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President Donald J. Trump Signs Free Trade Agreement with Korea

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump Participates in a Signing Ceremony for the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK — President Donald J. Trump participates in a Signing Ceremony for the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement at the United Nations Headquarters in the United States of America on Monday, September 24, 2018.


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President Donald J. Trump Makes a Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem at the United Nations

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem

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President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America Participates in the Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem

 

 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America presents remarks at the Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem Event at the United Nations in New York, New York, United States of America at 8:35 AM.

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REMARKS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP

AT “GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION ON THE WORLD DRUG PROBLEM” EVENT

United Nations Headquarters

New York, New York

8:35 A.M. EDT – 8:39 A.M. EDT

 

 

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DONALD J. TRUMP: “Thank you all for being here this morning. It is a great honor to address you on an issue that affects every nation across the globe: the world drug problem. And a big problem it is.

The scourge of drug addiction continues to claim too many lives in the United States and in nations around the world. Today, we commit to fighting the drug epidemic together.

I want to express my deep gratitude to Ambassador Haley for her outstanding leadership in counter-narcotics at the United Nations, along with the dedicated work of our great Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who’s done an absolutely fantastic job, and Ambassador John Bolton. Thank you very much.

We also thank the Secretary-General for joining us at our special guest — and as our special guest. He’s become a great friend, and he’s doing a wonderful job at a very, very complex situation, but a beautiful situation. And I’ve always said the United Nations has tremendous potential, and that potential is being met. Slowly but surely, it’s being met.

We are likewise grateful to our 31 co-host countries. Each of you is taking critical steps to combat the global drug problem.

As the 2018 World Drug Report highlights, cocaine and opium production have hit record highs — incredibly — and global deaths caused by drug use have increased by 60 percent from the year 2000 to 2015. So, in 15 years, it gone up 60 percent, which is absolutely terrible.

As we know, illicit drugs are linked to organized crime, illegal financial flows, corruption, and terrorism. It’s vital for public health and national security that we fight drug addiction and stop all forms of trafficking and smuggling that provide the financial lifeblood for vicious transnational cartels.

In the United States, we’re taking aggressive action, securing our border, supporting law enforcement, devoting record funding to the opioid crisis, and promoting treatment and recovery.

Many nations here today are also taking bold action. Newly elected President Duque, Colombia, campaigned on an anti-drug platform, and won a very, very impressive victory. Congratulations.

We look forward to partnering with his new administration to eradicate coca production in his country. All of us must work together to dismantle drug production and defeat drug addiction.

For this reason, last month, the United States announced a “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem.” The call is simple: reduce drug demand; cut off the supply of illicit drugs; expand treatment; and strengthen international cooperation. If we take these steps together, we can save the lives of countless people in all corners of the world. And when I say countless, I’m talking about millions and millions of people.

I’m thrilled that every country in the room today has agreed to answer our call, and I want to thank each and every one of you for your commitment to this important initiative.

The United States looks forward to working with you to strengthen our communities, protect our families, and deliver a drug-free future for all of our children.

Thank you very much. And thank you for being here. We appreciate it. Thank you.” (Applause.)


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The White House Press Conference at the United Nations

 

 

 

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Ambassador Nikki Haley and National Security Advisor John Bolton participate in a Global Press Conference of the United States of America. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo opened the joint press availability followed by the United States United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and National Security Council Advisor of the United States of America John Bolton during United Nations General Assembly at the New York Hilton, Midtown, in New York City, on Monday, September 24, 2018.


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The Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan Co-Hosts a Meeting on Ending Forced Labor, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking

 

 

The Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan on Ending Forced Labor, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Deputy Secretary Sullivan co-hosts a meeting on stepping up action to end forced labor, modern slavery, and human trafficking, at the United Nations, in New York City on September 24, 2018.

A transcript will become available at https://www.state.gov/s/d/c21460.htm.



 

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President Donald J. Trump Heads to the United Nations

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump

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WASHINGTON DC – In the morning at 8:10 AM, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump of the United State of America travel to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, New York.

President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to arrive at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, New York at 8:20 AM.

President Trump will then participate in the Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem in New York, New York at 8:30 AM.

President Trump then departs the United Nations Headquarters en route to Trump Tower in New York, New York.

President Trump arrives at Trump Tower in New York, New York at 9:30 AM.

In the afternoon, President Trump departs Trump Tower en route to the Lotte New York Palace in New York, New York at 2:15 PM.

President Trump arrives at the Lotte New York Palace in New York, New York at 2:20 PM.

President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with the President of the Republic of Korea in New York, New York at 2:45 PM.

President Trump participates in a signing ceremony for the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement in New York, New York at 3:45 PM.

President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt in New York, New York at 5:15 PM in the evening.

President Trump participates in a bilateral meeting with the President of the French Republic in New York, New York at 6:30 PM.

President Trump and the First Lady will then participate in a Diplomatic Reception photo line in New York, New York at 7:45 PM.


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Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Statement

 

 

 

Statements: Judge Brett Kavanaugh and White House Spokesperson Kerri Kupec

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK—The presidential motorcade arrived at Trump Tower at 6:04 PM, reports Anita Kumar, White House Correspondent for the McClatchy Newspapers. Marine One landed at Wall Street landing zone at 5:45 pm, about 40 minutes behind schedule.

“The ride was “uneventful” except for some unhappy drivers in backed up traffic Some spectators lined up to watch the motorcade go by. Many were snapping photos with their phones. One man yelled “fuck you.” Another man stuck up his middle finger,” Kumar reports.

President Trump is scheduled to have a bilateral working dinner with the Prime Minister of Japan.

 

Meanwhile, the White House passed along these two statements in response to latest New Yorker story:

Statement from Judge Brett Kavanaugh:

“This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name–and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building–against these last-minute allegations.”

 

Statement from White House Spokesperson Kerri Kupec

“This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man. This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say. The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh.”

“Brett Kavanaugh has been clear from the beginning—he categorically and unequivocally denies this allegation and is eager to testify publicly to defend his integrity and clear his good name. On Monday, Brett Kavanaugh met with Committee counsels to answer questions subject to criminal penalties and offered to testify publicly Tuesday morning. Since then, we have heard about different dates, conditions, and ever changing schedules, but today we appear no closer to a fair hearing. But one thing has remained consistent: Brett Kavanaugh remains ready, willing and eager to testify as soon as possible.”

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President Trump On the Passing of President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump On President Tran Dai Quang

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WASHINGTON, DC — It was with sadness that I learned of the passing of President Tran Dai Quang. On behalf of the American people, I express my condolences to his family and the people of Vietnam.

President Quang was a great friend of the United States. He graciously hosted me during my historic state visit to Hanoi in November 2017, and I am grateful for his personal commitment to deepening the United States-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership. We will not soon forget his contributions to peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region or his voice for Vietnam as a proud and independent nation on the world stage.


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Presidential Signing Ceremony of H.R. 5895

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 5895

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — President Trump Participates in a Signing Ceremony of H.R. 5895 at 11:11 A.M. PDT on Friday, September 21, 2018.

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Remarks of President Trump at the Signing of H.R. 5895

Veterans Administration’s Southern Nevada Healthcare System
North Las Vegas, Nevada

11:11 A.M. PDT

 

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: “Well, thank you very much. Please. It’s great to be with you. And thank you to Secretary Wilkie, who is doing an incredible job, I have to say. And also to the great leadership of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some of those great leaders are with us today.

Today, I’m honored to be at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center to sign into law a historic government funding bill that will renovate our nation’s military bases and provide great world-class care to our great veterans. (Applause.) Unless you don’t want it. Unless you don’t want it.

I want to thank your state’s great senator, Dean Heller. He has been so helpful. Dean has really been helpful. He’s worked all the way, right from the beginning. And this was very important for him. But for working so hard to get the bill passed and get it put right on my desk, and to pass the groundbreaking VA reform. There’s never been reform like we’ve been able to do over the last very short period of time.

Thank you, as well, to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval for being such a strong advocate for Nevada’s veterans. We’re also — (Applause) — thank you, Brian. Thank you, Brian.

We’re also very grateful to be joined by Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt. (Applause.) Thank you, Adam. Great job. Hear he’s doing well.

To every veteran here today: We are eternally grateful for your noble service to our nation. I would like to ask all of the veterans with us now to, please, proudly stand. (Applause.) That’s great. That’s great. You’re fantastic people. You’re really fantastic people. Please. Thank you. You really are.

And we’re fighting to make sure that you get the care that you so richly earned. And today’s legislation is one more promise that the Trump administration is keeping. And we’ve done a lot of promises, and we’ve kept them all. And this is another one for the veterans.

 

With this funding bill, we’ve increased the VA’s budget to the largest ever. We are delivering the resources needed to fully implement crucial VA reforms that, as you know, we’ve gotten. You know the reforms. We’re going to go over them in a minute, but they are some reforms. And to deliver for our great veterans, just the way I said I would constantly on the campaign trail. You backed me, and I back you. That’s the way it works, right? That’s the way it’s supposed to work in life. (Applause.)

And with our booming economy — which is now, I think we can easily say, the greatest economy maybe we’ve ever had in our country. Stock markets yesterday — and I believe they’re up today, so that means today. But the stock markets yesterday hit the highest they’ve ever been in the history of our country. And we’ve broken the record, now, over 100 times. So we keep breaking it, breaking it. And actually, we have a long way to go. There’s tremendous potential. (Applause.)

So with our booming economy, I’m also proud to report that the veterans unemployment recently achieved its lowest level in more than 20 years. That means a lot of jobs. A lot of jobs are taking place.

Last year, I also signed into law the landmark VA Accountability Act. You know all about that. And that was something that was very important to me. Because you couldn’t do anything — you couldn’t — if somebody was bad. You got a lot of great people, but you have some bad ones. You couldn’t do anything. Now you can do it.

So I want to thank the dedicated Veterans Affairs doctors, nurses, and staff members who join us. Now,\ we’re finally rewarding the many great people at the VA, while also ensuring that those who mistreat our veterans — we had people that really mistreated our veterans — they are now being held accountable. That’s why it’s called the VA Accountability Act. And they are being held, seriously, accountable. Right, Mr. Secretary? He’s had a lot of fun. (Laughter.) He’s had a lot of fun.

We take care of our good ones, and the others are held accountable. Right? And there was no way you could hold them accountable. They could be sadists. You had some of them, too. It doesn’t sound nice. They could be thieves. They could rob you blind. They could steal money, and you couldn’t do anything about it. Now you can do whatever you want. Now you do what’s right. And you have a Secretary that’s doing what’s right. He’s tough and he’s smart. (Applause.) It’s true.

And I can tell you — this is always a good sign — General Mattis was not happy when I took him out of the Department of Defense. (Laughter.) You know, we were going to have him for a short while. And then we said, “You know, he’s doing so good, we’re going to keep him here.” He wasn’t happy, and that’s usually a good sign. Isn’t it, Governor? When they’re not — if they’re happy, that’s not a good sign. (Laughter.) He wasn’t happy. He’s still not happy. But that’s all right. But you’re happy, right? (Applause.)

In a few months — and a few months ago, I was very proud to sign into law another tremendous victory for our veterans. Maybe this is the one that we kept talking about and talking about — 48 years. They couldn’t get it approved. It made so much sense. I used to talk about it because I thought I was this great guy that had this great vision. It’s called “VA Choice.”

And I said, “You know, if you have lines where you can’t see a doctor for two weeks, three weeks, four weeks, twelve days, eight days — how about one day? No good.” I said, “I have an idea. Send them out to a private doctor. We got great doctors, and they’ll be taken care of immediately. We’ll pay the bill.” I thought it was like this great idea.

Well, they thought about it for 40 years. They couldn’t get it passed. We got it passed. So we have, now, VA Choice. (Applause.) So, now, if a veteran can’t get the care they need from the VA in a timely fashion, they have the right to go see a private doctor.

Today, for the first time in American history, I am about to sign a bill that will fully and permanently give our great and cherished veterans choice, so you don’t have to wait on line for 18 days to take care of a simple — I mean, we had people waiting on line with a simple problem that, by the time they saw the doctor, they were terminally ill. No more of that. If you have a line, you go see a doctor. You get yourself taken care of. We take care of it. Okay? Good. It was amazing. (Applause.) It was amazing.

You would think that would have been easy to pass. Well, there’s a reason it took so many years; it wasn’t easy. You have different groups and different people. But in the end, we all came together and we got it done. VA Choice.

Here with us today is Vin Putignano, a Vietnam veteran who is a great guy, who lives in Las Vegas. And, now, through the Choice program, he can see the specialist doctors that he needs while still getting his primary care through the VA medical centers like this one.

And that’s the other thing: There’s so many great things that they do that people don’t recognize. And you don’t have to go out all the time to get what you need, because so much of it is taking place here. We have some tremendously talented people. I always hear about the incredible level of treatment and talent that the doctors have. You have really incredible doctors and nurses. You had to get to them; that was the problem. But you have some tremendously talented people.

So, Vin, I’d like you, if you would, to say a few words about VA Choice, please. Thank you, Vin. (Applause.)

PUTIGNANO: First of all, good morning. Thank you, Mr. President, for those kind words. I wish my mom was here. (Laughs.) Because she wouldn’t believe you. (Laughter.) Anyway, it’s an honor to stand with you today in your continued fight to bring the VA to where it is and should be.

Your leadership and your support, specifically for the Veterans Choice Program and signing this VA Mission Act that is — from what I understand, is going to be the blueprint of the future of the VA, controlled by Secretary Wilkie and yourself.

I’m a 100-percent disabled Marine Corps combat veteran, who had the privilege of serving my country during the Vietnam War. I was a part of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division. I’ve lived here in Nevada for the past two years. And because of the VA Choice program, I now receive outstanding treatment by doctors and nurses, both in the VA here and outside to the community — the medical community outside.

Like they said, this is a very special situation. I’m getting old. I think a couple of us in here are, too. (Laughter.) But with this age thing comes, you know, special needs problems. I got a bad heart, got cancer, and just plain old getting old. You know? It’s a pain.

I wish to share with you a personal story. In the last five years, I have had a bleeding ulcer on my toe that we’ve not been able to fix. And because of VA Choice, I’ve been able to — with the support of the Veterans Administration, I’ve been able to find a podiatrist who operated 10 days on me — 10 days ago on me.

And the man did something that blew my mind. I got home. I took off the boot. There was a little bit of blood, and I called. He came and made a house call. Who does that? (Laughter.) Not anymore, right? (Applause.)

Anyway, Dr. Wesley Lyon and his staff are treating me. They’re taking care of me. And, by the way, with this whole upset with this toe, my golf game went right out the window.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Oh, that’s terrible. (Laughter.)

 

PUTIGNANO: But there’s a chance of it coming back.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’ll come back. It’ll be better than ever. Better than ever.

 

PUTIGNANO: I don’t know. (Laughs.) I want to thank you, Mr. President, for the commitment that you have made to myself and to my brother and sister veterans, and those of us from World War II right up to the current time of our existence — of our military people.

No longer do they have to — as you just said, do they have to go and stand and wait, and not get the proper care. That’s all gone away. That’s all because of you, and because of your staff and your government. And must I say — I must say that I really am impressed with the fact that you and your government are really focusing on making the country’s promise to us a reality. Because you know what? We earned it. (Applause.)

Thank you, sir.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you, Vin. That was beautiful. Thank you very much. Take care of that toe. (Laughter.)

The bill I’m signing today also provides the VA with vital funding for opioid treatment and prevention — a big problem in this country, a big problem here, and in the country; for mental health care services; telemedicine, which is the new thing; and more than $1 billion for veterans electronic health records. We’ve done a lot of work on health records, and now you’re able to transfer easily from Department of Defense to the VA, and back and forth. Before, it was almost impossible. It was a big thing.

Today’s funding package also delivers for the men and women now serving in uniform. The legislation includes more than $10 billion to build, renovate, and repair houses, schools, training centers, and other facilities on military bases. They need it. There’s been a lot of — a lot time has gone by, and they’re in bad shape. But they’ll, very shortly, be in very good shape.

This is terrific news for Nevada’s nearly 20,000 active-duty and reserve soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and National Guardsmen. We are providing nearly $100 million for three bases right here in Nevada: Creech Air Force Base, Nellis Air Force Base, and the National Guard Readiness Center, just a few miles away.

This bill also includes $15 billion for the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Weapons Security program, which is so important, to modernize our nuclear arsenal and keep the deadliest weapons from falling into the wrong hands.

Finally, we have secured $7 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers to build crumbling ports and waterways, and to keep and improve flood and storm barriers so that America remains safe.

On Wednesday, I visited North and South Carolina and met with first responders and survivors of Hurricane Florence. Incredible people. I was inspired by their unbelievable courage and resilience.

Our nation mourns the tragic loss of life. And I don’t know if you’re aware, but, by tomorrow afternoon, massive amounts of water will flood into South Carolina. They got hit, but the big hit comes days later. And it will be the biggest they’ve ever had. I said, “Well, is there a chance…” I was there. I said, “Is there a chance that maybe it doesn’t show up?” They said, “Nope. It’ll be here at about 2:30.” And it’s going to be very, very bad. But they’re ready. They’re ready. They’re really ready. And folks that — in the military, and FEMA, and first responders — they’ve been incredible.

But our nation mourns the tragic loss of life, and we are moved by the countless ways Americans have come together to rescue those in danger. You see it all the time. You turn on the news at night, and you’ll see people being pulled from cars by first responders, and the military, FEMA workers, and, frankly, citizens that are there.

Last night, a car just got taken away by the water with people in it, and they were able to get them out at tremendous danger. Working with state and local leaders, we will not rest until that entire rebuilding — North and South Carolina, predominantly — is complete. Really great leadership in both places — the governors, the senators. I met with everybody, and they’re really ready. They’re really ready.

And North Carolina has largely been hit. They’re almost at the stage where they’re rebuilding. In South Carolina, as I said — watch tomorrow. It’s going to be a tough one.

In everything we do, and everywhere we go, we are committed to safety, prosperity, and opportunity for all Americans and for every hero who wears the uniform. And that’s really why I am here today. I love those people who wear that uniform. I love our law enforcement, the job they do. Our firemen and women. These are incredible people. And I think, for the most part, our nation is beginning to realize it, maybe more than they ever have before. Incredible people.

With this legislation, we are securing a better future for our citizens. We are modernizing our nation’s infrastructure. And we are building military bases worthy of our great heroes. We are ensuring that our brave veterans are respected and cherished like never before.

And our country is respected again. Our country is respected like never before. It’s a big difference. (Applause.) The country is respected again. Thank you. Thank you.

So I want to thank you all for being here, and just say God bless you. God bless those who serve. And God bless the United States of America. Thank you all for being here.

And I’ll sign. Thank you. (Applause.)

 

(The bill is signed.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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President Donald J. Trump Hosts Vegas Make America Great Again Rally

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WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump receives his intelligence briefing in the White House Oval Office at 12:00 PM Thursday, September 20, 2018. President Trump will then depart the White House South Lawn in Washington DC, en route to Joint Base Andrews in Prince Georges County, Maryland. President Trump is scheduled to arrive at 4:50PM. President Trump will then depart the Washington, D.C region, en route to Las Vegas, NV from Joint Base Andrews at 5:00 PM. President Trump arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, NV at 6:35 PM PDT. President Trump will then depart the McCarran International Airport en route to Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada to host a 7:00 PM Make America Great Again Rally to sustain his political momentum.


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President Donald Trump On Trade War with China

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump

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REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP

AT THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE

PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE AMERICAN WORKER

The White House Roosevelt Room

 

 

WASHINGTON DC – During the Monday, September 17, 2018 Inaugural Meeting of President Trump’s National Council for the American Worker meeting President Donald J. Trump stated the USA lost $375 billion trading with China last year not including certain items that are not being talked about. This year, President Trump proclaims, “we’re not going to lose” the Trade war. “We can’t do that. We can’t do that anymore. It should have been done many years ago. It should have been done by other Presidents. And actually, it’s a disgrace that it wasn’t done.”

“China is now paying us billions of dollars in tariffs, and hopefully we’ll be able to work something out. We’ll be having an announcement tonight after close of market, and that will take place. President trump thinks it’s going to work out very well with China. He wants to make a deal and China wants to make a deal, however from our standpoint, the deal has to be fair, take care of US workers, and US farmers. China’s markets must open for US Farmers, who have been hurting for 15 years. The losses have been staggering for so many years for our country. And we just can’t let that happen anymore.”

Last year the EU made $151 billion off the United States due to tremendous trade barriers, but the EU wants to make a deal very much. President trump proclaims, no matter where you look, the US has new trade deals moving forward that might have a huge impact on the US economy in terms of jobs, products sales to US consumers, US business profitability, US manufacturing and the US Treasury revenue.

The businesses are going to pour back into the United States needing US workers and a lot of other things. “You remember the old days. We used to make our product.”


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PRESIDENT TRUMP

IN PRESS GAGGLE ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump

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REMARKS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP

IN PRESS GAGGLE ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE

En Route Fargo, North Dakota

 

 

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: (In progress.) Are you good? I heard your voice yesterday. It’s a moving — it’s a powerful, moving voice.

QUESTION: (Inaudible.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: It was under a wing and you can’t — you can’t miss it. Did you like it last night?

QUESTION: Yes, I had a great time. Mr. President, how is China tariffs going?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I think it’s going really well. It’s going really well.

 

QUESTION: Okay. Anything you can tell us on the record about it?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’re looking at $200 billion more, if you know that. It’s in the hopper. We’ll see what happens.

Today’s report was fantastic. And something really great for our country: Wages up 2.9. Nobody has seen that in a long time. The wage situation is incredible. That was an incredible report. Over 200,000 — the number. Over 200,000, and 2.9 percent up in wages. That was a fantastic story, a story that has not been told in a long time. That’s what I’ve been trying to get to. That, to me, is one of the most important things — not for Wall Street, but for the people and the country.

 

QUESTION: Are you going to get a — Canada a trade deal today?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Canada is moving along. We’ll see what happens. Mexico is a done deal. We’re just (inaudible) it. Canada is moving along. And we’ll see what happens.

I mean, look, everybody wants to deal with us. We never had a President that dealt, because they didn’t know how to deal, frankly. And these deals that were made — NAFTA was one of the worst trade deals ever in history. World Trade Organization deal, that’s the — that goes down — to me, that goes down as the number one.

But the second-worst trade deal ever made was NAFTA. And we’re making it — actually, taking it out of NAFTA, doing a brand new trade deal. It’s not NAFTA any longer. But we’re making a fair deal to the people of the United States. We lost so many jobs. We lost millions of jobs with NAFTA. We lost so much. And the farmers have done very poorly with NAFTA. So we’re opening up markets and we’re making new deals.

And now, let’s see what happens with Canada. We’ll probably know over the next two days.

 

QUESTION: What are you going to do to find the author of this op-ed piece?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I think it’s a disgrace that somebody can do that. And I think it’s more disgraceful that the New York Times would do it.

But that somebody is allowed to do that is — it’s very sad commentary. I will say — just in watching this morning, briefly — so many people that never said a good thing about me are now saying that should never happen. They’ve actually gone to my side. I think it’s reverberating in a very different way.

 

QUESTION: Do you have —

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Because, you know — you know, one of the problems is this: I don’t mind criticism. I handle it and I fight back, I guess you’ve noticed over the years. But here’s criticism where you can’t fight back because you have somebody doing it anonymously. Doesn’t seem to be anybody very high up, because everybody very high up has already said, “It wasn’t me.” It would be very hard if it was, and they got caught, to make the statements that they’ve made.

 

QUESTION: Do you have —

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: But I will say — I will say this: For somebody to do that is very low, and, I think, journalistically, and from many different standpoints, and maybe even from the standpoint of national security. We’ll find out about that. For the New York Times to allow that to happen is disgraceful.

 

QUESTION: Do you —

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Because you don’t know who it is, therefore you really have a one-way conversation. And I don’t want it.

So I can say that Woodward — Woodward’s book is a total fraud. Which it is, it’s a total fraud. I don’t talk that way. You people know me, I don’t talk that way. I can’t get up and talk in front of a crowd — many times without notes — for an hour and twenty-five minutes and get the biggest crowds in the history of politics. Because this is not like what you saw last night — that place was packed. And you’re in Billings. And all over the country, you don’t see an empty seat. You don’t get up and do that because you don’t know how to think or talk. You can only do that if you’re at a very, very high level.

So, the book that was written was fiction. I don’t speak that way. I’m highly educated and always did well. Always did well, no matter what I did. Whether I was in show business — I was in show business. I had “The Apprentice.” It was one of the top shows on television. No matter what I did — before that, I was a businessman. I was great at business. And then I tried politics. And I started off as President, and guess what happened? I won.

The book was just total fiction. Disappointing, but when I went I went back and did research on Woodward after the book — I guess it comes out soon — I did a little research; Bush had the same problems, and Obama had the same problems (inaudible).

But that book was total nonsense. And when General Mattis and General Kelly and Sarah and everybody else come out and totally disavow everything that they said in the book — and others too, by the way — you see the list of people — it’s hard to believe you can allow somebody to get away with it.

And frankly, I’ll say it again: Our libel laws should be tough enough so you can’t do that. Our libel laws are pathetic. Our libel laws should be toughened up, so if somebody writes things that are fraudulent and false, they get sued and they lose. We should do that.

 

QUESTION: Do you think Jeff Sessions should be investigating who the author of the op-ed piece was or (inaudible)?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I think so, because I think it’s national security. Yeah. I would say Jeff should be investigating who the author of that piece was because I really believe it’s national security.

 

QUESTION: And is there action that should be taken against the New York Times? (Inaudible.)

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, we’re going to see. I’m looking at that right now.

 

QUESTION: (Inaudible.)

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: It only happened yesterday, right? But I’m looking. I am looking.

 

QUESTION: You said last night that it’s treason, what happened. In this country, we can punish treason with the death penalty. Are you serious about that?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’re going to take a look at what he had, what he gave, what he’s talking about — also where he is right now. Supposing I have a high-level national security meeting, and he has got a clearance — I know we talked about clearances a lot, recently — and he goes into a high-level meeting concerning China or Russia or North Korea or something, and this guy goes in. I don’t want him at those meetings. So, we’re going to see what happens. We’re looking at it very strongly from a legal standpoint.

By the way, yesterday was a very interesting statement, as you saw, from North Korea. Had a very positive statement. Unfortunately, you know, people don’t cover it or you only cover the negative statements. But that was a very positive statement, what he said about me. And also what he said about — he wants to denuclearize during the Trump, you know, administration.

That was a very positive — there’s never been a more positive statement coming out of North Korea. And honestly, I didn’t see it on the front page of your papers.

 

QUESTION: (Inaudible) you and Rudy are saying you’re not willing to answer questions to Mueller about obstruction? Because it has never (inaudible) hiding something?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, let me just tell you, David. Number one, there is no obstruction. Number two —

 

QUESTION: (Inaudible.)

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Wait, wait, wait. Listen. Because everybody that looked at anybody over there, they get them on some kind of a lie. I see Papadopoulos, today, is going to — I don’t know Papadopoulos. I don’t know him. I saw him sitting, in one picture, at a table with me. That’s the — that’s the only thing I know about him. I don’t know him. But they got him on — I guess, a couple of lies, is what they’re saying.

Flynn — where the FBI said he didn’t lie, but Mueller’s people said he did lie. So, I don’t want to be set up with a perjury trap, number one. Number two, there was no obstruction and there was no collusion.

Now, one of the things that was interesting about this ridiculous book: He hardly covered collusion at all. Now that’s his business, covering that kind of a thing. In fact, I figured it was going to be some kind of a fictitious book having to do with collusion. But there was none.

There was no talking to Russia. There was no phone calls. I didn’t make phone calls to Russia. I didn’t receive phone calls. I didn’t have meetings. I didn’t have texts. I didn’t have anything. I’ve nothing to do with Russia. Nothing to do with Russia.

So — so I think that if we’re going to meet, it’s got to be a fair meeting. Remember this: Article 2. Number one, you have Article 2 provision. That covers everything. But despite Article 2, there was no obstruction and there was no collusion.

Now, they’ve practically found that there is no collusion. They’ve given up — everybody has given up on collusion because I didn’t meet with Russians because I love the United States. I didn’t meet with Russians. Frankly, I was focused on the campaign. And, you know, if I met with Russians, you know who would have found out? You people would have found out because you know everything I’m doing. You don’t always report it correctly, but that’s okay. I’m used to it.

But — didn’t meet with the Russians, had nothing to do with Russians. There is no collusion. And the interesting thing about the book — I figured it’d have chapters of nonsense — he couldn’t find anything about collusion. In that big, fat, ugly book, with all the misquotes and all the lies, he didn’t have about collusion.

 

QUESTION: (Inaudible) do an interview, Mr. President?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah, I mean, I’d do it under certain circumstances. I think it’s a big waste of time because there was no collusion.

 

QUESTION: (Inaudible.)

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Honestly, it’s such — it’s such a sad thing for our country to be going through a witch hunt like that. It’s so hard for us to deal with other countries, including Russia, because of that witch hunt. It endangers our country. It really endangers our country. It puts us at a big disadvantage all because of the rigged, phony witch hunt.

Now, you have 17 angry Democrats. Now they’re making it smaller. I guess they’ve — they’ve given up on the collusion stuff. But it’s — and you have people that are highly conflicted, highly conflicted. Why don’t we have some Republicans on it?

 

QUESTION: (Inaudible.)

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: It is — it is so — it is so egregious, when you look at all of these Democrats, people that were top of the line, people that were at Hillary Clinton’s — I call it “Hillary Clinton’s funeral.” That was the night she lost the election. It was a funeral. It was a wake.

People that are on Mueller’s team were there, crying. They were crying as she lost. What kind of — what kind of a probe is that? Now, that — all that being said, I must tell you, again, I’m not the target of an investigation. You do know that. Nobody wants to put that. I’m not the target of an investigation.

But still, it’s not right. When you have people that go to her victory party-slash-funeral, and you have those people looking at anybody having to with it, I think it’s very unfair.

With that being said, we have to get it over with. It’s really bad for the country. It’s really unfair for our midterms. Really, really unfair for the midterms. This thing should have been over with a long time ago.

I watched Jim [John] Dowd — a very good guy, a very good lawyer — and he was devastated because he thought — and he kept giving me dates — he thought this would be over. And he’s a — he’s a great lawyer. He thought this would have been over many months ago, and he was devastated by it.

 

QUESTION: Do you think Gary Cohn would actually take a memo off your desk? Is he (inaudible)?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, I — he never took — he never took a memo off my —

 

QUESTION: How did Woodward get it?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Gary Cohn, if he ever took a memo on my desk off of my desk, I would have fired him in two seconds. He would have been fired so fast. Gary Cohn never took a memo off my desk. If he did, he would have been fired within the first second that it took place.

 

QUESTION: Is it (inaudible)

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Now, let me just — let me just say —

 

QUESTION: — they’re doing things you don’t know?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Let me just tell you, the deal that you’re talking about is the South Korea deal. I completed the deal after Gary Cohn left. It’s completed. We’re probably going to sign at United Nations week, in a couple of weeks.

But the deal is completed. It was a horrible trade deal made by Hillary Clinton that was supposed to give us 150- to 200,000 jobs. And she was right, it did give 150- to 200,000 jobs. You know where it gave them? To South Korea. Okay? It was a horrible deal.

I terminated the deal. I made a new deal. It’s a great deal. We like it. Now it’s a great deal. It went from a bad deal to a — really, a good deal. I did that not because of Gary Cohn; I did that because of me.

I’m working on Canada now. You know, people can say, oh, I’m too tough on Canada. Look, Canada has been ripping us off for a long time. And now, they’ve got to treat us fairly. I don’t want to do anything bad to Canada. I can; all I have to do is tax their cars. It would be devastating. If I taxed cars coming in from Canada, it would be devastating. But I don’t want to do that.

But we want to make a fair deal. I do use that as leverage in negotiating. When they don’t want to give us a point, I say, “That’s okay. I’d rather tax your cars coming in.” And I win a lot of points because of it.

But I will say, the deal — that phony story about Gary Cohn — if he did that, I’d never speak to him again. I’d never speak to him again.

 

QUESTION: Sir, could I take you back to North Korea for a second?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah.

 

QUESTION: Isn’t it the case that Kim wants you to do something before he will denuclearize? So you have to give him some (inaudible)?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I don’t know. I know that a letter is being delivered to me — a personal letter from Kim Jong Un to me — that was handed at the border. I don’t know if you know that, but it was handed at the border yesterday.

It’s being delivered — it’s actually an elegant way; it’s the way it used to be many years ago before we had all of the new contraptions that we all use. But a letter is being delivered to me, and I think it’s going to be a positive letter.

 

QUESTION: (Inaudible.)

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: But we have to — we have to start — Steve, we have to start that process. Look, on North Korea — it’s very interesting. It started off very rough. I said it last night — you were at the speech. I said, “They thought everybody” — from — you people thought I was too rough. Too rough, too tough, too horrible — it’s horrible. It worked out great.

In the meantime, we have our hostages back. I’ve said a hundred times: no missiles, no rockets, no nuclear testing. There’s been some rhetoric, but let’s see what happens. Although the rhetoric between myself and him has been very good. But he said, “I have a respect for Trump. I have respect for President Trump.” Yesterday, he said, “I want to make this deal and denuclearize during President Trump’s administration.”

So let’s see what happens. But he did write me a letter, and the letter is being delivered to me. Probably I’ll have it — I think it’s being brought in by Mike Pompeo — who, by the way, is doing a fantastic job.

 

QUESTION: The Russians are continuing to meddle in the 2018 elections. Have you said anything to Putin since your summit? Are you going to say anything to him about it?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I said something at the — well, I haven’t spoken to him.

 

QUESTION: You haven’t spoken?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I said — so one of my best —

 

QUESTION: What would you say (inaudible)?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: One of my best meetings was with President Putin of Russia. And I got — not — the press treated it very unfairly.

My best meeting was probably NATO because they’re putting up hundreds of billions of dollars that they never would have put up. But one of my best meetings was with Putin. Yeah, I said it very strongly. But I’ll tell you, I also said it to China, and I say it to other countries.

You know, China, right now, is a far bigger problem. You do understand that.

 

QUESTION: Right.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Nobody ever talks about that. China is a far bigger problem. I’m being strong on China because I have to be. They’re taking $500 billion out a year. Can’t let that happen. Nobody has ever done what I’ve done. And the $200 billion we’re talking about could take place very soon, depending on what happens with them. To a certain extent, it’s going to be up to China.

But we’ve taxed them $50 billion — that’s on technology. Now, we’ve added another $200 billion. And I hate to say this, but, behind that, there’s another $267 billion ready to go on short notice, if I want. That totally changes the equation. I say “off the record,” but you can use it if you want. But off the record, China is down 25 percent.

We are up, since my election, almost 50 percent. We’re up almost 50 percent. Some markets are up more than that — we look at NASDAQ.

 

QUESTION: Do you want your people to take lie detector tests about this op-ed?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: People have suggested it. Rand Paul — who I like and respect — came out this morning. He said, “Have them take lie detector tests.” You know, a lot of people have said, “I didn’t do it.” They wrote, actually, very strong statements.

Almost — that I see — almost all of the high-level people have said that. You know, when you say that, and then, if it were you, you’d be done for the rest of your life. So it’s very hard for them to say that, and then — because, eventually, the name of this sick person will come out.

 

QUESTION: Do you think that the culprit is a national security person or DOJ?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I don’t know. I don’t know.

 

QUESTION: (Inaudible.)

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I don’t know. You know, you try and get little telltale signs that maybe they put in. Hey, maybe it’s nobody. Maybe the Times did it.

 

QUESTION: Do you have (inaudible)?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Look, the Times uses phony sources all the time. So maybe the Times did it. I’m not sure.

 

QUESTION: Mr. President, as far as the op-ed and the book, do you trust the people that are around you? Do you think they —

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I do. I do. I do. But what I do is, now, I look around the room and I say, “Hey,” if I don’t know somebody. But the people — everyone that’s at the major meetings with me are on the front page of the newspapers today with beautiful notes that I did not ask them for.

Let me just tell you this: We have a really well run, smooth running White House. I said last night, “It’s a well-oiled machine.” It is running beautifully.

Our trade deals are going to be the best deals ever made by our country. Our military is going to be, very shortly, stronger than it’s ever been. Everything we are doing — regulation cutting. We have a really — you know, I — you have the list. I don’t know, I guess you have the list. Nobody’s ever done that much. There has been no President that’s done what I’ve done in the first two years in office, and not even close.

You take a look at what we’ve done between tax cuts and regulation cuts. Now — and it looks very good for Justice — for Judge Kavanaugh to be Justice now, you know. It looks very good. And we have Justice Gorsuch. So it appeared — in 18 months, I have 2. Nobody — I don’t think anybody has done that. You have many Presidents where they’ve gone for a long periods of time and they’ve never had a Supreme Court choice. So, we’ll have two before I even, you know, have two years now.

No administration has done what I’ve done. I just left Montana, and I looked at those trains and they’re loaded up with clean coal — beautiful clean coal. And those trains were empty two years ago. They were empty; they were dying. Nobody’s done what I’ve done. Okay, I’ll see you at the place —

 

QUESTION: One more thing. One more thing. What — you were talking about China trade. What about trade with Japan? Are you starting that?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’re starting that, yeah.

QUESTION: What (inaudible)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: In fact, Japan has called us. They called us. The only reason I didn’t want to do it quite yet: because we’re in China.

QUESTION: (Inaudible.)

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We got a lot — trade. Japan has already contacted us; they came last week. Don’t forget — Japan would not deal with Obama. He wouldn’t deal with President Obama. They wouldn’t deal. They said, “No, we’re not going to talk trade.” Me? They’re calling up.

QUESTION: Why not?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Because they felt there was going to be no retribution. They felt they were weak and nobody was going to do anything. And, in my case, they feel just the opposite. And I’ll tell you, if we don’t make a deal with Japan, Japan knows it’s a big problem for them.

 

QUESTION: One more, Mr. President. Is there any chance you’re going to use military budget money — like the Army Corps of Engineers — to build your wall?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’d rather do it the old-fashioned way — get it from Congress — but I have other options if I have to.

 

QUESTION: Including the Army Corps —

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Just so you understand, I’ve already started the wall. The wall has been started. In fact, we’re sort of saying, “Continue the wall.” You know, “Continue.” Right? Instead of “Build the wall,” “Continue the wall.”

We have two options: We have military, and we have Homeland Security. I’d rather get it through politically — politically speaking, I’d rather get it through Congress. If we don’t, I’m looking at that option very seriously.

 

QUESTION: Do you want to do a shutdown, Mr. President?

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: If it were up — I don’t want to say “up to me,” because it is up to me — I would do it, because I think it’s a great political issue. I was reading and watching, the other day — there are some people that I have a lot of respect for. Rush Limbaugh says, “It’s the greatest thing you can do.” Mark Levin — “The greatest thing you can do.” Your friend, Hannity — “the greatest thing you can — ”.

I mean — and there are plenty of politicians. But, there were a lot of politicians that I like and respect and that are with me all the way that would rather not do it because they have races. They’re doing well; they’re up. And, you know, the way they look at it — might be good, might be bad. But if we do what we’re doing, we’re going to win. I think we’re going to do very well. I think we’re doing to do great in the Senate, better than anyone has any understanding of. And I think we’re going to do well in the House.

One of the important things is, when I go to an area — like going to Montana last night for Matt Rosendale — he’s doing very well. He was the one we wanted. He’s doing very well. He’ll end up jumping a lot. And you’ve seen it.

Look, in Florida, he started out at 3; he ended up winning the election by 20 points — Ron DeSantis.

In Georgia, he was down 10 points with 3 days left, and he won the election by 40 points. That’s pretty good. But — and those are primaries. But I think we’re — you know, we have a very good record. But I think I’ll do almost as well in elections. The main thing is, can I get there? The main thing is, do you people have the stamina to stay with me?

 

QUESTION: We’re with you, we’re here.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Steve, David, do you have the stamina? Do you have the stamina?

QUESTION: (Inaudible.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’ll all have fun together. So enjoy yourself. This is going to be two pretty quick stops.

QUESTION: Can we use this on the record? Is it fine if we use all this on the record?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I guess. You want it on the record?

QUESTION: Yes.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: You promise you’re going to have it nice and — everything fair, right?

QUESTION: We’ll be accurate.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: If it’s all fair — if it’s all fair, the answer is, go with it.

QUESTION: All right.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: (Inaudible.) I’ll will get — I’ll go back there — “So we have breaking news.” “Oh, no.” (Laughter.)

Yeah, just be fair with me.

 

QUESTION: Thank you, sir.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: You okay with that, Hogan? Do I have that?

QUESTION: It’s up to you, Mr. President. (Inaudible.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I don’t think we said anything very tricky, Hogan. What do you think?

QUESTION: You said great stuff.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Huh?

QUESTION: About the country being great.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: You know my attitude — when I ran, I would do this all the time. I’d give press conferences before the speeches. The problem is the press conference would get more coverage than speech. I’d say, “Why I am doing the speech?” Right? But I always liked the idea of press conference. I always like transparency. I always like transparency.

Yeah, use it in good taste. Okay? All right?

 

QUESTION: See you, sir. Thank you.

QUESTION: Thanks for coming back.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Okay, thank you. Thank you.


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Presidential Proclamation on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2018

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2018

Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC — “Throughout American history, the men and women of our Armed Forces have selflessly served our country, making tremendous sacrifices to defend our liberty. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we honor all American prisoners of war and express our deep gratitude for the courage and determination they exemplified while enduring terrible hardships. We also pay tribute to those who never returned from the battlefield and to their families, who live each day with uncertainty about the fate of their loved ones. These families are entitled to the knowledge that their loved ones still missing and unaccounted for will never be forgotten.

As a Nation, it is our solemn obligation to account for the remains of our fallen American service members and civilians and to bring them home whenever possible. We owe an incalculable debt of gratitude to these patriots who gave their last full measure of devotion for our country. For this reason, I have pledged my Administration’s best efforts to account for our country’s missing heroes. We continue to work to account for the missing personnel from the Vietnam War. American and partner nation search teams are also working tirelessly in South Korea, Europe, the South Pacific, and elsewhere around the world to recover and identify those who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, and other past conflicts.

During my meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in June, I raised my concern for the thousands of grieving American families whose loved ones remain missing from the Korean War uncertainty. As a result, I secured a commitment from Chairman Kim to recover and repatriate the remains of those Americans who were prisoners of war or killed in action. Last month, we repatriated the remains of some of those courageous service members to American soil. As a result of this homecoming, two of our missing fallen have already been identified, renewing our hope for the fullest possible accounting of the Americans who have yet to be recovered from the Korean War. These recovery efforts are vital to fulfilling our Nation’s promise to leave no fellow American behind.

On September 21, 2018, the stark black and white banner symbolizing America’s Missing in Action and Prisoners of War will again be flown over the White House; the United States Capitol; the Departments of State, Defense, and Veterans Affairs; the Selective Service System Headquarters; the World War II Memorial; the Korean War Veterans Memorial; the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; United States post offices; national cemeteries; and other locations across the country. We do this, each year, to recognize those who have suffered the horrors of enemy captivity, those who have still not returned from war, and the families who have yet to lay their loved ones to rest with the honor and dignity they deserve.

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 September 21, 2018, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I call upon the people of the United States to join me in saluting all American POWs and those missing in action who valiantly served our country. I call upon Federal, State, and local government officials and private organizations to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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

DONALD J. TRUM


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President Donald J. Trump On Consumer Sentiment in the United States of America

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump On Consumer Sentiment

Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald J. Trump present statement on consumer sentiment in the United States of America hits its highest level in 17 years. People are feeling really good have about everything.


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President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 6124

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 6124

Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the President signed into law:

H.R. 6124, the “Tribal Social Security Fairness Act of 2018,” which allows Indian tribes to enter into agreements with the Social Security Administration to provide Social Security and Medicare coverage for members of tribal councils.


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President Trump’s Message on Trade

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump On Trade

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WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald J. Trump presents a statement on Trade at the White House Rose Garden in Washington DC, USA.


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President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Honor

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump Will Award Medal Of Honor to Staff Sargeant Ronald Shurer II

Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday, October 1, 2018, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Ronald J. Shurer II, for conspicuous gallantry for actions he took in 2008 as a Staff Sargeant in the United States Army.

Ronald J. Shurer will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions on April 6, 2008, while serving as a Senior Medical Sergeant, Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 3336, Special Operations Task Force-33, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Then-Staff Sergeant Shurer and his team were engaged by enemy machine gun, sniper, and rocket-propelled grenade fire. The lead portion of the assault element sustained several casualties and became pinned down on the mountainside. Then-Staff Sergeant Shurer braved enemy fire to treat an injured Soldier. After stabilizing the Soldier, he fought his way across a barrage of bullets and up the mountain to the lead element. Once there, he treated and stabilized four more Soldiers. After treating the wounded, then-Staff Sergeant Shurer began evacuating them, carrying and lowering the casualties down the mountainside, using his body to shield them from enemy fire and debris. After he loaded the wounded in the evacuation helicopter, he retook control of his commando squad and rejoined the fight. Then-Staff Sergeant Shurer’s heroic actions saved the lives of his teammates.

 

PERSONAL BACKGROUND:

On September 18, 2002, Ronald Shurer enlisted into the United States Army in Spokane, Washington, and entered initial training in November 2002. He was promoted from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant on December 1, 2006. He served with Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan from November 28, 2007, to May 31, 2008. He was honorably discharged on May 21, 2009. He began his career with the Secret Service as a Special Agent assigned to the Phoenix Field Office on September 14, 2009. He was selected for the Secret Service’s Counter Assault Team and assigned to the Special Operations Division on June 1, 2014. He resides in Burke, Virginia, with his wife Miranda and sons Cameron, 10, and Tyler, 7.

Additional Information

 

THE MEDAL OF HONOR:
The Medal of Honor is awarded by the President, in the name of Congress, to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their own lives above and beyond the call of duty while:

  • engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States;
  • engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or
  • serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.

The meritorious conduct must involve great personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his or her comrades and must have involved risk of life. There must be incontestable proof of the performance of the meritorious conduct, and each recommendation for the award must be considered on the standard of extraordinary merit


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Friday, September 21, 2018

 

Vice President Mike Pence Speaks with President Lenin Moreno of the Republic of Ecuador

 

 

 

Vice President Mike Pence

Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC — Vice President Mike Pence spoke by phone Thursday, September 20, 2018 with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to discuss the positive bilateral relationship between the United States and Ecuador. Vice President Pence and President Moreno recognized significant progress made in multiple areas since Vice President Pence visited in June, 2018 including security cooperation and counter-narcotics efforts, which have already resulted in the seizure of tons of illicit drugs. Vice President Pence and President Moreno discussed regional efforts to resolve the devastating crisis in Venezuela. Vice President Pence commended President Moreno for recent steps Ecuador took to further to support democracy and human rights in Venezuela and efforts taken to isolate the Maduro regime. Vice President Pence expressed support for Ecuador’s economic reform agenda, the White House reports, noting important progress already underway to cut spending and promote transparency, and encouraged a continuation of this effort.


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September 21, 2018

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on the Visit of President Sebastián Piñera of Chile

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump will Host President Sebastián Piñera of Chile

Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

WASHINGTON DC — President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Sebastián Piñera of Chile to the White House for a working visit on Friday, September 28, 2018. President Trump and President Piñera hope to build upon the strong partnership between the USA and Chile. In pursuit of a more prosperous, secure, and democratic Western Hemisphere, President Trump and President Piñera expect to discuss their shared commitment to combating corrupt and illicit networks, pro-growth policies, strategic partnerships in energy and cyber security, and efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela.


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President Trump Unveils America’s First Cybersecurity Strategy in 15 Years

 

 

 

Trump Administration On National Cyber-Security

Reported by Grant Schneider, Federal Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy

 

WASHINGTON DC — “America’s networks are threatened daily by criminals, terrorists, and foreign adversaries. In the face of growing threats, the Federal Government has the responsibility to do its part to ensure America has the best cybersecurity in the world. Failures to prioritize cybersecurity by both government and industry have left our Nation less secure.

President Donald J. Trump is committed to protecting the cybersecurity of our Nation, and has made it clear that this Administration will do what it takes to make America cyber secure.

Since the beginning of President Trump’s Administration, he has taken action to protect the American people in cyber space. Building on these strong efforts, today, the President signed the National Cyber Strategy—the first fully articulated cyber strategy for the United States since 2003.

The National Cyber Strategy identifies decisive priority actions to protect the American people. This strategy makes clear that the Federal Government will never stop defending our interests, and that we will bring every element of American power to bear to protect our people in the digital domain.

This Administration will not treat cyberspace as a separate arena. Instead, we are integrating cyber into all elements of national power. Structuring the National Cyber Strategy around the four pillars of the National Security Strategy reflects and advances and this approach. These are the key tenets on which we build this National Cyber Strategy:

Protect the American People, the Homeland, and the American Way of Life. We will manage cybersecurity risks to increase the security and resilience of the Nation’s information and information systems. We will do this by taking specific steps to secure Federal networks and information, secure critical infrastructure, combat cybercrime, and improve incident reporting.

Promote American Prosperity. We will preserve America’s influence in the technological ecosystem and pursue development of cyberspace as an open engine of economic growth, innovation, and efficiency. To do this, we will support a vibrant and resilient digital economy, foster and protect American ingenuity, and develop a superior cybersecurity workforce.

Preserve Peace through Strength. We will identify, counter, disrupt, degrade, and deter behavior in cyberspace that is destabilizing and contrary to our national interests, while preserving America’s overmatch in and through cyberspace. To achieve this, we will do our part to enhance cyber stability through norms of responsible state behavior, attribution of unacceptable behavior in cyberspace, and the imposition of costs on malicious cyber actors.

Advance American Influence. We will preserve the long-term openness, interoperability, security, and reliability of the Internet, which supports and is reinforced by America’s interests. We will take specific global efforts to promote these objectives, while supporting market growth for infrastructure and emerging technologies and building cyber capacity internationally.

The American people expect our Nation to be a world leader on every front, including cyberspace. The prosperity and security of our people, and the preservation of our way of life, depend on our successful execution of this strategy. We have a lot of work to do, and there is no time to waste. We will Make America Cyber Secure.”

The full text of the Strategy can be found here.: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/National-Cyber-Strategy.pdf


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President Trump Regarding the National Cyber Strategy

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump Regarding the National Cyber Strategy

Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

 

WASHINGTON DC — “As I have made clear since my election as President, my Administration will use all available means to keep America safe from cyber threats. The National Cyber Strategy that I have released today is an important step in keeping that promise.

We cannot ignore the costs of malicious cyber activity—economic or otherwise—directed at America’s Government, businesses, and private individuals. Guided by this National Cyber Strategy, the Federal Government will be better equipped to protect the American people, the American homeland, and the American way of life.

Through it, we will accomplish critical security objectives while supporting American prosperity, preserving peace through strength, and advancing American influence. Informed by the Strategy’s guidance, Federal departments and agencies will more effectively execute their missions to make America cyber secure.

America built the internet and shared it with the world; now we will do our part to secure and preserve cyberspace for future generations.”


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

Karen Pence Visits New Art Therapy Program at Riley

 

 

 

Karen Pence Visits New Art Therapy Program at Riley

Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — This week, the US Second Lady Karen Pence visited Riley Children’s Health in Indianapolis to participate in syringe painting with art therapy patients. They made colorful art that turned into canvas prints, cool design and refreshing therapy.


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Trump Administration Makes “Crisis Next Door” a Top Priority

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump Makes “Crisis Next Door” a Top Priority

Reported by Jim Carroll is the deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. This op-ed appeared in the Columbus Dispatch on September 20, 2018.

 

 

WASHINGTON DC — “The latest estimates show that in 2017, more than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, most involving opioids like prescription pain medications, heroin and illicitly made fentanyl. These deaths outnumbered deaths caused by motor-vehicle crashes and they outnumbered deaths caused by suicide.

For the second year in a row, overdose deaths were higher than the total number of American service members killed in the Vietnam War.

President Trump has declared Sept. 16-23 Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. This is the time to remember the lives lost and those in recovery. Importantly, it is also the time to prevent others from going down this path.

Today, I’m in Columbus to meet with law-enforcement officers from Ohio and across the Midwest about working together to stop heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs from entering our communities and ruining people’s lives.

Since joining the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, I’ve met dozens of parents whose children experienced drug overdoses, many fatal. I’ve heard about their bright futures that were extinguished because of this epidemic. I’ve seen that the victims of overdose aren’t just the ones we lose, they’re also the ones who are left behind. For every person who has died from an addiction, there are so many loved ones devastated by their loss.

Countless parents have told me “I didn’t know” how dangerous legally prescribed pills could be, or where to turn when their child needed help. Addiction can affect anyone — it’s touched President Trump’s family, it’s touched my family and it’s touched millions of families across the country. The same is true for the opioid crisis, which is tearing families apart in every state and nearly every community.

That’s why we call this “The Crisis Next Door.”

President Trump has made addressing drug demand and the opioid crisis a top priority of his administration. He’s dedicating unprecedented funding to address this crisis, including making sure states and communities have the resources they need to prevent drug use, treat addiction locally and stop the flow of drugs into their communities. Just this week, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $1 billion in grants to states and local communities to achieve these goals.

The White House also has launched a media campaign so parents and young people can “Know the Truth and Spread the Truth” about the risks of opioids. And the administration has developed fentanyl safety recommendations for first responders so they know how to respond to these potent opioids when they encounter them in the field.

The bottom line is that drug addiction and overdose are preventable. We must turn the tide of this crisis for the health of our families, our communities and our country. If you or a loved one needs help for addiction, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Opioid dependence can happen in as little as five days, so if you have prescription opioids in the house, keep them in a locked container and dispose of unused and unwanted pills right away at your local pharmacy or disposal site.

If you or someone you know misuses opioid medications or uses heroin or fentanyl, the risk for overdose and death increases. Naloxone can reverse opioid overdose, so get it and learn how to use it. And if you believe someone has overdosed, call 911 right away.

Recovery and a fulfilling life are possible after overdose and addiction — the millions of Americans in recovery today are living proof.

Addressing drug abuse, addiction and overdose requires an all-hands-on-deck approach. Our first responders, health-care professionals, law-enforcement officers, educators and members of the community all have roles to play in saving lives As we mark this week of remembrance and awareness, please do your part to prevent overdoses and promote treatment and recovery. Spread awareness among your family, friends and community.

Working together, we can save lives, strengthen our communities and safeguard our country.”


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

First Lady Melania Trump Unveils Restored Historic Furniture Suite

 

 

First Lady Melania Trump

Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

 

WASHINGTON DC — “Mrs. Trump is pleased to unveil the recently restored Bellangé suite, a collection of furniture made for the White House in 1817 by Pierre-Antoine Bellangé. In 2005, in response to the deteriorating condition of the historic Blue Room furniture, the White House curatorial staff began to study how to restore the suite to its original appearance. Plans were submitted to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, which approved the restoration project. For over 10 years, a dedicated team of curators has been working with experts to complete the restoration.

“It is my honor to announce the completion of the first phase of this important and historic project,” said First Lady Melania Trump. “Thank you to the many experts, curators, and White House staff who helped repair the beautiful Bellangé suite. I look forward to placing the restored pieces back in the Blue Room so people on the public tour of the White House will be able to enjoy them.”

The White House worked to restore the beautiful set using the latest scientific and historical research. In consultation with experts on early 19th century French upholstery and gilding, new upholstery fabrics were selected based on receipts dating from 1817, which detailed the suite’s original patterns and trims. The gilding of the furniture was done based on evidence of its original appearance from microscopic samples taken from the original 1817 furniture.

The First Lady plans to reinstate the Bellangé suite in the Blue Room in the fall of 2018.”

Background

“The Parisian-made Bellangé suite was purchased by President Monroe in 1817 for use in the most important formal parlor in the White House now known as the Blue Room.

In 1859, almost all of the Bellangé suite was sold at auction. It was not until 1961 under former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, that the White House began to reacquire pieces from the original suite. Replica arm and side chairs were made to supplement the original pieces. The suite, made up of both the original and reproduction pieces, has remained in the Blue Room since the Kennedy administration.”



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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

 

A Message from President Trump on Hurricane Florence

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump On Hurricane Florence

Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

 

 

WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump presents message on Hurricane Florence at the White House In Washington DC, USA on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.


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President Donald J. Trump Participates in a Briefing on Hurricane Florence in South Carolina

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump in a Briefing on South Carolina

Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA – President Donald J. Trump participates in a Briefing on Hurricane Florence in South Carolina on Wednesday, September 20, 2018.

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President Trump at Briefing on Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

Horry County Emergency Management Center
Conway, South Carolina
3:40 P.M. EDT – 3:

 

GOVERNOR MCMASTER: “For those of you who haven’t been here for a while, welcome to South Carolina. Welcome to Conway. Welcome to Horry County. And if you’ve been looking for rain and water, you’ve come to the right place. (Laughter.)

We’re delighted to have the President here and others, as well. We have not had a disaster like this one before. Hurricane Hugo, in 1989, was a tremendous blow, but it came in in McClellanville, just above Charleston, and went through in a hurry.

Hurricane Florence came in and stayed, going to North Carolina and South Carolina, and left record amounts of rain. So our problem has not been with the wind and the rain hitting us, but with the rain that is still here. And we have not only the record amounts that have dropped on South Carolina, particularly in this third of the state, but we have the water coming down from North Carolina, because we have three watersheds, three river sheds. The Waccamaw, the Pee Dee, and the Lynches River. Those watersheds all coming to where we are.

So the rain and the water that you see out there now is just the beginning. The worst is yet to come. We’re going to have water outside this building, maybe four feet deep, maybe five feet deep, maybe something less. But we’ve got people that need help.
The good news is the team in South Carolina is up to the job. We have had the best cooperation and coordination and preparation that people say they have ever seen. And it goes from volunteers to private companies and private people, as well as the local authorities, the state authorities, with our congressional delegation, and everybody in between, not the least of which has been our federal partners. We’ve had more cooperation and coordination and communication with our federal partners than we have ever had before. This may be the worst disaster that we’ve had in South Carolina.

But the cooperation, and the assistance, and the encouragement, and the confidence they’ve given to our people, to the federal establishment and what we call “Team South Carolina,” is beyond compare.

So we are confident that we are going to build our way out of this. We’ve managed the hurricane. Now we’ve got to manage the floods. And then we’ll manage the reconstruction and the rebuilding.
And one great thing that we have helping us is this man standing behind me, President Donald Trump — one in a million. South Carolina loves you, and we’re delighted you’re here. (Applause.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: First of all, Henry, thank you. And you’re doing a fantastic job. Everybody. Everybody — the job that you’re doing, the coordination.

We just left North Carolina. They got hit really, really hard, and they are working. And all of that water is coming your way. A lot of people don’t know that. They assume, and you look outside and you see this beautiful weather, but over the next couple of days, it’s going to get rough in South Carolina.

So the federal government is behind you. We have Lindsey Graham here. We have Tim. Where’s Tim and Lindsey? Tim Scott. They have really — they’re with us all the way. They’re with us all the way. And whatever we need from Washington, we are there.

Our team — I don’t think there’s ever been a team like this. From everybody — virtually everybody said it — what we’re doing on a federal basis, what you’re doing on a local basis, and the coordination has been absolutely incredible.

So I know you have a rough few days. It will last a long time. It could last a long time. But you’re going to have a rebuilding process, and we are behind you from day one. From three days ago, and now it looks nice, but it’s really the calm before the storm. Because you’re going to have a lot of water.

We see it; it’s coming down. It just comes down. Nobody would believe a thing like this could happen. And already you’ve broken all records, and this is going to add four, five, six feet of water all over the state.

So Washington is with you. Trump is with you. We are all with you 100 percent. And we’ll get through it. And I think the most exciting part is going to be that rebuild, because you’re going to have a lot of rebuilding. I flew over, and there’s a lot of damage. And you haven’t really been hit yet by comparison to what’s coming.

So I love South Carolina. I love this state. I’m very proud of Henry McMaster and the job he’s done as your governor. And I can tell you that Tim, and Lindsey, and myself, and Thom — the great congressman — we’re all in there fighting. And it’s going to work out very well.

This room — the job you do is great. And we really want to thank you. This is real emergency stuff at the highest level. And we want to thank you. So anything I can do, you all know where to call me. (Laughter.) And we will be there for South Carolina. (Applause.) We’re going to be there for this disaster. Thank you all.

I’d like to introduce a man who has truly been working overtime and he has been prepared for this for actually a long time. But over the last four or five days, there’s nobody that’s worked harder than General Livingston. And I just want to thank you. And, General, maybe you could say a few words?

GENERAL LIVINGSTON: Yes, sir. Thank you so much. You know, in South Carolina, we always talk about Team South Carolina. And everybody sitting out here is part of Team South Carolina. And I told that to the President; I said, maybe you ought to call it “Team America” now that (inaudible) is here and O’Shaughnessy has come in, and Lengyel has come in. He says, “No, I like South Carolina.” He wants to be part of our team. (Laughter.) So that’s Team South Carolina. Team South Carolina has been out there from day one with evacuations. We’ve been evacuating people, working search and rescue, taking care of our citizens, welfare checks, security, infrastructure hardening. And that’s everybody sitting in this room doing that.

And now, we’re getting ready for this flood. We’re really working on that infrastructure, getting ready move our people. And we’ve got backup to backup to backup. If we lose a road, which we don’t think we’re going to do, but if we lose a road, we’ve got bridges. We’re going to bring the bridges in. We’ve got aircraft. We are ready to take care of the people of South Carolina who also happen to be part of Team South Carolina.

I do want to give a real quick shout-out to the Governor’s military force, the South Carolina National Guard. While we’re fighting this flood, we got men and women down on the southwest border, we’ve got men and women in Afghanistan, and we’ve got men and women in Kuwait fighting the Syrian battle, taking care of this nation while we also take care of our people.

Mr. President, thank you so much for your support of this great state.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Thank you very much. Appreciate it.” (Applause.)

DIRECTOR WEBSTER: “So to kind of put things in perspective at the local level — first off, thank you to everyone who is involved in this. And many of you in this room are victims as well. And the support that you’ve given this operation, plus those in the field that are supporting what’s going on, not only — you know, all the volunteers, all the staff, everybody, all the coordination between all the jurisdictions. In my opinion, this is the way it’s supposed to be done. And I think we’re showing that each and every day.

You’re making it easy for me. And I’m hoping we’re making it easier for the President and the Governor and the General. Because if you do it right, it does become easier.

We’re looking at a very tough situation in Horry County and the Pee Dee. I don’t want to forget that. Record levels of flooding for three out of the last four years is a tremendous challenge. And I will tell you right now, this has been one of the most challenging events I’ve ever been involved in.

But the team — Team Horry, Team South Carolina, is making it — you know, every chance we can get to make this as good as we can, to save lives as much as possible, protect property as much as possible. And to do the things we can do now so hopefully the recovery will go quicker and we’ll get things up and running as soon as possible.

So we know what we’re facing. We want everybody else to understand what we may be facing. What’s coming is unprecedented. But we want everybody to know this team, all of us — state and federal partners — are behind everybody in Horry County and the Pee Dee region.

And we will get through it. We’ll make it happen. And we’ll all be better for it in the end. And I’m just very proud. And, Mr. President, I just want to thank you for your commitment and help on the federal level for everything you’re doing for us.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Thank you very much. (Applause.) Good luck, everybody. We’re with you all the way, 100 percent. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you.” (Applause.)


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President Trump Participates in a Briefing on Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump in a Briefing on North Carolina

Reported by Karen Ann Carr

 

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA – President Donald J. Trump participates in a Briefing on Hurricane Florence in North Carolina on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
Cherry Point, North Carolina
10:47 A.M. EDT


THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: “Well, thank you very much everybody. We appreciate it very — the job you’ve done has been incredible. Incredible. They’re talking about it all over the world. And we want to keep it going that way, because some of the hard work is now. We’ve gone through very dangerous work, and still dangerous, but some of the hard work is taking place right now, even though it’s nice and beautiful and sunny.


I was talking to the Governor. And, Governor, I want to thank you. A really fantastic — a fantastic job. But in speaking to the Governor, some of the flooding is actually epic. Hard to believe. And we’ve seen all the pictures where houses are literally covered beyond the roof. You don’t even know there’s a house there. And, you know, one of those things. Well, the water is starting to go down now, finally.


But again, I want to thank Governor Cooper. I want to express my gratitude to your Lieutenant Governor, Dan Forest, very importantly. And to all of the state and local leaders who have been really incredible partners throughout this response and recovery.


There’s been a lot of talent. A lot of work and a lot of talent. Without the talent, it doesn’t work either. You had a combination of hard work and that great ability.


We’re joined also by Secretary Nielsen, Administrator McMahon, Director Mulvaney, and FEMA Administrator Long. I want to thank you all. Administrator, great job. Incredible job. The planning that went into this is beyond — beyond belief. So I just want to thank the Secretary and Administrator. Really — really something special.


I also want to thank some great friends of mine and some very talented people that love this state. They love all our states, I think we can say, and that’s Senator Richard Burr. Where’s Richard? Richard? Thank you very much. You have great representatives. Senator Thom Tillis, thank you. Thank you. Where’s Thom? Thank you, Thom. Lindsey Graham. Lindsey? What happened? Lindsey. (Laughter.) Oh, look at Lindsey.


Lindsey, do you want to pull up a chair? What happened to you? (Laughter.)


SENATOR GRAHAM: (Inaudible.)


PRESIDENT TRUMP: You know, we could have — (laughter) — Richard, would you let him sit at our table? I don’t know. Come on. Pull up a chair, Lindsey. But Lindsey has been great.
And Tim Scott. Where’s Tim? Good. I don’t know, I feel pretty guilty. Come over here.


They have been fantastic, all of them — all four. And we’ve had a lot help from Congress, in all fairness. And we’re ready and they’re ready to do whatever we have to do to make this perfect. And that means, unfortunately, the money will be a lot, but it’s going to come as fast as you need it. We’re going to take care of everybody.


Hurricane Florence was one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the Carolinas. One of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to hit our country.


To the families who have lost loved ones, America grieves with you, and our hearts break for you. God bless you. We will never forget your loss. We will never leave your side. We’re with you all way. And to all those impacted by this terrible storm, our entire American family is with you and ready to help. And you will recover.


Most importantly, we give thanks to the incredible first responders, including sheriffs, police officers, firefighters, our great Cajun Navy. They’re all over the place. I put them up online and everybody loved it. Everybody loved it. But they put themselves, all of them, in harm’s way. And what they’ve done to save precious lives of our citizens has been nothing short of incredible.


Nearly 20,000 federal and military personnel are supporting the response efforts along with Southeast Coast, including brave men and women of North Carolina and the National Guard. Now, of course, we’re going to South Carolina right after this, and they have been incredible. And I know you’ve worked and coordinated very well also, Governor, with South Carolina. That’s been a really great partnership.


Together with state and local first responders, they’ve assisted and rescued more than 3,000 people. So we want to thank you. And I will say, I’ve been watching the Coast Guard with all of the helicopters lifting people off rooftops, and it’s been an incredible job you’ve done again. We appreciate it. Thank you very much.
More than 1.6 million meals have been delivered to North Carolina, and more than 400,000 are ready in South Carolina as soon as they’re requested. So we’re standing by with 400,000 meals in South Carolina.


Crews have restored power to over 1.2 million customers already in North and South Carolina. And the power is starting to go on as soon as the water goes down. They’re meeting the demand incredibly well. So I want to thank the power companies and all of the federal workers, but we have to also thank some of the power companies because they’ve been very responsive. As soon as that water goes down, for the most part, people have power.
In moments of despair, we witness the true character of the American people. So true. Citizens all across our country rally together to rescue the stranded, to protect the innocent, and to restore hope to families who have experienced tremendous and unbearable loss.


I want to thank all of the people here today. A very special group of people. Very talented group of people. And we love working with you. It’s an honor to work with you. We’ve done a real job, and we’ve got to continue to do that real job because another phase is coming in right now, and we’re going to meet that phase just like we’ve met phase one.


So, Governor, again, thank you very much. I appreciate it. And to everybody, thank you very much. And whatever we have to do at the federal level, we will be there — and you know that — 100 percent.


And, Secretary Nielsen? Please.”


SECRETARY NIELSEN: “Yes, sir. Well, first I just wanted to start by thanking you for your leadership. I think we would all agree, we appreciate (inaudible) to respond, to direct all of our federal governments, to support our partners.


And what you see there is how that partnership works so well. We’ve got the private sector, we’ve got our congressional members, state and local officials. We certainly have all of our partners at DOD and the National Guard. So we are all working together as it should be, in unity of effort, under your leadership. And we greatly appreciate everyone’s partnership.
If I could, I’d like to ask the Administrator to give us a brief update as to where we are.”


ADMINISTRATOR LONG: “So, Mr. President, as you know, a disaster response like this takes all of us working together, not just coordinating the federal government together, which has come together very well so far. But it takes all of us from neighbor helping neighbor, all the way up to the federal government, to help people overcome what they’ve been through.


I’ve been on the ground yesterday. I’ll be on the ground through tomorrow to make sure that I verify that we’re doing everything that we can right now. This event is not over; the rivers are still cresting. And so we still have a lot of work to do when it comes to the life, safety, and life sustainment mission.


But we’re also simultaneously working on making sure that we stabilize all of the critical lifelines in regards to the infrastructure. So it’s all interconnected. We got to get the roads open to be able to get the power crews into the isolated areas and the flooded areas. And we also have to put a big focus on the hazardous materials, and the health and medical capabilities, and getting them back up and running fully in every community.


One of the things that’s most important is that we’re already pushing forward our disaster survival assistance teams into the fields, into the shelters. We need people to register with 1-800-621-FEMA, or they can download the FEMA app, or they can go through DisasterAssistance.gov.


But more importantly, my job is made easier when a governor like Governor Cooper, Mike Sprayberry, Erik Hooks, have truly done their part to be self-sufficient at the state level. They have been very strong and capable partners. So, thank you.
Thank you, Sir.


SECRETARY NIELSEN: And perhaps we turn it over to the Governor. Governor, as you said so well yesterday, “Sunshine doesn’t need safety.” So we’re right here with you in the midst of a very (inaudible) response.


GOVERNOR COOPER: Well, thank you, Mr. President, for coming to North Carolina as our rescue and recovery continues.
Our rivers are still cresting, and there is still danger for some people. We’re hoping that they can get evacuated and that out first responders continue to make sure that people are brought to safety.


Our state took a gut punch, Mr. President. And our people are still reeling. We’ve lost 27 lives, officially, so far. And some more are under investigation. And we mourn their loss.


We have farmers who have lost significantly their crops. A lot of businesses are down. And, of course, people have lost their homes. We have about 10,000 people right now in shelters. I talked to one the other day who had a rescue out of an apartment in downtown Wilmington. And I will say this: All the way from firefighters in Wilmington, to our state responders, our National Guard, and the United States Coast Guard, there have been some heroic first responders who have saved lives.


We are beginning the process of getting our feet under us, Mr. President. We’re getting water and supplies, hot meals to people. We’re beginning to clear roads, although we have a number of roads continuing to be closed, including parts of Interstate 95 and Interstate 40. And you can imagine what that does to commerce and people trying to get from one place to the next.


We have a lot of power that has been restored, but there are thousands of people who are still waiting to get their power back.
I know that this state has a great economy, great education. We are a beacon in the south. And we have weathered storms before in our state. But, Mr. President, we have never seen one like this. This one has been epic, it has been disastrous, and it has been widespread. It is a storm like no other.


We’re beginning the process, with your federal help and with our local county people; many of them are here today. And we want to thank our local responders and all of the help that they have given to deal with people right there on the ground. But we’re starting to figure out how we will build back. We will do it in a smart and strong way. I’ve been grateful for Secretary Nielsen and for Admiral Buschman. Thank you for your help with the Coast Guard and helping to rescue people.


And, Mr. President, Brock Long, as FEMA Administrator, along with Albie Lewis, who has been here, they are helping us right now significantly. And we’re grateful.


I’ve got a great Emergency Management Director in Mike Sprayberry and my Secretary of Public Safety, Erik Hooks. They’re all onboard. Our Adjutant General of the National Guard, General Lusk, has been doing a fantastic job.


And this Title 10 that we’ve invoked with our joint military exercise, we are grateful to the members of the U.S. military who have stepped up and helped us through this process.


But, Mr. President, we’ve got a long road ahead in the days and the months, and even years ahead, to make sure we build back to where we need to be here in North Carolina. And you’re here, and I’m asking you, sir, for your help, every step of the way. All of these federal agencies are going to have to help us in cutting red tape and making sure we can be smart about this rebuilding process.


We still understand that people have a lot of immediate needs, and that’s going to be critically important over the next few days and weeks. But long-term rebuild, I know the resiliency of North Carolinians. We have an amazing state. I know that we can come back stronger than ever. But we’re going to need your help.
And thank you for coming to listen to this.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: And I’ll be there. Congressman, thank you. Thank you, Roy. We will be there 100 percent. And all of the folks from the federal government that are around the table, they’re confirming it. That’s why we started early and we’ll be here late.
And we want to thank the great job you’ve done and all of your people. Thank you very much.


I’d like to maybe ask Richard Burr to say a few words, your great senator who’s done an incredible job. And then we’re going to ask Thom Tillis to say a few words. These are two people that love this state and they love the country.
Richard?
SENATOR BURR: Well, Mr. President, I’m going to say to this group exactly what I said to you on the plane. I’ve been doing disasters in North Carolina as an elected representative for now 25 years. I’ve never seen the preparation, the coordination, the collaboration between the federal, state, and local government like I’ve seen prior to this event.


If we do half as good in the response as we did in the preparation, then North Carolinians are going to be in good hands.


The challenge is, quite frankly, going to be this: We’re faced with things in this event that we haven’t been faced with before. And the ability to have the Coast Guard and DOD assets in this state, upfront, before the event, has enabled those at a local, state, and federal level to adjust what plans we might have had in place, and deliver water and food and essentials in a way that we could get into any community in this state. Without that level of collaboration, we’d have people that were in serious, serious problems much worse than today.


And I am grateful for the federal component but I am as grateful, Governor, for the way the state emergency management folks and first responders, who in some cases have been volunteers in local communities that had a boat, aided their neighbors. And that’s what’s so great about this state.


Thank you, Mr. President.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you, Richard, very much. And Tom?


SENATOR TILLIS: Well, just very briefly, just to echo everything that Senator Burr said, we’re now moving towards the next step, which is getting the initial funding for recovery. We’ve made a request. We’ll be moving forward with trying to get the money in place for some of the initial recovery. But then we’ll work very closely with the Governor.


Governor, thank you for being so prompt on getting the initial need in. That was very instructive to the appropriation request. We’ll continue to work with state and local authorities.
And just thank all the volunteers, as well — the Red Cross and everybody else who have come together. And Congressman Rouzer, every one of the counties in his district were affected. He’s been working hard. He’s been on the ground the entire time. And this is when North Carolina and America is at its best. We’re all coming together and working for the people in North Carolina and South Carolina.


And, President, thank you for your leadership.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. Thank you, Thom. Thank you. And for you leadership.


As Thom and Richard said, we’re getting all teed up for a lot of money to come down to the area. You’re going to need it. And we have it, and we will be supplying it. And there will be nothing left undone. You’ll have everything you need.


So we’re going to have — it’s going to be probably a rough two weeks, and then it will get a little bit softer. But it’s going to be — people don’t realize how a very difficult phase is beginning probably today with a beautiful sunshine. So your two representatives and your — by the way, your congressman, are working very hard. So we’ll have it all taken care of. Thank you very much, Congressman. Thank you very much. Appreciate it very much. Great job.


Does anybody have anything to say? Any of our folks?
Administrator McMahon, would you say something please?


ADMINISTRATOR MCMAHON: Thank you very much, Mr. President. First of all, I’m a North Carolina girl. I was born and reared in New Bern. Both my parents were civil service employees right here at Cherry Point Air Base. So I feel like I’ve come home.
I’m the Administrator of SBA, and I just want to let all of you know that where SBA comes in is on the front side, but we are immediately right there. As a matter of fact, we’re already staged at East Carolina to deploy our folks into the field to get people’s businesses back up and running, to get them back in their homes. This is the time that SBA actually makes the loans and not just guarantees the loans.


So please go to SBA.gov and click on the “Disaster” banner. It will take you to the right place. We’ve already approved, I think, just a little — fewer than 10 applications already for mortgages and loans for businesses. So they’re low interest, they’re long-term fixed rates. So please allow us to help you. Go online and start getting your applications in so that we can help our communities and our homeowners and even renters who have lost personal property in the storm get back on their feet.


Thank you, sir.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you, Linda, very much. Anybody? Any questions? Statements? Congressman?


REPRESENTATIVE ROUZER: First of all, let me thank you for being here. You have a great heart for the American people. That’s one of the things I like so much about you. And it just really means a lot for you to be here at this particular time.


We have a lot of folks that are really, really hurting. And I got a couple of points I want to make, but before I forget, though, I want to thank Brock Long and his team. I’ve been with him for the past several days. They’re doing incredible work. Everybody around this table is just doing a lot of collaborative, great work together.
Your Admiral here at Coast Guard — I walked in the airport, RDU Airport, the other day, and saw doctors and nurses that were stranded, trying to find a way back to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. And this guy here helped us get it cleared to get them on that C-130 and take them to ILM Airport.
And I don’t think I’ve ever seen a CEO of a hospital that was happier than our CEO at Hanover Regional the other day.
So your team is doing an incredible, incredible job. A few things I want to mention: Housing is so critically important, as you know. Infrastructure, incredibly important. I serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as you know. Really looking forward to working with you as we move forward on rebuilding our infrastructure, not just here post-storm, but we’ve got to do a lot of pre-mitigation work for the next storm.


You know, these storms aren’t going to end. They’re going to keep coming. And the more we can prepare, the more we can clean out these rivers, these ditches, all the creeks and streams, they’re all — they’re all stopped up. That’s part of the reason why we have such a monumental flood. My district, as Senator Tillis said, eight of my nine counties are completely — almost completely underwater. They’re all major disaster areas. And so I think rebuilding this infrastructure is going to be critically, critically important.


Of course, housing is number one. Agriculture in my district — huge component of this state — $87 billion industry. I see Steve Troxler here in the audience — our Commissioner of Agriculture. We’ve got to have more than just a new farm bill. We’ve got to have a real disaster package for agriculture as well.
And then our beach communities: Our beaches, our inlets and our waterways are a key component of infrastructure in this country. It’s vital to tourism in my district, as you know. And of course, I know you’re quite familiar with Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington and that area, and Brunswick County, Pender County. All these counties need a tremendous amount of help. And I just thank you and appreciate you being here and appreciate all the work of your entire team — not only now, but as we move into the future.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Appreciate it very much, Congressman.


COMMISSIONER WHITE: Mr. President.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yes, please

COMMISSIONER WHITE: My name is Woody White, and I represent 220,000 citizens of New Hanover County. I want to thank you for coming here. I’d like to echo the comments that were very ably made by David and the others around the table about what’s been done. And I also want to share with you the hope and optimism that our people have about the economy that you’ve created, about the people that you put back to work. Because all these next two or three or four phases of recovery are better because of the preparations, the economy that you have created, and we appreciate it.


I have been out in our community since this storm before it began, in it every day since it was here. And folks are cutting trees, putting power lines up, feeding their neighbors, loving each other, caring for each other, and they have incredible hope and optimism in the future.


It tells me something that you brought the Administrator of the Small Business Association here today, that you’re thinking about the future too. I own a small business, and they’re the lifeblood of our economy in New Hanover County. And we thank you for being here and for your leadership.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: That’s really nice. I appreciate it very much. The economy is, fortunately, doing really well, and I would say maybe the best economy our country has ever had. So that’s important.


And we want to get everybody back to work so they can, you know, take (inaudible) — because this area has been very badly damaged. But we’ll get it up and working again, Governor, very quickly. I have no doubt about it.
Anybody else? Anybody? Yes.


MAYOR JONES JR.: Mr. President, hi, I’m Jerry Jones, the Mayor of Morehead City.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Hi, Jerry.


MAYOR JONES JR.: And just on behalf of a grateful community — and not just talking about Morehead, but talking about coastal North Carolina — your presence here today means a whole lot to all of us. It means, you know, we’re not left stranded alone on this island. It means the federal government is here helping us, along with the state government and many local governments.
And being a mayor of a small town and having to — being the boots on the ground and walking the food lines with my constituents — and not just my constituents; I’ve got people from outside the county. Just building up something that you said earlier about community pride and spirit — I mean, the community spirit is, from what I’ve witnessed, is as high as it’s ever been.


PRESIDENT: TRUMP Great.


MAYOR JONES JR.: It is — it is not — and what I’ve learned also, that communities aren’t just in neighborhoods, they’re not just in towns and states; I’m talking about a national community. People have come from all over the nation to come to Carteret County to assist us. And just on my way up here, I had three phone calls from people throughout the state that wanted to bring provisions down to Carteret County. And so I’m helping organize that.
And when I walked through the lines of the people — and I have to say this: My first experience, I’ve never stood in line before to get a drink of water or a meal or sandwich or any way. The people, you know, when I ask them, my first question to them is, “How are you? Are you safe?” And they said, “Yeah, we’re safe. However, my neighbor, you know, they lost everything they had. You know, my house is under water.” And my response to them always is, “Yes, but at least we are here today talking about it.” And they always just give praise to God when that’s mentioned.
And so I’ll know we’ll get through this together. It’s baby steps, as we all mentioned. Although it happened overnight, the rebuilding is not going to be overnight. But from the state and local level, the federal level, we’ll make it happen.


And again, just the presence of everybody around this table is going to mean a whole lot to everybody affected with Hurricane Florence. So, thank you.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, Mayor. Appreciate it.


COMMISSIONER MANSFIELD: Mr. President, Mark Mansfield, Chairman of the Carteret County Commissioners. And I want to thank you and your team for coming down with Governor Cooper, Senator Tillis, Senator Burr, and other representatives.
And I’d especially like to thank Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest. He came down the day after the hurricane and visited us personally at the emergency operations center.


Things are still dire in Carteret County. We have — over half of our whole county is without power. We obviously have had the river and the creek flooding — storm surge flooding. And Williston to Stacy, they had probably 8 to 12 feet of water in homes.


These people have been displaced, and we are temporarily sheltering, neighbors are sheltering, but we’re going to need help with shelter.


The big thing is public safety. We haven’t had trash pickup since the Wednesday before the storm. They’ve cut and run. We’re getting back open now. But for health reasons, we need to make sure that we get all of your guys’ help to expedite the boots on the ground.


I mean, I know protocols and procedures — you’ve got manuals — but as I look around, I see the military force here, anybody who’s done training, you know training is one thing, but being in the foxhole when the bullets are coming by your head are completely different. And we hope we will have all your continued support to help our boots on the ground, facilitate the resources, and help the people of our county and the surrounding counties in Eastern North Carolina.


I thank all you guys again. We appreciate all you’re doing. And we’ll probably be asking you for more. Thank you.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. Appreciate it. Excuse me?


MS. GOOD: (Inaudible.)


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yes, please.


MS. GOOD: Mr. President, thank you so much for being here, for coming to North Carolina. The story for Duke Energy is also a story of partnership. And so I’m pleased to report that we’ve restored a million and a half citizens for power. We have 150,000 to go. And we will not leave until that power is restored.
Now, we had the opportunity to work with so many around the table that have made it possible with the Governor and his administration, with Director Sprayberry, with the federal agencies, Secretary Nielsen, Under Secretary Krebs, not only the planning but the resources necessary to restore power on this scale. So we thank you for the leadership and the partnership. It’s made it possible. And we’re anxious to get 150,000 more citizens back.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Good. Thank you very much. And how is Lake Norman, that area? How is that doing?


MS. GOOD: Good.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’s doing good?


MS. GOOD: But still 10 or 12 inches of rain.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: I love that area. I can’t tell you why, but I love that area.


MS. GOOD: It’s very nice. Thank you.


PRESIDENT TRUUMP: It’s been really terrific.


GENERAL O’SHAUGHNESSY: Mr. President.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yes.


GENERAL O’SHAUGHNESSY: Mr. President, Secretary Mattis gave us very clear direction from the Department of Defense to make sure that we anticipate every need that the states could have so we could help the citizens.


Governor Cooper’s team here was phenomenal to help us understand what exactly those needs were going to be so we could pre-posture and be ready for immediate response. So, hats off to Governor Cooper and the broader team here in North Carolina.
And also, at FEMA, Brock Long was able to help us coordinate that federal response that was seamlessly tied into the state and local efforts. And I’d like to highlight, Mr. President, that there are 28 different states that have contributed to the National Guard, through the EMACs — the compacts that they have with the state of North Carolina, between North Carolina and South Carolina — and that just shows the strength of the National Guard as well, Mr. President.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. Great job, General. Appreciate it.
Okay. Thank you very much. Let’s get back to work.

 


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WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump delivers a prior to Departure from the White House South Lawn on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.


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President Donald J. Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump Welcome President Duda and Mrs. Kornhauser-Duda

 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump of the USA Welcome President Andrzej Sebastian Duda of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Agata Kornhauser-Duda

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WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump of the United States of America welcome President Andrzej Sebastian Duda of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Agata Kornhauser-Duda, First Lady of Poland at the White House South Portico on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.


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President Donald J. Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump Meets with the President Andrzej Sebastian Duda and First Lady of the Republic of Poland

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WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump and The First Lady meets with the President Andrzej Sebastian Duda of the Republic of Poland and Mrs. Agata Kornhauser-Duda, First Lady of Poland at the White House Oval Office in Washington, DC, USA on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Mrs. Kornhauser-Duda was born in Kraków, the child of Julian Kornhauser, a well-known writer, translator and literary critic who dedicated a book of poetry to her in 1981, and Alicja Wojna, a Polonist.


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President Donald J. Trump Meets with the President’s National Council for the American Worker

 

President Donald J. Trump Meets with the President’s National Council for the American Worker

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WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America Host a Joint Press Conference with the President Andrzej Duda of the Republic of Poland at the White House East Room on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The White House Press Conference is scheduled to begin at 2:10 PM.

Andrzej Sebastian Duda is a Polish politician as well as the sixth and current President of Poland, holding the office since 6 August 2015. Before his tenure as President, Duda was a member of Polish Lower House from 2011 to 2014 and the European Parliament from 2014 to 2015.



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WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump hosts the Hispanic Month Celebration Monday, September 17, 2018.

 

 

President Donald J. receives an emergency preparedness and response update at the White House Oval Office at 11:00 AM. President Trump received his intelligence briefing at the White House Oval. President Trump then had lunch with the Vice President at White House Private Dining Room at 12:45 PM. President Trump participates in the inaugural meeting of the President’s National Council for the American Worker in the White House Roosevelt Room at 2:15 PM. President Trump hosts the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in the White House East Room at 5:00 PM. President Trump departs the White House en route to event site from the White House South Portico en route to dinner with supporters in Washington DC, USA. President Trump returns to the White House South Portico at 8:25 PM.


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WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump meets with the President’s National Council for the American Worker at the White House in Washington, DC, USA.


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President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, joined by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, drop by the National Security Council’s Resilience Directorate at the White House, Thursday, September 13, 2018, to thank and encourage the talented public servants who are at the beginning stages of a critical 24/7 operation supporting FEMA’s life-saving and life-sustaining response efforts for Hurricane Florence.

More than 3,800 Federal Employees, including more than 1,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), are working with State and local partners to respond to Hurricane Florence.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) prepositioned more than 560 personnel ahead of Florence to support health and medical needs if requested.

HHS and FEMA have multiple teams in North and South Carolina, including:

6 FEMA Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT)
14 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces
4 HHS Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT)
One HHS Incident Management Team (IMT)

Additional resources are staged in Virginia and Maryland and ready to move into impacted areas as needed, including:

3 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces in Virginia
3 Disaster Medical Assistance Teams Maryland

FEMA has 6 Incident Support Bases in North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, and Alabama readily supporting the needs of affected states.

The United States Coast Guard pre-staged forces in the affected region, including:

58 personnel,
4 response boats,
10 Flood Response Boat Teams,
13 Incident Management Assistance Teams, and
17 National Strike Force teams.

The Trump Administration is ready to rapidly assist in restoring power after Hurricane Florence and protect nuclear power plants in the path.

The Trump Administration is working with State, Local, and private sector partners to support response efforts following Hurricane Florence’s impact.


 


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President Donald J. Trump Meets with the Secretary of DHS and the Administrator of FEMA

 

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WASHINGTON DC – President Donald J. Trump presents remarks at the White House Oval Office Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

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PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
AND FEMA ADMINISTRATOR BROCK LONG
ON HURRICANE FLORENCE RESPONSE MEASURES

The White House Oval Office

3:13 P.M. EDT

 

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DONALD J. TRUMP: “Okay, thank you very much. I’ve received a briefing from Secretary Nielsen, Administrator Long, and my senior staff regarding Hurricane Florence and other tropical systems that will soon impact the United States and its territories. The safety of American people is my absolute highest priority. We are sparing no expense. We are totally prepared. We’re ready. We’re as ready as anybody has ever been.

And it looks to me, and it looks to all of — a lot of very talented people that do this for a living, like this is going to be a storm that’s going to be a very large one — far larger than we’ve seen in perhaps decades. Things can change, but we doubt they will at this stage. It’s a pretty late stage. We doubt they’re going to be veering very far off course.

The places that are in the way and in the most jeopardy would be Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina — that area. And again, they haven’t seen anything like what’s coming at us in 25, 30 years — maybe ever. It’s tremendously big and tremendously wet. Tremendous amounts of water.

So I’ve spoken with the governors of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. They’re prepared. We’re prepared. We’re working very well in conjunction with the governors.

I’d like to ask Brock Long, our Administrator, who’s done so well for us in Texas and Florida — we have something that could very well be very similar to Texas, in the sense that it’s tremendous amounts of water. Texas was the one that had, I would say, to this point, Brock, probably more water than we’ve ever seen in a storm or a hurricane. And it went out for seconds and thirds. We’ve never seen anything like it.

But FEMA, as you know, did a fantastic job, and a fantastic job also in Florida. And I’d like to ask Brock, if you would, to just say a few words to the media as to where it is now, what’s going to be happening, and how well prepared we are.”

ADMINISTRATOR LONG: “Thank you, Mr. President. Unfortunately, Hurricane Florence is setting out to be a devastating event to the Carolinas, and potentially Virginia as well.

So as you can see, they’re forecasting a major landfalling storm — Category 3 or 4 storm at landfall. The biggest hazard that we’re worried about is storm surge. That’s the primary driver of the evacuations that are underway by the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia right now. But as this system comes in and makes landfall, during the weekend it’s forecast to stall out, lose its strength and its steering currents, and drop copious amounts of rainfall.

Unfortunately, the remnants of Gordon passed through the Mid-Atlantic over the weekend and dropped a lot of rain, saturating rivers. So, Hurricane Florence, as it comes in and puts anywhere between 20 and 30 inches more in isolated areas, could create a lot of inland flooding.

So, right now, sir, we’re supporting the governors with achieving their life safety evacuation and movements. We’re focused on mass care and sheltering. And then we’ll be focused on helping them to execute their response and recovery goals.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “What are the chances that it veers off course and the hit won’t be so direct? What are the chances of that?”

ADMINISTRATOR LONG: “Unfortunately, I believe there’s quite a bit of certainty in the track forecast because the forward speed is picking up. It’s getting faster. And when systems do that, the track forecast becomes a lot more accurate. And I think the expectation needs to be set with the citizens in this area that, if you’ve been asked to leave, get out of the areas that are going to flood, and get into a facility that can withstand the winds.

Let’s set the expectations as well: This has an opportunity of being a very devastating storm. The power is going to be off for weeks. You’re going to be displaced from your home in the coastal areas. And there will be flooding in the inland areas as well.

So these are going to be statewide events. The hazards will be statewide.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Thanks. You wanted to show us this one then?”

ADMINISTRATOR LONG: “Yeah. This is a seven-day rainfall graphic. As you can see, the pink areas and the purple areas indicate 20 inches. That’s mean area rainfall; that’s an average rainfall amount. But you may see isolated amounts greater — into the 30-inch range — over Virginia, the central portions of Virginia and West Virginia. And these impacts are — they’re going to be through the Mid-Atlantic. So we’re coordinating not only with South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, but other Mid-Atlantic states, all the way to Delaware.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Good. And it has been great coordination. I have to tell you, the states have been terrific. Everybody is working together. The governors and all of their representatives have been absolutely fantastic. And FEMA — there’s nobody like you people. I mean, what they’re doing is incredible.

Do you have any questions for Secretary Nielsen or for Brock Long, please? Anybody?”

QUESTION: “What lesson do we take from what happened in Puerto Rico? How do we apply the lessons we took from Puerto Rico?”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Well, I think Puerto Rico was incredibly successful. Puerto Rico was, actually, our toughest one of all because it’s an island, so you just — you can’t truck things onto it. Everything is by boat. We moved a hospital into Puerto Rico — a tremendous military hospital in the form of a ship. You know that.

And I actually think — and the Governor has been very nice. And if you ask the Governor, he’ll tell you what a great job. I think probably the hardest one we had, by far, was Puerto Rico because of the island nature. And I actually think it was one of the best jobs that’s ever been done with respect to what this is all about.

Puerto Rico got hit not with one hurricane but with two. And the problem with Puerto Rico is their electric grid and their electric generating plant was dead before the storms ever hit. It was in very bad shape. It was in bankruptcy. It had no money. It was largely — you know, it was largely closed.

And when the storm hit, they had no electricity — essentially before the storm. And when the storm hit, that took it out entirely.

The job that FEMA and law enforcement and everybody did, working along with the Governor in Puerto Rico, I think was tremendous. I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success.

Texas, we had been given A-plusses for. Florida, we’ve been given A-plusses for. I think, in a certain way, the best job we did was Puerto Rico, but nobody would understand that. I mean, it’s harder to understand. It was very hard — a very hard thing to do because of the fact they had no electric. Before the storms hit, it was dead, as you probably know.

So we’ve gotten a lot of receptivity, a lot of thanks for the job we’ve done in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico was very important.

And, by the way, speaking of Puerto Rico, they’re going to be affected, pretty much, pretty soon by something else that’s on its way. Is that right?”

ADMINISTRATOR LONG: “Potentially, Hurricane Isaac right now is tracking south of the island, but we are — we have several thousand people inside Puerto Rico right now working on long-term recovery that have shifted to the response mode to monitor as Isaac passes to the south.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “We do not want to see Hurricane Isaac hit Puerto Rico. That’s all we need. But we have a big hurricane out there, and it’s sort of skirting along Puerto Rico and the edge of Puerto Rico. That would not be good.”

QUESTION: “Mr. President, how much money do you think you’ll need for recovery efforts to this next hurricane? And do you have that already, or do you need to get it?”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Well, we have it currently. Obviously, these are all unanticipated, so we’ll go to Congress. Congress will be very generous, because we have no choice. This is the United States. And whether it’s Texas or Florida or, frankly, if it’s Virginia — because Virginia, it’s looks like it’s very much in the path. Maryland, by the way, could be affected — very seriously affected — just to add. It’s a little bit outside of the path. And then, of course, South Carolina and North Carolina. I think that any amounts of money, whatever it takes, we’re going to do.

But we’re already set up. We have tremendous trucking systems, we have food systems. We have a lot of — a lot of contractors waiting. But for the most part, it’s been handled by FEMA, and also we’ve coordinated locally. We have food for days. We have emergency equipment and generators for many days. We should be in great shape.

Now, I’ve also heard it could be 21 and 22 inches. If you can imagine what that is — 22 inches of rain. It is not something that we’ve had. Certainly, we’ve never had this on the East Coast. So — but I think we’re very well prepared and very well set up. Wouldn’t you say?”

ADMINISTRATOR LONG: “Yeah. I think this storm right here is very similar to Hurricane Hugo and almost like a combination of Hurricane Hugo in ’89 and Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

But look, successful disaster response and recovery is one that’s locally executed, state managed, and federally supported. So what FEMA is doing is pre-positioning the federal government’s assets to support each one of those governors that are about to be impacted with achieving their response and recovery goals. And that’s the way emergency management and disaster response works best.

I also think — I’d like to point out that what we learned last year is we have got to build a true culture of preparedness within our citizens here in America. This is a partnership, and it takes anything from neighbor helping neighbor all the way to the federal government when it comes to correctly responding and recovering.”

QUESTION: “Can we ask you about the (inaudible) and power outages? What things are right now to –“

ADMINISTRATOR LONG: “That’s a great question. So FEMA doesn’t own the power grids in any one of these states. A lot of them are owned by the private industry. So what we have are business emergency operation center calls. We’re concentrating with the private vendors to make sure that they have strong mutual aid programs in place. And we set up incident support bases to help stage power crews coming in from other states. And largely, it’s FEMA’s job to get out of the way to make sure that the private power companies can get into these areas to set up their grid. We don’t own it. We don’t own it.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “But unlike Puerto Rico, you have very strong power companies. They’re very powerful, very well managed in the sense that they have — they have tremendous overcapacity. They are going to do a great job. They also have made contracts with other power companies that won’t be affected, and they’re going to be coming in — just to answer your question, they’ll be coming in to the various states that will be affected.

They’re going to be coming in very strongly, and they’re already lining up. They’ll be here probably, for the most part, tomorrow, or shortly before the storm hits. So they’re going to be in great shape. These are, really, states that have very, very strong power authorities. “

QUESTION: “What’s your message, Mr. President, to people who might not have evacuated yet?”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Well, that’s very risky. I mean, again, we’ve never seen anything quite like this on the East Coast, at least. And if it turns out to be as bad — you know, we go out there; you have people that actually go fly through these storms. These are very brave people. But they fly through.

And from what I’m hearing, the sites that they’re seeing have not been seen on the East Coast before. So I would say everybody should get out. I mean, you have to listen to your local authorities and — whether you’re upland or downland. But depending on where you are, you have to listen and you have to get out. If they want you to get out — because it’s going to be impossible to have people get in there, whether it’s law enforcement or FEMA or anybody else. Once this thing hits, it’s going to be really, really bad along the coast. Okay?

Anything else?”

QUESTION: “Do you believe Rob Porter and Gary Cohn’s denials today?”

PRESDIENT TRUMP: “Ah, well, you shouldn’t be talking about that right now because it doesn’t matter. But I really appreciate their statement. Their statement was excellent. And they both said that beautiful, which shows that the book is just a piece of fiction.

Thank you very much. I think we’re very well prepared. And thank you all very much. Appreciate it.”

QUESTION: “Do you mind giving us an update on the trade talks? “

PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Trade talks are coming along very well. We’re dealing with China, as you know. We’ve taken a very tough stand on China, I would say, to put it mildly. And with Canada, they want to make a deal very much. Me? If we make it, that’s good. And if we don’t make it, that’s okay too. Canada wants to make a deal. We’ll see if we can get them into the deal we already have with Mexico. I think the deal with Canada is coming along very well, and we’ve all been dealing in good faith. Okay?

Thank you everybody.”


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The United States of America Convenes Guantanamo Periodic Review Board

 


 

The United States of America Convenes Guantanamo Periodic Review Board – Saifullah Paracha

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Guantanamo Periodic Review Board at the Pentagon

 

WASHINGTON DC – The USA Department of Defense is reviewing the detainment of Saifullah Paracha. Certain portions of the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board at the Pentagon location on September 25, 2018.

Saifullah Paracha is a citizen of Pakistan currently held in the United States Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba. The Department of Defense reports that Paracha was born on August 17, 1947, in Mongwal, Pakistan.


 

 

 


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PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP AND FIRST LADY AT FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL SERVICE

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SHARKSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA – President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Flight 93 September 11 Memorial Service at 9:45 AM in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. We remember the courage of 40 citizens of the United States of America made the decision to fight and give their lives so many in Washington DC might live. The range and backgrounds of those who gave their lives stand, as an enduring monument of America’s greatness and diversity.

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The Vice President and the Second Lady Participate in a September 11th Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon

 

 

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The Vice President of the United States of America Mike Pence and the Second Lady Karen Pence participate in an Observance Ceremony on September 11th 2018 at the Pentagon.

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