Fri, Dec. 8, 2017: Trump rallies in Pensacola, FL, urges votes for Roy Moore

President Donald Trump urged Alabama voters to “get out and vote for Roy Moore” in Tuesday’s Senate special election.

“Do it. Do it,” he said Friday night at a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Florida — 25 miles from the Alabama state line.

“We cannot afford — this country, the future of this country — cannot afford to lose a seat in the very, very close United States Senate. We can’t afford it, folks. We can’t,” Trump said. “We can’t afford to have a liberal Democrat who is completely controlled by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. We can’t do it.” Continue reading “Fri, Dec. 8, 2017: Trump rallies in Pensacola, FL, urges votes for Roy Moore”

Thur, Sept 14, 2017: Trump tours post-Irma devastation in Naples, FL

President Donald Trump doled out hoagies and handshakes in the sweltering Florida heat on Thursday as he took a firsthand tour of Irma’s devastation and liberally dispensed congratulatory words about the federal and state recovery effort.

Trump, who was in and out of the state in about three hours, got an aerial view of the water-deluged homes along Florida’s southwestern coast from his helicopter, then drove in his motorcade along streets lined with felled trees, darkened traffic lights and shuttered stores on his way to a mobile home community hit hard by the storm.

Walking along a street in Naples Estates with his wife, Melania, the president encountered piles of broken siding and soggy furniture sitting on a front porch, and residents and volunteers who were happy to get a presidential visit. Continue reading “Thur, Sept 14, 2017: Trump tours post-Irma devastation in Naples, FL”

Thur, Sept 14, 2017: Trump visits Florida in aftermath of Irma

8:00 am: Departs White House

10:40 am: Arrives Southwest Florida International Airport; Fort Myers, Florida

10:55 am: Receives a briefing on Hurricane Irma relief efforts; Hangar Bay 3

11:30 am: Departs Fort Myers

11:30 am: Arrives Naples, Florida

12:10 pm: Visits with individuals impacted by Hurricane Irma

1:15 pm: Departs Naples, Florida en route Fort Meyers

1:35 pm: Departs Fort Myers, Florida

4:00 pm: Arrives White House

7:00 pm: Hosts the White House Historical Association reception and dinner; State Floor

Thur, Aug 17, 2017: Trump lunches with Florida Governor Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott had lunch Thursday with President Donald Trump, the latest in a series of get togethers between the political allies.

The White House schedule showed a 1 p.m. meal at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J.

John Tupps, a spokesman for the governor, said: “Governor Scott had lunch today with President Trump following an invitation from the White House last week. Governor Scott was solely there to promote Florida. They discussed a wide range of topics including the President’s commitment to partner with Florida on needed repairs to the federally-operated Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee. Governor Scott wants to do all he can to protect Florida’s environment and President Trump is very supportive to help. Additionally, they discussed the terror attack in Barcelona and the efforts President Trump is taking to keep America safe.”

Tupps said the racial violence in Charlottesville and debate over Confederate monuments did not come up.

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Fri, June 16, 2017: Trump announces new restrictions on travel, trade with Cuba

President Donald Trump slammed former President Barack Obama’s dealings with the communist regime in Cuba on Friday in Miami, charting his own course of more confrontational relations with the Castro-led government.

The speech, which came as the President signed a directive outlining his posture toward Cuba, is the latest attempt by the Trump administration to chip away at Obama’s legacy. Obama spent the last two years of his presidency looking to warm relations with Cuba, including a trip to the island in 2016.

“I am canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba,” Trump said. Continue reading “Fri, June 16, 2017: Trump announces new restrictions on travel, trade with Cuba”

Sun, Apr. 16, 2017: Trump, First Lady attend Easter service at church in Palm Beach, FL

President Donald Trump celebrated Easter with his family this weekend in Palm Beach, attending church and Mar-a-Lago’s annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday before heading back to Washington.

The president, first lady Melania Trump, their son Barron, Trump’s daughter Tiffany and the first lady’s parents went to the 11 a.m. Easter service at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, a historic church that sits a short drive from Mar-a-Lago. The president and first lady were married there in 2005, and Barron was christened there in 2006

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Melania Trump, Chinese First Lady visit Florida school

The visit was supposed to be a closely held secret. Officially, all that students and teachers at Bak Middle School of the Arts knew was that VIPs would be on campus Friday morning.

But with dueling contingents of American and Chinese security officials scouring the school on Wednesday and Thursday, it was little surprise when the motorcade pulled up at 11 a.m. and out stepped first lady Melania Trump and Madame Peng Liyuan, the wife of China’s President Xi Jinping.

They spent slightly less than an hour on campus at the public arts school in northern West Palm Beach. But it was enough time to take in multiple music performances, visit four classrooms and chat with awed students, including one boy who had a special moment with Peng.

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