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

 

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Vice President Pence Delivers the Commencement Address at the United States Naval Academy

The United States Naval Academy (also known as USNA, Annapolis, or simply Navy) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Established on 10 October 1845, under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, it is the second oldest of the United States’ five service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The 338-acre (137 ha) campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn at the confluence of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, 33 miles (53 km) east of Washington, D.C. and 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Baltimore. The entire campus is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites, buildings, and monuments. It replaced Philadelphia Naval Asylum, in Philadelphia, that served as the first United States Naval Academy from 1838 to 1845 when the Naval Academy formed in Annapolis.[4]

Candidates for admission generally must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a Member of Congress. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as midshipmen. Tuition for midshipmen is fully funded by the Navy in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation. Approximately 1,200 “plebes” (an abbreviation of the Ancient Roman word plebeian) enter the Academy each summer for the rigorous Plebe Summer, but only about 1,000 midshipmen graduate. Graduates are usually commissioned as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps, but a small number can also be cross-commissioned as officers in other U.S. services, and the services of allied nations. The United States Naval Academy has some of the highest paid graduates in the country according to starting salary.[5] The academic program grants a bachelor of science degree with a curriculum that grades midshipmen’s performance upon a broad academic program, military leadership performance, and mandatory participation in competitive athletics. Midshipmen are required to adhere to the academy’s Honor Concept. Source: Wikipedia

President Trump “did not” impede Russia Investigation

 

The media is working all together to build a fictitious story about President Trump asking the questions and answering them themselves.  Creating a false narrative and making up evidence as they go.  They are hell-bent on marking him with their perceived lies to what end, to impeach him.  Boston Globe, NPR, NY Times, CNN, National Review, Bloomberg. They are building a narrative to continue to push their audience into a hysteria so that they can use it to their advantage.  I have never seen such unity with the media for the purpose of destroying a democratically elected President.  They have become, in a sense, terrorists.

In the video shown below, Dick Morris explains his views about what the media is doing to President Trump.

 

Before President Trump left last week, he was hit with an accusation. The Washington Post and New York Times said that he had talked to Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence and Mike Rogers, head of the NSA.

Dick Morris told the administration to push back on the investigation of Russia and of links between the Trump Campaign and Russia. Morris stated that when you examine what was said, it was not at all the impression that the news media gave you, WHICH IS THAT HE TOLD THEM to go slow on the investigation, don’t pursue it, back off it, have nothing to do with it, slow it down, basically obstruct justice.

Instead, what Trump said is:  “I’d like you to go before Congress to tell them there is nothing there, if there is nothing there.”  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY evidence, or any glimmer of any coordination between the Trump Campaign between the U.S. and the Russians, Say it! Push it back on those that are saying that there was. We need to that, if that’s true.”  Newspapers took it all out of proportion.  Said that “push back” meant delay, obfuscate, and obstruct.  Ridiculous.

For over a year and a half there has been an investigation to try to find out if there had been a coordination between Trump staff and the Russians for the hacking of Hillary’s computer, the DNC computer or for any other activity to hurt Hillary and help Trump.  

AND THEY HAVE FOUND NONE, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE. THERE WAS A DOSSIER THAT CAME OUT FROM A FORMER BRITISH SPY WHO CLAIMED TO HAVE FOUND THIS STUFF, but it is FULL OF HOLES. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE, ZERO, ZILCH!

THIS ENTIRE CHARADE being launched by the Democrats with the cooperation of the intelligence community, is to build a construct of OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, OF LYING TO THE FBI, of withholding evidence, of not providing documents, all procedural crimes that are built on top of a foundation of an investigation of absolutely nothing.

On the basis of lies, they are talking of taking down a President who was so strongly  elected in the last election.  This is absolutely outrageous.

WATCH: President Donald Trump Arrives at the European Union Headquarters 2017 Trump EU Speech

WATCH: President Donald Trump Arrives at the European Union Headquarters 2017 Trump EU Speech

LIVE: President Trump NATO Summit Speech in Brussels, Belgium 5/25/2017 Trump Nato Summit LIVE

 

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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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.

 

Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks at Cajun Industries – 5/24/2017

 

By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has made a visit to a pair of Louisiana flood victims he met last year.

In a Wednesday visit to the Baton Rouge area, Pence’s motorcade stopped at the rebuilt home of Jimmy and Olive Morgan, both in their 70s. Pence and President Donald Trump had met them last year during the presidential campaign.

Pence’s office says he will also meet with local business people Wednesday to discuss health care, jobs and the economy.

He’s also scheduled to deliver remarks in Port Allen at Cajun Industries, a construction services corporation.

Pence will be accompanied by members of the state congressional delegation and Seema Verma, the head of Medicare and Medicaid in the Trump administration.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

 

PRESIDENT ARRIVED IN ROME, ITALY – MAY 23, 2017 – VIDEO – PHOTOS

 

President Trump arrives in Rome, Italy. May 23. 2017. President Trump in Italy. Presidente Trump arriva a Roma, Italia.

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Trump and his wife Melania Trump wave from Air Force One after arriving at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport on Tuesday.

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Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, and her husband Jared Kushner, who works as a senior adviser to Trump, are welcomed by officials.

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Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano welcomes President Trump and First Lady Trump.

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Trump, l’americano a Roma che fa simpatia ai romani

 

President Trump’s First Budget Commits Significant Resources to Fight the Opioid Epidemic – MAY 2017

 

May 23, 2017 — The White House

President Trump’s First Budget Commits Significant Resources to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY
Washington, DC 20503

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CONTACT:
ONDCP Public Affairs: 202-395-6618
Mediainquiry@ondcp.eop.gov

President Trump’s First Budget Commits Significant Resources to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

FY 2018 budget request includes $27.8 billion in drug control efforts

Washington, D.C. – Today, Richard Baum, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy, announced drug-related requests in the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget.  The President’s Budget, submitted to the U.S. Congress today, supports $27.8 billion in drug control efforts including prevention, treatment, and law enforcement. Specifically, it supports $1.3 billion in investments for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act programs, 21st Century CURES Act programs, and other opioid-specific initiatives that seek to address the current epidemic.

“The President’s 2018 Budget calls for a larger investment in drug control policy than the annualized FY 17 continuing resolution level,” said Richard BaumActing Director of National Drug Control Policy. “By funding critical public health and public safety efforts, this budget demonstrates the Trump Administration’s commitment to stopping drugs from entering the country and supporting treatment efforts to address the burgeoning opioid epidemic.”

The FY 2018 Request includes:

  • $12.1 billion for treatment and prevention efforts, and a $15.6 billionrequest for law enforcement, interdiction, and international initiatives.
  • $10.8 billion in treatment funding, which is an increase of nearly 2% from annualized FY 2017 continuing resolution levels. This includes $500 millionin State grants authorized in the 21st Century CURES Act to reduce opioid misuse and improve access to treatment, prevention, and recovery services.
  • The budget request also secures our borders by investing $468.6 million in drug-related funding to support the President’s request for high-priority tactical infrastructure and border security technology to stem the flow of people, drugs, and other illicit material illegally crossing the border.
  • A $246.5 million request for ONDCP’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program and a $91.9 million request for its Drug-Free Communities Support program – both are the highest funding amounts ever requested.

Read more in the FY 2018 Budget Highlights.

Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicate that the overall rate of current drug use among Americans 12 and older has beenincreasing gradually, from 8.3 percent in 2002 to 10.2 percent in 2014—an increase of 23 percent.  This increase is driven by an increase in marijuana use, rising from 6.2 percent in 2002 to 8.4 percent in 2014—an increase of 35 percent.

Earlier this year, President Trump created the President’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The Commission, which is being chaired by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, is studying ways to combat and treat drug misuse, addiction, and the opioid epidemic. In coordination with ONDCP and the Office of American Innovation, it will make recommendations to the President for improving the Federal response to the opioid crisis.  

For more information, visit www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp  

To view the budget, please visit:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/eop.pdf

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy seeks to foster healthy individuals and safe communities by effectively leading the Nation’s effort to reduce drug use and its consequences.

For more information about the Office of National Drug Control Policy visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp

President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May will meet this week – May 2017 – U.K. Threat Level – “critical”

Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke from Jerusalem with Prime Minster Theresa May of the United Kingdom about the terrorist act in Manchester, England.  During the conversation, the two leaders agreed that this attack, which targeted teenage children and their friends and their parents, was depraved.

President Trump calls attackers “Losers”

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President Trump reassured the Prime Minister that Americans stand with the people of the United Kingdom and that we will not waiver in the face of terrorism.  President Trump offered aid in the United Kingdom’s investigation and vowed to continue the mutual fight against terrorism.  Both leaders commended the speed, courage and professionalism of the first responders who took care of the wounded, secured the innocent and tended to the survivors and their families.

President Trump is looking forward to seeing Prime Minister Theresa May in person later this week to discuss America’s commitment to the U.K. and both countries will work with allies and partners around the world to defeat terrorism.

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Earlier today, thousands held a vigil for Manchester victims of the bombing that took place yesterday, 5/22/2017.

Just a few minutes ago, Prime Minister Theresa many increased the Threat Level in the U.K. from From “Severe” to “Critical” in answer to the attack that took place yesterday in Manchester.  

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Saffie Rose Roussos, 8, was among those killed in the Manchester Area attack.

 

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Statement of Extraordinary Summit of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and the United States of America – White House – For Release: 5/23/2017

 Statement of Extraordinary Summit of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and the United States of America

The White House — Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release — May 23, 2017

  1. At the invitation of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the leaders of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and the United States of America held their meeting in Riyadh on May 21, 2017, to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the two sides.
  2. During the meeting, regional and international issues of common concern were discussed. The parties aligned on the importance of concerted efforts to achieve stability, security and prosperity.
  3. The leaders reviewed the significant progress achieved since the previous summit in April 2016, including the measures taken to enhance cooperation and deepen the strategic partnership between the two sides.
  4. The leaders expressed their commitment to tackling the root causes of crises in the Middle East, as well as taking more urgent steps to intensify efforts to defeat Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS) and al-Qaida, oppose Iran’s malign interference, and ease regional conflicts and find solutions for them.
  5. The leaders stressed strengthening the ability of GCC countries to address threats wherever they originate, confront Iran’s destabilizing activities, and work together to reduce sectarianism and regional tensions that fuel instability.
  6. The leaders appreciated the agreement reached to establish a Terrorist Financing Targeting Center in Riyadh, which will open the door for other countries to join in the future.
  7. The leaders reviewed the achievements of the joint working groups that were formed to implement the outcomes of the first Gulf-American Summit in the fields of defense against ballistic missiles, arms transfers, training, combating terrorism, maritime security, cyber security, and protecting infrastructure, as well as confronting malign Iranian interference in the region.
  8. The leaders affirmed their commitment to continue close coordination between the GCC and the United States on issues of mutual concern through meetings of foreign and defense ministers from both sides.
  9. The leaders directed the joint working groups to meet at least twice a year to accelerate the partnership on, inter alia, combating terrorism and facilitating the transfer of sensitive defense capabilities, the defense against ballistic missiles, military preparedness, and cyber security in order to ensure the continuity of these activities and accelerate implementation of the decisions contained in the joint statement of the second Gulf-American Summit on April 21, 2016.
  10. The leaders instructed their respective administrations to strengthen their partnership frameworks, including the “GCC-US Strategic Cooperation Forum.”
  11. The leaders stressed their common interest in preserving the security and stability of the region and working together to confront all security threats that face the countries of the region, including the threats posed by terrorist organizations.
  12. The United States reaffirmed its commitment to the security of the GCC member states against external threats. The leaders pledged deeper security cooperation and shared responsibility to address the threats facing the region. The leaders discussed a common vision for dealing with the most pressing conflicts in the region.
  13. They affirmed their support for common principles, including that there is no solution to armed civil conflicts in the region but through political means, respect for the sovereignty of states, non-interference in their internal affairs, the need to protect minorities and respect for human rights in conflict-ridden countries.
  14. The leaders renewed their determination to continue joint efforts to combat terrorism, eliminate its organizations, prosecute its members, and dry up its sources of funding.
  15. They also stressed the importance of working together to confront terrorist threats and combat terrorism financing, with more measures, including protecting infrastructure facilities and enhancing border and aviation security. The United States welcomed the establishment of the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism, founded by Saudi Arabia, as part of the global fight against terrorism.
  16. The leaders praised the efforts of the United States-led Global Coalition Against ISIS, or Daesh, in Syria and Iraq, and stressed the need for concerted efforts to deliver humanitarian assistance to Iraqi and Syrian refugees and displaced persons.
  17. The leaders expressed their total rejection of Iran’s continued interference in the internal affairs of GCC states and the region, and called for full compliance with the rules of international law and its basic underpinnings, foundations and principles, which are based on good neighborliness, respect for the sovereignty of states, and refraining from threating the use of force. They called on Iran to take concrete, practical steps to build trust and resolve its differences with neighbors by peaceful means.
  18. They expressed their condemnation of Iran’s interference in the internal affairs of the countries of the region, in violation of the sovereignty of the GCC States, and its attempt to spread division and stir sectarian strife among their citizens, including in the Kingdom of Bahrain, by supporting violent extremists, training proxies, smuggling weapons and explosives, inciting sectarian strife, and making statements at various levels to undermine security, order and stability.
  19. They also stressed the need for Iran to comply with the nuclear agreement, and expressed their deep concern over Iran’s continued firing of ballistic missiles, in clear defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions.
  20. The leaders committed to working together to achieve a comprehensive peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The leaders agreed to do everything they can to promote an environment that is conducive to advancing peace.
  21. The leaders affirmed their firm position to preserve the unity, stability and territorial integrity of Syria and expressed their support for the efforts of the United Nations Secretary-General’s envoy to find a political solution based on Geneva 1 Communique and United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254, and stressed the need to lift the siege on besieged Syrian cities, the delivery of humanitarian aid to affected areas and besieged civilians, the cessation of shelling of civilian areas, and the release of detainees.
  22. The leaders affirmed their full commitment to the unity of Yemen, respect for its sovereignty and independence, and the rejection of any interference with its internal affairs. They also stressed the importance of a political solution according to the Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, and implementation of United Nations Security Council decisions. They expressed their great appreciation for the efforts of the United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen to resume consultations between the Yemeni parties with the view toward reaching a political solution.
  23. The leaders affirmed their commitment to work with the international community to prevent the continued supply of weapons to Houthi militias and their allies. They also stressed the need for collective efforts to confront the affiliates of al-Qaeda and Daesh or ISIS in the Arabian Peninsula.
  24. The leaders expressed their concern about the continuation of the Houthi militia’s confiscation of humanitarian and relief materials, which contributed to the deterioration of the humanitarian and economic situation in Yemen, and welcomed the results of the donor conference held in Geneva on April 25, 2017, stressing the need for quick fulfillment of the commitments made by donor countries. The leaders look forward to working together to restore security and stability, rehabilitate the Yemeni economy and restore public services after reaching a political solution.
  25. The leaders expressed their hope that the process of liberating Mosul will lead to the return of displaced persons to their cities and villages, and to finding a comprehensive political reform process that brings together the Iraqi people without exclusion or dispersion to meet the aspirations of the Iraqi people.
  26. The leaders agreed to strengthen and support economic relations in various fields, including trade and investment, energy and alternative energy, industry, technology, agriculture, transportation and infrastructure development, in line with the development visions adopted by GCC countries.
  27. The leaders agreed to meet annually in this format to review progress made on all the initiatives agreed upon during the Summit and to look for further ways to strengthen GCC-US Strategic Partnership.

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