Wed, Sept 20, 2017: Trump meets with Egyptian president at UN

The United States will consider resuming some suspended military assistance to Eypt, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday.

The U.S. government last month decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million over human rights concerns.

Asked if he would restart military to aid to Egypt, Trump told reporters as he began a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: “We’re going to certainly consider it.” Continue reading “Wed, Sept 20, 2017: Trump meets with Egyptian president at UN”

Wed, Sept 20, 2017: Trump meets with UK’s Theresa May to discuss North Korea, Iran

President Donald J. Trump met yesterday with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom. They discussed approaches to end Iran’s destabilizing influence in Syria and Iraq. The two leaders also reviewed next steps on the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump asked the United Kingdom to increase pressure on North Korea to denuclearize. The President and Prime Minister exchanged views on how to improve the two countries’ joint efforts on counterterrorism, including addressing the use of the Internet by terrorists. Prime Minister May briefed President Trump on the status of the Brexit negotiations.

–The White House 

Melania Trump condemns bullying in United Nations speech

First lady Melania Trump spoke at the United Nations on Wednesday, condemning bullying and urging world leaders to teach “moral conscience” by example.

“We must teach each child that they are at the core of the kindness, mindfulness, integrity and leadership, which can only be taught by our own example. By our own example, we must teach children to be good stewards of the world they inherit,” Melania Trump said, addressing the international body in New York City. Continue reading “Melania Trump condemns bullying in United Nations speech”

Wed, Sept 20, 2017: Trump delivers remarks to African leaders at UN lunch

Lotte New York Palace Hotel
New York, New York

1:31 P.M. EDT

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, General. I appreciate it. And I’m greatly honored to host this lunch, to be joined by the leaders of Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and South Africa. In particular, I want to thank President Condé, who is representing the African Union. Thank you. Thank you.

In this room, I see partners for promoting prosperity and peace on a range of economic, humanitarian, and security issues. We hope to extend our economic partnerships with countries who are committed to self-reliance and to fostering opportunities for job creation in both Africa and the United States. Continue reading “Wed, Sept 20, 2017: Trump delivers remarks to African leaders at UN lunch”

Wed, Sept 20, 2017: Trump meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah at UN, thanks him for taking in refugees

U.S. President Donald Trump met Jordan’s King Abdullah II in New York on Wednesday and praised his country for taking in Syrian refugees.

“Who knows what would have happened without you,” Trump told Abdullah in a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Continue reading “Wed, Sept 20, 2017: Trump meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah at UN, thanks him for taking in refugees”

Wed, Sept. 20, 2017: Trump meets with leaders of Jordan, Palestine, UK, and Egypt

9:30 am: Meets with King Abdullah of Jordan; Lotte New York Palace Hotel

10:30 am: Meets Palestinian Authority President Abbas; Lotte New York Palace Hotel

1:15 pm: Working lunch with African leaders; Lotte New York Palace Hotel

3:00 pm: Meets with UK Prime Minister May; Lotte New York Palace Hotel

4:30 pm: Meets with Egyptian President el-Sisi; Lotte New York Palace Hotel