Fri, July 28, 2017: Trump promised to ‘destroy’ MS-13 gang

President Donald Trump traveled to Long Island Friday to discuss efforts to combat the violent MS-13 gang, telling law enforcement “don’t be too nice” and warning immigrant criminals he is seeking to deport them.

“Together we’re going to restore safety to our streets and peace to our communities and we’re going to destroy the vile, criminal cartel MS-13 and many other gangs,” Trump said.

Long Island has been particularly affected by the brutal street gang, with recent high-profile murders gripping the community there. Continue reading “Fri, July 28, 2017: Trump promised to ‘destroy’ MS-13 gang”

Fri, July 28, 2017: Trump addresses MS-13 issue in NY

11:00 am: Meets with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

11:40 am: Departs White House

1:05 pm: Arrives in Ronkonkoma, New York

1:40 pm: Gives remarks on MS-13 to Federal, State, and local law enforcement; Brentwood, New York

2:40 pm: Departs Ronkonkoma, New York

4:10 pm: Arrives White House

Thur, July 27, 2017: Trump honors Congressional baseball shooting first responders with Medals of Honor

President Trump honored five first responders to the Alexandria congressional baseball practice shooting Thursday afternoon at the White House with Medals of Valor, the highest decoration of bravery bestowed upon public safety officers.

Mr. Trump presented the award to Capitol Police Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner as well as Alexandria Police Department Officers Nicole Battaglia, Kevin Jobe and Alexander Jensen for their bravery responding to the attacks on the congressional baseball practice.

“I can only tell you from the campaign, the people love you, they respect you and they admire you,” Mr. Trump said of law enforcement. Continue reading “Thur, July 27, 2017: Trump honors Congressional baseball shooting first responders with Medals of Honor”

Wed, July 26, 2017: Trump, Foxconn announce building of manufacturing plant in Wisconsin

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou (C-R) is greeted by U.S. President Donald Trump (2ndL) as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) applaud during a White House event where the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer announced plans to build a $10 billion dollar LCD display panel screen plant in Wisconsin, in Washington, U.S., July 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Wednesday announced plans to build a $10 billion LCD display panel screen plant in Wisconsin, a deal President Donald Trump asserted would not have happened without his efforts.

The company said it plans to invest $10 billion over four years to build a 20-million square foot plant that could eventually employ up to 13,000.

Trump praised Foxconn chairman Terry Gou at a White House event, asserting: “If I didn’t get elected, he definitely wouldn’t be spending $10 billion … This is a great day for America.” Continue reading “Wed, July 26, 2017: Trump, Foxconn announce building of manufacturing plant in Wisconsin”

Wed, July 26, 2017: Trump speaks to American Legion Boys Nation and Auxiliary Girls Nation

President Trump delivered remarks at the White House Wednesday afternoon to the American Legion Boys Nation and Auxiliary Girls Nation, two groups in which young men and women are acting as “senators” for their respective states and participating in a mock lawmaking processes.

In his address to the students, Mr. Trump called his election “a pretty amazing moment” in history.

“We’re doing a good job, our country is doing so well now,” Mr. Trump said of his presidency. “We’re doing a good job. Are you all happy?” he then asked the students, who responded with claps.

The president then went on to say that his administration has created the “best job numbers in 17 years,” adding that “enthusiasm for manufacturers and business is at just about the highest point since they started taking those tests.”

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Wed, July 26, 2017: Trump bans transgenders from serving in U.S. military

President Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, reversing an Obama administration decision to allow them to serve openly and drawing dismay and anger from advocates.

Citing the need to focus on what he called “decisive and overwhelming victory,” Trump said that the military cannot accept the burden of higher medical costs and the “disruption” that transgender troops “would entail.”

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

–The Washington Post, Abby Phillip, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Dan Lamothe 

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”