Fri, Sept 15, 2017: Trump addresses N. Korean threat in speech marking 70th anniversary of founding of U.S. Air Force

President Donald Trump addressed military personnel and their families at Joint Base Andrews on Friday, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Air Force.

Earlier in the day, the president participated in an air fleet demonstration at the base.

During his speech, Trump addressed the threats to the United States, including terrorism and the North Korean regime. Continue reading “Fri, Sept 15, 2017: Trump addresses N. Korean threat in speech marking 70th anniversary of founding of U.S. Air Force”

Fri, Sept 15, 2017: Trump calls Jewish leaders ahead of High Holy Days

With the High Holy Days beginning next week, about 100 Jewish leaders dialed into a conference call on Friday morning with the president.

Once the call began shortly after 11 a.m., attendees were greeted by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, who is a practicing Orthodox Jew. He opened the conversation by saying this is the most special time of year for the Jewish people, according to one person who was listening in. He added that the president takes great pride in having a Jewish daughter and a Jewish granddaughter. After Kushner’s remarks, Trump offered the traditional wish of “shana tova” and reiterated his commitment to Israel. He also noted that he has a deep admiration for the Jewish people, and explained that the Jewish tradition strengthens the nation and inspires us all, according to the participant’s notes on the call.

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Fri, Sept 15, 2017: Trump holds phone conference with Jewish leaders, speaks on threats at Joint Base Andrews

9:45 am: Meets with Commerce Secretary Ross

10:00 am: Receives his daily intelligence briefing

11:00 am: Speaks to Jewish leaders by phone

1:00 pm: Meets with Sen. Bob Corker

2:25 pm: Participates in a demonstration by the air fleet of the joint base; Joint Base Andrews

3:00 pm: Meets with the airmen

4:05 pm: Departs Andrews

5:20 pm: Arrives at Trump National Golf Club – Bedminster