10:00 am: Meets with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt
10:30 am: Receives his daily intelligence briefing
11:00 am: Meets with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster
11:45 am: Meets with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of Malaysia
2:00 pm: Meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
6:30 pm: Hosts a bipartisan Senators dinner
President Donald Trump had dinner Saturday at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. with retired Gen. John Kelly, just one day after the White House announced that the outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security would replace Reince Preibus as the White House chief of staff.
Joining Trump and Kelly at the hotel — located less than a mile from The White House — was Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Also present were Mnuchin’s wife, Scottish actress Louise Linton, and Ross’ wife, Hilary Geary.
The president arrived at the luxury hotel around 8 p.m., and left after about two hours. Once inside the hotel, he was met by a throng of people snapping photos of him on their smartphones. As he departed the hotel, Trump waved to onlookers, many of whom cheered.
Social media users inside the hotel posted photos of the presidential posse sitting in a banquette at the property’s steakhouse, BLT Prime by David Burke. In one photo, Trump is seated next to Kelly and Linton.
Prior to arriving at the hotel, Mnuchin, Ross and their wives were spotted at the South Portico of the White House waiting for the president.
–ABC News, David Caplan
President Donald Trump on Wednesday night held a campaign-style rally in Iowa, at which he congratulated the Republican winners of Tuesday’s special elections in South Carolina and Georgia. He also sent his well wishes to Rep. Steve Scalise, who was injured in last week’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia.
Accolades aside, a noteworthy, policy-related aspect of his rally was announcing his intentions to pursue legislation that would bar immigrants from being eligible for welfare for at least five years.
But U.S. immigration law already bars most foreigners who enter the country on immigrant visas from being eligible for federal benefits for the first five years.
It’s unclear how Trump’s proposal differs from the current situation. Continue reading “Wed, June 21, 2017: Trump talks economy, immigration, border wall at rally in Iowa”
4:00 pm: Participates in a National Security Council briefing; Mar-a-Lago, West Palm Beach
7:30 pm: Has dinner with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross; Mar-a-Lago