Month: April 2017

RECAP FOR THIS WEEK: President Trump Signs a Memorandum on Aluminum Imports and Threats to National Security

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce


SUBJECT:         Aluminum Imports and Threats to National Security

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, it is hereby directed as follows:

Section 1.  Policy.  Core industries such as steel, aluminum, vehicles, aircraft, shipbuilding, and semiconductors are critical elements of our manufacturing and defense industrial bases, which we must defend against unfair trade practices and other abuses.  In the case of aluminum, both the United States and global markets for aluminum products are distorted by large volumes of excess capacity    much of which results from foreign government subsidies and other unfair practices.  Efforts to work with other countries to reduce excess global overcapacity have not succeeded.

The artificially low prices caused by excess capacity and unfairly traded imports suppress profits in the American aluminum industry, which discourages long-term investment in the industry and hinders efforts by American aluminum producers to research and develop new and better grades of aluminum.  If the present situation continues, it may place the American aluminum industry at risk by undermining the ability of American aluminum producers to continue investment, research, and development, and by reducing or eliminating the jobs needed to maintain a pool of skilled workers essential for the continued development of advanced aluminum manufacturing.

Sec. 2.  Investigation.  The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has initiated an investigation under section 232(b)(1)(A) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (the “Act”) (19 U.S.C. 1862(b)(1)(A)) to determine the effects on national security of aluminum imports.  In conducting this investigation, and in accordance with section 232(d) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1862(d)), the Secretary shall, as appropriate and consistent with law:

(a)  consider the domestic production of aluminum needed for projected national defense requirements; the capacity of domestic industries to meet such requirements; the existing and anticipated availabilities of the human resources, products, raw materials, and other supplies and services essential to the national defense; the requirements of growth of such industries and such supplies and services, including the investment, exploration, and development necessary to assure such growth; and the importation of goods in terms of their quantities, availabilities, character, and use as those affect such industries and the capacity of the United States to meet national security requirements;

(b)  recognize the close relation of the Nation’s economic welfare to our national security, and consider the effect of foreign competition in the aluminum industry on the economic welfare of domestic industries;

(c)  consider any substantial unemployment, decrease in government revenues, loss of skills or investment, or other serious effects resulting from the displacement of any domestic products by excessive aluminum imports; and

(d)  consider the status and likely effectiveness of efforts of the United States to negotiate a reduction in the levels of excess aluminum capacity worldwide.

Sec. 3.  Submit Report and Provide Recommendations.  (a)  The Secretary shall, consistent with applicable law, proceed expeditiously in conducting the investigation described in section 2 of this memorandum and shall submit to the President a report on the findings.

(b)  Pursuant to section 232(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1862(b)), if the Secretary finds that aluminum is being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security, the Secretary shall, in the report submitted under subsection (a) of this section, recommend actions and steps that should be taken to adjust aluminum imports so that they will not threaten to impair the national security.

Sec. 4.  General Provisions.  (a)  Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i)  the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b)  This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c)  This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.



PRESS BRIEFING with Press Secretary Sean Spicer – 4/28/2017

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer en route Atlanta, GA, 4/28/2017

Aboard Air Force One
En Route Atlanta, Georgia

1:09 P.M. EDT

MR. SPICER:  Good morning.  The President is going to be speaking later, so I’ll try to keep this short and let his words carry the day.

Before we left, the President signed an executive order on offshore energy development.  I know the President made a statement on this order.  And during the signing ceremony, Secretary Zinke gave you a little detail during that briefing that occurred last night.  The main takeaway is that the order maintains our responsibility as stewards of the environment while moving us forward towards energy security.  Combined with the President’s previous actions reducing regulations and promoting clean and safe energy development, we are on the right track toward American energy independence. 

As you guys know, we’re on our way to Atlanta, where the President will speak to the National Rifle Association’s Leadership Forum.  It’s a great way to end an incredible week leading up to the President’s official 100th day in office, which is tomorrow.  One of his most historic achievements was getting Judge Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court in his first 100 days, the first President to have a Supreme Court confirmation since 1881.  I know the NRA is glad to have a justice in that seat who will be such a staunch defender of our Constitution.  

The President is going to speak again tomorrow about Judge Gorsuch:  his unprecedented regulatory reforms under the Congressional Review Act, renegotiating trade deals that are unfair for American workers, and the rest of his incredible accomplishments.  I’ll let him and the record for his action-packed first 100 days speak for itself on that.  As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve got the website up at that really details all that.  And he looks forward to a really exciting event tomorrow.  

With that, I’m glad to — 

Q    can you confirm that Senator Ted Cruz is on the plane? 

MR. SPICER:  Yes.  Wow, that was a good one. 


Q    What’s he doing?

MR. SPICER:  I believe Senator Cruz is also addressing the NRA.

Q    Sean, what’s the status of the healthcare effort?  

MR. SPICER:  There was a great discussion this morning.  I think Whip Scalise was at the White House for the signing and had a chance to catch up with the President.  I think there’s continued progress that is being made.  Speaker Ryan noted that yesterday. 

I don’t want to get too far ahead of where this thing is headed, but we feel very good and we continue to have — hold on tight.

Q    There’s no vote —

MR. SPICER:  No, no, no, there is not.  

Q    Sean, obviously, the President tomorrow night is holding this rally during the Correspondents’ Dinner.  Is there any message he’s trying to send with those two things happening concurrently?

MR. SPICER:  Well, respectfully, it’s also his 100th day in office.  So I respectfully suggest that it’s not just about the Correspondents’ Dinner, it’s rather an opportunity for him to talk to voters that elected him and what he’s been able to accomplish in the first 100 days.

So I think it’s a sharp contrast, obviously, between what’s going to be happening on his first 100 days, and talking to voters about what he’s been able to do and how much more there is to do, and how committed he is to seeing the next 100 days and the 100 days after that produce real results for Americans.

Q    Can you give us an update on where things are with the spending plan?  I know there was a bill for one week.  But what about the long-term progress? 

MR. SPICER:  I think, obviously, as you noted, my understanding is the Senate has passed the House spending plan that’s a one-week extension, and I feel really good that next week we’re really close to — we feel very good about making sure that the next thing will be the five-month extension to get us through the end of the fiscal year

Q    When we talked to him last night about South Korea, he mentioned the THAAD missile system.  Is he going to ask the South Koreans to pay for that?

MR. SPICER:  I think we’ll have more on that for you at some point.  Obviously, the President has talked a lot during the campaign about our national security and what we’re doing as a country in making sure that our taxpayers and our funding is — that we’ve got a lot of work to do at home, that we’re spending a lot of money on other places, and we want to discuss, whether it’s NATO or other places, where we’re spending a lot of money and make sure that other countries are contributing equally as well.

Q    Can you give us an update on — there was a meeting yesterday about the Paris agreement, where things stand.  What’s the state-of-play in the White House on that?

MR. SPICER:  It was a good discussion.  So part of the PC, Principals Committee, is for the different stakeholders to be able to provide input for the decision-making process for the President.  It was chaired by NEC Director Cohn.  And the participants gave him feedback in the different areas — diplomatic.  Secretary Perry had some energy issues.  Administrator Pruitt was there.  

So again, a lot of this is an opportunity for the key stakeholders in this arena to share their ideas, opinions, and do further work on areas that need some follow-up before presenting to the President with various options.

Q    When will they do that?

MR. SPICER:  We should have an answer before we leave for Europe.

Q    Can you talk more about the NRA and the speech? About the NRA, about the forum, about his relationship with the NRA or about firearms policy, about guns?  Anything?

MR. SPICER:  He’ll talk about that in the speech.  He’ll talk about his commitment to the Second Amendment.  This is the first time — I think he’ll mention it in the speech — I think it’s 1983 since a sitting President.

But, look, they came out and supported him based on his strong commitment to the Second Amendment.  He’s going to reiterate his commitment to the Second Amendment today and to the Constitution today.  

Q    Is he going to thank — that kind of speech, where he’s thanking —  

MR. SPICER:  I mean, he talks about his commitment to the Second Amendment.  He’ll talk about where he’s going, where he wants to take this country, some of the accomplishments that he’s had.  But he’ll also talk about — I think he mentions — I’ve got a — sorry, I read it like an hour ago.

Q    Conceal and carry?

MR. SPICER:  I don’t know that he gets into that detail. I’ll have to look at it again.  But you’ll get it soon enough.  We’ll try to get you a copy of it.

Q    — his own views about guns?  His sons are hunters.

MR. SPICER:  He’ll mention, yeah.

Q    Sean, what about the trip to Israel?  Is that something that you guys can firm up?

MR. SPICER:  No, not yet.  Obviously, as you know, I can’t confirm that we had — we have an advance team that’s look at that as one option while we go abroad.  But we’re looking at a couple options, including Rome, as we’ve mentioned.  Hope to have some additional updates on travel. 

Q    And what are the other options?  Rome, Israel, Saudi?

MR. SPICER:  We’ll see.  

Q    (Inaudible) some things about FEMA director.  Is that coming soon?

MR. SPICER:  I can follow up.  We’ve got the PPO guys, one of them onboard.  And I’ll ask.  All right, we’ll catch up with you guys.    
1:15 P.M. EDT

NRA- UPCOMING – President Trump Gives Remarks at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum

WSJ Praise For Trump Tax Reform Plan

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

ICYMI: WSJ Praise For Trump Tax Reform Plan

“Mr. Trump’s modernization would be a huge improvement on the current tax code that would give the economy a big lift, especially on the corporate side.”

Trump’s Tax Principles
The Wall Street Journal

The White House rolled out its tax principles on Tuesday, investing new energy in the first serious reform debate in 30 years.  … [P]resident Trump’s outline resembles the supply-side principles he campaigned on and is an ambitious and necessary economic course correction that would help restore broad-based U.S. prosperity.

Many voters heard Mr. Trump’s make-America-great-again slogan as a promise to raise their incomes and improve economic opportunities after a long stagnation. Eight years of 2% growth since the recession ended in 2009 is the weakest recovery in the postwar era, and the result has been rising anxiety and diminished expectations for millions of Americans.

Faster growth of 3% a year or more is possible, but it will take better policies, and tax reform is an indispensable lever. Mr. Trump’s modernization would be a huge improvement on the current tax code that would give the economy a big lift, especially on the corporate side. The reform would sharply cut the business income rate to 15% from 35%, while simplifying the code for individuals and cutting some marginal rates.

The cuts would be permanent and immediate, and the rates are low enough to enhance the incentives to work and invest.

Mr. Trump’s plan is an opening bid to frame negotiations in Congress, and there are plenty of bargaining chips.

Republicans won’t get another opportunity like this to reshape the tax code for a generation.

The Trump principles show the President has made growth his highest priority, and they are a rebuke to the Washington consensus that 1% or 2% growth is the best America can do. Now Mr. Trump has to show results. If anything close to this reform can survive the political maelstrom, it will go a long way toward returning to the abundance of the 1980s and 1990s.

Read the entire editorial here.

Executive Order Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America – Video and Presidential Remarks –

We don’t want to be taken advantage of by other countries and that’s stopping and that’s stopping Fast! President Donald J. Trump

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Remarks by President Trump in Farmers Roundtable and Executive Order Signing Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America

Roosevelt Room

3:14 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Busy day.  They had a very busy day — had a good day.  We’re doing well, very well.  Things are turning around.  I know they’re turning around for you folks, so I just want to welcome you very much to the White House — special place — America’s farmers and ranchers.  

I especially want to congratulate Secretary — now I can say, Secretary Sonny Perdue, who was just sworn in as the Secretary of Agriculture — (applause) — sworn in by Justice Thomas.  And it was a beautiful ceremony, and we’re going to celebrate a little bit later, and that’s great.  We’re very happy.  And you had a good vote too.


THE PRESIDENT:  You didn’t have one of those 51-49 votes.  (Laughter.)  He had a very big vote, so thank Justice Thomas too — great man, great person.  We appreciate it.

America’s noble farming tradition stretches back to its earliest days.  Farmers led the way across the Great Plains, and put down roots from coast to coast.  Today, America’s farmers feed not only our nation, but millions of people around the world, and we’re going to open that up much more for you folks because, as you know, it’s not totally open, to put it mildly.  We learned that yesterday, frankly, with Canada, where the dairy farmers up in Wisconsin, Upstate New York, different places — a lot of border states in particular — are not able to sell their dairy products into Canada.  And this has been going on for a while, and we’re not going to put up with it.

And separately, we put a very big tax — we will be putting a very big tariff on lumber — timber — coming into this country.  People don’t realize Canada has been very rough on the United States.  Everyone thinks of Canada as being wonderful, and so do I.  I love Canada.  But they’ve outsmarted our politicians for many years, and you people understand that.  So we did institute a very big tariff; we announced it yesterday.  And we’re going to take care of our dairy farmers in Wisconsin, and Upstate New York, and lots of other places.  So I think you people all probably agree with that, right?  Would you agree with that?  You better believe it.

Our farmers deserve a government that serves their interest and empowers them to do the hard work that they love to do so much.  And that’s what today’s executive order is all about.  With this order, I’m directing Secretary Perdue to work with other members of my Cabinet to identify and eliminate unnecessary regulations that hurt our nation’s farmers and rural communities.  

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Now, Sonny, I’ve already signed a lot of regulations and terminations that really help the farmer a lot.  You know what I’m talking about.  But we have some left, and you’ll identify them.  But we’ve really gotten rid of some of the biggest ones.  And that was a big help, right?  I mean, they won’t tell you about it, but they’re big numbers, and it’s going to mean a lot to the farmers.

This order also establishes the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity, to be led by Secretary Perdue.  I just want to tell you that it’s an honor to be with you because, among many other things, with this order, we continue a very relentless effort to make life better for hardworking Americans, and that includes the farmers and all of the people gathered around this table, including our ranchers, our rural community folks.  We’re having a very, very big impact.  It’s already started.  Sonny is going to now identify additional areas where we can get rid of unnecessary regulations, and you people are going to be so prosperous, and you’re going to hire so many more people than currently work for you, and that’s going to make me very happy, okay?

So I want to thank you very much.  So do we have the executive order, please?

So this is promoting agriculture and rural prosperity in America.  And, now, there’s a lot of words I won’t bother reading everything.  But agriculture and rural prosperity in America, that’s what we want.  And we don’t want to be taken advantage of by other countries — and that’s stopping, and that’s stopping fast.  Okay, thank you.

(The President signs the executive order.)

Well, perhaps I should give this pen to Sonny Perdue.  What do you think?  (Laughter and applause.)  

Thank you very much, everybody.

Q    Mr. President, do you fear a trade war with Canada, sir?

THE PRESIDENT:  No, not at all.

Q    Why not?

THE PRESIDENT:  They have a tremendous surplus with the United States.  Whenever they have a surplus, I have no fear.  By the way, virtually every country has a surplus with the United States.  We have massive trade deficits.  So when we’re the country with the deficits, we have no fear.

Q    Will you sign a CR if it doesn’t include funding for the wall?


Q    Will you sign a CR to continue funding the government if it doesn’t include — 

THE PRESIDENT:  The wall is going to get built, by the way.  Just in case anybody has any question:  The wall is going to get built, and the wall is going to stop drugs, and it’s going to stop a lot of people from coming in that shouldn’t be here, and it’s going to have a huge effect on human trafficking, which is a tremendous problem in this world — a problem that nobody talks about — but it’s a problem that’s probably worse than any time in the history of this world.  Human trafficking, what’s going on.  

The wall is going to get built, and we’re setting record numbers in terms of stopping people from coming in, and stopping drugs from coming in.  You see the numbers down 73, 74 percent.  I will say, Secretary Kelly — formerly General Kelly — is doing an incredible job.  And I was just with him a little while ago, and he said we definitely, desperately need the wall.  And we’re going to have the wall built.  I mean, I don’t know why people are talking.  I watch these shows, and the pundits in the morning — they don’t know what they’re talking about.  The wall gets built — 100 percent.  Thank you very much.

Q    When will the wall get built?

THE PRESIDENT:  Soon.  We’re already preparing.  We’re doing plans.  We’re doing specifications.  We’re doing a lot of work on the wall, and the wall gets built.  The wall is very, very important.

Q    In your first term?

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, it’s certainly going to — yeah, yeah, sure.

Q    In your first term?

THE PRESIDENT:  We have plenty of time — got a lot of time.

Thank you.

3:21 P.M. EDT 

Don’t Loose Hope – God Is In Control!!! A Christian Perspective


Yes, we have been praying for deliverance.  We have been given President Trump. Finally, God-Ordained, we don’t have a figure-head in the White House anymore.  We have a leader and the shot has been heard all across the world.  President Trump is the result and answer to prayer that God has given us.  We have a leader that leads this country, will protect this country at all cost.  We must trust that what we see is for good, and if you are fearful, pray.  President Trump has a spirit rooted in GOD and his fire and passion for America will never die.  America continue praying for this man, he is inspired by the Holy Spirit and has been given vision to lead America and the world out of the darkness that is this world.  Look at the big picture America, don’t focus on the obstacles. 

The prayer warfare from the army of God has been working.  President Trump just defunded Planned Parenthood.  He is keeping his promises.  He is standing for truth, he wants to help the American worker, and companies to grow. He is working in the background for each one of us.  The least we can do is pray and stand by him in every way possible.

Stop listening to media news outlets that are instilling fear, propaganda and paranoia.  America does not see the intelligence reports that President Trump sees three-four times a day, every day.  We must trust President Trump’s judgment.  Listen to President Trump’s Twitter and Facebook page.  Whatever he needs us to know, it will be there.  He will not lie to us, he can’t tell us everything but you must trust him that he’s got this.  He is an instrument of GOD doing the work of GOD for All Americans no matter who you are, where you came from and what religion you believe in.  Stop listening to the doom and gloom, you can become addicted.  Listen to the Good News, the Gospel.  



Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer – 4/27/2017

Briefing with Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Director Gary Cohn – Wed 4/26/2017

This is a president who wants to get things done. President Trump plans to propose massive tax cuts for small and large businesses biggest in the history of the United States.

Mnuchin said the administration wants to “do the whole thing,” and not pursue tax reform piece by piece. Amid concerns that such sweeping tax cuts would significantly reduce revenue for the government, he suggested economic growth will help pay for the plan.


  1. CHANGING From 7 Tax Brackets To 3 Tax Brackets

  2. REDUCING Tax Brackets:  10%, 25%, 35% Brackets

  3. DOUBLE The Standard Deductions, doubling the tax deductions, Married Couples GET $24,000 that a couple earns or $0.0 tax rate for first $24,000.

  4. FAR Fewer tax payers will need to itemize – tax forms can go back to 1 simple page

  5. Families will benefit from tax relief to help with Child Independent Healthcare Expenses

  6. Repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), people won’t have to do taxes twice to see which return is higher, we will HAVE one simple tax code.

  7. We are going to Return the top Capital Gains Rate and Dividend Rate to 20% – repealing the harmful Obamacare tax of 3.8%.

  8. We are going to repeal the Death Tax 

  9. We are going to Eliminate most of the tax breaks to high income individuals (Home ownership, charitable giving and retirement savings will be protected) others will be eliminated.


 This is going to be the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country,” Mnuchin said.






  6. THE PRESIDENT’S OBJECTIVE IS CREATING ECONOMIC GROWTH, we believe we can get back to 3% GDP, or higher.

  7. The overall plan is a Massive tax cut and tax reform. Regulatory relief and renegotiating trade deals WILL unlock economic growth in this country.

We want to deliver a middle-income tax cut, want to simplify personal taxes and want to make business more “competitive.” They are not on a level playing field and that’s why we have trillions of dollars of cash sitting off shore and that why we have jobs being moved out of this country.  We are determined to make U.S. business competitive and that’s big business and small business and we are listening to what people have to say and we are going to incorporate it into the plan.”

Mnuchin said Wednesday morning that the House, Senate and administration are all “on the same page” and called tax reform a “major priority.” The administration is also looking at a big increase in the standard deduction. 

The administration is holding listening sessions and are running enormous amounts of data right now.  This is a broad brush overview of the entire plan.  

Family of 4 will get a tax cut – THE HOUSE LEADERSHIP is in very robust talks on those details.


President Trump Gives Remarks and Signs the Antiquities Executive Order On National Monuments



No Matter what DEMS Vow To Block, PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump will complete his #MakeAmericaGreatAgain Plan – Together with millions of Us Supporters and GOD – Count on it!!!

The party that brought you slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow laws, illegal immigration, sanctuary cities, violent late-term abortions, Obamacare, ANTIFA, sanctuary cities, the illegal funding of the refugee program from non-Christian countries together with the UN, gangs, Obama, Soros, Clinton, are now blocking funding for the Wall to Protect your families. Did I leave anything out?



Led by MINORITY LEADER Nancy Pelosi whose entire life’s aim is to block anything decent, moral, legal, proper, godly, is in charge of trying to deconstruct your dreams of a wall to protect America.  If this 45th President cannot get the wall built, we will never have peace in America again.  It might return to the old wild, wild West, when we had to take care of the problems ourselves.  If there is no wall, there shall be law and order one way or the other, count on it.

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The democrats are fighting President Trump on everything just and proper that he is trying to do to improve America. Today, a 9th circuit federal court blocked President Trump’s Order that would defund sanctuary cities.





But no matter how bad the democrats try to make things, a new development suggests that the government shutdown may be avoided. The Democrats have gone beyond demagoguing whatever President Trump puts on the table.  The most frustrating thing to see is that the Republicans are not really rallying to support President Trump’s plans?  Why?

Now, from Kellyanne Conway’s perspective, she states that Congress has been working hard during recess on Healthcare and that Tax Reform is being worked on at a fast pace. The White House states that “Despite historic Democrat obstructionism, President Trump has worked with Congress to pass more legislation in his first 100 days than any President since Truman. President Trump has worked with Congress to enact 28 laws during the first 100 days of his Administration.”  


President Trump will simplify taxes  and cut the corporate tax rate down to 15%, and will change the tax brackets from 7 to 3. Tax cuts work, simplification works.  The American people are going to have to let their congress people know that they want this plan and they are going to have to put on pressure on Republicans so that he can pass it on the Senate and the House.  According to Herman Cain on the Hannity show tonight, 4/25/2017, this will help President Trump get this thing through.

President Trump and his Team will continue to achieve and strive to do better every day, no matter what obstacles the Democrats put in his way.  We need to support, pray and love this President. He is giving his all for America and the world.

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Maybe we should all fund The Wall with our own small donations so that President Trump can protect America from Foreign and Domestic Terrorism and for the future when the Democrats get control of the House and Senate.

And, as I write this post to share with you my dear readers, with lack of sleep since June 2015, working on the campaign and now on this blog, I have come to realize one very important thing.  I sleep less hours but I feel safer, a bit happier and at peace that God has kindly granted our prayers. He has given us the greatest president in the history of America.  A man of conviction, a man that believes in GOD, a great family man, husband and President. Thank you Lord for giving us President Trump.