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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

 

President Donald J. Trump Presents Remarks and Participates in the White House Sports & Fitness Day
 

 
The White House Outdoors Day
Reported by Karen Ann Carr
 

 

 

 

The White House South Lawn

3:39 P.M. EDT
 

 

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DONALD J. TRUMP: “Well, this is very special. And thank you all for being here. Thrilled to welcome so many young athletes — and these are really great athletes — to the White House for a very special White House Sports and Fitness Day.

I want to thank Secretary Azar. Thank you, Secretary. Fantastic job you’re doing. (Applause.) Assistant Secretary Giroir, and Surgeon General Adams for being here. That’s great. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.) Thanks also to Ivanka for her leadership in refocusing the Council. She’s worked so hard on this. She works hard on everything, actually. (Applause.) Huh? Come here.

I just want to thank — and she really, she’s helping to bring together all these amazing leaders and athletes who will work to break down barriers to youth sports participation and empower each child to reach his or her full potential through sport and through play.

I also want to thank the many state and local officials here. There are a lot of them here. Some of them I recognize, some of whom are actually quite famous, actually. And they’re all here today to support in helping to make this day and the Council a tremendous success. I think that’s what it’s going to be. It will be a great, great success.

I’m delighted to welcome the announced members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. These leaders are committed to getting America’s youth onto the field and into the game. The Council will be co-chaired by three of the biggest legends in American sports history. That’s true. First of all, one of baseball’s greatest to ever play the game. Thirteen-time all-star pitcher for the Yankees. I have watched him win so many games. Does winning get boring to you, Mariano?

RIVERA: Nope.

THE PRESIDENT: Never, right?

RIVERA: Never, never, never. (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: I’ve watched him win so many. The incredible Mariano Rivera. (Applause.) And I have to tell you, I was with some people the other day, some very knowledgeable baseball people, and they were talking, “Who was the greatest pitcher ever?” And you don’t think of a reliever as the greatest. And three of them said, “Mariano was the greatest to ever pitch.” I would say that’s not bad. Right?”

RIVERA: “No, that’s not bad at all.” (Laughter and applause.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “You’ve heard it before. You’ve heard that, right? He’s heard that before.

Second, a giant of American football, an incredible guy. I know him; he’s my friend. And he was a big supporter right from the beginning. It’s always good when they know you and they support you. If they know you and they don’t support you, that’s trouble. Right? The great Herschel Walker. What an amazing guy.” (Applause.) Thanks, Herschel.

And finally, three-time Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball. The really incredible — and I’ve watched her so much, mostly on television, unfortunately — Misty May-Treanor. Incredible talent.” (Applause.)

“And you know, we have Bill Belichick is also — and he’s working already with the team. But he’s one of the great coaches ever, without question. And he’s my friend.

And we have the Wake Forest NCAA championship tennis team here. Where are they? Are they around here some — oh, look at these guys. One of them is 6’11”. (Applause.) “I assume he has a very, very powerful serve. And Patrick is back there. But congratulations. That’s a tremendous achievement. They’ve won just about everything in tennis. That team is fantastic. And we have a beautiful tennis court if you guys want to practice. Okay? Anytime. So that’s Wake Forest.

And there’s a man that went to Wake Forest named Arnold Palmer. And not a bad golfer. Right? Not a bad golfer. He was something special. The Demon Deacon’s tennis team. Thank you very much. It’s great that you’re here. Congratulations.” (Applause.)

“So all of these titans of American sport know that many of life’s most valuable lessons are learned on the field of competition. There, young Americans will discover — that’s what they do, they discover — they’re learning all the time the importance of teamwork, social skills — Do I have social skills? I don’t know. I have social media, that’s for sure.” (Laughter.) “I don’t know about skill, but I have a lot of media — and the ability to overcome adversity, making lifelong friends all along the way.

The skills learned out on the track field, and the court, and the diamond, and the gridiron, and the golf course, and those tennis courts are skills that will serve young Americans for the rest of their lives.

I want to thank all of the council-members who are here with us today — incredible group of people. Each of you joined this important effort because athletes have meant so much to your own lives, and you want to share that, with great love and great affection, for the next generation. People have tremendous respect for these great athletes. I grew up — so much respect for the athletes.

You know that sports teach young people the value of patience, and perseverance, hard work, and determination. You also know these experiences can’t be replicated on a cell phone or a game console; they really have to be learned and lived on the field of practice, with lots of sweat, lots of hard work, and lots of determination. And you’re winners all.

Participating in sports builds character, forges friendships, tears down barriers, and brings people from all walks of like closer together. I’ve loved sports all of my life. I always loved the people of sports, but I have loved sports all of my life.

Sports also helps kids stay off the street and stay out of trouble. Students who participate in sports have up to 40 percent higher test scores. That one I’ve never heard. That’s pretty impressive. That’s pretty impressive. Are 15 percent more likely to attend college and have 8 percent higher annual earnings later on.

Yet, in recent years, youth participation in sports has been declining. In 2016, only 37 percent of young kids played team sports on a regular basis, down from 45 percent from 10 years ago. And the decline has been even worse among students from low-income families. We must reverse these trends, and we will. We’re making it possible for you to do that.

Therefore, for the first time in history, I have directed this council to work with the White House and Secretary Azar to develop a national strategy to increase youth participation. Can you handle it? Huh? He can handle a lot, this guy.

We want every American child to know the amazing feeling when they serve that final ace, like our great team over there. They served a lot of aces, didn’t you? When they beat the buzzer, when they drive across that goal line, or when they hit it out of the park, we want them to experience the satisfaction that comes with knowing “you left it all on the field” — a very great expression. We use it in business. We use it in everything. “You left it on the field.” And we got that expression from sports.

But most of all, we want our youth to learn these valuable lessons while creating opportunities for a better future for themselves, their families, and their great communities that they love.

To begin the work of the President’s Council and to underscore just how important sports are for America’s youth, it’s now my honor to kick off an exciting White House Field Day. That’s very, very valuable grass that you’re sitting on, all right? Doesn’t get any more valuable.

We have volleyball Misty May. We have soccer, track and field, baseball, flag football, and we have golf. I love golf. So to everyone here today, I say: Work hard, get in the game, play to win, and, most of all, have a good time. Have fun.

Thank you all for being in the White House. This is a very special day. It’s a very special place. And have a great life. We have a great country. Have a great life.” (Applause.) “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you all very much.”


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

 

President Donald J. Trump

 

 
President Trump Participates in White House Outdoors Day
Reported by Karen Ann Carr
 

 

GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH, 2018

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

 

 
During Great Outdoors Month, we celebrate the unmatched magnificence of our Nation’s mountains, waters, canyons, and coastlines. Spending time in the great outdoors, especially during summer, is an American tradition. Every American should take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of our natural wonders, which stretch from coast to coast and beyond.

As Americans, we are blessed with many stunning lands and waters that surround each of our communities. Our numerous forests, wildlife refuges, and local parks offer endless opportunities for recreation, adventure, and renewal. Early morning fishing trips and the thrill of summiting mountain peaks with friends create lasting memories. The splendid beauty of a sunset can inspire, while the solitude of a weekend camping trip often brings long-sought tranquility.

My Administration has made access to public land a top priority. We have modified national monuments to enhance public use and enjoyment of nearly two million acres of public land in Utah, and opened or expanded hunting and fishing access at 10 national wildlife refuges across the country. The splendor of our country’s treasured lands is a source of national pride, and Americans should be able to enjoy as many of our treasured outdoor spaces as possible, in as many ways as possible.

As summer approaches, I encourage all Americans to step outside and appreciate America’s natural beauty and to practice good stewardship of our environment. By enjoying our great outdoors, we enhance our collective efforts to preserve our natural lands and waters, protecting them for future generations.

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 June 2018 as Great Outdoors Month. I urge all Americans to explore the great outdoors while acting as stewards of our lands and waters.

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

DONALD J. TRUMP


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

 

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders
 

 
The White House Press Briefing
Reported by Karen Ann Carr
 

 

 

WASHINGTON DC – White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders convenes the White House Press Briefing in the West Wing in Washington, DC, USA on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

 

President Donald J. Trump Signs Bill
 

 
President Donald J. Trump Signs Right To Try Law
Reported by Karen Ann Carr
 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump signs S. 204, the “Right to Try Act”


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

 

President Donald J. Trump

 

 

President Trump participates in a Make America Great Again Rally
Reported by Karen Ann Carr
 

 
WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. receives his intelligence briefing in the White House Oval Office in Washington DC, USA at 11:00 AM.

In the afternoon, President Trump has lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr. in the White House Private Dining Room at 12:15 PM in the afternoon.

President Trump then meets with the Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Michael Azar II an American lawyer and former Eli Lilly drug company executive. The Director of the National Institutes of Health Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., officially sworn in on August 17, 2009, the 16th director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will participate in the White House Oval Office meeting also at 1:30 PM.
The Eli Lilly and Company is a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, with offices in 18 countries. Its products are sold in approximately 125 countries. The company was founded in 1876 by Col. Eli Lilly, a pharmaceutical chemist and veteran of the American Civil War, after whom the company was named.

President Trump will then depart the White House in Washington D.C. en route to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland at 3:30 PM.

President Trump is scheduled to arrive at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland at 3:40 PM.

President Trump will then depart Joint Base Andrews en route to Nashville, Tennessee at 3:50 PM, to participate in a roundtable and dinner with supporters, and to hosts a Make America Great Again Rally.

President Trump will arrive at Nashville International Airport in Nashville Tennessee at 4:30 PM CDT in the evening.

President Trump then departs Nashville International Airport en route to the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville Tennessee. The President is scheduled to arrive at 4:55 PM CDT.

President Trump will then participate in a roundtable discussion with supporters in Nashville, Tennessee at 5:00 PM CDT.

After the hour long discussion, President Trump will enjoy dinner with supporters in Nashville, Tennessee.

President Trump then departs Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center en route to Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee at 6:35 PM.

President Trump arrives at Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville Tennessee at 6:50 PM to host the Make America Great Again Rally.

President Trump hosts the Make America Great Again Rally in Nashville, at 7:00 PM.

Following the Rally, President Trump departs Nashville Municipal Auditorium en route to Nashville International Airport in Nashville, Tennessee.

President Trump arrives at Nashville International Airport in Nashville, Tennessee at 8:15 PM.

After a very long work day, President Trump is scheduled to depart Nashville International Airport en route to Washington, DC at 8:25 PM EDT.

President Trump then arrives at Joint Base Andrews in the state of Maryland at 10:55 PM EDT.

President Trump will depart Maryland’s Joint Base Andrews en route to the White House in Washington DC, USA at 11:05 PM.

President Trump ends a more than 12 hour work day when he arrives at the White House in Washington, DC USA at 11:15 PM.


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

 

President Donald J. Trump

 

 

President Trump Presents Remarks On American Freed from Venezuela
Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

 

WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump presents remarks on the American Freed from Venezuela in the White House Oval Office of Washington DC USA.


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Monday, May 28, 2018
 

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America
 

 

 
President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America On Memorial Day
Reported by Karen Ann Carr
 

 

 

 
President Donald J. Trump lays a wreath at the unknown warrior memorial on Memorial Day May 28, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
 

MEMORIAL DAY
 
“Memorial Day is our Nation’s solemn reminder that freedom is never free,” President Donald J. Trump wrote last year, proclaiming Memorial Day 2017 as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace. “It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of devotion in service of our ideals and in the defense of our Nation.”

 

 

Memorial Day is an occasion for Americans to honor those who lost their lives in service to our country. As we do so, it is also a moment to consider how we can make life better for all of America’s heroes in uniform, including our veterans.

In the coming days, President Trump will take an important step toward correcting how the United States treats its veteran population. On May 23, the Senate followed the House of Representatives’ lead in passing the VA MISSION Act, a bill that will transform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) into a high-performing and integrated healthcare system for the 21st century. It accomplishes this goal by putting patient choice at the core of the VA program.

The final legislative package—which passed the Senate in an overwhelming 92-5 bipartisan vote—follows months of discussion among key Congressional leaders and the President to reach a strong compromise.

“Passing this legislation is another promise made and promise kept to America’s Veterans under President Trump’s leadership, which has provided the most substantial VA reform in a generation,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. President Trump expects to sign the bill into law soon after Memorial Day.

The VA MISSION Act achieves five important objectives for our Nation’s veterans:

Consolidates and strengthens the VA’s community care programs;
Funds the existing Veterans Choice program to ensure veterans continue to receive care through the Choice program until the new, consolidated Veterans Community Care Program takes effect;
Creates new flexibilities to aid the VA in managing its infrastructure portfolio through an Asset and Infrastructure review process;
Expands the Caregivers program to include eligible veterans from all eras of service;
Strengthens the VA’s workforce.

These reforms come at a crucial moment. The Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs recently informed Congress that the VA expects funding for the current Choice program to be exhausted as early as the end of this month. To prevent disruptions to care, the Trump Administration had urged Congress to pass the bill by Memorial Day.

Although the VA MISSION Act represents a milestone in veterans care, the work is far from finished. “The Administration will continue implementing policies that transform and modernize the VA to better serve our nation’s heroes,” Press Secretary Sanders said.

President Trump also remains committed to broader healthcare reforms that improve the lives and well-being of all Americans, building on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate tax on working families.”


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Friday, May 25, 2018
 
 

President Donald J. Trump at the United States Naval Academy
 

 
President Trump Attends the United States Naval Academy Graduation Ceremony
Reported by Karen Ann Carr
 

 

 

WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump participates in the United States Naval Academy Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony on Friday, May 25, 2018.


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Thursday, May 24, 2018
 

 
TRANSCEND A SET BACK FOR THE WORLD
NORTH KOREA BACKS OFF OF MEETING WITH UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Written by Karen Ann Carr
 

 

 
WASHINGTON DC – Notwithstanding this weeks talks with South Korean leaders, plans for a meeting with North Korea have paused.

The Trump administration is committed to “rebuilding U.S. deterrence to preserve peace through strength.” Our Nation’s top priority is sustaining peace through strength domestically and abroad. In this unprecedented era of peace, as compared to that of World War II, the free world is safest when America is strongest. Yet intentional depletion of our military in recent years, which President Trump is committed to reversing, resulted in an escalation of threats the world over.

When North Korea placed denuclearization on the negotiating table, it was a move to shift perceptions and distract the world. Abandoning nuclearization is inconceivable at this stage of North Korea’s nuclear age. North Korea wants to be considered more highly around the world. To achieve that end result it is following the aspirations of the United States of America. Like America, North Korea will likely use trade as its means to sustain strength through peace, while building its military. Like Iran, North Korea has gained more time to develop more weapons.

Transcending intentional fake nation’state greatness and global domination by way of an ability to preserve the lives of people is a matter of great human character. When or if a US President and a North Korean leader sits down to preserve human lives above all else, long-lasting honor that exalts both nations will be the end to numerous steps of apparent chaos. Having many bombs pointed beyond your boards is the responsibility of mature state and pure-hearted leadership. Our responsibility as a mature nation-state is to take the preservation of life seriously.

Today’s set-back simply delays two leaders from being considered for a Nobel Peace Prize perhaps. Both leaders will likely have to break from the stuff-neck attitudes of their parents, perceive and envision and participate in a destiny determined by Providence.

Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea has some difficult days ahead. Jong-un has to have the courage to resist being like his father and grandfather, while shifting indoctrinated citizens into a real world where he is not the supreme leader. President Trump has shifted from formal precedent to agree to meet with Kim Jung-un. Perceptions about status, strength, superiority and wealth are on the table. President Trump most walk away from a meeting with US greatness and strength, power and superiority preserved. Jong-un’s universal supremacy will not be maintained given all the moving parts of a never-realized process. One can only imagine the military pressures coming upon Jun-un his own military leaders in North Korea. Perceptions and beliefs systems are at play here as well.

Needless to say, this is a very exciting time to be alive.
 

“A SET BACK FOR THE WORLD”

President Donald J. Trump

NORTH KOREA BACKS OFF OF MEETING WITH UNITED STATES OF AMERICA



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Thursday, May 24, 2018
 

President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor

Reported by Karen Ann Carr
 

 

 

WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump Presents the Medal of Honor to Navy Seal Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski of Northampton, Massachusetts at the White House East Room in Washington DC, USA on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

“Today we induct a new name into the world’s most exclusive gathering of heroes, and that’s exactly what it is,” President Trump said. The president also recognized members of Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Slabinski’s Navy Seal team.

President Donald J. Trump Presents Medal of Honor at the White House East Room in Washington, DC, USA on Thursday, May 24, 2018. | White House Snapshot Photo by Karen Ann Carr/TheWhiteHouseSpin.Com/ E Media Inc.

“We pay tribute to Britt’s heroic service and we proudly present him with our nation’s highest military honor, and I would go so far as to say our nation’s highest honor,” Trump said at a White House ceremony. Several past Medal of Honor recipients attending the ceremony were applauded also.

Slabinski’s family members spent time in the White House Oval office with the president prior to the ceremony.

While leading a reconnaissance task force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Slabinski risked his life by repeatedly exposing himself to “horrendous” fire from more heavily armed al-Qaida forces in March 2002 during the Battle of Takur Ghar.

Slabinski retired from the Navy in 2014 after more than 25 years of service.

At the White House following the ceremony, Slabinski said the medal “belongs to so many others” and named the teammates “who followed me without hesitation.” Slabinski recounted, the medal also belongs to seven Americans who died on the mountaintop.

“They gave all for us. This honor is truly theirs. They are the true heroes.”

President Donald J. Trump Presents Medal of Honor at the White House East Room in Washington, DC, USA on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award of the United States. | White House Snapshot Photo by Karen Ann Carr/TheWhiteHouseSpin.Com/ E Media Inc.

 
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP ON THE BRAVE SOLDIERS

“Seven of the brave men who fought with Britt are here with us today, and maybe they’ll stand up as I call their name. Petty Officer Second Class Brett Morganti. Pretty dangerous place, huh? Way to go, Brett. Chief Warrant Officer Kyle Soderberg. Thank you, Kyle. Petty Officer Second Class Stephen Toboz. Thanks, Stephen. Chief Warrant Officer Al Mack. Thank you. Sergeant Christopher Cunningham. Master Sergeant Eric Stebner — a Master Chief Petty Officer still on active duty is quietly not with us today.”

“I just want to thank you all. Unbelievable acts of bravery. Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you, folks. Thank you very much. Incredible.”

“Today, we also remember the brave soldiers who gave their lives on that mountain: Technical Sergeant John Chapman, Corporal Matthew Commons, Specialist Marc Anderson, Sergeant Bradley Crose, Senior Airman Jason Cunningham, Technical Sergeant Philip Svitak, and of course, Petty Officer First Class Neil Roberts — who met a horrible death — for whom these events are now known — it’s called the Battle of Robert’s Ridge. Incredible event.”

“To the Gold Star family members of those heroes who are here today, please stand up. Please, stand up. (Applause.) Please. It’s an honor to have you accept our nation’s profound sorrow and a deep love and everlasting gratitude. These were incredible, incredible men, and you can be proud that they were in your family. And they are looking down right now, and they are very, very proud of you. Thank you very much. Thank you for being here. Thank you.”

“To Britt, and to all of the men of Robert’s Ridge: You waged a fierce fight against the enemies. And these really have become the enemies of America and the enemies of all civilization. Through your actions, you demonstrated that there is no love more pure, and no courage more great, than the love and courage that burns in the hearts of American patriots.”

“We are free because warriors like you are willing to give their sweat, their blood, and, if have to, their lives for our great nation.”

“Britt, you went on to serve many more years in the U.S. Navy before finally retiring in 2014. Today, he continues his life of serving by volunteering with the Navy SEAL Foundation, and on behalf of Gold Star families. Special, special, incredible families. And as one of his fellow service members testifies, he is an amazing father to Bryce, who, like his dad, is now an Eagle Scout.”

“Britt wants the country to know that for him, the recognition he is about to receive is an honor that falls on the whole team — he wants you folks to know that — on the whole team, on every American warrior who fought the forces of terror on that snowy Afghan ridge. Each of them has entered the eternal chronicle of American valor and American bravery.”

“Britt, we salute you, we thank you. We thank God for making you a United States SEAL. We love our Navy SEALs. They’ve very special, very incredible people. It’s now my tremendous privilege to present to you the Congressional Medal of Honor.”

“And I’d like the military aide to come forward and please read the citation. Thank you.”

“MILITARY AIDE: The President of the United States, in the name of the Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Sea, Air, and Land, Britt K. Slabinski, United States Navy, for service as set forth in the following: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while assigned to a joint task force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.”

“In the early morning of March 4, 2002, Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Slabinski led a reconnaissance team to its assigned area atop a 10,000-foot, snow-covered mountain. Their insertion helicopter was suddenly riddled with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire from previously undetected enemy positions. The crippled helicopter lurched violently and ejected one teammate onto the mountain before the pilots were forced to crash land in the valley far below.”

“Senior Chief Slabinski boldly rallied his five remaining team members, and marshaled supporting assets for an assault to rescue their stranded teammate. During reinsertion, the team came under fire from three directions, and one teammate started moving uphill toward an enemy strongpoint. Without regard for his own safety, Senior Chief Slabinski charged directly toward enemy fire to join his teammate. Together, they fearlessly assaulted and cleared the first bunker they encountered.”

President Donald J. Trump Presents Medal of Honor at the White House East Room in Washington, DC, USA on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award of the United States. | White House Snapshot Photo by Karen Ann Carr/TheWhiteHouseSpin.Com/ E Media Inc.

President Donald J. Trump Presents Medal of Honor at the White House East Room in Washington, DC, USA on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award of the United States. | White House Snapshot Photo by Karen Ann Carr/TheWhiteHouseSpin.Com/ E Media Inc.

“The enemy then unleashed a hail of machinegun fire from a second hardened position only 20 meters away. Senior Chief Slabinski repeatedly exposed himself to deadly fire to personally engage the second enemy bunker and orient his team’s fires in the furious, close-quarters firefight. Proximity made air support impossible. And after several teammates became casualties, the situation became untenable. Senior Chief Slabinski maneuvered his team to a more defensible position, directed airstrikes in very close proximity to his team’s position, and requested reinforcements.”

“As daylight approached, accurate enemy mortar fire forced the team further down the sheer mountainside. Senior Chief Slabinski carried a seriously wounded teammate through deep snow, and led a difficult trek across precipitous terrain while calling in fire on the enemy, which was engaging the team from the surrounding ridges.”

“Throughout the next 14 hours, Senior Chief Slabinski stabilized casualties and continued the fight against the enemy until the hill was secured and his team was extracted. By his undaunted courage, bold initiative, leadership, and devotion to duty, Senior Chief Slabinski reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”

President Donald J. Trump Presents Medal of Honor at the White House East Room in Washington, DC, USA on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award of the United States. | White House Snapshot Photo by Karen Ann Carr/TheWhiteHouseSpin.Com/ E Media Inc.

 

(The Medal of Honor is presented.) (Applause.)

 

(A prayer is given.)


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
 


 

 

President Trump Participates in a Roundtable on Immigration

Reported by Karen Ann Carr
 

 

 

BETHPAGE, NEW YORK – President Donald J. Trump Participates in a Roundtable on Immigration in Bethpage, New York, USA on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Earlier today President Trump announces set back with plan to meet with North Korea.

Today, the “Right to Try” Bill passed through the USA Congress. Now people dealing with terminal illness have the right to try experimental medical treatments and drugs.
 

 


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
 

President Trump Makes a Statement Upon Departure
 

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Statement

Reported by Karen Ann Carr
 

 

 

WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump makes a statement prior to departure from the White House South Lawn in Washington DC, USA en route to Bethpage, New York, USA on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.


“A SET BACK FOR THE WORLD”

President Donald J. Trump

NORTH KOREA BACKS OFF OF MEETING WITH UNITED STATES OF AMERICA