Wed, June 28, 2017: Trump helps raise $10 million at re-election fundraiser

President Donald Trump was whisked a few blocks from the White House to the Trump hotel on Wednesday night for his first re-election fundraiser, where he raised an estimated $10 million behind closed doors.

Some 40 months ahead of the 2020 election, the president held court for about two hours at a $35,000-per-plate donor event at the Trump International Hotel. About 300 people were expected to attend the event, which was expected to raise about $10 million, said Lindsay Jancek, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee.

Security was tight at the hotel, where guests in long gowns and crisp suits began arriving around 5 p.m. But the event also drew critics. The president’s motorcade was greeted by dozens of protesters, who hoisted signs with slogans like “Health care not tax cuts” and chanted “Shame! Shame!”

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Wed, June 28, 2017: Trump meets with victims of immigrant crimes, promotes No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

The mother of 21-year-old Sarah Root of Iowa, killed last year by an illegal immigrant drunken driver, met with President Donald Trump in the White House Wednesday and heard him urge support for a bill requiring pretrial detention for undocumented defendants who kill.

Michelle Wilson-Root, 48, will be in the House Chamber Thursday when the bill’s provisions are debated and voted on, she said. Wilson-Root had met previously with Trump who, as a candidate last year, said her daughter had been sacrificed “on the altar of open borders.”

Trump spoke about the bill the House will consider Thursday, according to a pool report of his remarks. “We will cut federal grant money to cities that shield dangerous criminal aliens from being turned over to federal law enforcement,” he said. The bill would also incorporate elements of “Kate’s Law,” named for 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle, who was killed in July 2015 in San Francisco by an illegal Mexican immigrant who had been previously convicted of a crime and deported.

“This law will enhance criminal penalties for those who repeatedly re-enter the country illegally,” Trump said.

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Wed, June 28, 2017: Trump welcomes Chicago Cubs to White House

President Donald Trump showed off a Cubs jersey on Wednesday as he welcomed members of the 2016 World Series Cubs to the Oval Office.

The White House visit comes a few hours before the Cubs play their third game of the four-game series against the Washington Nationals.

The informal “meet and greet” was the second time the team has visited the White House to mark their historic 2016 World Series win. Continue reading “Wed, June 28, 2017: Trump welcomes Chicago Cubs to White House”

Wed, June 28, 2017: Trump meets with state and tribal leaders to promote “energy dominance” policy

President Trump continued his drive to promote an “energy dominance” policy Wednesday by meeting with state and tribal leaders and energy industry association heads on the subject.

“I’m confident that, working together, we can usher in a golden age of American energy dominance and the extraordinary financial and security benefits that it brings to our citizens, not only the Native Americans, but all over the country,” Trump said during brief remarks in front of reporters before the meeting.

In his prepared remarks, Trump spoke repeatedly about the need to end restrictions on drilling, mining and other energy production activities. Trump also promoted his administration’s roll back on environmental regulations that he said got in the way. Continue reading “Wed, June 28, 2017: Trump meets with state and tribal leaders to promote “energy dominance” policy”

Wed, June 28, 2017: Trump leads energy roundtable, hosts Chicago Cubs

In the morning, President Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing.

He will then lead a tribal, State, and local energy roundtable.

In the afternoon, Trump will participate in a meet and greet with the World Champion Chicago Cubs.

He will then meet with immigration crime victims to urge passage of House legislation that he says will save American lives.

In the evening, Trump will head to one of his hotels, the Trump International Hotel, where he will give remarks at the Republican National Committee dinner.

He then heads back to the White House.