President Trump and V.P. Mike Pence on July 20th, 2017

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Yesterday, I met with Republican Senators at the White House and told them that now is the time for action. Obamacare was a big lie. “You can keep your doctor”—lie. “You can keep your plan”—lie. Now, people are hurting, and inaction is not an option. We must repeal and replace this disaster. The Senate should not leave for summer recess until it has passed a plan to give our people great healthcare. I’m ready to act; I have pen in hand. I’ll sign the legislation into law, and then we can celebrate for the American people.

– President Donald J. Trump

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President Trump Hosts Made in America Roundtable with American Companies
Yesterday, President Trump hosted a Made in America Roundtable with 20 American companies and 4 members of Congress. The discussions were focused on the importance of manufacturing products in American factories with American workers.
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President Trump Discusses Healthcare Plan with Members of Congress
President Trump hosted a lunch with members of Congress to discuss the problems with healthcare and to urge not only the repeal, but also the replacement of the disaster known as Obamacare. President Trump’s new plan for healthcare will substantially lower premiums, repeal burdensome taxes, expand coverage options, protect preexisting condition coverage, improve medical outcomes for low income Americans, and redirect authority from Washington D.C. to the states so they can innovate and develop the best practices for the American people.
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Vice President Pence Leads First Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
Yesterday, Vice President Pence was joined by several elected officials at the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is designed to explore and fix vulnerabilities in the voting process to ensure the integrity of our system.
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PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence | July 19, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

POTUS AND VP TODAY

Today, President Trump and Vice President Pence will be making an announcement at the White House regarding a Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Initiative.

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Tomorrow, President Trump will welcome the survivors of the USS Arizona to the White House. On Saturday, President Trump will travel to Norfolk, Virginia, to attend the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford.

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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

Trump-Pence Schedule for July 5th, 2017

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.

Today’s Events

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…”

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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

President and First Lady Trump: Peace-Tour Update

President Donald J. Trump spoke this morning addressing the terror attack in Manchester, “As President of the United States, on behalf of the people of the United States, I would like to begin by offering my prayers to the people of Manchester in the United Kingdom. I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families, so many families of the victims. We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.”

TODAY’S EVENTS

9:50 AM LOCAL / 2:50 AM EDT: President Trump participates in an arrival ceremony with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority

10:40 AM LOCAL / 3:40 AM EDT: President Trump delivers remarks with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority – Watch

1:00 PM LOCAL / 6:00 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump participate in a wreath laying ceremony at Yad Vashem – Watch

1:15 PM LOCAL / 6:15 AM EDT: President Trump delivers remarks at Yad Vashem

2:00 PM LOCAL / 7:00 AM EDT: President Trump delivers remarks at the Israel Museum – Watch

3:45 PM LOCAL / 8:45 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump depart Tel Aviv, Israel, en route to Rome, Italy

11:00 AM: Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds a briefing on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal – Watch Live

12:45 PM: Vice President Pence participates in the Senate Republican Policy Lunch

POTUS ABROAD

On Monday, May 22, President Trump arrived in Israel and was welcomed by President Rivlin of Israel. Shortly after arriving, President Trump and President Rivlindelivered remarks.

Later, President and First Lady Trump met with Prime Minister and Mrs. Netanyahu at their home in Jerusalem. President Trump and the Prime Ministerdelivered remarks where the Prime Minister said to the President and First Lady, “You are always welcome here.”

During their meeting, President Trump spoke of America’s desire for peace for Israel and how Israel and the United States have a friendship built on a shared love of freedom, and a shared belief in human dignity.

First Lady Melania Trump embraces a young child while visiting the Hadassah Medical Organization facility, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

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

Today, the Office of Management and Budget is announcing President Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2018. President Trump’s proposed budget shows respect for the people who pay the bills and puts taxpayers first. The budget’s combination of regulatory, tax, and welfare reforms will provide opportunities for economic growth and creation.

The nomination of Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection was sent to the Senate yesterday.

Yesterday, President Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected.

WHAT WE ARE READING

“As President Trump promised throughout his campaign, and as championed by his daughter Ivanka, the [budget] will include paid family leave.”Fox Business

“The budget allocates $2.6 billion for improved border security, including $1.6 billion for Trump’s physical wall on the Mexican border”The Hill

The White House

5:55 AM (21 hours ago)

 

President Donald J. Trump spoke this morning addressing the terror attack in Manchester, “As President of the United States, on behalf of the people of the United States, I would like to begin by offering my prayers to the people of Manchester in the United Kingdom. I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families, so many families of the victims. We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.”

TODAY’S EVENTS

9:50 AM LOCAL / 2:50 AM EDT: President Trump participates in an arrival ceremony with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority

10:40 AM LOCAL / 3:40 AM EDT: President Trump delivers remarks with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority – Watch

1:00 PM LOCAL / 6:00 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump participate in a wreath laying ceremony at Yad Vashem – Watch

1:15 PM LOCAL / 6:15 AM EDT: President Trump delivers remarks at Yad Vashem

2:00 PM LOCAL / 7:00 AM EDT: President Trump delivers remarks at the Israel Museum – Watch

3:45 PM LOCAL / 8:45 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump depart Tel Aviv, Israel, en route to Rome, Italy

11:00 AM: Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds a briefing on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal – Watch Live

12:45 PM: Vice President Pence participates in the Senate Republican Policy Lunch

POTUS ABROAD

On Monday, May 22, President Trump arrived in Israel and was welcomed by President Rivlin of Israel. Shortly after arriving, President Trump and President Rivlindelivered remarks.

Later, President and First Lady Trump met with Prime Minister and Mrs. Netanyahu at their home in Jerusalem. President Trump and the Prime Ministerdelivered remarks where the Prime Minister said to the President and First Lady, “You are always welcome here.”

During their meeting, President Trump spoke of America’s desire for peace for Israel and how Israel and the United States have a friendship built on a shared love of freedom, and a shared belief in human dignity.

First Lady Melania Trump embraces a young child while visiting the Hadassah Medical Organization facility, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

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

Today, the Office of Management and Budget is announcing President Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2018. President Trump’s proposed budget shows respect for the people who pay the bills and puts taxpayers first. The budget’s combination of regulatory, tax, and welfare reforms will provide opportunities for economic growth and creation.

The nomination of Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection was sent to the Senate yesterday.

Yesterday, President Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected.

WHAT WE ARE READING

“As President Trump promised throughout his campaign, and as championed by his daughter Ivanka, the [budget] will include paid family leave.”Fox Business

“The budget allocates $2.6 billion for improved border security, including $1.6 billion for Trump’s physical wall on the Mexican border”The Hill