Fri, Aug 11, 2017: Trump delivers statement following national security briefing

President Donald Trump tweeted that military solutions are “locked and loaded” as officials said Friday they plan to move ahead with large-scale U.S.-South Korea exercises later this month that North Korea, now finalizing plans to launch a salvo of missiles toward Guam, claims are a rehearsal for war.

Continue reading “Fri, Aug 11, 2017: Trump delivers statement following national security briefing”

Fri, Aug 11, 2017: Trump participates in workforce apprenticeship roundtable (Video)

President Trump participated Friday in a discussion about his administration’s efforts to encourage workforce development with an emphasis on apprenticeships.

The White House announced in June that it would launch “a series of initiatives” centered on encouraging training partnerships between businesses and schools.

In his remarks before Friday’s event, Trump touted record-high stock indexes, rising manufacturer optimism and a low unemployment rate.

“In the past seven months, we’ve made enormous gains in getting Americans back to work,” he said.

Trump also tweeted that the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index, which measures Americans’ confidence in the economy, had reached the highest point in 16 years.

Click here to read more from The Los Angeles Times.