(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.
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
Today, President Donald J. Trump embarks on his second trip abroad. The President will make his first stop in Warsaw, Poland where he will meet with President Duda of Poland and speak with 12 Central European, Baltic, and Western Balkan leaders at a summit of the Three Seas Conference. The President will then travel to Hamburg, Germany for the G20 Summit. As the President travels abroad, he will look to promote American prosperity, protect American interests, and provide American leadership.
7:50 AM: President Trump departs Washington, D.C. en route to Warsaw, Poland
10:00 AM: Vice President Pence participates in a phone call with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan
10:30 AM: Vice President Pence participates in a phone call with EU High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini
10:15 PM: President Trump arrives in Warsaw, Poland
Photo of the Day
Independence Day on the South Lawn | July 4, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY
FACT: Average premiums in Wisconsin have skyrocketed by $2,976 since 2013.
WHITE HOUSE UPDATES
President Trump spoke by phone with Lt. Col. Dick Cole, the last surviving member of the famed Doolittle Raiders. The President offered his best wishes and support to the 101-year-old veteran.
On Friday, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Reviving the National Space Council in order to provide a coordinated process for developing and monitoring the implementation of national space policy and strategy.
Remember All of Obamacare’s Broken Promises? There were a lot of promises made in selling Obamacare—and it seems like just about all of them have been broken.
Intern Series: South Carolina to the South Lawn, “As I was watching the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship game on a cold January day at home in Kentucky, I never imagined that in a few short months I would be on the South Lawn of the White House…”
West Wing Reads
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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
5:55 AM (21 hours ago)