Category: Society

Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks at Direct Supply, Milwaukee, WI – 6/10/2017

 

Vice President Pence thanked Wisconsin for helping put President Trump in the White House. 

Vice President Pence also mentioned the two U.S. service people who were killed in Afghanistan.  

Vice President PENCE mentioned Direct Supply as a true American success story in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Supply

http://www.directsupply.com/careers/

 

 

 

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President Donald J. Trump Gives Remarks at Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference – 6/8/2017

How political correctness is killing America and the world – 6/7/2017

 

Romans 12:2 ESV (Political Correctness)

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of GOD, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

These days nobody wants to call the enemy by name! Political correctness has totally taken over today’s society just like in the 1940s, and that is how the Nazi regime got away with killing so many Jews, Christians and other innocents.

 

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Today’s war we are fighting is a very different war in that it is a war with millions of radical Muslims. Everyone is walking on egg shells so as not to be called an islamophobe and to appease this so called religion while it continually encroaches upon our society.  I am not anti-muslim, I am anti Radical Islamic Terrorists.  But how do you separate the religion from its Sharia Law which is not compatible with our American Constitution and it will NEVER be accepted in our society. This ideology wants to take over the world. How do we stop them?

 

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The Nazis didn’t want peace and today radical Islamic terrorists don’t want peace either, they want to take over. We have to fight terror with Power, Strength, Conviction and Unity. Not with political correctness.

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Part Source: Israel Video Network

 

President Trump was “Never Under Investigation” – “Never Said Let Russia Investigation Go” – 6/7/2017

By now, we all know that Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence tomorrow.   Comey will speak about the investigation into ALLEGED Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The entire Russian interference rhetoric is being used by the left as a tool to destabilize the stock market and to foment mistrust for our President and his administration.  Since election day, President TRUMP has worked hard every day to achieve his goals for America, but this Russian interference cloud keeps hanging over him, a “left created cloud” to manipulate the day’s headlines.

We now know that President Trump was Never personally under investigation, and he never asked FBI Director Comey to LET THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION GO.  So now we move on to hearing the actual words coming out of Comey’s mouth and watch the Circus clowns on the left contort to mislead and misinform the rest of the world. 

I have attached the “FULL TEXT” of James Comey’s Prepared Remarks for His Congressional Testimony. I leave you now to read the information below so that you can be prepared for tomorrow.  You will know the facts and will be able to compare the truth from the lies the left will try to spew out in the hopes that they will stick somewhere to achieve their goals.  NOT!!!

 

The committee has released the full text of Comey’s prepared remarks. Read them below:

Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I was asked to testify today to describe for you my interactions with President-Elect and President Trump on subjects that I understand are of interest to you. I have not included every detail from my conversations with the President, but, to the best of my recollection, I have tried to include information that may be relevant to the Committee.

January 6 Briefing

I first met then-President-Elect Trump on Friday, January 6 in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York. I was there with other Intelligence Community (IC) leaders to brief him and his new national security team on the findings of an IC assessment concerning Russian efforts to interfere in the election. At the conclusion of that briefing, I remained alone with the President Elect to brief him on some personally sensitive aspects of the information assembled during the assessment.

The IC leadership thought it important, for a variety of reasons, to alert the incoming President to the existence of this material, even though it was salacious and unverified. Among those reasons were: (1) we knew the media was about to publicly report the material and we believed the IC should not keep knowledge of the material and its imminent release from the President-Elect; and (2) to the extent there was some effort to compromise an incoming President, we could blunt any such effort with a defensive briefing.

The Director of National Intelligence asked that I personally do this portion of the briefing because I was staying in my position and because the material implicated the FBI’s counter-intelligence responsibilities. We also agreed I would do it alone to minimize potential embarrassment to the President-Elect. Although we agreed it made sense for me to do the briefing, the FBI’s leadership and I were concerned that the briefing might create a situation where a new President came into office uncertain about whether the FBI was conducting a counter-intelligence investigation of his personal conduct.

It is important to understand that FBI counter-intelligence investigations are different than the more-commonly known criminal investigative work. The Bureau’s goal in a counter-intelligence investigation is to understand the technical and human methods that hostile foreign powers are using to influence the United States or to steal our secrets. The FBI uses that understanding to disrupt those efforts. Sometimes disruption takes the form of alerting a person who is targeted for recruitment or influence by the foreign power. Sometimes it involves hardening a computer system that is being attacked. Sometimes it involves “turning” the recruited person into a double-agent, or publicly calling out the behavior with sanctions or expulsions of embassy-based intelligence officers. On occasion, criminal prosecution is used to disrupt intelligence activities.

Because the nature of the hostile foreign nation is well known, counterintelligence investigations tend to be centered on individuals the FBI suspects to be witting or unwitting agents of that foreign power. When the FBI develops reason to believe an American has been targeted for recruitment by a foreign power or is covertly acting as an agent of the foreign power, the FBI will “open an investigation” on that American and use legal authorities to try to learn more about the nature of any relationship with the foreign power so it can be disrupted.

In that context, prior to the January 6 meeting, I discussed with the FBI’s leadership team whether I should be prepared to assure President-Elect Trump that we were not investigating him personally. That was true; we did not have an open counter-intelligence case on him. We agreed I should do so if circumstances warranted. During our one-on-one meeting at Trump Tower, based on President-Elect Trump’s reaction to the briefing and without him directly asking the question, I offered that assurance.

I felt compelled to document my first conversation with the President-Elect in a memo. To ensure accuracy, I began to type it on a laptop in an FBI vehicle outside Trump Tower the moment I walked out of the meeting. Creating written records immediately after one-on-one conversations with Mr. Trump was my practice from that point forward. This had not been my practice in the past. I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone) – once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016. In neither of those circumstances did I memorialize the discussions. I can recall nine one-on-one conversations with President Trump in four months – three in person and six on the phone.

January 27 Dinner

The President and I had dinner on Friday, January 27 at 6:30 pm in the Green Room at the White House. He had called me at lunchtime that day and invited me to dinner that night, saying he was going to invite my whole family, but decided to have just me this time, with the whole family coming the next time. It was unclear from the conversation who else would be at the dinner, although I assumed there would be others.

It turned out to be just the two of us, seated at a small oval table in the center of the Green Room. Two Navy stewards waited on us, only entering the room to serve food and drinks.

The President began by asking me whether I wanted to stay on as FBI Director, which I found strange because he had already told me twice in earlier conversations that he hoped I would stay, and I had assured him that I intended to. He said that lots of people wanted my job and, given the abuse I had taken during the previous year, he would understand if I wanted to walk away.

My instincts told me that the one-on-one setting, and the pretense that this was our first discussion about my position, meant the dinner was, at least in part, an effort to have me ask for my job and create some sort of patronage relationship. That concerned me greatly, given the FBI’s traditionally independent status in the executive branch.

I replied that I loved my work and intended to stay and serve out my ten-year term as Director. And then, because the set-up made me uneasy, I added that I was not “reliable” in the way politicians use that word, but he could always count on me to tell him the truth. I added that I was not on anybody’s side politically and could not be counted on in the traditional political sense, a stance I said was in his best interest as the President.

A few moments later, the President said, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.” I didn’t move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed. We simply looked at each other in silence. The conversation then moved on, but he returned to the subject near the end of our dinner.

At one point, I explained why it was so important that the FBI and the Department of Justice be independent of the White House. I said it was a paradox: Throughout history, some Presidents have decided that because “problems” come from Justice, they should try to hold the Department close. But blurring those boundaries ultimately makes the problems worse by undermining public trust in the institutions and their work.

Near the end of our dinner, the President returned to the subject of my job, saying he was very glad I wanted to stay, adding that he had heard great things about me from Jim Mattis, Jeff Sessions, and many others. He then said, “I need loyalty.” I replied, “You will always get honesty from me.” He paused and then said, “That’s what I want, honest loyalty.” I paused, and then said, “You will get that from me.” As I wrote in the memo I created immediately after the dinner, it is possible we understood the phrase “honest loyalty” differently, but I decided it wouldn’t be productive to push it further. The term – honest loyalty – had helped end a very awkward conversation and my explanations had made clear what he should expect.

During the dinner, the President returned to the salacious material I had briefed him about on January 6, and, as he had done previously, expressed his disgust for the allegations and strongly denied them. He said he was considering ordering me to investigate the alleged incident to prove it didn’t happen. I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren’t, and because it was very difficult to prove a negative. He said he would think about it and asked me to think about it.

As was my practice for conversations with President Trump, I wrote a detailed memo about the dinner immediately afterwards and shared it with the senior leadership team of the FBI.

February 14 Oval Office Meeting

On February 14, I went to the Oval Office for a scheduled counterterrorism briefing of the President. He sat behind the desk and a group of us sat in a semi-circle of about six chairs facing him on the other side of the desk. The Vice President, Deputy Director of the CIA, Director of the National CounterTerrorism Center, Secretary of Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and I were in the semi-circle of chairs. I was directly facing the President, sitting between the Deputy CIA Director and the Director of NCTC. There were quite a few others in the room, sitting behind us on couches and chairs.

The President signaled the end of the briefing by thanking the group and telling them all that he wanted to speak to me alone. I stayed in my chair. As the participants started to leave the Oval Office, the Attorney General lingered by my chair, but the President thanked him and said he wanted to speak only with me. The last person to leave was Jared Kushner, who also stood by my chair and exchanged pleasantries with me. The President then excused him, saying he wanted to speak with me.

When the door by the grandfather clock closed, and we were alone, the President began by saying, “I want to talk about Mike Flynn.” Flynn had resigned the previous day. The President began by saying Flynn hadn’t done anything wrong in speaking with the Russians, but he had to let him go because he had misled the Vice President. He added that he had other concerns about Flynn, which he did not then specify.

The President then made a long series of comments about the problem with leaks of classified information – a concern I shared and still share. After he had spoken for a few minutes about leaks, Reince Priebus leaned in through the door by the grandfather clock and I could see a group of people waiting behind him. The President waved at him to close the door, saying he would be done shortly. The door closed.

The President then returned to the topic of Mike Flynn, saying, “He is a good guy and has been through a lot.” He repeated that Flynn hadn’t done anything wrong on his calls with the Russians, but had misled the Vice President. He then said, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” I replied only that “he is a good guy.” (In fact, I had a positive experience dealing with Mike Flynn when he was a colleague as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at the beginning of my term at FBI.) I did not say I would “let this go.”

The President returned briefly to the problem of leaks. I then got up and left out the door by the grandfather clock, making my way through the large group of people waiting there, including Mr. Priebus and the Vice President.

I immediately prepared an unclassified memo of the conversation about Flynn and discussed the matter with FBI senior leadership. I had understood the President to be requesting that we drop any investigation of Flynn in connection with false statements about his conversations with the Russian ambassador in December. I did not understand the President to be talking about the broader investigation into Russia or possible links to his campaign. I could be wrong, but I took him to be focusing on what had just happened with Flynn’s departure and the controversy around his account of his phone calls. Regardless, it was very concerning, given the FBI’s role as an independent investigative agency.

The FBI leadership team agreed with me that it was important not to infect the investigative team with the President’s request, which we did not intend to abide. We also concluded that, given that it was a one-on-one conversation, there was nothing available to corroborate my account. We concluded it made little sense to report it to Attorney General Sessions, who we expected would likely recuse himself from involvement in Russia-related investigations. (He did so two weeks later.) The Deputy Attorney General’s role was then filled in an acting capacity by a United States Attorney, who would also not be long in the role.

After discussing the matter, we decided to keep it very closely held, resolving to figure out what to do with it down the road as our investigation progressed. The investigation moved ahead at full speed, with none of the investigative team members – or the Department of Justice lawyers supporting them – aware of the President’s request.

Shortly afterwards, I spoke with Attorney General Sessions in person to pass along the President’s concerns about leaks. I took the opportunity to implore the Attorney General to prevent any future direct communication between the President and me. I told the AG that what had just happened – him being asked to leave while the FBI Director, who reports to the AG, remained behind – was inappropriate and should never happen. He did not reply. For the reasons discussed above, I did not mention that the President broached the FBI’s potential investigation of General Flynn.

March 30 Phone Call

On the morning of March 30, the President called me at the FBI. He described the Russia investigation as “a cloud” that was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country. He said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia, and had always assumed he was being recorded when in Russia. He asked what we could do to “lift the cloud.” I responded that we were investigating the matter as quickly as we could, and that there would be great benefit, if we didn’t find anything, to our having done the work well. He agreed, but then re-emphasized the problems this was causing him.

Then the President asked why there had been a congressional hearing about Russia the previous week – at which I had, as the Department of Justice directed, confirmed the investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. I explained the demands from the leadership of both parties in Congress for more information, and that Senator Grassley had even held up the confirmation of the Deputy Attorney General until we briefed him in detail on the investigation. I explained that we had briefed the leadership of Congress on exactly which individuals we were investigating and that we had told those Congressional leaders that we were not personally investigating President Trump. I reminded him I had previously told him that. He repeatedly told me, “We need to get that fact out.” (I did not tell the President that the FBI and the Department of Justice had been reluctant to make public statements that we did not have an open case on President Trump for a number of reasons, most importantly because it would create a duty to correct, should that change.)

The President went on to say that if there were some “satellite” associates of his who did something wrong, it would be good to find that out, but that he hadn’t done anything wrong and hoped I would find a way to get it out that we weren’t investigating him.

In an abrupt shift, he turned the conversation to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, saying he hadn’t brought up “the McCabe thing” because I had said McCabe was honorable, although McAuliffe was close to the Clintons and had given him (I think he meant Deputy Director McCabe’s wife) campaign money. Although I didn’t understand why the President was bringing this up, I repeated that Mr. McCabe was an honorable person.

He finished by stressing “the cloud” that was interfering with his ability to make deals for the country and said he hoped I could find a way to get out that he wasn’t being investigated. I told him I would see what we could do, and that we would do our investigative work well and as quickly as we could.

Immediately after that conversation, I called Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente (AG Sessions had by then recused himself on all Russia-related matters), to report the substance of the call from the President, and said I would await his guidance. I did not hear back from him before the President called me again two weeks later.

April 11 Phone Call

On the morning of April 11, the President called me and asked what I had done about his request that I “get out” that he is not personally under investigation. I replied that I had passed his request to the Acting Deputy Attorney General, but I had not heard back. He replied that “the cloud” was getting in the way of his ability to do his job. He said that perhaps he would have his people reach out to the Acting Deputy Attorney General. I said that was the way his request should be handled. I said the White House Counsel should contact the leadership of DOJ to make the request, which was the traditional channel.

He said he would do that and added, “Because I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing you know.” I did not reply or ask him what he meant by “that thing.” I said only that the way to handle it was to have the White House Counsel call the Acting Deputy Attorney General. He said that was what he would do and the call ended.

That was the last time I spoke with President Trump.

Comey’s Prepared remarks from Breitbart.

U.S. Air Force vet gets 35 years for trying to join the Islamic State – Figured out the Left’s plan

Been sitting here trying to figure out why the left is creating such upside down picture of America to all the disconnected, unhappy, the minorities, illegal aliens.  They keep fueling the mantra that America is Racist, that we are against people of different color, religion and ethnicities.  Instilling hate against Whites and anything American that glorifies Americanism.

First, the left does not want to recognize America’s sovereignty, the Constitution, and our right to live in a Law and Order country, as it has always been. They consider supporting America, Americanism “racist.” This is our nation, we have sovereignty, we fought for this land, this idea, this America!

Second, they follow Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” to the letter: RULES FOR RADICALS: A PRAGMATIC PRIMER FOR REALISTIC RADICALS (1971). Want to understand Hillary Clinton? read Saul Alinsky (with a glass of wine in hand so you don’t become ill). 

During the Republican National Convention, when Ben Carson gave his speech, he drew attention to Hillary Clinton’s tribute to the radical community organizer Saul Alinsky.  During that speech. Ben Carson tied together that Hillary Clinton was deeply impressed with Saul Alinsky.  But Carson continued and mentioned that:

Alinsky ADMIRED LUCIFER AND THAT BOOK HAS A DEDICATION TO: 

“the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

So Hillary wrote in 1969: 

‘There Is Only the Fight …’: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model,” a 92-page senior thesis at Wellesley College on the elder radical’s tactics. At the Clintons’ request, the thesis was embargoed until after they left the White House.  

Washington Examiner

So the Soros, Hillary, Schumer, Cory Booker, Tom Perez, Pelosi, Wasserman-Schultz, et al. all repeat the same mantra in the hopes that the hate will stick somewhere, in someone’s mind.  

HERE IS: Saul Alinsky”s Doctrine: 8 steps to topple a nation and create a socialist state

1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion — Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools.

8) Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Investment Watchdog

Now, we have the Kathy Griffin incident. Griffin portrayed herself holding the cut-off head of our President, dripping in blood, holding it just like ISIS. Now, after we all had our say against it, and after her insincere apology, Griffin shows up with her lawyer, still talking like radicals do, claiming she has been harmed by President Trump. Nobody is taking her First Amendment right to speak, yet she is inflicting herself onto the national media, with her hateful rhetoric, shamefully unrepentant. A true radical.

So this malaise hangs over America, people can’t understand this feeling they are getting that things are not right, that America is Racist, Bad……that they are not getting their just due and they blame it on President Trump and the Right.  All instilled in the communities’ subconscious by the continued hateful rhetoric created by the left. 


So now we have people with these instilled bad feelings about America saying things like this:

“My only regret is that it’s taken me so long to recognize how frightened and racist my country has become.”

 

Tairod Pugh, a U.S. Air Force veteran convicted of attempting to join Islamic State, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday after delivering an impassioned speech in which he maintained his innocence and decried what he called the United States’ racism and Islamophobia.

“I am a black man. I am a military man. I am a Muslim man,” Pugh said at his sentencing hearing in Brooklyn federal court. “I protected this country and the Constitution. And my service was repaid by dishonoring my name.”

Pugh, who spoke for about half an hour before U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis cut him off, said he had done nothing wrong, and was treated unjustly because of his race and religion.

“My only regret is that it’s taken me so long to recognize how frightened and racist my country has become,” he said.

But Garaufis said jurors had ample evidence to convict Pugh last March, including Islamic State propaganda videos found on his laptop and posts he wrote on Facebook supporting the extremist organization.

“This isn’t about whether you’re Muslim or Christian or Jewish,” the judge said. “This is about whether you’re going to stand up for your country, or betray your country, which has done so much for you.”

“You’ve made your choice, sir,” Garaufis continued, immediately before imposing the sentence. “I have no sympathy.”

Pugh’s attorney, Susan Kellman, said after the hearing that Pugh would appeal his conviction and sentence.

Pugh, 49, was found guilty after a week-long trial of attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization, and obstruction for destroying four portable electronic storage devices after his detention in Turkey.

Prosecutors said Pugh bought a one-way plane ticket from his home in Egypt to Turkey in 2015 planning to cross the Syrian border into territory controlled by the Islamic State. He was detained in an Istanbul airport by Turkish authorities, found carrying maps of Islamic State territory and border crossings into Syria.

Prosecutors also pointed to a letter addressed to his wife, found on his laptop, in which he vowed to fight for Islam. Pugh said on Wednesday he intended to fight the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, not join the Islamic State.

Pugh served as an avionics specialist in the Air Force from 1986 to 1990 and later worked as an Army contractor in Iraq from 2009 to 2010, according to federal prosecutors. Reuters

 

“This isn’t about whether you’re Muslim or Christian or Jewish,” US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis told Tairod Pugh before handing down his decision. “This is about whether you’re going to stand up for your country, which has done so much for you, or betray your country.

“You made your choice,” the jurist growled. “I have no sympathy.”

 

But the left is so bent on achieving their open borders’ dreams, they’re willing to take the risk of terrorists infiltrating even our military. This isn’t a war simply against ISIS, or sharia, or Islam — it’s a war against the Democrats, the left, the progressives in U.S. politics. Pamela Geller

WHO KILLED SETH RICH? – SOLVE CONSPIRACY – 219.1 – CLINTONS Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen

 

This is quite convoluted and also tells why D.C. is a such a mess, where TRUTH goes to die – the web of lies set up by criminals, Hillary and the foreigners that are allowed in our country through FBI informant programs.  I am trying to make heads or tails out of this puzzle of who killed Seth Richards.  We actually have foreigners (agents, actors) in this country murdering Americans, using shell companies to further their agenda in America and are connected to the Democratic Congress.

What I deduce from this video is that the Clinton’s have brought their criminal, slimy selves to D.C. and turned it into organized crime of the worst kind.  I truly believe that when this web of lies is unravelled, we will find that Hillary Clinton is the loose thread that can unravel the Nation.  We need to investigate this Hillary Clinton because the trail of destruction she has left behind will tell us the tale of what has happened to America since Watergate.  She casts doubt onto others, especially President Trump, with her long-winded, rehearsed speeches that hit all the high, nasty tones with hollow words the liberals like to hear, but never have a shred of evidence to support them. It’s all rhetoric to continue their agenda and to deliver to the their master, Soros.

These liberals are all the same “Losers,” manipulators, liars of the worst kind, that use people to their own advantage and when they become inconvenient, they destroy them.  Listen to this video and the one below. See how convoluted this web of lies is, and how the Clinton’s have allowed foreign actors into America to destroy our American experiment.  She does belong behind bars, TODAY!  The Clinton’s are a threat to our Democracy. “Crooked” is too nice a word for these slimy, cold losers.

Hillary NOTES: 

  • Imran Awn@FarentHold – had car sites and car dealership in Richmond, Virginia and was working with Hillary. Was stealing cars for immigrants to come in and work for Hillary.  (Pakistani Cart Theft Ring) Shipped used cards to Pakistan and India and footprints were left.  They stole data from DNC and set it up in Brooklyn HQ.

  • Alpha Jalloh set up the murder of Seth Rich – Hired MS 13 – was arrested End of  November in NJ-NY regarding the car theft ring.  

  • Awan Brothers – Making $160K in Congress – CIA cars in Falls Church (Shell Companies) EZ Car Buying companies – this is a scandal + Wife

  • Debbie Wassermann Schultz threatened the budget of the Capitol Police if they don’t return the 20+ laptops and 20+ blackberries (cycled through 80 Dems) 

 

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, I would like to wish all Muslims a joyful Ramadan.  
              
During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in America and around the world will find meaning and inspiration in acts of charity and meditation that strengthen our communities.  At its core, the spirit of Ramadan strengthens awareness of our shared obligation to reject violence, to pursue peace, and to give to those in need who are suffering from poverty or conflict.
              
This year, the holiday begins as the world mourns the innocent victims of barbaric terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom and Egypt, acts of depravity that are directly contrary to the spirit of Ramadan.  Such acts only steel our resolve to defeat the terrorists and their perverted ideology.  
              
On my recent visit to Saudi Arabia, I had the honor of meeting with the leaders of more than 50 Muslim nations.  There, in the land of the two holiest sites in the Muslim world, we gathered to deliver together an emphatic message of partnership for the sake of peace, security, and prosperity for our countries and for the world.  
              
I reiterate my message delivered in Riyadh:  America will always stand with our partners against terrorism and the ideology that fuels it.  During this month of Ramadan, let us be resolved to spare no measure so that we may ensure that future generations will be free of this scourge and able to worship and commune in peace. 
              
I extend my best wishes to Muslims everywhere for a blessed month as you observe the Ramadan traditions of charity, fasting, and prayer.  May God bless you and your families.
 

President Trump meets with President Emmanuel Macron of France

That handshake between our 45th President Trump and President Macron was a show of macho force between two strong men. But one of them is President Trump, a proven Leader, Builder, Positive Thinker and Author, TV Personality and Producer, Father, Business Tycoon, and a supporter of the United States Constitution to the fullest extent.  President Trump is a nationalist who said “From this day forward it’s going to be only America First.” President Trump has also said “The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.” President Trump is on our side, he wants America to succeed.

 

President Macron will quickly learn that President Trump is a strong man, a man of conviction and a cerebral man.  Don’t tempt President Trump, he will not let you get away with it. He will get you when you least expect it.  President Trump is a Winner First and President Second.  He is a mastermind no one seems to understand and that is because he is lives in a higher plane, planning, seeing the total picture. It is a gift. People think that President Trump is rough, no he is not. He knows his mandate, he knows why he is where he is, and what he is doing and who he is in this world and reality. He does not waste time in niceties to appease egos. He knows that time is short and his mandate is huge. I totally agree with his reasoning. President Trump gets it done!

MACRON IS NO PRESIDENT TRUMP – HE SUPPORTS GLOBALIZATION, MULTICULTURALISM and the E.U.

Macron resigned from Socialist President François Hollande’s government in 2016 to launch his En Marche! (On the Move!) political movement that in 18-months signed more than 200,000 signed-up members and Mr Macron has now won the French presidential election, beating another political outsider, the Front National’s Marine Le Pen, into second place.

Mr Macron has vowed to bring unemployment down from its current 10 to 7 percent. His biggest challenge is winning over blue-collar workers who are put off by his support for globalization, multiculturalism and the EU.

Dissatisfied voters see immigration as the source of their woes and have flocked to the Front National, which is vowing to “bring back French sovereignty” with a referendum on EU membership; the suspension of immigration; and to fight back against perceived Islamist extremism in civil society. 

During a presidential debate last month, Ms Le Pen attacked Mr Macron for his vague policy positions saying he managed to speak about foreign policy for seven minutes without saying anything at all.

“I know the divisions in our nation, which led some to vote for extremist parties. I respect them,” Mr Macron said in a solemn address at his campaign headquarters after winning the presidency.

“I will work to recreate the link between Europe and its peoples, between Europe and citizens,” Macron

Source:   Independent/UK

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis and Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin – 5/24/2017

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis and Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin

President Donald J. Trump met today with His Holiness Pope Francis and Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.  This was the President’s first engagement with the Holy See. In their meetings, the President focused on how the United States, the Holy See, and the international community can work together to combat terrorism.

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

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

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 President Trump and First Lady Melania are welcomed by the prefect of the papal household Georg Gaenswein as they arrive at the Vatican1495620929_000_OU1DQ.jpg

The two leaders shook hands ahead of a meeting which ran slightly longer than scheduled.

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First Lady Melania dressed in black with her head covered, following traditional protocol at the Vatican, though not all female dignitaries do this.

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President Donald J. Trump and His Holiness, Pope Francis sit down to talk in their first face-to-face meeting.

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The two leaders exchange their gifts. According to Italian reporters at the scene, Trump told Francis “I won’t forget what you said” as he left the Vatican.

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The pontiff poses with the US delegation, including the Trump family.

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President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with Italian President Sergio Mattarella. 

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President’s Trump and Mattarella take part in a bilateral meeting at the Quirinale Presidential Palace

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Melania sits with children during her visit to the children’s hospital Bambino Gesù.

 

President Trump and PM Netanyahu Give Remarks at the Israel Museum – May 23, 2017 – Jerusalem (UPDATE: with written statements)

ISRAEL will never have a better friend than the United States.  PM Netanyahu

 

 

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Remarks by President Trump at the Israel Museum

Jerusalem

2:28 P.M. IDT

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It’s very nice.   And thank you to Prime Minister Netanyahu.  And I also want to thank Sara for hosting us last night in really a very unforgettable dinner.  We had a great time.  We talked about a lot of very, very important things.  And thank you to Ambassador David Friedman and Mrs. Friedman for joining us, along with a number of very good friends who have come from our country to yours, as we reaffirm the unshakable bond between the United States of America and Israel.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  

I’d like to begin my remarks today by sending the thoughts and prayers of the entire American people to the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester.  You know — you’ve all been watching.  You’ve seen just a horrible thing going on.  I want to send our condolences to the many families who lost their loved ones.  Horrific, horrific injuries.  Terrible.  Dozens of innocent people, beautiful young children savagely murdered in this heinous attack upon humanity.  I repeat again that we must drive out the terrorists and the extremists from our midst, obliterate this evil ideology, and protect and defend our citizens and people of the world.  (Applause.)  

All civilized nations much be united in this effort.  This trip is focused on that goal:  bringing nations together around the goal of defeating the terrorism that threatens the world, and crushing the hateful ideology that drives it so hard and seems to be driving it so fast.

It is a privilege to stand here in this national museum, in the ancient city of Jerusalem, to address the Israeli people and all people in the Middle East who yearn for security, prosperity and peace.    

Jerusalem is a sacred city.  Its beauty, splendor, and heritage are like no other place on Earth.  (Applause.)  What a heritage.  What a heritage.  The ties of the Jewish people to this Holy Land are ancient and eternal.  (Applause.)  They date back thousands of years, including the reign of King David whose star now flies proudly on Israel’s white and blue flag.

Yesterday, I visited the Western Wall, and marveled at the monument to God’s presence and man’s perseverance.  I was humbled to place my hand upon the wall and to pray in that holy space for wisdom from God.  I also visited and prayed at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a site revered by Christians throughout the world.  I laid a wreath at Yad Vashem, honoring, remembering, and mourning the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust.  I pledged right then and there what I pledge again today:  the words “never again.”  (Applause.)  

Israel is a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people.  From all parts of this great country, one message resounds, and that is the message of hope.  Down through the ages, the Jewish people have suffered persecution, oppression, and even those who have sought their destruction.  But, through it all, they have endured and, in fact, they have thrived.  I stand in awe of the accomplishments of the Jewish people, and I make this promise to you:  My administration will always stand with Israel.  (Applause.)  Thank you very much.    

Through your hardships, you have created one of the most abundant lands anywhere in the world — a land that is rich not only in history, culture, and opportunity, but especially in spirit.  This museum where we are gathered today tells the story of that spirit.  From the two Holy Temples, to the glorious heights of Masada, we see an incredible story of faith and perseverance.  That faith is what inspired Jews to believe in their destiny, to overcome their despair, and to build here — right here — a future that others dared not even to dream. 

In Israel, not only are Jews free to till the soil, teach their children, and pray to God in the ancient land of their fathers — and they love this land, and they love God — but Muslims, Christians, and people of all faiths are free to live and worship according to their conscience, and to follow their dreams, right here.

Today, gathered with friends, I call upon all people — Jews, Christians, Muslims, and every faith, every tribe, every creed — to draw inspiration from this ancient city, to set aside our sectarian differences, to overcome oppression and hatred, and to give all children the freedom and hope and dignity written into our souls. 

Earlier this week, I spoke at a very historic summit in Saudi Arabia.  I was hosted by King Salman — a very wise man.  There, I urged our friends in the Muslim world to join us in creating stability, safety and security.  And I was deeply encouraged by the desire of many leaders to join us in cooperation toward these shared and vital goals.  

Conflict cannot continue forever.  The only question is when nations will decide that they have had enough — enough bloodshed, enough killing.  That historic summit represents a new opportunity for people throughout the Middle East to overcome sectarian and religious divisions, to extinguish the fires of extremism, and to find common ground and shared responsibility in making the future of this region so much better than it is right now.  

Change must come from within.   It can only come from within.  No mother or father wants their children to grow up in a world where terrorists roam free, schoolchildren are murdered, and their loved ones are taken.  No child is born with prejudice in their heart.  No one should teach young boys and girls to hate and to kill.  No civilized nation can tolerate the massacre of innocents with chemical weapons.

My message to that summit was the same message I have for you:  We must build a coalition of partners who share the aim of stamping out extremists and violence, and providing our children a peaceful and hopeful future.  But a hopeful future for children in the Middle East requires the world to fully recognize the vital role of the State of Israel.  (Applause.)  And, on behalf of the United States, we pledge to stand by you and defend our shared values so that together we can defeat terrorism and create safety for all of God’s children.  (Applause.) 

Israelis have experienced firsthand the hatred and terror of radical violence.  Israelis are murdered by terrorists wielding knives and bombs.  Hamas and Hezbollah launch rockets into Israeli communities where schoolchildren have to be trained to hear the sirens and run to the bomb shelters — with fear, but with speed.  ISIS targets Jewish neighborhoods, synagogues, and storefronts.  And Iran’s leaders routinely call for Israel’s destruction.  Not with Donald J. Trump, believe me.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  I like you too.  (Laughter.)   

Despite these challenges, Israel is thriving as a sovereign nation, and no international body should question the contributions Israel makes to the region and, indeed, the world.  Today, let us pray for that peace and for a more hopeful future across the Middle East.

There are those who present a false choice.  They say that we must choose between supporting Israel and supporting Arab and Muslim nations in the region.  That is completely wrong.  All decent people want to live in peace, and all humanity is threatened by the evils of terrorism.  Diverse nations can unite around the goal of protecting innocent life, upholding human dignity, and promoting peace and stability in the region.  

My administration is committed to pursuing such a coalition, and we have already made substantial progress during this trip.  We know, for instance, that both Israelis and Palestinians seek lives of hope for their children.  And we know that peace is possible if we put aside the pain and disagreements of the past and commit together to finally resolving this crisis, which has dragged on for nearly half a century or more. 

As I have repeatedly said, I am personally committed to helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve a peace agreement, and I had a meeting this morning with President Abbas and can tell you that the Palestinians are ready to reach for peace.  I know you’ve heard it before.  I am telling you — that’s what I do.  They are ready to reach for peace.

In my meeting with my very good friend, Benjamin, I can tell you also that he is reaching for peace.  He wants peace.  He loves people.  He especially loves the Israeli people.  Benjamin Netanyahu wants peace.

Making peace, however, will not be easy.  We all know that.  Both sides will face tough decisions.  But with determination, compromise, and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal.  

But even as we work toward peace, we will build strength to defend our nations.  The United States is firmly committed to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and halting their support of terrorists and militias.  (Applause.)  So we are telling you right now that Iran will not have nuclear weapons.  (Applause.) 

America’s security partnership with Israel is stronger than ever.  Under my administration, you see the difference — big, big beautiful difference — (laughter and applause) — including the Iron Dome missile defense program, which has been keeping the Israeli people safe from short-range rockets launched by Hezbollah and Hamas, and David’s Sling, which guards against long range missiles.  It is my hope that someday, very soon, Israeli children will never need to rush towards shelters again as sirens ring out loud and clear.

Finally, the United States is proud that Israeli Air Force pilots are flying the incredible, new American F-35 planes.  (Applause.)  There is nothing in the world like them to defend their nation, and it was wonderful to see these mighty aircraft in the skies over Israel recently as you celebrated the 69th anniversary of Israel’s independence. 

But even as we strengthen our partnership in practice, let us always remember our highest ideals.  Let us never forget that the bond between our two nations is woven together in the hearts of our people, and their love of freedom, hope, and dignity for every man and every woman.  Let us dream of a future where Jewish, Muslim, and Christian children can grow up together and live together in trust, harmony, tolerance, and respect.  

The values that are practiced in Israel have inspired millions and millions of people all across the world.  The conviction of Theodor Herzl rings true today:  “Whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will rebound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind.”  

As we stand in Jerusalem, we see pilgrims of all faiths coming to this land to walk on this hallowed ground.  Jews place the prayers from their hearts in the stone blocks of the beautiful Western Wall.  Christians pray in the pews of an ancient church.  Muslims answer the call to prayer at their holy sites.  This city, like no other place in the world, reveals the longing of human hearts to know and to worship God.

Jerusalem stands as a reminder that life can flourish against any odds.  When we look around this city — so beautiful — and we see people of all faiths engaged in reverent worship, and schoolchildren learning side-by-side, and men and women lifting up the needy and forgotten, we see that God’s promise of healing has brought goodness to so many lives.  We see that the people of this land had the courage to overcome the oppression and injustice of the past and to live in the freedom God intends for every person on this Earth.

Today, in Jerusalem, we pray and we hope that children around the world will be able to live without fear, to dream without limits, and to prosper without violence.  I ask this land of promise to join me to fight our common enemies, to pursue our shared values, and to protect the dignity of every child of God.

Thank you.  God bless you.  God bless the State of Israel.  And God bless the United States.  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)

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2:48 P.M. IDT