Last Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump met with the Russian Foreign Minister and discussed counterterrorism and the common civil aviation security threats to the United States and Russia. Senior cabinet and national security advisors were present at the exchange between the President and Foreign Minister and agree that the conversations were appropriate, legitimate, and an important part of America’s efforts to combat the global terrorist threat. At no time during the meeting were any sources, methods, or military operations jeopardized. Civil aviation threats are real and there is nothing more important to President Trump than the safety and security of the American people.
9:30 AM: President Trump has a call with King Abdullah II of Jordan
11:30 AM: Press Briefing with National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster – Watch
12:30 PM: President Trump welcomes President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey
1:00 PM: President Trump and President Erdoğan give joint statements – Watch
1:15 PM: President Trump and Vice President Pence have a working luncheon with President Erdoğan
2:00 PM: Press Gaggle with Press Secretary Sean Spicer
2:30 PM President Trump meets with Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney
5:00 PM Vice President Pence hosts an Indiana Fraternal Order of Police Reception
WHITE HOUSE UPDATES
President Trump proclaimed May 15, 2017 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and May 14 through May 20, 2017, as Police Week.
Vice President Pence also delivered remarks at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.
President Trump welcomed Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi to the White House yesterday to discuss steps to deepen our strategic partnership and promote stability and prosperity throughout the Middle East.
President Trump’s Cabinet has finally overcome Democrats’ obstruction and is now complete with the swearing-in of United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
President Trump and Vice President Pence participated in the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol Building, Monday, May, 15, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)
Watch yesterday’s press briefing with Sean Spicer:
WHAT WE ARE READING
“Trump visited the U.S. Capitol earlier Monday to pay tribute to all law enforcement officers and gave remarks at an event held on the west lawn of the building.” – The Hill
“Congress has taken the first step to keep our promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare. But we can’t stop now. We’re not done working to save our constituents from this disastrous law and give doctors and patients – not government – control over health care decisions.” – Real Clear Politics
“A private gauge of U.S. home builder sentiment unexpectedly rose in May to its second strongest level since the housing bust nearly a decade ago, as the existing supply of homes remained tight. “ – Reuters