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May 26, 2017

First Lady Melania at the coastal town of Catania, Sicily with Other G& Spouses



First Lady Melania at the coastal town of Catania, Sicily, on Friday morning
Melania Trump beams at the cameras as she steps out in sunny Sicily.Melania was pictured in the coastal town of Catania, where she and her fellow G7 spouses were enjoying a trip to the Chierici Palace, a historic site in the town.




First Lady Melania was met by Emanuela Mauro, wife of Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, as she arrived at Catania's Duomo Square, where she was set to visit a palace,,,, AND First Lady Melania happily waved while standing on the balcony of Chierici Palace, as part of a visit of the G7 first ladies in Catania, Italy




Sicily is the final stop on the Trumps' first foreign overseas tour. On Friday and Saturday, the President will meet with other G7 leaders at a summit in Taormina; the couple will also attend a G7 concert by La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday evening, and will join the other leaders and their partners for dinner. Sicily is the final stop of the couple's first overseas tour as President and First Lady of the United States



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The fashion world is applauding Melania Trump style on the First Lady's inaugural international trip. (May 26)



The fashion world is applauding Melania Trump style on the First Lady's inaugural international trip. (May 26)

Wild Thing's comment.................

Yes it matters.... remember our First Lady represents our country and it is important how she presents herself. The wacky things Michele Obama wore were IMO horrible and in very bad taste. It is so wonderful to finally have a First Lady that loves fashion, knows what it is and loves our country. Unlike the America haters we had for 8 miserable years.I will always remember as a little girl I would hear the news talk about Jackie Kennedy.


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May 25, 2017

First Lady Melania to meet Queen Mathilde of Belgium at the Royal Castle of Laeken



First Lady Melania to meet Queen Mathilde of Belgium at the Royal Castle of Laeken on Thursday evening after spending the afternoon at the Magritte Museum in Brussels with other NATO spouses



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First Lady Melania Thanks the US ARMY 1-214th Aviation Regiment


Thank you to the @usarmy 1-214th Aviation Regiment for getting me & my staff to our mtgs safely today! #Italy #G7.... from First Lady Melania Trump.




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May 24, 2017

The president just made a titanic foreign policy shift. The media missed it.



The president just made a titanic foreign policy shift. The media missed it.


By Newt Gingrich

This newspaper’s legendary former publisher, Philip Graham, famously described journalism as the business of writing the “first rough draft of history.” This week, as President Trump gave a historic speech in Saudi Arabia before the leaders of more than 50 Muslim-majority nations, journalism’s first draft missed the history almost entirely.

While the media focused on the ephemeral questions — whether the president would use campaign rhetoric in a diplomatic setting, or how the trip would affect the Obama legacy — they largely missed the real drama of the moment: a titanic shift in U.S. foreign policy occurring right before their eyes.

Trump stood before an unprecedented gathering of leaders to do something far more significant than utter a single phrase or undermine his predecessor’s record. He was there to rally the Muslim world, in his words, “to meet history’s great test” — defeating the forces of terrorism and extremism. He did so in a way that no American president ever had before. While extending a hand of friendship to Muslim nations, he also issued them a clear challenge: to take the lead in solving the crisis that has engulfed their region and spread across the planet. “Drive out the terrorists and extremists,” he urged them, or consign your peoples to futures of misery and squalor.

To find a comparably dramatic moment in the history of U.S. foreign policy, we have to look all the way back to 1982. That June, 35 years ago next month, President Ronald Reagan stood in the Royal Gallery at the Palace of Westminster in London and called on the West to rally in defense of freedom and against communist aggression.

In that one speech, Reagan predicted the fall of communism and reinvigorated the Western alliance. “We see totalitarian forces in the world who seek subversion and conflict around the globe to further their barbarous assault on the human spirit,” Reagan said. “What, then, is our course? Must civilization perish in a hail of fiery atoms? Must freedom wither in a quiet, deadening accommodation with totalitarian evil?”

Reagan declared his speech a turning point in history — and it was. On Sunday, Trump, too, declared that his challenge would be a turning point, one way or another. And he posed to that assembly in Riyadh an equally dramatic choice. It was, he said, “a choice between two futures” — the path of civilization, or the path of evil and death.

“America is prepared to stand with you” in the fight against terrorism, Trump pledged. “But the nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children.”


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. Never before has an American president issued so direct a challenge to those nations to do more in the fight. And never before has an American president so plainly put the ultimate responsibility for eradicating terrorism on the nations of the region. In doing so, Trump’s speech implicitly repudiated the approaches of his two immediate predecessors and promised instead what he characterized as a “principled realism,” based on a clear-eyed view of America’s interests, security and limits.

That this decisive shift in U.S. foreign policy occurred on a foreign trip within the first four months of the administration is all the more impressive. Reagan didn’t take his first international trip until well into his second year. And unlike President Barack Obama’s early speech to the Muslim world in 2009, Trump backed up his words with action.

The United States and Saudi Arabia signed a $110 billion arms deal, the largest in U.S. history, which will bolster the kingdom’s ability to contribute to counterterrorism operations across the region. This will reduce the burden on the U.S. military and send a clear message that this administration takes the threat of Iran seriously. The agreements also included a new commitment to crack down on terrorism financing in the Persian Gulf states, as well as hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of Saudi investment in the United States.


Journalists and Washington bureaucrats, who are so deeply embedded in the establishment that they can’t see out of it, may see Trump’s call to action as a distracting sideshow from a status quo they can’t imagine changing. And yet this week, it already has. Foreign leaders and the American people alike can see in this trip the core of a new, reality-based foreign policy.


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Melania Trump's sweet with young patients at children's hospital in Brussels





Melania Trump's sweet with young patients at children's hospital in Brussels

Melania Trump spent her second day in Belgium visiting the Queen Fabiolo Children's Hospital in Brussels, where she spent time doing arts and crafts with the young patients. The 47-year-old First Lady was all smiles as she took selfies with the children while presenting them with several gifts, including Dr. Seuss books and souvenirs from the White House. Melania was presented a bouquet of paper flowers during her visit, and she happily gave one to each child before posing for photos with them. Melania Trump spent her second day in Belgium visiting the Queen Fabiolo Children's Hospital in Brussels, where she spent time doing arts and crafts with the young patients.



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President and the First Lady toured the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica



President and the First Lady toured the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.







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President Trump and First Lady Meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican



President Trump and First Lady Meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican

This morning, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in an arrival ceremony at the Vatican after arriving in Rome, Italy, last night.

President Trump met with His Holiness Pope Francis and later with 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.

The Pope and the President discussed how religious communities can combat human suffering in crisis regions, such as Syria, Libya, and ISIS-controlled territory. President Trump affirmed that the United States and the Holy See share many fundamental values and seek to engage globally to promote human rights, combat human suffering, and protect religious freedom.

The President also renewed the commitment of the United States to fighting global famine. As he relayed at the Vatican, the United States is proud to announce more than $300 million in anti-famine spending, focused on the crises in Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria.


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President Trump Meets with Italian Leaders in Rome


President Trump Meets with Italian Leaders in Rome


President Donald J. Trump arrived at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport in Rome, Italy, the third stop on his first international trip.



The leaders discussed the alliance between the United States and Italy, as well as priorities in the areas of defense cooperation, counterterrorism, and efforts to deny terrorists safe havens from Mali to Libya to Iraq to Afghanistan.

President Trump thanked Italy for its contributions to global counterterrorism efforts, especially its participation in the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS and its active role in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also complimented Italy on its important diplomatic efforts to end the violence in Libya.


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First Lady Melania Trump on her Visit to Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital


Statement from First Lady Melania Trump on her Visit to Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital

“My visit to Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital today was very moving. To spend time speaking to and coloring with children who have such a positive spirit despite illness was an amazing gift," stated First Lady Melania Trump. "The time I spent with the little ones in the Intensive Care Unit is something I will never forget, and I will pray for each of them daily. I want to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the hospital, who all do such beautiful and critical work.”

The First Lady added, “Upon landing in Belgium, I learned a young boy and his family who had been waiting for a heart transplant was informed that the hospital has found a donor. I read a book and held hands with this special little one just a few hours ago, and now my own heart is filled with joy over this news.”


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May 23, 2017

President Trump Strengthening the Bond Between the United States and Israel



President Trump Strengthening the Bond Between the United States and Israel



President Trump became the first sitting President of the United States to visit the Western Wall. President Trump is the first President to visit Israel on his first foreign visit. The President also met with Prime Minister Netanyahu where they both delivered remarks and discussed the work being done to bring peace to the region.




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May 22, 2017

Netanyahu’s wife talking to Trumps: ‘They love you’ despite what media says





Netanyahu’s wife talking to Trumps: ‘They love you’ despite what media says

During President Trump’s visit to Israel, the wife of Israel’s prime minister reportedly complained to first lady Melania Trump that the mass media hates them both, but that “the people love us.”

Channel 2, a 33-year-old commercial TV station based in Jerusalem, reported the comments Monday after the president and first lady landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.

Trump has referred to the American media as “fake news” and “the enemy of the American people.”

For his part, Netanyahu has accused Israel’s mass media of attempting to remove him from the government and publishing leaked quoted from confidential conversations.


While the president and first lady were being escorted to Air Force One following their visit, Trump reportedly told Prime Minister Netanyahu that Melania was a big fan of his wife.

Sara Netanyahu was said to have replied to President Trump, “I love her. I’m also her fan. I talk every place about her, how great you are.”



Sara Netanyahu reportedly said to the Trumps, “You know, in Israel, all the people like us. The media hate us, but the people love us, like you.”

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Benjamin Netanyahu‏ and President Trump in Israel



Benjamin Netanyahu‏.................

An especially emotional visit today yadvashem with POTUS. Thank you for taking such a strong stand for Israel and the Jewish people!



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First Lady Melania Trump Visits Israel





"Today's visits to The Church of the Holy Sepulchre & Western Wall with my husband were very meaningful for me. Blessings to all." ~ First Lady Melania.



So enjoyed my visit to the Hadassah Medical Center with Mrs. Netanyahu. The children had such open hearts, strong spirits & inquisitive minds, which I know will help in their healing.





Thank you to @IsraeliPM, Sara Netanyahu, & the people of Israel for your warm hospitality. Such a beautiful country with rich history & wonderful people.



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May 21, 2017

President Trump calls on Muslim nations to drive terrorists out of the Earth




President Trump calls on Muslim nations to drive terrorists out of the Earth



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President Donald Trump Participates in a Bilateral Meeting with the President of Egypt





President Donald Trump Participates in a Bilateral Meeting with the President of Egypt


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told President Trump he had a personality that was "capable of doing the impossible" during remarks Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

"Mr. President, let me express our appreciation and respect," a translator said for Sisi. "Let me say that you have a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible."

The comment drew a smile and laugh from Trump, who said, "I agree."

President Donald Trump Participates in a Bilateral Meeting with the President of Egypt


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First Lady Melania Trump gets rave reviews in Saudi press



First lady Melania Trump's fashion choices got rave reviews in local Saudi Arabian press Sunday, despite forgoing the customary headscarf.

Both the first lady and first daughter Ivanka Trump have been closely watched in Saudi Arabia for both style and substance.

On Sunday, the first lady conducted a few solo events while her husband continued bilateral meetings with the Gulf Cooperation Council. She visited the American International School in Riyadh and an all-women General Electric service center, tweeting out images from both visits, calling the visits an "honor" and praising "international perspective and education to children."


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President Trump, Saudi King Open Counter Terrorism Center



President Trump, Saudi King Open Counter Terrorism Center

President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman inaugurated a new state-of-the-art center in Riyadh to monitor and combat extremism.



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MUST WATCH! President Donald Trump Major


MUST WATCH! President Donald Trump Major Islam Speech In Saudi Arabia




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President Trump with a sword at ceremony by Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at Al Murabba Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017






President Trump as he arrives to a welcome ceremony by Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at Al Murabba Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017.



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First Lady Melania Trump at the American International School





Smiling Melania shares high-five young pupil during visit to school in Saudi Arabian capital

First Lady Melania Trump at the American International School, First Lady Melania spoke to women there about the center’s work and work-life balance in general.”

“I love children. It’s my passion,” she said, according to ABC.

Melania Trump‏ @FLOTUS 8h

I had a wonderful time with the students at the American International School #Riyadh today. #SaudiaArabia


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May 20, 2017

President Trump and King Salman sign a Joint Vision Statement between the United States and Saudi Arabia




President Trump and King Salman sign a Joint Vision Statement between the United States and Saudi Arabia

Sean Spicer‏Verified account @PressSec 2h2 hours ago

Beyond $109b in military sales, @potus deal w US & Saudi Arabia incs another $250b commercial investment creating hundreds of 1000s US jobs




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President Trump: "Great to be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Looking forward to the afternoon and evening ahead."



Tweet from President Trump's administration....................

Donald J. Trump‏ @realDonaldTrump 7 hours ago

Great to be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Looking forward to the afternoon and evening ahead.






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Rex Tillerson Joint Press Conference in Saudi Arabia


Rex Tillerson Joint Press Conference in Saudi Arabia



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King Salman reaches out to shake hands with First Lady Melania




King Salman reaches out to shake hands with First Lady Melania


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Saudi Arabia Honors President Trump in Riyadh




More than a dozen horses flanked the presidential limousine on Saturday as Donald Trump was driven to the Royal Court in Riyadh, where he received Saudi Arabia's highest civilian honor from King Salman. (May 20)


RESPECT is bestowed upon our POTUS by receiving the KINGS MEDAL!!

Please NOTE , Trump is NOT bowing down like ex President Barack Hussein Obama did. President Trump was bending over to accept a medal around his neck. not bowing down like POS ex President Barack Hussein Obama did. President Trump was bending over to accept a medal around his neck.


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May 19, 2017

First Lady Melania Trump to address military families during foreign trip










First Lady Melania Trump to address military families during foreign trip

First Lady Melania Trump will address U.S. military families in Italy during President Donald Trump’s eight-day, four-country trip that began Friday.

“I am very excited for the upcoming trip. This will not just be an opportunity to support my husband as he works on important matters of national security and relations, it will also be my honor to visit and speak with women and children from different countries, with different perspectives,” Melania Trump was quoted as saying in a statement from the Office of the First Lady.

The president and first lady, along with son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump, will visit Saudi Arabia and Israel, then travel to Sicily, Vatican City and Italy before concluding the trip in Belgium.


The first family will return to the United States on May 27.

In addition to her speech to military families, Melania Trump also has several other speeches planned during the G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily and the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium.

The first lady will join her husband at some events but her full schedule isn’t being released due to security concerns.

She has said she will spend much of her time speaking with both women and children.

A native of Slovenia, which was part of Yugoslavia until 1991, Melania Trump speaks Slovene, Serbian, French, German and Italian in addition to English.


Melania Trump’s address to military families will mark the conclusion of the first family’s travels, before they return to the U.S. on Saturday, May 27, 2017.


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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims the Third Saturday of Each May as Armed Forces Day



President Donald J. Trump Proclaims the Third Saturday of Each May as Armed Forces Day.


ARMED FORCES DAY, 2017

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION


For almost 70 years, our Nation has set 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. On Armed Forces Day, we salute the bravery of those who defend our Nation's peace and security. Their service defends for Americans the freedom that all people deserve.

This year, we also reflect on the 100th anniversary of our Nation's entry into World War I. More than 4.7 million Americans would ultimately serve in the United States Armed Forces during that terrible conflict. Their sacrifice has not been forgotten. One hundred years later, we face different threats and challenges. But our safety and security, and the defense of our way of life, rest in the same able hands of our Armed Forces.

Because our Armed Forces must constantly adapt to new threats, our Nation is committed to ensuring they have the tools and resources they need as they train, deploy, and fight in defense of our country and defending our values. This is why my budget calls for a $54 billion increase in national defense spending.

Today, we salute our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen for their dedication as they carry out the extraordinary duty of protecting our country. We also pay tribute to the families who serve alongside them, lending their steadfast love and support.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, continuing the tradition of my predecessors in office, do hereby proclaim the third Saturday of each May as Armed Forces Day.

I invite the Governors of the States and Territories and other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to provide for the observance of Armed Forces Day within their jurisdiction each year in an appropriate manner designed to increase public understanding and appreciation of the Armed Forces of the United States. I also invite veterans, civic, and other organizations to join in the observance of Armed Forces Day each year.

Finally, I call upon all Americans to display the flag of the United States at their homes and businesses on Armed Forces Day, and I urge citizens to learn more about military service by attending and participating in the local observances of the day.

Proclamation 9452 of May 20, 2016, is hereby superseded.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

DONALD J. TRUMP




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May 18, 2017

President Donald Trump Delivers His Weekly Address to The Nation 5/19/17




President Donald Trump Delivers His Weekly Address to The Nation 5/19/17


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May 17, 2017

President Trump Speech to Graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy!




President Trump Speech to Graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy!


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