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April 28, 2017

President Trump: Offshore drilling a go, thousands of jobs to be created ~ LOVE This!





Trump: Offshore drilling a go, thousands of jobs to be created........President Trump announces his executive order on offshore drilling exploration and what it means for the U.S. Economy.


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First family shows White House like never before



First family shows White House like never before


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Awesome Sec. of State Rex Tillerson Speaks at the UN!






Sec. of State Rex Tillerson Speaks at the UN!

Rex Tillerson makes his first trip to the UN to chair a Security Council meeting on North Korea. The US chairs the Security Council for the month of April. Other nations sending foreign ministers to the meeting are Britain, China, Japan, and South Korea. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will brief the council during the meeting.


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday the threat of an attack by Pyongyang against Japan and South Korea is real and urged the U.N. Security Council to act "before North Korea does."

In remarks to the U.N. Security Council, Tillerson called on the international community to fully implement U.N. sanctions and to suspend or downgrade diplomatic relations with Pyongyang.

"With each successive detonation and missile test North Korea pushes northeast Asia and the world closer to instability and broader conflict," Tillerson told the 15-member council. "The threat of a North Korean attack on Seoul or Tokyo is real."


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T-Rex has breakfast he said with the General Mad Dog Mattis. They work closely together

What a hell of a combo.

I listened yesterday to the man casually speak about what the world really is like. He is truly an American treasure. The past is over. There is a new direction under his great leadership.,I am so happy to have Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.




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April 27, 2017

Thank you President Trump and VP Pence....100 Days of American Greatness





100 Days of American Greatness

Source.... GOP Blog

Since January 20, President Trump has been working nonstop to revive America’s economy, fight for American workers, and protect our nation -- despite extreme opposition from the mainstream media to a degree no president has ever witnessed.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Optimism in America’s economy is soaring thanks to President Trump’s commitment to strengthening American industry, promoting business and innovation, and bringing jobs back to our country.

Delivering on his promise to put American workers first, President Trump immediately withdrew the United States from Obama’s job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership that would have resulted in a second NAFTA. He has also slashed red tape in Washington, signing an executive order that mandates two regulations must be eliminated for every one introduced.

President Trump ordered the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, sparking a revolution of American energy and an end to our dependence on Middle East oil.

Because of President Trump’s pro-growth policies that make it easier to do business in America, companies such as Ford, Exxon Mobil, and Charter Communications have agreed to make new investments in our own country rather than overseas. Our President’s leadership has resulted in hundreds of thousands of new jobs for American workers and has earned the most positive assessment of America’s economy since 2007.

Securing Our Border

Following through on one of the most critical issues of his campaign, President Trump has cracked down on sanctuary cities that break the law by harboring illegal immigrants, began deporting the more than two million criminal illegal immigrants living in our country, implemented guidelines to end the practice of catch-and-release, and signed an executive order to begin building the border wall between the United States and Mexico. Illegal Immigration at the U.S.-Mexico Border is at its lowest in 17 years.

Committed to Conservative Principles

President Trump nominated a highly respected, eminently qualified executive cabinet, lauded as the most conservative in history. Conservatives such as Jeff Sessions, Ben Carson, and James Mattis are working with President Trump to lead our nation with strong principles and a clear vision.

Following the selection of an exceptional cabinet, President Trump announced his nominee for Justice Scalia’s vacant Supreme Court seat: Judge Neil Gorsuch. A preeminently qualified man of irreproachable character and a strict constitutionalist, Judge Neil Gorsuch was swiftly confirmed as the Supreme Court’s 113th Justice, fulfilling one of President Trump’s most critical campaign promises.


Making America Safe Again

President Trump has strengthened America’s standing in the world by concentrating on strategic diplomacy and ensuring that our foreign policy reflects his mottos of “America First” and “peace through strength.” He has met with foreign leaders including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy, and President Xi of China, reaffirming America’s position as leader of the liberated world and unifier of free, democratic people. His bombing campaign against key ISIS transit channels in Afghanistan took a decisive step forward in the fight against ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and other radical Islamist insurgent groups that threaten freedom in the Western world.


President Trump has also stood up for our heroic veterans who put their lives on the line for the sake of our country. He signed a bill extending the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act to give veterans the choice to seek medical attention outside of the VA medical system and additionally added much-needed transparency and accountability to the bureaucracy.

During his first 100 days in office, President Trump has exhibited a clear vision, resolute leadership, and an uncompromising dedication to the American people just as he promised throughout his campaign. His commitment to the needs of America’s veterans, his work to promote women entrepreneurs, and his championship of the American workers have proven him the right leader to put “America First” and get the job done.

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President Trump and VP Pence greet "Take Kids To Work Day" visitors






President Trump and VP Pence greet "Take Kids To Work Day" visitors.



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President Trump signs Executive Order to establish Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Dept Vet Affairs






President Trump signs Executive Order to establish Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Dept Vet Affairs

Pres. calls on Congress to give VA Secretary the authority to hold all employees accountable on how they treat veterans.




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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome President Mauricio Macri of Argentina and the first lady of Argentina, Juliana Awada, to the White House



U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome President Mauricio Macri of Argentina and the first lady of Argentina, Juliana Awada , to the White House April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.














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Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Mauricio Macri



Joint Statement from President Donald J. Trump and President Mauricio Macri


President Donald J. Trump hosted President Mauricio Macri of Argentina today to discuss ways to deepen the close partnership between the United States and Argentina. President Trump welcomed Argentina’s growing leadership role on the world stage and the political and economic reforms recently implemented by the Argentine Government, which have improved the environment for investment, trade, and long term economic development. President Trump offered his support to President Macri as Argentina prepares to host the World Trade Organization Ministerial and assume the G-20 Presidency.

The two leaders underscored their continuing commitment to expanding trade and investment between the United States and Argentina. Recognizing the importance of trade in agricultural products to the United States-Argentina bilateral economic relationship, the Presidents directed their Cabinets to expeditiously chart a path forward to resolve pending bilateral agricultural issues, based on scientific principles and international standards. The leaders further expressed their desire to see significant future growth in two-way trade of agricultural and industrial products to the benefit of producers and consumers in both countries.

They also pledged to strengthen our partnership to combat narcotics trafficking, money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption, and other illicit finance activities through the newly established Argentina-United States Dialogue on Illicit Finance. Recognizing the benefits and risks of our increasing dependence on networked information, the leaders discussed the increased importance of cooperation on cyber policy. They agreed to launch a new bilateral Cyber Working Group, which will protect the security and economic interests of both countries, companies, and Internet users.

The two Presidents raised their strong concern over the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, and they agreed to work closely together to preserve democratic institutions in that country.

President Trump told President Macri that the United States will launch the Global Entry Trusted Travelers Program in Argentina in May, facilitating the expedited entry of pre-vetted, low-risk Argentine travelers through United States ports of entry. Argentina will be just the tenth country in the world admitted to this special program, which facilitates rising business and tourism ties while allowing United States border security personnel to focus resources on other potential risks.

Finally, at President Macri’s request, President Trump delivered a large tranche of declassified documents relating to human rights abuses in Argentina during its military dictatorship.



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April 26, 2017

Awesome Capitol USA




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Spring at our Beautiful White House



FUN FACT: the grounds are the oldest continually maintained landscape in the U.S.










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April 25, 2017

Ivanka Trump Visits Holocaust Memorial in Germany





From Ivanka Trump....................... :"I am deeply moved by the history of this memorial, honoring the six million European Jews whose lives were taken during the Holocaust."

On her visit to Berlin , Germany.



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Defense Video and Images of VP Pence and Gen Mattis with our awesome troops






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LOVE our military and now we finally have a wonderful CIC that is letting our military lead the way instead of politicians. Thank you God.


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President Trump FULL REMARKS on Holocaust Remembrance Day





President Trump FULL REMARKS on Holocaust Remembrance Day ........President Trump on Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Today we mourn, we remember, we pray and we pledge never again."

Remarks by President Trump at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Days of Remembrance

United States Capitol
Washington, D.C.

11:30 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Thank you. Friends, members of Congress, ambassadors, veterans, and, most especially, to the survivors here with us today, it’s an honor to join you on this very, very solemn occasion. I am deeply moved to stand before those who survived history’s darkest hour. Your cherished presence transforms this place into a sacred gathering.

Thank you, Tom Bernstein, Alan Holt, Sara Bloomfield, and everyone at the Holocaust Memorial Council and Museum for your vital work and tireless contributions.

We are privileged to be joined by Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, friend of mine -- he’s done a great job and said some wonderful words -- Ron Dermer. The State of Israel is an eternal monument to the undying strength of the Jewish people. The fervent dream that burned in the hearts of the oppressed is now filled with the breath of life, and the Star of David waves atop a great nation arisen from the desert.

To those in the audience who have served America in uniform, our country eternally thanks you. We are proud and grateful to be joined today by veterans of the Second World War who liberated survivors from the camps. Your sacrifice helped save freedom for the world -- for the entire world. (Applause.)

Sadly, this year marks the first Day of Remembrance since the passing of Elie Wiesel, a great person, a great man. His absence leaves an empty space in our hearts, but his spirit fills this room. It is the kind of gentle spirit of an angel who lived through hell, and whose courage still lights the path from darkness. Though Elie’s story is well known by so many people, it’s always worth repeating. He suffered the unthinkable horrors of the Holocaust. His mother and sister perished in Auschwitz. He watched his father slowly dying before his own young eyes in Buchenwald. He lived through an endless nightmare of murder and death, and he inscribed on our collective conscience the duty we have to remember that long, dark night so as never to again repeat it.

The survivors in this hall, through their testimony, fulfill the righteous duty to never forget, and engrave into the world’s memory the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people. You witnessed evil, and what you saw is beyond description, beyond any description. Many of you lost your entire family, everything and everyone you loved, gone. You saw mothers and children led to mass slaughter. You saw the starvation and the torture. You saw the organized attempt at the extermination of an entire people -- and great people, I must add. You survived the ghettos, the concentration camps and the death camps. And you persevered to tell your stories. You tell of these living nightmares because, despite your great pain, you believe in Elie’s famous plea, that “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”

That is why we are here today -- to remember and to bear witness. To make sure that humanity never, ever forgets.
The Nazis massacred 6 million Jews. Two out of every three Jews in Europe were murdered in the genocide. Millions more innocent people were imprisoned and executed by the Nazis without mercy, without even a sign of mercy.

Yet, even today, there are those who want to forget the past. Worse still, there are even those filled with such hate, total hate, that they want to erase the Holocaust from history. Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this horrible evil. And we’ll never be silent -- we just won’t -- we will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again. (Applause.)

Denying the Holocaust is only one of many forms of dangerous anti-Semitism that continues all around the world. We’ve seen anti-Semitism on university campuses, in the public square, and in threats against Jewish citizens. Even worse, it’s been on display in the most sinister manner when terrorists attack Jewish communities, or when aggressors threaten Israel with total and complete destruction.

This is my pledge to you: We will confront anti-Semitism (Applause.) We will stamp out prejudice. We will condemn hatred. We will bear witness. And we will act. As President of the United States, I will always stand with the Jewish people -- and I will always stand with our great friend and partner, the State of Israel.

So today, we remember the 6 million Jewish men, women and children whose lives and dreams were stolen from this Earth.
We remember the millions of other innocent victims the Nazis so brutally targeted and so brutally killed. We remember the survivors who bore more than we can imagine. We remember the hatred and evil that sought to extinguish human life, dignity, and freedom.

But we also remember the light that shone through the darkness. We remember sisters and brothers who gave everything to those they loved -- survivors like Steven Springfield, who, in the long death march, carried his brother on his back. As he said, “I just couldn’t give in.”

We remember the brave souls who banded together to save the lives of their neighbors -- even at the risk of their own life. And we remember those first hopeful moments of liberation, when at long last the American soldiers arrived in camps and cities throughout occupied Europe, waving the same beautiful flags before us today, speaking those three glorious words: “You are free.”

It is this love of freedom, this embrace of human dignity, this call to courage in the face of evil that the survivors here today have helped to write onto our hearts. The Jewish people have endured oppression, persecution, and those who have sought and planned their destruction. Yet, through the suffering, they have persevered. They have thrived. And they have enlightened the world. We stand in awe of the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people.

I want to close with a story enshrined in the Museum that captures the moment of liberation in the final days of the war.
It is the story of Gerda Klein, a young Jewish woman from Poland. Some of you know her. Gerda’s family was murdered by the Nazis. She spent three years imprisoned in labor camps, and the last four months of the war on a terrible death march. She assumed it was over. At the end, on the eve of her 21st birthday, her hair had lost all of its color, and she weighed a mere 68 pounds. Yet she had the will to live another day. It was tough.

Gerda later recalled the moment she realized that her long-awaited deliverance had arrived. She saw a car coming towards her. Many cars had driven up before, but this one was different. On its hood, in place of that wretched swastika, was a bright, beautiful, gleaming white star. Two American soldiers got out. One walked up to her. The first thing Gerda said was what she had been trained to say: “We are Jewish, you know.” “We are Jewish.” And then he said, “So am I.” It was a beautiful moment after so much darkness, after so much evil.

As Gerda took this solider to see the other prisoners, the American did something she had long forgotten to even expect -- he opened the door for her. In Gerda’s words, “that was the moment of restoration of humanity, of humanness, of dignity, and of freedom.”

But the story does not end there. Because, as some of you know, that young American soldier who liberated her and who showed her such decency would soon become her husband. A year later, they were married. In her words, “He opened not only the door for me, but the door to my life and to my future.”

Gerda has since spent her life telling the world of what she witnessed. She, like those survivors who are among us today, has dedicated her life to shining a light of hope through the dark of night.

Your courage strengthens us. Your voices inspire us. And your stories remind us that we must never, ever shrink away from telling the truth about evil in our time. Evil is always seeking to wage war against the innocent and to destroy all that is good and beautiful about our common humanity. But evil can only thrive in darkness. And what you have brought us today is so much more powerful than evil. You have brought us hope -- hope that love will conquer hatred, that right will defeat wrong, and that peace will rise from the ashes of war.

Each survivor here today is a beacon of light, and it only takes one light to illuminate even the darkest space. Just like it takes only one truth to crush a thousand lies and one hero to change the course of history. We know that in the end, good will triumph over evil, and that as long as we refuse to close our eyes or to silence our voices, we know that justice will ultimately prevail.

So today we mourn. We remember. We pray. And we pledge: Never again.

Thank you. God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.)




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Starbucks unveils ‘Military Family Stores,' serving up jobs to American Veterans





Starbucks unveils ‘Military Family Stores,' serving up jobs to American Veterans

FOX News


At the Starbucks on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Clarksville, Tenn. -- two miles from the U.S. military base -- store manager Shannon Feltz pours hot coffee for a group of veterans seated at a communal table.

On a shelf next to the register are rows of green-and-white mugs reading: "Proudly serving those who serve."

On Tuesday, the Clarksville store became one of 37 around the country designated by the coffeehouse chain as "Military Family Stores" -- stores staffed primarily by veterans and military spouses as part of a larger effort to employ service members and their families nationwide.

Seventy-five percent of my business is the military," said 47-year-old Feltz, a 14-year military spouse whose husband is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army.
"We are so excited about this announcement," Feltz told Fox News.

Of the corporate Seattle-based coffee giant, Feltz said, "I've never felt so supported by a company in my life."
Shannon Feltz Expand / Contract

Shannon Feltz, a military spouse, serves coffee at the new Starbucks Military Family Store in Clarksville, Tenn.

Starbucks on Tuesday unveiled four other new Military Family Stores: Two in Texas, serving Camp Mabry in Austin and Ft. Bliss in El Paso; one in Newport, Rhode Island, near Naval War College; and another in Bedford, Mass., a few miles from Joint Base Hanscom.

The stores -- now at 37 -- are part of a broader initiative by Starbucks to provide thousands of jobs to veterans and military spouses, while also serving as communal hubs where current and former service members can connect, share stories and become part of a larger support network.

The company has committed to hiring 25,000 veteran and military spouses by 2025. Starbucks has currently employed more than 10,000 veteran and military spouse partners since it announced its initiative in 2013.

"Service members and military spouses are the best example of engaged citizens," John Kelly, a Starbucks senior vice president, said.


"Long after leaving active duty, they continue to vote, volunteer and serve their communities at a high rate, serving as the best examples of citizenship," Kelly said. "We are honored to serve as a place where these American heroes can continue to impact their community in a positive way."


In addition, many coffee shops designated as Military Family Stores have also joined the "Adopt a Military Unit program," in which store partners sponsor units and send care packages to active military deployed overseas.

Approximately 453,000 veterans were unemployed in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate of veterans for that year varied across the nation, ranging from 1.8 percent in Indiana to 7.6 percent in the District of Columbia. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night.

Matt Kress, a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Iraq, worked as a firefighter in California before managing the veterans and military affairs program for Starbucks.

Kress described the transition from active combat to civilian life as a "frightening period" during which military personnel enter a "major unknown."

Starbucks' veteran initiative, he said, provides help in every way to a community whose unique needs are often overlooked.

"Some of our veterans are only with us for a year, while others are here longer," he said. "This is their landing spot to figure out what they want to do with the rest of their life."



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April 24, 2017

Top Highlights From Sunday’s Shows Discussing President Trump




Top Highlights From Sunday’s Shows

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on NBC’s Meet The Press: “[President Trump] is fulfilling his promises and doing it at breakneck speed.”

CHIEF OF STAFF REINCE PRIEBUS: “First of all, if you look at the promises he made on immigration, you have border crossings down by 70%. You look at TPP, one of the first executive orders the President signed was getting out of TPP. You look at ethics, that was one of the bullet points. You had every employee of the West Wing signed an ethics pledge that said you’re not going to lobby for five years after you leave this place, and you’re never going to lobby for a foreign country. Look at Neil Gorsuch, first 100 days a Supreme Court justice is sworn in, first time since 1881. And if you just give me one minute, I won’t drone on. But, this idea about major legislation not being passed within the first 100 days, Barack Obama had a prebaked stimulus package that started in October … passed in February, it was pre-baked. George Bush didn’t get any major legislation until June. Clinton, August 10th. Bush 41, a year and a half later. Reagan, August 13th. Carter, 658 days after he took the office. Nixon, one year. Johnson, 225 days. Here is the deal, the President signed over 28 bills already. Health care may happen next week; it may not. We’re hopeful it will. As far as border security, you said the military. We have right now in the CR negotiating one of the biggest increases in military spending in decades. So, he is fulfilling his promises and doing it at breakneck speed.”


OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on Fox’s Fox News Sunday: “We’re talking about historic accomplishment by this administration in the first 100 days.”

DIRECTOR MICK MULVANEY: “What I think folks don’t realize is we’ve signed more legislation into law in the first 100 days than anybody in the last 50 years. We’ve put out more executive orders than any previous administration in the last 50 years and importantly, these are not creating new laws. Most of these are laws getting rid of other laws. Regulations getting rid of other regulations. We are reducing the role of government in your life during the first 100 days, and we are doing so on truly historic basis. Then you add Justice Gorsuch. No president has ever had a Supreme Court Justice confirmed in 100 days, and we’re talking about historic accomplishment by this administration in the first 100 days...”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on ABC’s This Week: “The President is honoring his promise to end the lawlessness at the border.”

ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS: “I think the President is honoring his promise to end the lawlessness at the border. The first thing we need to do is to stop the additional flow of illegal people into our country. Many of these are involved in criminal enterprises, hauling drugs, and that kind of thing. We need to end that and then we have to wrestle what to do about people who have been here a long time. But, I would say that the President is honoring his commitments to the American people, to fix this border and we’re going to stay at it. The Border Patrol is working very hard and so is the Department of Justice. We’re going to back them up.”

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on CNN’s State Of The Union: “We're looking for bad men and women and we're doing that very, very effectively.”


SECRETARY JOHN KELLY: “As I’ve said repeatedly, Dana, the illegal aliens that we're going after are not, if you will, simple, simply here illegally. We’re actually going after the very people that the sheriff references, in terms of criminals, that happen to be here also illegally. And would just highlight the fact that, you know, you can report crimes and not give your name. I mean, the 9-1-1 process is anonymous, if you want it to be. … I hear this a lot – that the reports are down and all that. I would just again tell the illegal immigrant community, if you are simply here illegally, we don't really have the time to go after you. We’re looking for bad men and women and we're doing that very, very effectively.”



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President Trump Meeting with U.N. Security Council Ambassadors






President Trump Meeting with U.N. Security Council Ambassadors


THE PRESIDENT: This is a very, very important and powerful group of people, and it’s really wonderful to have you with us. And I have to say, welcome to the White House. It’s a privilege to have all of the ambassadors and their spouses. You know, they were going to leave out the spouses, and I said, you must bring your spouses. (Laughter.) You know, I heard there were a lot of very angry spouses -- (laughter) -- and this is their first time to the White House. So it’s a great honor to those of you that brought your wife or spouse.

As you know, the United States holds the presidency of the Security Council this month, and I’m glad that we are continuing the tradition of hosting the Council’s ambassadors in our nation’s capital. It’s our great honor, believe me.

I want to thank Ambassador Nikki Haley for her outstanding leadership, and for acting as my personal envoy on the Security Council. She’s doing a good job. Now, does everybody like Nikki? Because if you don’t -- (laughter) -- otherwise, she can easily be replaced. (Laughter.) No, we won’t do that, I promise. We won’t do that. She’s doing a fantastic job. And everyone, I see -- even as we took pictures before -- the friendship that you’ve developed, all of you together. That’s really a fantastic thing.

The mission of the United Nations and the U.N. Security Council is to maintain international peace and security. These are important aims and shared interests. But as we look around the world, it’s clear that there is much work for you to achieve. You’re going to be very busy people, I suspect, over these coming months and years.

Our nation faces serious and growing threats, and many of them stem from problems that have been unaddressed for far too long. In fact, the United Nations doesn’t like taking on certain problems. But I have a feeling that people in this room -- and I know for a fact that Nikki feels very, very strongly about taking on problems that really people steered away from.

I encourage the Security Council to come together and take action to counter all of these many threats. On Syria, the Council failed again this month to respond to Syria’s use of chemical weapons. A great disappointment; I was very disappointed by that.

The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable, and the Council must be prepared to impose additional and stronger sanctions on North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile programs. This is a real threat to the world, whether we want to talk about it or not. North Korea is a big world problem, and it’s a problem we have to finally solve. People have put blindfolds on for decades, and now it’s time to solve the problem.

For the United Nations to play an effective role in solving these and other security challenges, big reforms will be required. In addition, we must also take a close look at the U.N. budget. Costs have been -- absolutely gone out of control. But I will say this: If we do a great job, I care much less about the budget, because you’re talking about peanuts compared to the important work you’re doing. You really are. You’re talking about the most important things ever. And I must say, I’m a budget person. You see the way I’m talking about NATO, the same thing, but if you do a great job at the United Nations, I feel much differently about it because we’re talking pennies compared to the kind of lives and money that you’ll be saving.

The United States, just one of 193 countries in the U.N., pays for 22 percent of the budget and almost 30 percent of the United Nations peacekeeping, which is unfair. We need the member states to come together to eliminate inefficiency and bloat, and to ensure that no one nation shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden militarily or financially. This is only fair to our taxpayers.

I look forward to a productive discussion about our shared role in keeping the peace, advancing reforms, and getting everyone to do their fair share.

I also want to say to you that I have long felt the United Nations is an underperformer but has tremendous potential. There are those people that think it’s an underperformer and will never perform. I think -- and I think especially I’m so happy with the job that Nikki is doing and our representatives -- but Nikki and the group -- and I see the relationship that she has already developed.

I think that the United Nations has tremendous potential -- tremendous potential -- far greater than what I would say any other candidate in the last 30 years would have even thought to say. I don’t think it’s lived up -- I know it hasn’t lived up to the potential. I mean, I see a day when there’s a conflict where the United Nations, you get together, and you solve the conflict. You just don’t see the United Nations, like, solving conflicts. I think that’s going to start happening now. I can see it. And the United Nations will get together and solve conflicts. It won’t be two countries, it will be the United Nations mediating or arbitrating with those countries.

So I see fantastic potential and fantastic things ahead for the United Nations. And I have to say, it’s a tremendous honor to know you and to meet you. And Nikki has given me a little briefing on each and every one of you, and I must tell you -- I will tell you, you know, I’m a very blunt person, if she didn’t like I would tell you right now -- (laughter) -- but she gets along with everybody and respects everybody in this room.

I’ll end by saying that -- unless you would rather not do it -- so we have an office in the White House, you may have heard of it, called the Oval Office. So what we'll do is we'll go down as a group and we'll take some pictures in the Oval Office. I know you’ve never seen it. Nobody seems to get to see the Oval Office very much, but we’re going to show you the Oval Office. So we’ll go down, take some pictures of the Oval Office, and we’ll have a good luncheon, and we’ll talk about the United Nations and we’ll talk about peace.

Thank you all very much for being here. It’s a great honor, and I’m glad you brought your spouses. Thank you. (Applause.)



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April 23, 2017

General Kelly has a laugh about leaving retirement




Homeland Security Secretary and former General John Kelly and Dana Bash discuss his short lived "retirement"

LOL I really like General Kelly.~Chrissie.



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April 22, 2017

President Trump presents Purple Heart to US service member



President Trump presents Purple Heart to US service member at Walter Reed Medical Center with Melania

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to personally visit Sergeant First Class Alvaro Barrientos, a soldier wounded in Afghanistan.

The Trumps visited Barrientos and his wife as the president awarded him a Purple Heart.

“When I heard about this I wanted to do it myself,” Trump said. “Congratulations. Tremendous.”





Donald Trump, Alvaro Barrientos, Tammy Barrientos, Melania Trump ... at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Saturday, April 22

The medal went to Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was wounded in action on March 17 in Afghanistan during what is now America's longest war. The White House did not release Barrientos' hometown.

Barrientos, whose right leg below the knee had been amputated, was brought into a hospital atrium in a wheelchair, accompanied by his wife, Tammy.

Trump kissed Barrientos' wife before pinning the medal on the sergeant's left shirt collar, grasping Barrientos by the shoulders and then shaking his hand. The Purple Heart is awarded to service members who are wounded or killed in action.

Besides Barrientos, Trump met privately with about a dozen service members who are receiving care at the medical center.

Before leaving the White House, the president tweeted that he looked forward to "seeing our bravest and greatest Americans."


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VP Mike Pence Speaks From Australia!


VP Mike Pence Speaks From Australia!


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April 21, 2017

AMAZING: President Donald Trump Delivers His Weekly Address to The Nation 4/21/17



AMAZING: President Donald Trump Delivers His Weekly Address to The Nation 4/21/17


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April 20, 2017

Fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee on Trump’s tax cut plan



Fmr. Gov. Mike Huckabee on Trump’s tax cut plan


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April 19, 2017

President Trump Welcomes the New England Patriots to the White House 4/19/2017 FULL EVENT




President Trump Welcomes the New England Patriots to the White House 4/19/2017

FULL event


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A Visit with Rep Brian Mast: Double Amputee Veteran




A Visit with Rep Brian Mast: Double Amputee Veteran

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April 18, 2017

President Donald J. Trump lands in Kenosha, WI on Marine One




President Donald J. Trump lands in Kenosha, WI on Marine One to deliver remarks at Snap-on Tools and to sign his "Buy American, Hire American" Executive Order, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.



President Trump Promotes "Buy American and Hire American"

“We will have two simple rules when it comes to this massive rebuilding effort, buy American and hire American” – President Donald J. Trump


KEEPING HIS PROMISE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: President Trump promised that Buy American - Hire American would be a signature foundation of his Administration.

In his Joint Address to Congress, President Trump promised that “our national rebuilding” “will be guided by two core principles: buy American and hire American.”

Then President-elect Trump: “We will have two simple rules when it comes to this massive rebuilding effort, buy American and hire American.”

On the campaign trail, Mr. Trump vowed that “the American people will come first once again.”




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April 17, 2017

The First Family welcomed visitors to the White House on Monday, April 17th to participate in the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House



The First Family welcomed visitors to the White House on Monday, April 17th to participate in the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. The festivities kicked off at 7:30 AM and continued all day until 7:00 PM. The President and First Lady delivered remarks in the morning and were then joined by their family as they participated in the Easter Egg Roll traditions.



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The President and First Lady Host the 139th Easter Egg Roll


Several members of the Administration were also present to join with the First Family to celebrate Easter. Press Secretary Sean Spicer, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and his wife Candy Carson, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, NSC Chief of Staff Keith Kellogg, Counselor Kellyanne Conway and First Lady Melania Trump took turns reading to children at the White House Reading Nook throughout the day.



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White House Easter Egg Roll: Reading Nook with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos





White House Easter Egg Roll: Reading Nook with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos


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White House Easter Egg Roll Reading Nook with Counselor Kellyanne Conway


White House Easter Egg Roll Reading Nook with Counselor Kellyanne Conway

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President Trump Participates in the White House Easter Egg Roll



President Trump Participates in the White House Easter Egg Roll


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Ben Carson and his wife and the White House Easter Egg Roll: Reading Nook


Ben Carson and his wife and the White House Easter Egg Roll: Reading Nook


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First Lady Melania Trump Reads to Kids at White House Easter Egg Roll Reading Nook




First Lady Melania Trump Reads to Kids at White House Easter Egg Roll Reading Nook



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White House Easter Egg Roll Reading Nook with Attorney General Jeff Sessions


White House Easter Egg Roll Reading Nook with Attorney General Jeff Sessions


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White House Easter Egg Roll Events




White House Easter Egg Roll event, Pres, First Lady and Barron design and sign greeting cards for US military personnel

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Love that Jeff Sessions brought his grandkids



Love that Jeff Sessions brought his grandkids


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April 16, 2017

Happy Easter ( 2017)



Celebrate Easter Because Jesus Christ Lives

"And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again."
Mark 10:34




Happy Easter to our Troops, you are in our thoughts and prayers.


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April 15, 2017

Lt. Gen. Thomas Spoehr:U.S. dropped the right bomb at the right time




Heritage Foundation’s Lt. Gen. Thomas Spoehr (Ret.): U.S. dropped the right bomb at the right time


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President Donald Trump Weekly Address 4/14/2017



President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address on 4/14/2017

My fellow Americans,

This is a season of great hope.

This week, Jewish families across our country, and around the world, celebrate Passover and retell the story of God’s deliverance of the Jewish people. The story of the Exodus is a story of freedom. It is the story of an incredible people who were liberated from oppression and raised up the face of humankind.

Down through the centuries, the Jewish People have lived through one persecution after another–and yet, they persevered and thrived and uplifted the world beyond measure. And now, the State of Israel stands as a monument to their faith and endurance.

Another day of faith and celebration is also upon us.

This Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ and the promise of eternal salvation. It is a holy day of reverence and worship; it is a sacred time that fills the spirit of our Nation with the faith of our people.

America is a Nation of believers.

As families gather in houses of worship across the Nation, we are grateful for the tremendous blessings of this land, our home. We have a beautiful country, an abundant countryside, and an amazing people with a truly bright and wonderful future.

From the beginning, America has been a place that has cherished the freedom of worship. That is the promise the first settlers saw in our vast continent—and it is the promise that our bravest warriors have protected for all of our citizens in centuries since, a long time ago.

Sadly, many around the globe do not enjoy this freedom—and one of the gravest threats to religious freedom remains the threat of terror.

On Palm Sunday, as Christians around the world celebrate the beginning of Holy Week, ISIS murdered at least 45 people and injured over 100 others at two Christian churches in Egypt.

We condemn this barbaric attack. We mourn for those who lost loved ones. And we pray for the strength and wisdom to achieve a better tomorrow—one where good people of all faiths, Christians and Muslims and Jewish and Hindu, can follow their hearts and worship according to their conscience.

With God’s grace, life always triumphs over death, freedom overcomes oppression, and faith extinguishes fear. This is the source of our hope—and our confidence in the future.

I also want to give a special message to those struggling Americans who have felt for too long the bitter taste of hardship. I want you to know: this White House is fighting for you. We are fighting for every American who has been left behind. We are fighting for the right of all citizens to enjoy safety and peace—and to work and live with the dignity that all Children of God are entitled to know.

As long as we have faith in each other, and trust in God, we will succeed.

Thank you. Have a Happy Easter, and a Happy Passover. God bless you. And God bless America.


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April 14, 2017

First Lady Melania Trump : Looking forward to hosting the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House Easter Monday



The White House Easter Egg Roll is a timeless White House tradition, dating back to 1878 and the presidency of President Rutherford B. Hayes.

The President and First Lady are honored to continue the traditions of the past, while weaving new traditions into the fabric of our Nation’s history.



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Ollie North: Trump has freed US military from WH micromanagement ~ Thank you Pres. Trump!



Ollie North: Trump has freed US military from WH micromanagement





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Fantastic!!! And I agree, let our Military make the decisions instead of a bunch of jerk politicians with agendas up the wazzoo! Trump is doing such a great job for our country, our military and in all areas.


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President Trump: Hillary Clinton 'Would Be Going To Trial' if Comey Wasn't 'Very, Very Good' to Her




Trump: Hillary Clinton 'Would Be Going To Trial' if Comey Wasn't 'Very, Very Good' to Her

Trump: "When he (Comey) was reading those charges, she was guilty of every charge"

President Trump argued in a television interview that aired Wednesday that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would be "going to trial" if FBI director Jim Comey hadn't been "very, very good" to her.

Speaking to Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, Trump brought up how Comey announced in July he wouldn't recommend prosecution over Clinton's email server while secretary of state.

"Don't forget when Jim Comey came out, he saved Hillary Clinton," Trump said. "People don't realize that. He saved her life. Because I call it 'Comey 1.' And I joke about it a little bit. When he was reading those charges, she was guilty of every charge. And then he said she was essentially OK


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April 13, 2017

U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS ~ Thank you Pres.Trump, Gen. Mattis and troops


U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS: America's most massive non-nuclear weapon is used for first time in combat on caves in Afghanistan

U.S. dropped its largest non-nuclear weapon after targeting ISIS in Afghanistan
The GBU-43 bomb weighs 21,600 pounds, is 30 feet long, contains 11 tons of explosives and carries a mile-wide blast radius
It can create a blast crater more than 300 meters wide after being dropped from a Hercules MC-130 cargo plane

The United States has dropped its largest non-nuclear weapon after it targeted ISIS a network of caves and tunnels in eastern Afghanistan.

U.S. forces used a GPS-guided GBU-43 bomb, which is 30 feet long and weighs a staggering 21,600 pounds.

A crater left by the blast is believed to be more than 300 meters wide. It has been described as the 'Mother Of All Bombs' – a play on the 'MOAB' acronym, which actually stands for 'Massive Ordnance Air Burst.'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that MOAB is 'a large, powerful and accurately delivered weapon' whose use was intended to collapse underground spaces used by ISIS terrorists to move freely and attack U.S. and allied troops.

'The United States takes the fight against ISIS seriously, and in order to defeat the group we must deny them operational space – which we did,' Spicer said.

He referred reporters' questions to the Pentagon.

A specialized MC-130 'Hercules' cargo aircraft released the weapon at 7:00 p.m. local time.

It was too big to drop from a traditional bomb-bay door or release from an aircraft wing, so 'we kicked it out the back door,' a U.S. official told Fox News.

The weapon's sheer power produces a blast that can be felt miles away., largely because of its construction.

Engineers used an unusually thin aluminum skin to encase MOAB's payload, in order to avoid a thicker steel frame interfering with the impact on a target.

The U.S. fast-tracked the MOAB in 2003 for use in Operation Iraqi Freedom, but the Defense Department later decided that the enemy provided too little resistance to justify its deployment.




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Border Patrol Union President RIPS Paul Ryan for Delaying Funding on Border Wall



Border Patrol Union President RIPS Paul Ryan for Delaying Funding on Border Wall


Border Patrol Union President RIPS Paul Ryan for Delaying Funding on Border Wall (VIDEO)


Brandon Judd, National Border Patrol Council President

Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd blasted Speaker Paul Ryan for not funding President Trump’s border wall in this year’s budget.

Judd joined Stewart Varney this morning on Varney and Co.

Stewart Varney: There is a report this morning that Speaker Paul Ryan is suggesting that Congress delay border wall funding until next year. What do you say about that?

Brandon Judd: I disagree. President Trump promised he was going to secure the border and part of securing the border is putting in place the proper technology and resources that allows us to be successful. And a border wall in strategic locations is one of those things that must get done.



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April 11, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Most Recent Press Conference in Full!







Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Most Recent Press Conference in Full!

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Awesome Florida sheriff takes drug crimes in his area very seriously


Awesome Florida sheriff takes drug crimes in his area very seriously. Sheriff Grinnell tells drug dealers to look over their shoulders as his masked officers are coming for them.



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Thank you Gov. Scott!! ~Soros-funded prosecutor ousted in Florida by Gov Rick Scott



Soros-funded prosecutor ousted in Florida by Gov Rick Scott

Florida governor Rick Scott reassigned 21 first-degree murder cases in Orange and Osceola counties to other prosecutors after he ultimately acknowledged that State Attorney Aramis Ayala had an agenda other than that of justice.

Ayala campaigned for the position in November with $1.38 million donated to her by the Florida Safety & Justice PAC, which is funded by billionaire liberal activist George Soros. Once on the job, she refused to ever seek the death penalty for any suspect.

According to a report in The Washington Times, the last straw came when Ayala declared in a press conference on March 16 that “she would not seek the death penalty against Markeith Loyd, who has been charged in the murders of his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon in December and Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton in January, or any other defendants.”

“While I currently do have [the] discretion to pursue death sentences, I have determined that doing so is not in the best interest of this community or in the best interests of justice,” Ayala, a Democrat, told reporters.

Governor Scott’s response was to reassign the case to a prosecutor in another circuit. He followed that up with the decision to reassign all of Ayala’s current cases “in the interest of justice” via this week’s executive order.

“Each of these cases I am reassigning represents a horrific loss of life,” Scott said, adding that the victims’ families “deserve a state attorney who will take the time to review every individual fact and circumstance before making such an impactful decision.”


Ayala has fired back at the governor, accusing him of abusing his power; her attorney said that she does plan to fight the order.

State attorney spokeswoman Eryka Washington told reporters on Monday, “Ms. Ayala remains steadfast in her position [that] the governor is abusing his authority and has compromised the independence and integrity of the criminal justice system.”

In 2015 and 2016, the Soros-backed network of state Safety & Justice committees funded at least ten other candidates for prosecutor through generous contributions which helped nine of them to win elections in ten states.

Soros is known to oppose the death penalty and stands behind the Black Lives Matter movement.

Ousted incumbent Jeff Ashton accused Ayala of trying to buy the office.

“I am not a puppet, never have been a puppet, and there is no one pulling my strings. I made the independent decision to run for state attorney because I want the job,” she fired back, despite her massive funding from Soros.

The issue caused outrage on social media when it was reported that a Seminole County clerk’s office employee resigned last month after saying on Facebook that Ayala “should be tarred and feathered if not hung from a tree.”

After calling on the governor to get rid of Ayala, GOP state Rep. Bob Cortes said he received a threat on his Facebook page and had to call the police. “Basically, they were in disagreement of what position I took, and they called me a traitor and [said] that my family was in danger.”

Members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Florida Legislative Black Caucus agreed with Ayala’s stance, calling Scott’s order “an unfettered and uninformed power grab.”

However, according to Scott, the reassigned cases are so heinous that they are absolutely eligible for death-penalty consideration.

“Some of the victims include a teenager whose life was taken before he could bravely testify as a witness to a dangerous crime, a single mother who was abducted and killed as she called for help, and a young child whose life was brutally cut short,” he described. “I cannot imagine the pain their families endure each day and we will do all we can to aggressively fight for justice.”


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April 10, 2017

Mark LEVIN: In One Missile Strike Trump Changed The Perception Of The US That Had Been Degraded By Obama




Mark LEVIN: In One Missile Strike Trump Changed The Perception Of The US That Had Been Degraded By Obama



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President Trump Wins MAJOR Trade Concessions from China



President Trump Wins MAJOR Trade Concessions from China

Financial Times


Following meetings with Chinese President Xi, we have learned that President Trump has won major trade concessions from China. The concessions include dropping the ban on American beef that had been in place since 2003.

The Obama administration failed miserably at trade and foreign relations on the whole (*cough* *cough* Hillary . . .) and with the new administration’s ‘America first’ approach to trade and economics thus far, President Xi of China has taken a big step toward solidifying a fruitful relationship with the U.S.

The other major trade concession has to do with allowing foreign entities (U.S. citizens) to hold majority stakes in Chinese investment and securities companies, the Financial Times reports.

So far, in regards to China, POTUS Trump has done a great job of reaching a level of understanding and friendship that will be useful for the state of global relations.


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President Trump Attends the Swearing In Ceremony of the Honorable Neil Gorsuch




President Trump Attends the Swearing In Ceremony of the Honorable Neil Gorsuch

Washington D.C. – Judge Neil Gorsuch took his oath this morning to join the Supreme Court at the Rose Garden of the White House, his wife, Louise Gorsuch by his side.



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This video should be played in every school and every parent should play it for their children and teach them about our government and how it works



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April 09, 2017

Lindsey Graham: Assad is Telling Trump 'F- you' By Reopening Airfield



Lindsey Graham: Assad is Telling Trump 'F- you' By Reopening Airfield


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., argued Syrian President Bashar Assad is effectively insulting President Trump by continuing to launch missions against rebel groups from the air base Trump struck with missiles on Thursday.

"Here's what I think Assad's telling Trump by flying from this base: 'F- you,'" Graham said Sunday during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Graham, a frequent Trump critic, said he was heartened to see the president take action against the Assad regime this week in response to its chemical attack on civilians days earlier.



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April 08, 2017

Syrian Praises Trump on CNN; “We don’t want to come to the US, we want to stay in Syria – Thank you President Trump”



Syrian Praises Trump on CNN; “We don’t want to come to the US, we want to stay in Syria – Thank you President Trump”

Syrian war survivor Kassem Eid went on with CNN Friday after President Trump’s missile strikes against the Assad regime on Thursday.

VIDEO: Syrian Praises Trump on CNN; “We don’t want to come to the US, we want to stay in Syria – Thank you President Trump”

Kassem, who survived the 2013 chemical gas attack, praised Trump


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President Trump Nominates TN Senator Mark Green For Army Secretary


Trump Nominates TN Senator Mark Green For Army Secretary


President Donald Trump announced Mark Green to be his pick for secretary of the United States Army.

Green is a Senator from Tennessee and has been praised by Defense Secretary Mattis.

AFP Reports:

“Mark will provide strong civilian leadership, improve military readiness and support our service members, civilians and their families,” Mattis said.


Green is a West Point graduate and Army veteran who served as a military physician.
If confirmed by the senate, Green would succeed Eric Fanning, who was the first openly gay secretary in any of America’s armed forces.



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April 07, 2017

President Donald Trump receives a briefing on a military strike on Syria from his National Security team





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 at Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Florida.



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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 7, 2017, as Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.



President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 7, 2017, as Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.


BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION


At the core of the American Dream lies the belief that our futures are not pre-determined and can be improved through learning and hard work. On Education and Sharing Day, we acknowledge the critical role of families, schools, and religious and other civic institutions in nurturing in our children the values that enable them to realize the full scope of their ambitions.

Education and Sharing Day recognizes the remarkable efforts of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, to use values-based education to drive our Nation's children toward the American Dream. As an educator, Rabbi Schneerson understood that education is incomplete if it is devoid of moral development. Working through a spirit of optimism, he strived to teach children to be honest, civil, respectful of differences, and self-disciplined, in addition to being intellectually rigorous.

On April 18, 1978, our Nation's first Education Day, U.S.A., Rabbi Schneerson wrote that "we can neither be satisfied nor slacken our efforts" so long as "there is still one child that does not receive an adequate education." These words inspire us today, as they did then, to empower our children and share with each of them the opportunity and promise of America. It is up to us to support our children in realizing their hopes and to encourage them to reach their fullest potential.


NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 7, 2017, as "Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A." I call upon government officials, educators, volunteers, and all the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of April, 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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April 06, 2017

President Donald Trump Launches Military STRIKE against Syria" Statement by President Donald Trump on Syria




Donald Trump Launches Military STRIKE against Syria" Statement by President Donald Trump on Syria

Trump "Ordered a Military Strike a Airfield in Syria" Statement by President Donald Trump on Syria Trump launches military strike against Syria



Statement by President Trump on Syria

Mar-a-Lago, Florida

9:40 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans: On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. No child of God should ever suffer such horror.

Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and ignored the urging of the U.N. Security Council.

Years of previous attempts at changing Assad's behavior have all failed, and failed very dramatically. As a result, the refugee crisis continues to deepen and the region continues to destabilize, threatening the United States and its allies.

Tonight, I call 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 challenge 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 and harmony will, in the end, prevail.

Goodnight. And God bless America and the entire world. Thank you.


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President Donald Trump and the First Lady have Dinner with President of China


President Donald Trump and the First Lady have Dinner with President of China


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Table set for 32 diners tonight as President Trump and First Lady Melania host China President and Madame Xi at The Mar-a-lago Club






Table set for 32 diners tonight as @POTUS and @FLOTUS host #China President and Madame Xi. – at The Mar-a-lago Club

"It's an honor to have you in the United States," Pres Trump tells his guests Pres XI and Madam Peng Liyuan of China.

Pres Trump says he's gotten "absolutely nothing" so far in talks with Xi, "but we have developed a friendship."


"I can see that long-term, we are going to have a very, very great relationship & I look very much forward to it," Pres Trump tells Pres Xi.



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President Trump Welcomed the Wounded Warrior Project to the White House




President Trump Welcomed the Wounded Warrior Project to the White House

Donald Trump honored members of the Wounded Warrior Project in a ceremony at the White House Thursday. The president, who repeatedly promised to boost spending for Veterans Affairs on the campaign trail, addressed a room full of them, some in wheelchairs, others with prosthetics.


The members are participating in the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride, a four-day bike ride through Washington that the charity says is an “opportunity for wounded service members and veterans to use cycling and camaraderie to overcome physical, mental, or emotional wounds.”


“Melania and I are deeply honored to join you all today and to stand here among real heroes — these are real heroes,” Trump said as he took the stage. “Secretary Shulkin and Secretary Zinke, who are standing right here in front of us, I want to thank you as we pay tribute to America’s heroes and winners. The soldier ride has been very unique. Thank you for organizing this event. And thank you for serving, those who have so bravely served our nation.”

“On behalf of the country, let me extend to all of the riders and your families the warmest possible welcome to the people’s house. I call it the people’s house. It’s the White House, but I call it the people’s house. You are all so amazing. You’ve risked all that you have, all that you possess, to keep our people safe and our democracy secure. We are going to keep it going for a long time folks. You’ve earned our freedom with your sweat and your blood. We salute you, we salute your service.”


“The story of today’s event is a story about America and the strength of our citizens. In 2004, a young man working in a tavern was moved by a desire to help his fellow Americans who were returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. So Chris Carney had the idea to ride a bike across the country and raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. He biked 4,000 miles — Where is Chris? Chris, stand up. Wow — and raised, at that time, $1 million. This act of devotion to our heroes inspired others. Since then, the soldier ride has become an annual even that uplifts our nation.”

“I am proud to continue this incredible tradition, and we are going to keep it going for a long time. I should have it for about seven more years,” Trump joked.

“Our way of life continues because of men and women who are willing to sacrifice anything and everything to protect their fellow warriors, and to protect all of this. Each of you has carved your place into the history of this incredible nation. The people of our nation thank you. They really thank you.”



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Xi Jinping, China's President and wife Peng Liyuan arrive at Palm Beach International Airport



Xi Jinping, China's President and wife Peng Liyuan arrive at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, April 6, 2017. President Trump will host Xi in their first face-to-face encounter, meeting today at the Mar-a-Lago Club.(Joseph Forzano / The Palm Beach Post)



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April 05, 2017

President Trump and First Lady Melania Welcome King Abdullah II & Queen Rania of Jordan to the White House




President Donald Trump Full Press Conference With King Abdullah II 4/5/2017


Pres Trump begins news conference by condemning "horrific" chemical weapon attack in Syria as "an affront to humanity."


Pres Trump announces US will contribute additional funds to Jordan for humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees there.


King Abdullah says he's "delighted" with WH talks so far. Calls US ties "a strategic partnership we keep close to our hearsts.”


Abdullah calls Syrian war another failure of intl community but believes under Pres Trump's leadership, "can unravel the situation."


Pres Trump says Pres Obama's "red line" warning to Syria was "a blank threat...not one of our better days as a country.”

In response to question, Pres Trump said the chemical attack in Syria "crossed a lot of lines for me." Says "it is now my responsibility.”


"The world is a mess. I inherited a mess," says Pres Trump, citing Middle East and North Korea. Then declares, "we're going to fix it.”

On Iran nuke deal, Pres Trump calls it "one of the worst deals I’ve ever witnessed – and I’ve witnessed some beauties.”

"The world is a mess. I inherited a mess," says Pres Trump, citing Middle East and North Korea. Then declares, "we're going to fix it.”



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First Lady Melania Trump and Queen Rania of Jordan take Stroll at White House




Melania Trump and Queen Rania of Jordan take Stroll at White House


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President Trump meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan




President Trump meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan



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President Trump and Jordan"s King Abdullah II


President Trump Welcomes King Abdullah II






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April 04, 2017

WATCH President Donald Trump AMAZING Speech at the 2017 NABTU


President Trump Speech to NABTU (building trades) 4-4-17


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Former US Attorney: Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump


Former US Attorney: Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies To Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump

Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova.

“What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday.

“The overheard conversations involved no illegal activity by anybody of the Trump associates, or anyone they were speaking with,” diGenova said. “In short, the only apparent illegal activity was the unmasking of the people in the calls.”

Other official sources with direct knowledge and who requested anonymity confirmed to TheDCNF diGenova’s description of surveillance reports Rice ordered one year before the 2016 presidential election.

Also on Monday, Fox News and Bloomberg News, citing multiple sources reported that Rice had requested the intelligence information that was produced in a highly organized operation. Fox said the unmasked names of Trump aides were given to officials at the National Security Council (NSC), the Department of Defense, James Clapper, President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, and John Brennan, Obama’s CIA Director.

Joining Rice in the alleged White House operations was her deputy Ben Rhodes, according to Fox.

Critics of the atmosphere prevailing throughout the Obama administration’s last year in office point to former Obama Deputy Defense Secretary Evelyn Farkas who admitted in a March 2 television interview on MSNBC that she “was urging my former colleagues,” to “get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves the administration.”

Farkas sought to walk back her comments in the weeks following: “I didn’t give anybody anything except advice.”

Col. (Ret.) James Waurishuk, an NSC veteran and former deputy director for intelligence at the U.S. Central Command, told TheDCNF that many hands had to be involved throughout the Obama administration to launch such a political spying program.

“The surveillance initially is the responsibility of the National Security Agency,” Waurishuk said. “They have to abide by this guidance when one of the other agencies says, ‘we’re looking at this particular person which we would like to unmask.'”

“The lawyers and counsel at the NSA surely would be talking to the lawyers and members of counsel at CIA, or at the National Security Council or at the Director of National Intelligence or at the FBI,” he said. “It’s unbelievable of the level and degree of the administration to look for information on Donald Trump and his associates, his campaign team and his transition team. This is really, really serious stuff.”

Michael Doran, former NSC senior director, told TheDCNF Monday that “somebody blew a hole in the wall between national security secrets and partisan politics.” This “was a stream of information that was supposed to be hermetically sealed from politics and the Obama administration found a way to blow a hole in that wall,” he said.


Doran charged that potential serious crimes were undertaken because “this is a leaking of signal intelligence.”

“That’s a felony,” he told TheDCNF. “And you can get 10 years for that. It is a tremendous abuse of the system. We’re not supposed to be monitoring American citizens. Bigger than the crime, is the breach of public trust.”

Waurishuk said he was most dismayed that “this is now using national intelligence assets and capabilities to spy on the elected, yet-to-be-seated president.”

“We’re looking at a potential constitutional crisis from the standpoint that we used an extremely strong capability that’s supposed to be used to safeguard and protect the country,” he said. “And we used it for political purposes by a sitting president. That takes on a new precedent.”


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This POS woman is so guilty and always has been. She keeps telling LIES and gets away with them , remember Benghazi and how she blamed the video. Think about it she does not do these things without being told. And who is telling her....... my guess would be Obama and his Iranian whore Valerie Jarret.




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April 03, 2017

God bless our Coal Miners! Pres.Trumps decision to roll back Obama-era energy decisions having an impact in Pennsylvania





Trumps decision to roll back Obama-era energy decisions having an impact in Pennsylvania


Posted by Wild Thing at 03:34 PM


President Trump Meets With President el-Sisi of Egypt - VIDEO





President Trump Meets With President el-Sisi



Posted by Wild Thing at 03:21 PM


White House posts official photograph of First Lady Melania Trump taken in the WH residence





White House posts official photograph of First Lady Melania Trump taken in the WH residence

First Lady of the United States Melania Trump is the wife of President Donald J. Trump, and was born on April 26, 1970 in Slovenia.

Melania Knavs began her modeling career at the age of sixteen. She would pursue a degree at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, but paused her studies to advance her modeling career in Milan and Paris before moving to New York in 1996. As a model, Melania has appeared in high profile ad campaigns and worked with some of the top photographers in the fashion industry, including Patrick Demarchelier, Helmut Newton, Arthur Elgort, Ellen Von Unwerth, Peter Arnell, Antoine Verglas and Mario Testino. She has graced the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, British GQ, Ocean Drive, Avenue, In Style, and New York Magazine. Her major layouts include the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Allure, Vogue, Self, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and Elle. In addition, Melania has appeared in numerous television commercials and television programs, including co-hosting The View with Barbara Walters.

With a penchant and passion for the arts, architecture, design, fashion and beauty, Melania has thrived on the cultural diversification of New York City. This passion can only be surpassed by her dedication to helping others, and her generosity has been noted. She was Honorary Chairwoman for Martha Graham Dance Company in April 2005, is an active member of the Police Athletic League which honored her with Woman of The Year 2006, has been an Honorary Chairwoman for The Boy's Club of New York for five consecutive years, and in 2005 The American Red Cross awarded her with Goodwill Ambassador which she has proudly served for four years. In April of 2008, she was asked by Love Our Children USA and NASDAQ to participate in the Fifth Annual National Love Our Children Day and the beginning of National Child Abuse Prevention month by ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ. In 2010, Melania was the Chairwoman for The American Heart Association which raised $1.7 Million for research. Melania's philanthropic interests represent her humanitarian side, and she remains an indefatigable and dedicated New Yorker.

Melania married Donald Trump in January 2005. In March of 2006 they welcomed their first child, Barron William Trump.

Melania is also a successful entrepreneur. In April 2010, Melania Trump launched her own jewelry collection.

In 2006, Melania Trump proudly became a citizen of the United States of America. She is only the second First Lady born outside of the United States. The first was Louisa Adams, wife to John Quincy Adams, the nation’s sixth president.

Mrs. Trump cares deeply about issues impacting women and children, and she has focused her platform as First Lady on the problem of cyber bullying among our youth.



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Egypt's Pres al-Sisi cites his admiration for Pres Trump's "unique personality" and strong stand against terrorism



Pres welcomes Pres al-Sisi to the Oval Office: "You have a great friend and ally in the United States and me."


At $1.46-billion, Egypt the 3rd largest recipient of US economic & military assistance after Afghanistan and Israel.


"I look forward to a very long and strong relationship," Pres Trump tells Egypt's Pres al-Sisi.


Egypt's Pres al-Sisi cites his admiration for Pres Trump's "unique personality" and strong stand against terrorism



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:56 PM


President Trump Donates First Quarter POTUS Salary to National Park Service






President Trump Donates First Quarter POTUS Salary to National Park Service


Posted by Wild Thing at 08:18 AM


April 02, 2017

President Trump: "If China is Not Going To Solve North Korea, We Will'



President Trump: "If China is Not Going To Solve North Korea, We Will'


This comes 3 days after North Korea's Kim Jong Un warned of 'Resolute Preemptive Attack' If The U.S. Threatens Pyongyang

Business Insider

WASHINGTON - The United States is prepared to respond to North Korean nuclear threats on its own if China fails to pressure Pyongyang, President Donald Trump said in an interview with the Financial Times on Sunday.

"Well if China is not going to solve North Korea, We will. That is all I am telling you," he was quoted as telling the newspaper.


Trump will host Chinese President Xi Jinping this Thursday and Friday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where the two leaders are expected to discuss North Korea, China's ambitions in the South China Sea and trade.


"China has great influence over North Korea. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won't," he was quoted as saying in the paper


Posted by Wild Thing at 12:44 PM


April 01, 2017

President Donald Trump Weekly Address 3/31/2017 Weekly Address Trump



President Donald Trump Weekly Address 3/31/2017 Weekly Address Trump

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Navajos Celebrate End of Obama’s Job-Killing Energy Policies: Trump Offers ‘Unwavering Support’ for Coal



Navajos Celebrate End of Obama’s Job-Killing Energy Policies: Trump Offers ‘Unwavering Support’ for Coal


Former President Barack Obama’s efforts to shut down the coal industry in the United States have threatened the well-being of generations of coal plant and mine workers, including those of the Navajo Nation.

The Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine on Navajo land in Arizona has directly and indirectly provided 3,100 jobs and $180 million in annual income to workers and their families.

The lease agreements, royalties, and other payments are tied to the plant and mine account for approximately 20 percent of Navajo Nation annual general fund revenue, with the money used to fund schools, emergency services, infrastructure, and public parks.

And now, because regulations have driven up the cost of coal, the plant owners who lease the land have announced it will close in 2019, adding even more strain to a community that suffers from a 42 percent unemployment rate and 43 percent of its people living below the federal poverty line.

Now, the Navajo Nation hopes that President Donald Trump and the Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will help resolve this crisis by working to keep the plant open for 10 years so that alternative income streams can be developed ahead of its closure.

“The president made a pledge to the coal industry to do whatever he can to help those workers,” a senior white house official told reporters on Monday ahead of Trump’s executive order on Tuesday to roll back much of the “climate change” policies put in place by Obama.


Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation, is counting on the Trump administration’s resolve. Begaye told Breitbart News:


For decades, clean coal power has been a critical economic engine for the Navajo Nation by creating thousands of jobs and substantial revenue for our people. The expedited closure of the Navajo Generating Station, the largest clean coal fired coal plant in the western United States, would create an economic disaster that would devastate Navajo families and our entire economy.


President Trump ran on a pledge to ‘bring back coal’ and we believe that he will keep his word and stand up for coal workers on the Navajo Nation and across the United States.


We are also optimistic about working with the Trump Administration to help our people given the President’s unwavering support for coal jobs and mine workers.


Begaye traveled to Washington earlier this month to meet with federal officials and lawmakers, and he wrote in a re
cent oped in The Hill that he is “optimistic” about the future. He wrote:

We are … optimistic about working with the Trump Administration on this issue given the president’s unwavering support for coal jobs and mine workers. President Trump ran on a pledge to ‘bring back coal’ and provide economic opportunities for workers who have been left behind by coal’s declining fortunes.


President Trump has an excellent opportunity to deliver on this promise by using the bully pulpit to help our people keep this plant open long enough to find new, high paying jobs.

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