President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address – The White House – 10/6/2017

 

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it! John 1:5

#LasVegas 

Transcript:

My fellow Americans,

On Wednesday, I traveled to Las Vegas to visit with the victims of the horrific shooting, speak with their families, and thank the brave citizens, first responders and medical personnel who saved so many lives.

We struggle to grasp the evil that occurred on Sunday evening when a murderer shot into a crowd of more than 20,000 people. Men, women, and children were gathered to enjoy a concert. They never imagined it would become the worst day of their lives.

But in the wake of such shock and horror, it was a matter of seconds before the goodness of the human spirit broke through. When the shooting began, a mother laid on top of her daughter to shield her from gunfire. A husband died to protect his beloved wife. Strangers rescued strangers, police officers and first responders rushed into danger.

When the worst of humanity strikes, the best of humanity responds.

The men and women who risked their lives to save their fellow citizens give proof to the words of this Scripture: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” Americans defied death and hatred with love and courage.

This week our nation remembers all the wonderful people we have lost and all of the grace they brought into our lives and our communities. Among the fallen were young students full of limitless potential, law enforcement personnel, a nurse, teachers dedicated to our children’s future, and many others. They were mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers. They were husbands and wives, and sons and daughters. They will be dearly missed, and they will never be forgotten.

To all those who lost a loved one, we cannot imagine your pain, or erase your sorrow. Our hearts grieve for you. We stand with you now, and every day after. And we pray that God may carry you through the anguish and sorrow.

We can never fill the void of those who perished, but we pledge to honor them by living as they would have wished – with lives full of purpose, with hearts full of love, and with hope for a better tomorrow.

God comfort the broken-hearted. And may God bless the United States of America. Thank you.

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address – President Trump Speaks in Detail About Tax Cuts – The White House – 9/24/2017

 

The President’s Weekly Address is now available to watch on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and WH.gov.

Transcript:

My fellow Americans,

The American Family has always been the heart of our great nation. In homes across this country, families teach their children to work hard, to love each other, and to make the most of their talents in pursuit of their dreams.

Yet for too long, American families have been hurt by Washington’s policies that put the interests of other countries before the interests of our country.

That is why, in my Administration, we are pursuing tax cuts and reform that create jobs in America, for American workers – not foreign workers, but American workers.

Here are my four principles for tax reform:

First, we are going to make the tax code simple and fair so that families can spend more time with their children, and less time wading through pages of paperwork. A staggering ninety-four percent of families use professional help to do their taxes – and that’s not fair, that’s not right. That’s why under our plan, ninety-five percent of Americans will be able to file their tax return on a single page without keeping receipts, tracking paperwork, or filling out extra schedules.

Second, we are going to cut taxes for the middle class so that hardworking Americans can finally save more for their future. We want to help families keep more of what they earn – and to be able to afford the costs of raising a family. Our tax code should recognize that the most important investment we can make is in our children.

Third, we are going to restore America’s competitive edge by making our tax system more attractive for investment and job creation. Our business tax rate is the highest in the world – pushing jobs to foreign countries. That’s not what we want, that’s not what I’ve been talking about all these years – I’ve been talking about the exact opposite. We need to bring down our tax rate so we can create jobs, wealth, and opportunity right here, in the United States of America, so we can bring our hobs back and bring our businesses back. We want tax reform that puts America First. We want tax reform that makes America great again.

Finally, we are going to bring back trillions of dollars in wealth parked overseas so that it can be invested in our country, where it belongs.

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform our tax code and pave the way to unprecedented prosperity. By doing what we’re doing, we will see results like you’ve never seen before. It will be the largest tax cut in our country’s history. I am asking members in both parties to come together, to put aside partisan differences, and to pass historic tax reform and tax cuts for the great citizens of our nation. That’s how we will all succeed and thrive together – as one team, one people, and one American Family.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.

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9/08/17: President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address – The White House – #Irma #Courage #FirstResponders #AmericaStandsUnited #Hope #EconomicWeathForAmerica #Jobs #TaxCodes

 

Transcript:

My fellow Americans,

As Hurricane Irma approaches, my Administration is working closely with our state and local partners to help save lives, protect families, and assist those in need. This is a storm of absolutely historic destructive potential. I ask everyone in the storm’s path to be vigilant, and to heed all recommendations from government officials and law enforcement. Nothing is more important than the safety and security of our people. We are doing everything we can to help with disaster preparations and, when the time comes, we will restore, recover, and rebuild – together, as Americans. In times such as these, we see the strength and the resolve of the American Spirit – and we see the kindness and courage of our people. With gratitude for our first responders, and prayers for those in the storm’s path, America stands united – and I mean totally united. From Texas to Louisiana, from Florida to Puerto Rico, and always the US Virgin Islands, and everywhere in between that has been affected by these terrible storms: we will endure and come back stronger than ever before.

Earlier this week, I visited the hardworking citizens of North Dakota to promote our vision for tax cuts and tax reform that will create opportunity and prosperity for millions and millions of Americans. As President, I am committed to pursuing an economic policy that lifts up all of our citizens, provides hope for all of our communities, and generates wealth for everyday hardworking people and it’s about time.

Since January, we’ve already created 1.2 million jobs. Unemployment is near a 16-year low. Wages are rising. But for our economy to truly take off like it should, we must cut taxes and reform our badly-broken tax system.

Our current burdensome tax code is a massive lead weight against the American economy. It costs us millions of jobs, trillions of dollars, and billions and billions of hours wasted on paperwork and compliance.

My Administration is working closely with Congress to develop a plan that will deliver more jobs, higher pay, and lower taxes for businesses of all sizes and most importantly for Middle Class families all across America.

First, we are going to make filing taxes as simple as possible. If you’re like most Americans, under our plan you will file your taxes on a single page. What a difference that will make – and you won’t need to keep endless receipts and paperwork. We are freeing you from the horrible tax maze.

Secondly, we will cut taxes for Middle Class families. We want you to keep more of your hard earned money. This way, you could spend it, you could save it, you could do whatever you want.

Third, we will restore our competitive edge so we can create more jobs and higher wages for the American worker.

Today we have the highest business tax rate anywhere in the developed world – 60 percent higher on average than our major foreign competitors. It is a crushing tax on every product Made in America, and it encourages American businesses to ship jobs and factories overseas – something that I have been fighting long and hard and we are making tremendous head way. Believe me, they are starting to move back to our country and the jobs are coming with them.

We are going to cut taxes on American Industry so we can create more business in our country. We want our companies to hire and grow in America, to raise wages for American workers, and to help rebuild our American cities and towns.

Finally, we will make it easier for companies to bring back trillions of dollars that they are now keeping overseas. And the reason is the tax is too high and the bureaucracy is too great. It is so complicated for them to bring back their money that they say “let’s just leave it over here, we won’t bring it back to the United States.” Terrible situation. We are going to take care of it. But this money should be brought back to American soil, where it can be invested in new factories and brand new beautiful jobs.

Our plan is pro-jobs, pro-worker, pro-family and pro-American.

This is our chance to give American workers a level playing field, to end the rigged system that lets special interests win at the expense of the middle class, and to reestablish our economic dominance for generations to come.

That is how we all succeed and grow together – as one team, one people, and one American family. Frankly, that is how we Make America Great Again.

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America.

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address – 8/25/2017 – White House

 

Transcript:

My Fellow Americans,

I had the profound honor this week of addressing American troops at Fort Myer and speaking to thousands of veterans at the American Legion National Convention.

Today I want to speak to all Americans about what we can learn from the men and women of our incredible Armed Forces.

Every person who puts on the uniform makes our nation proud.  They all come from across our land.  They represent every race, ethnicity, and creed.  But they all pledge the same oath, fight for the same cause, and operate as one team – with one shared sense of purpose.

They love their families.  They cherish their freedom.  They salute our flag.  And above all, they believe in America.

Now, we must draw inspiration from their love and loyalty to one another – and to our nation – as we seek to heal divisions from within.

We must also remember what our service personnel know better than anyone: that we are one people, with one home, and one glorious American destiny.

We come from all different walks of life – but we all share the same dream – to live in peace and safety, to work with honor and dignity, and to build a better future for those we love.

Together, we can achieve this dream, but we must first remember who we are and the values that bind us together.  We must speak out against the voices that try to sow hatred and division.  We must treat our fellow citizens with love and affection.  And we must honor our heroes – and prove worthy of the sacrifice they have made for all of us.

I ask every American to make a simple promise to the courageous warriors who fight in our name: when they come home from battle, they will find a country that has renewed the sacred bonds of loyalty that unite us together as one.

Only when we work together with a shared purpose will we carry on the proud tradition of those who came before us.

Only when we honor our history will we have confidence in our future.

And only when we strive for peace among one another will we remain a force for peace all around the world.

We can achieve this peace, we can foster this unity, and we can rebuild this loyalty – because together, we are truly One Nation Under God.

Thank you. God bless you.

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address from the White House – 7/21/2017 “MADE IN AMERICA WEEK” – The White House Is Reclaiming Our Heritage!

We will buy American and Hire American! We are Just getting Started!  President Donald J. Trump

 

 

MADE IN AMERICA WEEK AT THE White House – 2017

 

 

MADE IN AMERICA IS THE BEST!!! DJT

 

President Trump Makes an Announcement Regarding a Pharmaceutical Glass Packaging Initiative

 

President Trump Leads a Made in America Roundtable

 

This is a most exciting time in America.  This President is an awesome Patriot, a hard-working President with his eye on the future of America. On giving industry the help they need to take off on their own, and to create jobs, jobs, jobs! We are looking forward to the bright future President Trump is building, we can’t wait to see what is next, and what else he is about to create for America and for our future.  God Bless!

Gorka: With Trump, America is back

“We are only one-half year into Donald Trump’s presidency. In that very brief period, we have seen the nation’s economy re-energized, illegal migration plummet, the NATO alliance revitalized, and the president order new measures to secure America from terrorists.”

America is back with the first 6 months of Trump
By Sebastian Gorka
The Hill
July 20, 2017 

Donald Trump won the presidential election against Hillary Clinton with a very simple message: I will fix the economy, build the wall, and destroy ISIS.

In this, he channeled the simplicity of Ronald Reagan’s own election platform. Then-Gov. Reagan promised to restore Americans’ faith in our nation, to fix the economic “malaise” of the Carter years, and to defeat the Soviet Union once and for all.

For the Trump campaign, and now the Trump administration, our approach is summarized under the “Make America Great Again” motto, or #MAGA.

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The first principle of our administration is plain for all to see. America is back. And under President Trump, so is American leadership. American influence is a global good and this recognition is a first step toward advancing our leadership, which in turn can help set the conditions for the security and prosperity of the United States and its allies. The era of apologizing for America is over.

We have openly rejected the passive and reactionary ideas central to the Obama years, especially “leading from behind” and “strategic patience.” It is our key assumption that a world without American leadership, in which the president does not forcefully stand up for the eternal truths upon which the Republic was founded, is a very dangerous world. 

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We are only one-half year into Donald Trump’s presidency. In that very brief period, we have seen the nation’s economy re-energized, illegal migration plummet, the NATO alliance revitalized, and the president order new measures to secure America from terrorists.

Most striking of all is what President Trump has managed to achieve in just 25 weeks with regard to the totalitarian menace that is the Islamic State.

Just as America was crucial to the defeat of the totalitarians of the Third Reich, and to the ideological defeat of the communist threat posed by the Soviet Union, we will defeat the newest totalitarian threat to the West, radical Islamic terrorism under the leadership of the current American president. This is but the beginning of translating MAGA onto the global stage.

Read the full op-ed here.

President Donald J. Trump delivers his Weekly Address to the Nation – 7/7/2017 – “July is ‘Made in America'” Month at the White House – “America First”

 

Buy American and Hire American – Made in America will be exported all around the world! 

“America First” – It will be “Make America Great Again,” It’s happening!!!  President Donald J. Trump 

 

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address – 6/30/2017 – White House

Kate’s Law was passed by the House of Representatives this week – Now the Senate needs to sign this law.

No Sanctuary for Criminals Act passed the House of Representatives this week also – Now the Senate needs to sign this also.

 

 

Transcript:

My fellow Americans,

This week, I was joined at the White House by American families whose loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants.

Many of these illegal immigrants had extensive criminal records and had been repeatedly deported.

Every single one of these deaths was preventable.

These beautiful American lives were stolen because our government refused to do its job.  If the government had simply enforced our immigration laws, these Americans would still be alive today.

That is why, since the day I took the oath of office, I have been restoring the enforcement of our immigration laws and the protection and defense of our borders.

These courageous Americans joined me at the White House to call on Congress to pass two bills that I campaigned on during the election.  If enacted, these bills will save countless Americans lives.  The first bill, Kate’s Law, is named for Kate Steinle, who was killed by an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times.  This law will enhance criminal penalties for those who repeatedly re-enter our country illegally.

The second bill, the No Sanctuary For Criminals Act, will block federal grants to jurisdictions that shield dangerous criminal aliens from being turned over to federal law enforcement.

On Thursday, I am glad to report, these two bills passed the House of Representatives.  This represents a crucial step toward ensuring our public safety and national security.

I want to thank Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte for his dedicated work on these critical bills, as well as other crucial legislation that will soon be considered as well.  I also thank Leadership for advancing these life-saving measures.

I now call on the Senate to take up these bills and send them back to my desk for signature – as soon as possible.  We need security.  We need safety in our country.  And I call on members of both parties to stand united with victims to stop these terrible and senseless crimes from ever happening in the first place.

This legislation presents a simple choice: either vote to save and protect American lives, or vote to shield and comfort criminal aliens who threaten innocent lives – and they’ve been shielded too long.

As we head towards the Fourth of July, we remember now more than ever to cherish our freedom.  The foundation of freedom is the rule of law.  It forms the bedrock of our Constitution and the cornerstone of our way of life.

So this Independence Day, while we’re enjoying treasured time with our friends and loved ones, let us not forget the families who have an empty seat at the table this year.

And let us pledge that from now on, we will protect, defend and save American lives.

Thank you.

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address – 6/16/2017 – President Trump’s Apprenticeship Initiative: “Earn while they Learn!” DJT

 

“There is dignity in every honest job and there is nobility in every honest worker.” DJT

Transcript:
 
My fellow Americans, 
 
This week, our nation was shocked and horrified when a gunman opened fire on a Member of Congress.  Five people were wounded in the assault, including a member of House Leadership – my good friend, Steve Scalise.
 
Steve is beloved across Washington, he embodies everything public service is about – he’s dedicated to his constituents, devoted to his values, and deeply committed to his country.  I visited Steve, his wife, and his family in the hospital as he continues to fight for his recovery.  435 Members of Congress, and 300 million Americans, are pulling for him, praying for him, and pledging to him our full and total support.
 
We continue to hold all of those wounded and fighting for recovery in our hearts and prayers, including Matt Mika, who was also badly wounded.
 
In that terrible crime, we also witnessed the incredible heroism of Capitol Police.  Special Agent Crystal Griner – who I also had the honor of meeting during my visit to the Hospital – raced into gunfire, along with Special Agent David Bailey.  They saved the lives of our Members of Congress and prevented that dark day from becoming a tragedy beyond imagination.  They, like so many other courageous police officers, represent the very best of us. We salute them, and we also salute members of Alexandria Police, Fire and Rescue.
 
Though we have our differences, what unites us is so much stronger: our love of country, our devotion to its people.  Now more than ever, these values must guide us – and bring us closer together.  Let us always remember that our job is to serve and represent the whole American People – and that we are all children of the same God.
 
This week, my Administration continues our focus on providing economic opportunity for all.
 
On Thursday, I signed an Executive Order to launch a groundbreaking new Apprenticeship Initiative that will help young Americans learn the skills they need to find a rewarding career, earn a great living, and support themselves and their families.
 
We are celebrating the dignity of work and the greatness of the American Worker.
 
American citizens have worked every job, every occupation, no matter what it might be – no matter how grueling, how challenging, or even how dangerous.  They wash the windows on our tallest skyscrapers; they create works of art from burning fire and molten steel; they mine the earth and dive the ocean depths to bring energy into our cities and towns; they care for the sick, the elderly, and the wounded; and they lay the bricks, mortar, rebar, and concrete that give us places to live, to work, and to thrive.
 
Today, this is the message I want every young American to hear: there is dignity in every honest job, and there is nobility in every honest worker.  
 
Our Apprenticeship Initiative will make it dramatically easier for employers, industry groups and unions to create exciting new apprenticeship programs that place students into high-paying careers.
 
Instead of being racked with crushing student debt, those who participate will earn while they learn – think of that: earn while they learn.
 
Under our plan, young Americans will have a pathway to exciting and fulfilling careers.  They will become brilliant technicians who revitalize American manufacturing.  They will become welders who forge from fire amazing works of iron and steel and art.  And they will become entrepreneurs who revolutionize entire industries.  And these striving American citizens, including millions of talented young American women with tremendous potential, will become the programmers who change the world with the next great technological advance.
 
Every American deserves a path to a great job that they truly love. That begins with the right education – one that gives students the foundation for a lifetime of success. 
 
Every day, as your President, I will be committed to this goal.
 
Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.
 

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address – 6/2/2017

 

Here is our beloved President’s Weekly Address to America for 6/2/2017. God Bless President Trump, His Family, His White House, His plans to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.

Transcript:

My fellow Americans,

I am thrilled to be back in the United States after our first historic foreign trip.

Over the course of 9 days, Melania and I traveled to some of the holiest sites in the three Abrahamic religions and met with nearly 100 foreign leaders. Everywhere we went, my goal was to advance American interests, to build a coalition of nations to drive out the terrorists, and to unlock a future of peace, prosperity, and hope for all Americans – and people around the world.

In Saudi Arabia, I was honored to participate in a historic summit with the leaders of more than 50 Muslim and Arab nations, where King Salman and many other leaders expressed their desire to take on a greater role in defeating terrorists who murder innocents of all faiths.

At this unprecedented summit, we opened a new center to combat extremist ideology, launched a task force to block funding for terrorists, and agreed to a massive economic development deal that will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the United States.

I also discussed the importance of the nations of the region taking more responsibility on migration – so that more young people are part of creating a better future in their home societies.

From Saudi Arabia, I traveled to Jerusalem, where I reaffirmed the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel. There, I prayed at the Western Wall, visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and was awed by the majesty of that sacred land and the perseverance of the Jewish people.

I also traveled to Bethlehem, another ancient city of wonder, where I met with Palestinian leader President Abbas. Both President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu assured me they are ready to reach for peace.

From Israel, I traveled to Italy, where Melania and I were greatly honored to visit the Vatican and meet Pope Francis. He was really wonderful – a great guy.

Then, I traveled to two summits with our key allies – first, the NATO Summit in Brussels, where nations agreed they must do more to meet their financial obligations and pay their fair share – because right now, it is not fair to the United States. But it soon will be.

Next, I attended the G-7 Summit in Italy, where we worked to improve coordination on shared security threats, achieve more fair trade that gives workers a level playing field, and agreed on the goal that refugees should be resettled as close to their home countries as possible so they can be part of the future rebuilding.

Before we returned home, I was delighted to conclude my trip by visiting American military families – unbelievable people, the true source of our strength. We will always protect those who protect us.

Our first foreign trip was full of historic and unprecedented achievements. Joined by many old and new friends, we have paved the way for the new era of cooperation – one that calls upon each nation to take more responsibility to bring peace to their people. One that works together to defeat the scourge of terrorism and deliver hope to all of God’s children. And one that protects American interests so we remain a strong and prosperous nation – strong and prosperous, like never before – and a beacon of freedom and opportunity for many years to come.

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the United States of America.

5/19/2017 – Weekly Address by President Donald J. Trump

 

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

President Trump begins his trip abroad this afternoon, where he will make five stops. The President will be departing the White House at 1:50 PM. The President will seek to reaffirm America’s global leadership, continue building key relationships with world leaders, and deliver a message of unity to America’s friends and allies. He will be making stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, and Belgium, and will be attending both the NATO and G7 summits. First Lady Melania Trump will join the President for the eight-day trip overseas. Stay up to date with the President’s trip at WH.gov/POTUSAbroad and on Twitter #POTUSAbroad.

Transcript

My fellow Americans,
 
This weekend I begin my first trip overseas as president – a trip with historic significance for the American people.
 
I will be visiting with the leaders in many different countries to strengthen our old friendships, build new partnerships, and unite the civilized world in a fight against terrorism.
 
In that spirit of unity, I will travel to lands associated with three of the world’s great religions.
 
My first stop will be Saudi Arabia – the heart of the Muslim World. There, I will address a historic gathering of the leaders of more than 50 Muslim nations. I will represent the views of the American people frankly and clearly.
 
Many of these leaders have expressed growing concern about terrorism, the spread of radicalization, and Iran’s role in funding both. Now it appears Muslim leaders are ready to take more responsibility and a much bigger role in fighting terrorism in their region. It’s about time we do it, we’ll do it together, but it has to be done.  
 
America cannot solve all of the world’s problems, but we can – and we must – help any nation willing to join in the common cause of eradicating terrorism from the face of the earth.
 
Next, I’ll travel to the ancient city of Jerusalem to talk with my good friend, Prime Minister Netanyahu, about bringing peace and prosperity to both our nations. Israel is an important American ally, but in recent years we haven’t always treated them that way. It’s time to renew our friendship.
 
While I’m there, I’ll also meet with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority in Bethlehem to discuss ways to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
 
From there, I’ll head to the Vatican, where I will have the great honor of an audience with Pope Francis. I look forward to speaking with the Pope about how Christian teachings can help put the world on a path to justice, freedom, and peace.
 
I will also meet with friends and allies in Europe at a gathering of NATO in Brussels and at the G-7 Summit in Italy. Finally, I will close my trip by saying thank you to some of the courageous men and women of the United State Military serving their nation overseas.
 
In my Inaugural Address, I pledged to strengthen America’s oldest friendships, to seek new partners in pursuit of peace, and above all – to always put American people first.
 
I also pledged that our partners must show that they’re partners, they must show that they’re friends, and they must contribute financially to the tremendous cost – the money that we’re spending – is so big; it’s so much; and it’s not fair for our nation.  They have to help and I’m sure they will. The fact is that I’m excited about new possibilities for peace and prosperity – and I hope you are too.
 
Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.

We pray for our President and First Lady for a safe, successful trip abroad.  You will be missed.  We are Here, supporting, praying, Trumping until you get back Sir!  God Bless Our Beloved President and First Lady!

 

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