villa Diodoro in Taormina, Italy. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Trump hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for a working lunch yesterday at the official residence of the United States Ambassador to Belgium.

President Trump delivered remarks at the NATO Unveiling of the Article 5 and Berlin Wall Memorials.

President Trump met with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker where the leadersreaffirmed the strong bond between the United States and Europe, anchored in shared values and longstanding friendship.

President Trump also visited the Royal Palace in Brussels to meet with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde and with Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium.

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

Yesterday, President Trump sent nominations for several different positionsto the Senate for confirmation.

WHAT WE ARE READING

“President Trump’s triumphant visit to the Middle East is likely to be remembered as the occasion that changed not just United States foreign policy but potentially the balance of power in the region.”Washington Examiner

“President Trump made illegal immigration a priority of his agenda, and since he signed executive orders involving immigration enforcement, ICE has arrested more than 41,000 people — a 40 percent increase over the same time last year.”Washington Examiner

President and Mrs. Trump in Europe, May 25th

Watch highlights from President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem:

TODAY’S EVENTS

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

POTUS ABROAD

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.”

See more photos of the President’s trip abroad on Facebook and Flickr.

Follow the President’s trip abroad at WH.gov/potus-abroad and on Twitter at #POTUSAbroad @WhiteHouse.

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.

The Office of Management and Budget released President Trump’s Taxpayer First Budget on Tuesday, get the facts at WhiteHouse.gov/taxpayers-first and follow @OMBPress.

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

The Trumps’ Official Trip: UPDATE, May 22nd

TODAY’S EVENTS

9:30 AM LOCAL / 2:30 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump depart Riyadh, Saudi Arabia en route to Tel Aviv, Israel

1:20 PM LOCAL / 6:20 AM EDT: President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with President Reuven Rivlin of Israel

1:55 PM LOCAL / 6:55 AM EDT: President Trump gives remarks with President Rivlin of Israel

2:15 PM LOCAL / 7:15 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

3:25 PM LOCAL / 8:25 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump visit the Western Wall

6:00 PM LOCAL / 11:00 AM EDT: President Trump meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel

7:25 PM LOCAL / 12:25 PM EDT: President Trump gives remarks with Prime Minister Netanyahu – Watch Live

7:30 PM LOCAL / 12:30 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump have dinner with Prime Minister and Mrs. Netanyahu

4:30 PM: Vice President Pence participates in a series of meetings with lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol

POTUS ABROAD

On Saturday, May 21, 2017, President Trump and King Salman participated in the signing ceremony for the Joint Strategic Vision Statement for the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, worth $110 billion in defense capabilities.

On Sunday, May 22, 2017, President Trump delivered remarks at the Arab Islamic American Summit where he gave his vision for “peace, security, and prosperity in this region and all throughout the world.”

Today, President Trump is in Israel where he will meet with President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.

Follow the President’s trip abroad at WH.gov/potus-abroad and on Twitter at #POTUSAbroad @WhiteHouse.

President Donald Trump waves as he and First Lady Melania Trump arrive,Saturday, May 20, 2017, to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead). See more photos of the President’s trip abroad on Facebook and Flickr.

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

President Trump proclaimed on Friday the third Saturday of each May as Armed Forces Day. The President noted the nearly 70 year history of our Nation setting aside one day to recognize the great debt we owe to the men and women who serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

President Trump announced his intent to nominate K.T. McFarland as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore.

WHAT WE ARE READING

“Trump said during his travels in recent days, he has found ‘new reasons for hope.’‘We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security and stability and peace to this region and to its people,’ Trump said in his remarks.”The Hill

“President Trump Sunday in a highly-anticipated speech to Muslim leaders during his first foreign trip called for unity between the U.S. and Middle Eastern nations in the fight to ‘stamp out extremism.’ “Fox News

“Trump’s speech brought welcome relief to his Arab audience after eight years of Obama’s blindness to Iranian and terrorist threats.New York Post

President Trump’s Weekly Address

The White House 

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President Trump's Weekly Address
WHITE HOUSE MEMO
A new economic optimism is sweeping across our country, and today President Donald J. Trump is taking action to continue this great economic revival. The President is signing three Presidential actions that will further the process of simplifying the tax code, holding Wall Street firms accountable, and opening up opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
AFTERNOON:

  • 1:30PM: President Trump meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
  • 2:45PM: President Trump signs three financial services Presidential actions – Watch LIVE
  • 3:05PM: President Trump meets with Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin
  • 3:30PM: President Trump meets with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney
FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP
OVAL OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS
President Trump holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy.
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President Trump signs the Steel Imports and Threats to National Security Memorandum.
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WHITE HOUSE UPDATES
Photo of the Day:

President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy hold a joint press conference. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead).
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President Trump: Standing up to Unfair Steel Trade Practices.
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NEWS FROM VICE PRESIDENT PENCE’S ASIA-PACIFIC TOUR
Vice President Pence thanks sailors aboard U.S.S. Ronald Reagan.
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Vice President Pence holds a joint press conference with President Joko Widodo of the Republic of Indonesia.
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Vice President Pence participates in a discussion with interfaith religious leaders.
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Vice President Pence makes remarks at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
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NEWS REPORTS
  • Washington Examiner: “Trump administration opens sweeping trade investigation”
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