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President Donald J. Trump’s Proclamation on Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel

“My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.” – President Donald J. Trump RECOGNIZING JERUSALEM: President Donald J. Trump is following through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and has instructed the State Department to begin to relocate the U.S. Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Today, December 6, 2017, Presiden...
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Remarks by President Trump at Cabinet Meeting

Cabinet Room 11:37 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  Thank you very much for being here.  America is prospering again at home and being respected once again all over the world.  However, we face many serious threats.  Lots of things are happening in our country — lots of very positive things — but we have some things that we have to talk about.   We're going to be discussing today the situation in North Kor...

WSJ: "The Right Move on Monuments"

“The Trump Administration’s order not only ends federal overreach but restores power to local people. That’s a monumental and welcome change.” The Right Move on Monuments Editorial The Wall Street Journal December 5, 2017 President Trump announced Monday that he will dramatically reduce the acreage of two national monuments. The order ends excessive federal control of Utah land, allowing resident...

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, 12/5/2017, #37

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:18 P.M. EST MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. As you saw, the President just wrapped up a meeting in the Oval Office with four families from different parts of the country. They are veterans, small-business owners, workers, moms, dads, and students. And they all had one thing in common: The President's plan to cut taxes and reform our broken tax code will help them thrive and build a better life and a better future for themselves and th...

Remarks by President Trump at Taxpayer Family Event

Oval Office 2:12 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. We have four great families — middle class. I guess at a certain point, you're going to be making so much money you don't really — not going to know what to do with it, perhaps — I hope — Brian. we have four terrific families. Some of them have had difficulty. Taxes are too high. Frankly, their healthcare is terrible. The healthcare plan is terrible — Obamac...

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Calls with Leaders in the Middle East

President Donald J. Trump spoke separately today with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt, and His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. The President reaffirmed his commitment to advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and the importance of supporting those talks. He underscored the importance of bilateral cooperation with eac...

First Lady Melania Trump and Second Lady Karen Pence to Visit Texas for Continued Hurricane Relief

First Lady Melania Trump and Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Texas tomorrow, December 6, to continue their efforts in assisting those affected by this year’s devastating hurricane season. Upon arrival to Corpus Christi, the two will participate in a meet-and-greet with first responders who are part of the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort. Mrs. Trump and Mrs. Pence will then travel to Rockport, Texas to meet with a family whose home was destroyed in the hurricane, and tour ...

Remarks by President Trump at Lunch with Republican Members of the Senate

Roosevelt Room 12:33 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. I appreciate everybody coming in. We had some very late nights getting the tax-cut bill to conference. Last was very smooth, and I think we're going to make it so that it comes out very beautifully. I call it “the mixer.” It's a conference where everyone gets together and they pick all the good things and get rid of the things they don't like. But it's ...

Ethan Lane: "Trump really will shrink government, starting with national monuments"

“Every White House — especially over the last 30 years or so, has worked to expand the power of the Executive Branch. But today’s action seems more likely to restrict that power, giving it back to locals and their representatives in government.” Trump really will shrink government, starting with national monuments By Ethan Lane The Hill December 4, 2017 … Every White House — especial...

WTAS: The President’s Speech in Salt Lake City, UT

Gov. Gary Herbert (R-UT): “By acting on Secretary Zinke’s thoughtful recommendations, President Trump has restored balance to our public lands discussion. We are pleased that Utahns once again have a voice in the process of determining appropriate uses of these public lands that we love. By reducing these super-sized monuments to a size consistent with the intent of the law, new doors of dialogue have opened up that will allow thoughtful, long-term protection of these f...

Press Gaggle by Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley en route Washington, D.C., 12/4/2017

Aboard Air Force One En Route Washington, D.C. 5:50 P.M. EST MR. HOGAN: Hey, good evening, everybody. Good evening. Obviously, a lot of news to cover today. What I'd like to do, though, is start off at the top with a few items. Number one would be the Supreme Court allowing full enforcement of President Trump's travel ban. And I'd like to read a statement. You can attribute this statement to me: “We are not surprised by today...

Las Vegas Review-Journal: "Economy showing major progress under President Donald Trump"

“On Thursday, the Dow broke 24,000 for the first time in history on the news that the GOP tax reform plan may soon become law.” Economy showing major progress under President Donald Trump Editorial Las Vegas Review-Journal December 2, 2017 … On Thursday, the Dow broke 24,000 for the first time in history o...

Presidential Proclamation Modifying the Bears Ears National Monument

MODIFYING THE BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT - – - – - – - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In Proclamation 9558 of December 28, 2016, and exercising his authority under section 320301 of title 54, United States Code (the “Antiquities Act”), President Barack Obama established the Bears Ears National Monument in the State of Utah, reserving approximately 1.35 million acres of Federal lands for the ...

Presidential Proclamation Modifying the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

MODIFYING THE GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT - – - – - – - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In Proclamation 6920 of September 18, 1996, and exercising his authority under the Act of June 8, 1906 (34 Stat. 225) (the “Antiquities Act”), President William J. Clinton established the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in the State of Utah, reserving approximately 1.7 million acr...

Remarks by President Trump on Antiquities Act Designations

Utah State Capitol Salt Lake City, Utah 12:20 P.M. MST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you to a very special man, Orrin Hatch, for the introduction. And that was truly a nice introduction and I appreciate it. You are a true fighter, Orrin. And I have to say, I've gotten to know him very well. I've gotten to know a lot of people very well. You meet fighters and you meet people that you thought were fighters but they're not so good at fighting. He'...

President Donald J. Trump Stands with Local Communities against Government Overreach on Land Management

“The Antiquities Act does not give the Federal Government unlimited power to lock up millions of acres of land and water, and it’s time we ended this abusive practice.”  —President Donald J. Trump RESPONSIBLE LAND MANAGEMENT: President Donald J. Trump is modifying two national monuments to continue to protect objects of significance while prioritizing public use and access. • Today, President Trump is signing two p...

Remarks by President Trump and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Leaders After Meeting

LDS Welfare Square Salt Lake City, Utah 11:36 A.M. MST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much for being here. This is very exciting for me. I know so many people that are in your church — the Latter-day Saints. The job you've done is beyond anything you could think of — 180 countries, taking care of people the way you take of people, and the respect that you have all over the world. I would love you to, while the media is here, just say a cou...

Second Lady Karen Pence Unveils the Christmas Decorations at the Vice President’s Residence

Washington, DC—Second Lady Karen Pence continues the tradition of decorating the Vice President’s Residence for the Christmas season. This year’s theme is “Make the Season Bright” with metallic ornaments, stars, and candles throughout the residence. There are four Christmas trees on the main floor, donated by Hedlund Christmas Trees of Montesano, Washington. Thirty-six wreaths hang throughout the residence; nearly a mile of Christmas lights brighten the place; and 800 yards of rib...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: "Tax Reform: What’s in It for You"

“Lowering taxes for families and small businesses is a central part of President Trump’s agenda, and we worked together toward this accomplishment for the American people.” Tax Reform: What’s in It for You By Sen. Mitch McConnell The Wall Street Journal December 3, 2017 For many Americans the legacy of the Obama economy is sluggish growth, stagnant paychecks and missed opportunities. A lost generation of workers ...

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today, in the United States and in nations near and far, we celebrate the valuable contributions and inherent dignity of people with disabilities.  This year’s theme for International Day of Persons with Disabilities—transformation toward a sustainable and resilient society for all—underscores the importance of removing societal barriers that diminish opportunities for people with disabilities and their families.   My Administration is committed to expanding op...