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.”

President Trump’s Day: June 30th, 2017

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TODAY’S EVENTS

9:30 AM: President Trump speaks to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

10:10 AM: President Trump welcomes President Moon of the Republic of Korea – Watch

10:15 AM: President Trump meets with President Moon

10:35 AM: President Trump leads an expanded bilateral meeting with President Moon

11:15 AM: President Trump gives joint statements with President Moon – Watch

2:00 PM: Press Briefing with Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

4:20 PMPresident Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart Washington, D.C. en route to Bedminster, New Jersey

PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Donald J. Trump at the Department of Energy | June 29, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY

FACT: Six issuers have abandoned Obamacare in Kentucky and nearly 50% of counties have only one provider and no choices.

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

Yesterday, President Trump delivered remarks at the Unleashing American Energy Event at the Department of Energy.

Last night, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook of the Republic of Korea for a working dinner at the White House.

Yesterday, Vice President Pence met with Senators to work on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

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

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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 Trump’s Weekly Address

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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
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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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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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President Trump’s Weekly Address, April 14th 2017

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President Trump's Weekly Address
WHITE HOUSE MEMO
This is a season of hope for millions of Americans. This week, Jewish families celebrate Passover and retell the story of God’s deliverance of the Jewish people. This Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ and the promise of eternal salvation. America is a Nation of believers. As long as we have faith in each other, and trust in God, we will succeed!
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President Donald J. Trump meets with I-85 bridge first responders.
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President Trump signs H.J.Res. 67 into law.
Read MorePresident Trump signs H.J.Res. 43 into law.
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Photo of the Day:

Spring flowers outside the South Portico of the White House on April 12th, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead).
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President Trump Welcomes NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg to the White House.
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PRESS ROOM
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NEWS REPORTS
  • Daily Signal: “Hefty Drop in Border Arrests a Credit to Trump’s Enforcement of US Law”
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  • The Hill: “EPA head: Obama created false choice ‘between jobs and the environment'”
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President Trump’s Day: April 7th, 2017

President Trump's Weekly Address

 

WHITE HOUSE MEMO
President Donald J. Trump calls on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria – and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types. We ask for God’s wisdom as we face the challenges of our very troubled world. We pray for the lives of the wounded, and for the souls of those who have passed. And we hope that as long as America stands for justice, then peace will – in the end – prevail.

 

MORNING:

  • 10:30AM: President Trump leads an expanded bilateral meeting with the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping

AFTERNOON:

  • 2:35PM: President Trump has a working luncheon with President Xi Jinping
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OVAL OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS
Statement by President Trump on Syria.
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President Trump participates in the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride.
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President Trump Proclaims April 7, 2017, as Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.
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Photo of the Day:

President Donald Trump receives a briefing on a military strike on Syria from his National Security team, including a video teleconference with Secretary of Defense, Gen. James Mattis, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, on Thursday April 6, 2017, in a secured location. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
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Vice President Mike Pence: Honoring our Heroes’ Sacrifice.
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Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to the Republic of Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, and Hawaii.
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PRESS ROOM
Read yesterday’s press gaggle with Sean Spicer aboard Air Force One here.

Read the press briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster here.

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NEWS REPORTS
  • USA Today: “Trump: Wounded warriors are ‘real heroes'”
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  • Daily Caller: “Donald Trump Honors Members Of The Wounded Warrior Project At The White House”
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President Trump’s Weekly Address, March 31st, 2017


And then, on the same glorious day, President Trump signed executive orders on trade, undoing decades of damage by presidents and congresspeople who were more interested in padding their own coffers than in protecting and supporting the U.S. citizenry. Every bad deal done by politicians made them a bit richer personally. Every executive order by President Trump is enacted to right the wrongs perpetrated by entrenched denizens of a swamp full of vipers and self-serving exploiters of power. March 31st saw President Trump continuing his 100-Day plan to keep campaign promises that inspired his landslide victory on November 8th, 2016. Why are the Democrats so upset? Their extreme cheating system was not enough to stop the will of legitimate U.S. voters. President Trump’s legions of brainwashed detractors are being buffeted by the winds of REAL change–not the sort of change wrought by an inveterate user and dictator manqué who is lurking in the deep shadows of D.C. sabotaging his successor. The profligate party-animal/golfer and non-stop traveler falsely touted “hope and change” in 2008, and only whittled-away at our rights and diminished the economy in such extreme fashion that rectifying the damage is a colossal undertaking. This president promises change that will benefit each citizen of the United States of America–whether they like it or not.