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President Trump Delivers Remarks on Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth – Hackberry, LA – 5/14/2018

South Lawn

11:21 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  So, the economy is doing very well by every measure.  We’re having probably the greatest economy that we’ve had anywhere, anytime, in the history of our country.

We’re having a little squabble with China because we’ve been treated very unfairly for many, many decades — for, actually, a long time.  And it should have been handled a long time ago, and it wasn’t.  And we’ll handle it now.

I think it’s going to be — I think it’s going to turn out extremely well.  We’re at a very strong position.  We are the piggy bank that everybody likes to take advantage of, or take from.  And we can’t let that happen anymore.

We’ve been losing, for many years, anywhere from $300 billion to $500 billion a year with China and trade with China.  We can’t let that happen.

The relationship I have with President Xi is extraordinary.  It’s, really, very good.  But he’s for China and I’m for the USA, and it’s very simple.

We are, again, in a very, very strong position.  They want to make a deal.  It could absolutely happen.  But, in the meantime, a lot of money is being made by the United States, and a lot of strength is being shown.  This has never happened to China before.

Our economy is fantastic; theirs is not so good.  We’ve gone up trillions and trillions of dollars since the election; they’ve gone way down since my election.

So, that’s the way it is.  That’s the way it stands.  We’re going to do very well.

Yeah.

Q    Mr. President, are you confident that there will be no recession while you’re in office?

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, you never can say that, but we’re doing very well.  We’re doing — I think we probably have the greatest economy that we’ve ever had.

The employment numbers came out.  As you know, they’re record levels in almost every category: African American — the best in history, if you take a look; Hispanic American, the best in history.  Yesterday, Asian American numbers came in; they are the lowest in history — the history of our country.  Women — I think in 61 years, and soon that will be historic, too.

So that we are doing — and as far as employment numbers, we have the most people working today in the United States than we’ve ever had before.  Almost 160 million people.  So it’s really good.

Q    Mr. President, trade talks collapsed with China.  Would you describe it —

THE PRESIDENT:  You got a machine over there.

Q    Have trade talks collapsed with China?  Would you describe it like that?

THE PRESIDENT:  No, I wouldn’t.  We have a very good dialogue.  We have a dialogue going.  It’ll always continue.  But we made a deal with China.  It was a deal that was a very good deal.  It had to be a good deal; otherwise, we’re not making it.  Because we’ve been down so low in trade — and other Presidents should’ve done this a long time ago — we can’t just make a new deal.  And I told that to President Xi.

But we had a deal that was very close, and then they broke it.  They really did.  I mean, more than just — more than renegotiate, they really broke it.  So we can’t have that happen.

Q    Mr. President, did you ask the Attorney General to launch a probe into the Russia investigation?

THE PRESIDENT:  No, I didn’t ask him to do that.

Q    Did you know he was going to do it?

THE PRESIDENT:  I didn’t know it.  I didn’t know it.  But I think it’s a great thing that he did it.  I saw it last night.  And they want to look at how that whole hoax got started.  It was a hoax.  And even Mueller — not a friend of mine — even Bob Mueller came out: “No collusion.”  And he had 18 people that didn’t like Donald Trump.  They were Hillary Clinton fans.  They contributed, many of them, to Hillary Clinton.  They came out.  It was the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the people of this country.

And you know what?  I am so proud of our Attorney General, that he is looking into it.  I think it’s great.  I did not know about it.  No.

Q    Mr. President, were you surprised by the Chinese retaliation, sir?  You tweeted they “should not retaliate,” and then they did.

THE PRESIDENT:  No, no, no.  I wasn’t surprised.  But you have to understand they do $600 billion, meaning we buy $600 billion and they buy $100 billion.  We have all the advantage.  It’s a very small factor for us.  And we have a much bigger economy now.  You know, since my election, we’ve gone up so much.  We have a much bigger economy than China.  But if you take a look, $600 million[billion] versus $100 million [billion].  It’s a different world.

Q    Mr. President, (inaudible) $100 billion in additional tariffs, then?

THE PRESIDENT:  We’re looking at that very strongly.  About the $325 billion — we’re looking at it very strongly.

David.

Q    Mr. President, did you tell DHS to round up immigrant families?

THE PRESIDENT:  I don’t know anything about that.  I read that.  It’s probably fake news.  But I read that this morning.  I don’t know anything about it.

Q    Mr. President, why is it unfair?  Why is it unfair, sir, for Don Jr. to be subpoenaed if he’s pulled out of testifying twice?

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, you know, it’s really a tough situation because my son spent, I guess, over 20 hours testifying about something that Mueller said was 100 percent okay.  And now they want him to testify again.  I don’t know why.  I have no idea why, but it seems very unfair to me.

Q    Mr. President, are you planning to send 120,000 troops to the Middle East in response to Iran?

THE PRESIDENT:  I think it’s fake news, okay?  Now, would I do that?  Absolutely.  But we have not planned for that.  Hopefully we’re not going to have to plan for that.  And if we did that, we’d send a hell of a lot more troops than that.

But I think it’s just — where was that story?  In the New York Times?  Well, the New York Times is fake news.

Go ahead.

Q    You say this is a small squabble, but don’t you understand that American consumers may very well suffer because of this?

THE PRESIDENT:  Yeah.  So you have no tariff to pay whatsoever if you’re a business.  All you have to do is build or make your product in the United States.  There’s no tariff whatsoever.  So that really works out very well.

Q    Do you think you’re winning the trade war, Mr. President?

THE PRESIDENT:  I think we’re winning it.  We’re going to be collecting over $100 billion in tariffs.  Our people, if they want, they can buy from someplace else, other than China.  Or they can — really, the ideal is make their product in the USA.  That’s what I really want.  Yeah, we’re winning it.

You know what?  You want to know something?  You want to know something?  We always win.  We always win.

How are you, Emerald?

Q    I’m good.  How are you?

THE PRESIDENT:  Good.  What’s up?

Q    Do you have confidence in Christopher Wray after he said he wouldn’t exactly call it “spying”?

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I didn’t understand his answer because I thought the Attorney General answered it perfectly.  So I certainly didn’t understand that answer.  I thought it was a ridiculous answer.

Thank you.

END

11:29 A.M. EDT

 

 

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LIVE – President Trump speaks about National Security and the Humanitarian Crisis – The White House – 2/15/2019

President Trump Nominates David Malpass as President of the World Bank – 2/6/2019

President Donald J. Trump announces that he nominated Mr. David Malpass as President of the World Bank. Jim Yong Kim is stepping down as World Bank president after six years in the post.

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Who is David Malpass?

David Malpass of New York served as Senior Under Secretary of the Treasury for International AffairsMr. Malpass returned to the Treasury after an extensive career in government and international finance. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Developing Nations in the Reagan Administration and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the George H. W. Bush Administration. Mr. Malpass was also a Senior Tax Analyst on the Senate Budget Committee during the preparations for the 1986 Tax Act and Republican Staff Director of Congress’s Joint Economic Committee. He was founder of Encima Global, an economic research firm. Mr. Malpass served as Senior Economic Advisor for President Trump’s campaign. He has appeared in the media as a commentator and columnist on issues focusing on growth policies, the Federal Reserve, tax reform, and international monetary policy. Mr. Malpass holds a BA from Colorado College and an MBA from University of Denver. Source:  The White House

Bloomberg states:

His posture toward China is a sharp break from the stance of Jim Yong Kim, who abruptly resigned as head of the bank in January to become vice chairman of investment firm Global Infrastructure Partners.

Malpass held senior posts at the Treasury and the State departments under Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He served as chief economist at Bear Stearns, an investment bank that collapsed during the global financial crisis.

His departure would leave open the international affairs post at Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s Treasury department, a key role within the administration on global economic matters. Malpass has been closely involved in talks with Beijing to resolve the trade war between the two countries.

 

 

“A key goal will be to ensure that women achieve full participation in developing economies,” Malpass said. “I know Ivanka has been a strong leader on women’s economic empowerment, and I look forward to continuing our work together on her women’s global development and prosperity initiative. Orlando Sentinel

White House Press Briefing Press Secretary Sarah Sanders – and President Trump – 1/3/2019

President Trump makes a surprise visit at the White House Press Briefing – Talking about the Border Patrol and I.C.E.

AMERICA, we give President Trump full support for the building of the Wall. President Trump is with border agents speaking about the many criminals they stopped at the border.  Agents are presently speaking live about the border, the walls and what is needed to protect America.

 

Live: White House Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders – 11/27/2018

White House Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

Director of National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow and  National Security Ambassador, John Bolton.

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Director of National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow

 

 

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National Security Ambassador, John Bolton.

 

President Trump Talks About Illegal Immigration – 11/26/2018

President Trump holds a press conference on the White House lawn before departing for the Mississippi rallies.  He is not happy with G.M.’s decision to lay off 14,000 employees in North America and put five plants up for possible closure.  

The planned employee reduction includes 8K white-collar employees (15% of GM’s N. America workforce). G.M. also announced plant closures in Gunsan, So. Korea.  The factories that may be closed include:  Detroit and Oshawa, Ontario; Warren Michigan and Baltimore.

G.M. received record tax breaks as a result of the GOP’s tax bill last year. They eliminated jobs instead of using the tax windfall to invest in American workers.

Source:  The Denver Post 

President Trump administers the Judicial Oath of Judge Brett Kavanaugh – The White House – 10/8/2018

The Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh officially sworn in as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

This evening, the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh was officially sworn in as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the Constitutional Oath in the Justices’ Conference Room. Retired Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy administered the Judicial Oath. Mrs. Ashley Kavanaugh held the family Bible. Justice Kavanaugh’s two daughters, Liza and Margaret, and his parents attended the ceremony. Justices Thomas, Ginsburg, Alito, and Kagan also attended. | Photo by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States  The White House 

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court after being nominated by President Donald Trump. Kavanaugh’s confirmation has been marred by controversy over several allegations made against him over the last few weeks, including those made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Avenatti client Julie Swetnick. Fox News

(There was no material evidence)

President Trump, his White House Team, his Lawyers and Republicans, members of the Judiciary Committee, really worked hard to support Justice Kavanaugh and clear him of all charges.  Joe Manchin, Democrat, West Virginia should be congratulated for his valor and support of truth and honor.  God Bless all those who supported, prayed and helped Justice Kavanaugh, his wife and two daughters, during this difficult time. 

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On October 6, 2018, aboard Air Force One, President Donald J. Trump signed the commission appointing Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of The United States.

God helps those who are truthful and loyal to his word.

Protect our Republic and get involved and fight for the right we possess:  VOTE – America is under attack by foreign and domestic enemies.  Stand by the Constitution, Stand For the Flag, Kneel for GOD.  Pray and stand strong.  Support President Trump. May GOD always Bless The United States of America.

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Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders – The White House – 8/15/2018

 

 

President Trump Participates in a Signing Ceremony for H.R. 5515 – The White House – 8/13/2018

President Trump Delivers Remarks and Participates in a Signing Ceremony for H.R. 5515, the “John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019”

 

Introduced in House (04/13/2018)

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

This bill authorizes FY2019 appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation.

The bill authorizes appropriations to DOD for: (1) Procurement, including aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, and space procurement; (2) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; (3) Operation and Maintenance; (4) Working Capital Funds; (5) Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction; (6) Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities; (7) the Defense Inspector General; (8) the Defense Health Program; (9) the Armed Forces Retirement Home; (10) Overseas Contingency Operations; and (11) Military Construction.

The bill also authorizes the FY2019 personnel strength for active duty and reserve forces and sets forth policies regarding military personnel, acquisition policy and management, international programs, and National Guard and Reserve Forces facilities.

Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders – The White House Live Link & RSBN Live Link – 7/23/2018