Trump News May 12, 2017


Watch President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address:

TODAY’S EVENTS

10:00 AM: President Trump meets with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn
1:00 PM: Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer – Watch Live
3:00 PM: President Trump meets with Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly
3:00 PM: Vice President Mike Pence participates in a horseback tour of the Absaloka Mine led by Crow Nation Tribal Leaders

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Order to establish the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The Commission will study the registration and voting processes used in Federal elections. It will be solely advisory and will submit a report to the President. Vice President Pence will chair the Commission.

President Trump also signed an Executive Order to strengthen the cybersecurity of Federal networks and critical infrastructure. This action maintains that it is the policy of the United States to manage cybersecurity risk as an executive branch enterprise.

The President sent two nominations to the Senate yesterday for Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, displays his signed Executive Order for the Establishment of a Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, Thursday, May 21, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead).

Vice President Pence spoke yesterday at the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians where he reaffirmed the President’s commitment to defending Christians and all who suffer for their beliefs across the wider world.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hit the ground running on his first day on the job by meeting with USDA employees. From there, he joined President Trump at a Farmer’s Roundtable at the White House. Secretary Purdue’s message to American agriculture is, “If you grow it, we will sell it.”

Watch yesterday’s press briefing with Sarah Sanders:

WHAT WE ARE READING

“The total number of people collecting jobless benefits fell to the lowest level in 28½ years, a further sign of labor-market strength, government data showed.”Market Watch

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