Wed, Oct 25, 2017: Trump raises money for RNC, re-election in Dallas

President Donald Trump visited Dallas Wednesday afternoon for fundraisers benefiting his campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Donors at the events were asked to contribute between $2,700 to $100,000 per person. A photo with Trump costs $35,000 per person.

Trump was expected to raise $4 million at fundraisers. The event for 200 guests at Belo Mansion also featured RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and some guests paid up to $100,000 to attend.

Before heading to the fundraiser, Trump participated in a briefing with Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at Dallas Love Field, pointing to “tremendous success” in Texas’ work to recover from Hurricane Harvey.

Trump praised all of the emergency responders in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane that dumped record rainfall on areas around Houston and flooded thousands of homes as it lingered for days in late August.
“We’ve had a tremendous success in the state of Texas,” Trump said.
Abbott credited Trump for returning to Texas to assess recovery efforts.

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Tue, Oct 24, 2017: Trump meets with Senate Republicans on tax reform

President Donald Trump began talks with Republican senators on Tuesday to try to build consensus for proposed tax cuts in a meeting that was overshadowed by an exchange of insults between the president and one of the lawmakers.

Trump has asked his fellow Republicans who control Congress to pass a package of tax cuts, including a deep reduction in the corporate income tax, by year’s end.

But hours before he was to promote the tax plan at a weekly lunch for Republican senators on Capitol Hill, Trump engaged in a distracting tussle with one of those lawmakers: Bob Corker, a leading fiscal hawk and the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Continue reading “Tue, Oct 24, 2017: Trump meets with Senate Republicans on tax reform”

Tue, Oct 24, 2017: Trump congratulates winners of National Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards

President Trump congratulated award-winning minority business owners at the White House Tuesday and said his administration is fighting “for every community in America.”

“Each of you has just a remarkable past and I think an even more remarkable future — especially with Trump as your president,” Mr. Trump told the honorees with a grin.

The president said his economic policies, including cutting regulations and taxes, are helping all businesses and boosting the stock market to record highs. Continue reading “Tue, Oct 24, 2017: Trump congratulates winners of National Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards”

Melania Trump addresses bullying in surprise trip to Michigan

First lady Melania Trump is making good on a promise she made earlier this year to combat childhood bullying, taking a surprise trip Monday to a middle school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a Detroit suburb.

Trump is bringing awareness to a problem that many children are confronted with on a daily basis. She gave brief remarks to students in the cafeteria, encouraging them to make new friends and get to know children outside of their social group. She then sat in on a sixth grade classroom discussion on social and emotional inclusion.

“I always believe that you need to treat each other with respect and kindness and compassion, but also stay true to yourself. Just listen to your heart, but be yourself,” the first lady told students in the classroom.

Speaking separately in the cafeteria, Trump urged students to find new friends to eat lunch with.

“Ask them what they like, what their hobbies are, so nobody becomes sad or stressed and everybody feels included,” she said. “I think it’s important that we choose kindness and compassion.”

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Mon, Oct 23, 2017: In meeting with Prime Minister Loong, Trump hails Singapore as one of US’ ‘closest strategic partners in Asia’

President Trump touted the trade relationship between the U.S. and Singapore on Monday, thanking Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for his dedication to “reciprocal” economic ties.

“Singapore’s strong commitment to the rule of law, to international property protections, and to the principles of fair and reciprocal — one of my favorite words when it comes to trade — has made the country a magnet for business,” Trump said Monday during a joint appearance with the prime minister in the Rose Garden.

“Singapore is one of our closest strategic partners in Asia,” Trump said. “The U.S. is proud of the deep and enduring partnership we have built.” Continue reading “Mon, Oct 23, 2017: In meeting with Prime Minister Loong, Trump hails Singapore as one of US’ ‘closest strategic partners in Asia’”

Mon, Oct 23, 2017: Trump awards Medal of Honor to Capt. Gary Rose

President Trump awarded Capt. Gary Rose (Ret.) with the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry in an East Room ceremony at the White House on Monday.

“The medal will forever enshrine him into the history of our nation,” said Mr. Trump of Rose.

Capt. Rose is being honored for voluntarily risking his life on multiple occasions during combat operations. He was serving as a medic with the 5th Special Forces Group in enemy-controlled territory during the Vietnam War in September 1970.

Over the course of four days while his unit was engaged with a much larger force deep in enemy territory during “Operation Tailwind,” Rose repeatedly ran into line of enemy fire to provide critical medical aid to his fellow soldiers, using his own body on one occasion to shield a wounded soldier from harm.

“Mike, this is serious stuff,” remarked Mr. Trump of Rose’s harrowing war story.

He added, “We have a room full of people and a nation that thanks God that you lived.”

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