Wed, Feb. 8, 2017: First Lady names Anna Christina Niceta Lloyd as White House Social Secretary

First Lady Melania Trump is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd as the White House Social Secretary.  As the White House Social Secretary, Ms. Niceta Lloyd – known as Rickie – along with the First Lady, will be responsible for the planning and execution of events that take place at the White House.  She will oversee all social events and gatherings, from Official State Dinners, White House social calendar events, official policy-related events, to the First Lady’s initiatives. Continue reading “Wed, Feb. 8, 2017: First Lady names Anna Christina Niceta Lloyd as White House Social Secretary”

Wed, Feb. 8, 2017: Trump criticizes Nordstrom after store drops daughter Ivanka’s line

President Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to complain that his daughter Ivanka has been “treated so unfairly” by the Nordstrom department store chain, which has announced it will no longer carry her fashion line.

Once again raising questions about mixing politics and the family’s businesses, Trump wrote, “My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!”

Trump didn’t elaborate on how Nordstrom was unfair.

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Wed, Feb. 8, 2017: Trump defends immigration order at law enforcement gathering, calls federal court hearing ‘disgraceful’

President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at the judicial branch for considering challenges to his executive order banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, asserting that politically motivated judges had held a “disgraceful” federal appeals court hearing Tuesday on the matter.

“I don’t ever want to call a court biased, so I won’t call it biased,” Mr. Trump told a gathering of sheriffs and police chiefs in Washington. “But courts seem to be so political, and it would be so great for our justice system if they would be able to read a statement and do what’s right.”

Mr. Trump, who opened his remarks reciting the passage of the United States code that gives the president the power to restrict immigration whenever he deems the influx of foreigners detrimental to the country, said he had watched “in amazement” Tuesday night as a three-judge federal appeals panel heard arguments on his executive order and the limits of presidential power in cases of national security.

“I listened to a bunch of stuff last night on television that was disgraceful,” Mr. Trump said. “I think it’s sad. I think it’s a sad day. I think our security is at risk today.”

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Wed, Feb. 8, 2017: Trump says border wall is already being ‘designed’

President Trump on Wednesday dismissed skeptics who think the wall with Mexico will not be built, saying that to the contrary, it is already being “designed.”

Speaking at a gathering of police chiefs in Washington, Trump dismissed skeptics who question whether a wall will actually go up.

“The wall is getting designed right now,” Trump said. “A lot of people say, ‘Oh oh Trump is only kidding.’ I wasn’t kidding. I don’t kid, I don’t kid. I watch this and they say I was kidding. I don’t kid about things like that, I’ll tell you. We will have a wall. It will be a great wall and it will be a big help.”

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