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.

WEST WING READS

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

Trump Rally Feb. 18 in Melbourne, Florida

“The Best Trump Video”

Trump-Pence Thank Supporters in Mobile, Alabama

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-ALABAMA) is a special guest-speaker at this exciting, packed rally in Mobile, Alabama on December 17th, 2016. Sen. Sessions was the first person in the U.S. Congress to endorse D.J. Trump in the presidential primary race, and appeared on the road with him many times, to the delight of rally crowds. Former Indiana Governor and President-Elect Mike Pence gives a rousing speech, expressing his gratitude, and introduces President-Elect Donald J. Trump at this, the last stop on their Thank You Tour. This may be the best Trump speech yet, and that’s saying a LOT!

Life-long Republican Hank Williams of Alabama sure sounded a lot like Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, & vice-versa (I think Jeff even looks a little like Hank). Give a listen:

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The Honorable Jefferson Beauregard Sessions

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Senator and Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Looks a Lot Like Hank Williams
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Hank Williams Sr. Looks a Lot Like the Honorable Jeff Sessions, and Vice-Versa

Sessions Visits Georgiana, Hank Williams’ Boyhood Home in Butler County, Alabama

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions

Born: Dec 24, 1946 (age 69) · Selma, AL
Office: United States Senator AL (Since 1997)
Previous office: Attorney General of Alabama (1995 – 1997)
Education: Huntingdon College · University of Alabama · The University of Alabama School of Law
Party: Republican Party
Phone: (202) 224-4124 (Office)
Timeline
1946: Sessions was born in Selma, Alabama, on December 24, 1946, the son of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions Jr., and the former Abbie Powe.
1969: Jeff Sessions married Mary Blackshear Sessions in 1969.
1981: Sessions’ office filed civil rights charges in the 1981 killing of Michael Donald, a young African-American man who was murdered in Mobile, Alabama by a pair of Ku Klux Klan members.

And now, here’s another blast from the past, Trump Rally on February 28th, 2016 in Huntsville-Madison Alabama: