Tue, July 25, 2017: Trump holds rally in Ohio, defends approach to governing

President Donald Trump returned to the campaign stage Tuesday, holding a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, where he defended his unconventional approach as necessary to change the country for the better.

“It is much easier to act presidential than what we are doing here tonight, believe me,” Trump said. “With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that’s ever held this office.” Continue reading “Tue, July 25, 2017: Trump holds rally in Ohio, defends approach to governing”

Tue, July 25, 2017: Trump holds press conference with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, pledges aid to help fight ISIS

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Lebanon’s efforts to guard its borders to prevent Islamic State and other militant groups from gaining a foothold inside their country and promised continued American help.

“America’s assistance can help ensure that the Lebanese army is the only defender Lebanon needs,” Trump said at a White House news conference after talks with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.

Trump did not specify what level of support Lebanon would receive from the United States, but both Trump and Hariri expressed optimism about future military cooperation. Continue reading “Tue, July 25, 2017: Trump holds press conference with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, pledges aid to help fight ISIS”

Tue, July 25, 2017: Trump meets with Prime Minister of Lebanon, holds rally in Ohio

10:30 am: Receives his daily intelligence briefing

11:00 am: Meets with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster

2:05 pm: Meets with Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon

3:00 pm: Holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Hariri; Rose Garden

4:05 pm: With the first lady, departs the White House

5:25 pm: Arrives Vienna, Ohio

7:05 pm: Participates in a Make America Great Again Rally; Covelli Centre – Youngstown, Ohio

8:30 pm: Departs Vienna, Ohio

9:55 pm: Arrives White House