Proclamation on Women’s Equality Day, 2020

Recently, our Nation celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to our Constitution.  On the commemoration of this historic day, I was proud to issue a Proclamation honoring the women’s suffrage movement and sign a full pardon for one of its greatest leaders, Susan B. Anthony, who was unjustly convicted for voting on …

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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of the Republic of Iraq Before Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It’s great to have the Prime Minister of Iraq, a very highly respected gentleman all over the Middle East, and respected very much by our country, too. I can say that. And we will be discussing, today, the obvious: defense — and offense, I have to say. But we’ll …

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Trump brokers historic Israel-UAE deal for peace and prosperity

President Trump has brokered a historic deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, normalizing relations between the two countries and laying a foundation for peace in the Middle East. “Our vision is one of peace, security, and prosperity — in this region, and in the world,” Trump said in an August 13 statement announcing …

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President Donald J. Trump Is Unleashing America’s 5G Potential

“Secure 5G networks will absolutely be a vital link to America’s prosperity and national security in the 21st century.” President Donald J. Trump FREEING UP RESOURCES: President Donald J. Trump is taking decisive action to release more spectrum for commercial use, strengthening the United States’ leadership in 5G communications. At the President’s direction, the Administration …

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Presidential Message on Space Exploration Day, 2020 (July 20)

Presidential Message on Space Exploration Day, 2020 (July 20)   Today, our Nation celebrates the essential role that American space exploration plays in the history and character of our country.  We honor our brave astronauts and space industry professionals—both past and present—and we pledge to continue to lead the world in pioneering deeper into space, …

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Remarks by President Trump at the 2020 Salute to America (July 4)

Remarks by President Trump at the 2020 Salute to America (July 4)   July 4, 2020 6:50 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Wow.  Are you having a good time?  (Applause.)  Members of Congress, members of my cabinet, and my fellow Americans: The First Lady and I are delighted to welcome you to the second annual Salute …

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The Chinese Communist Party’s Ideology and Global Ambitions (June 26)

The Chinese Communist Party’s Ideology and Global Ambitions (June 26) Well, thank you Governor.  That was an extraordinarily kind introduction and for thinking of Kayla and her parents. We had them at the State of the Union. That was a very special occasion for the President and for all of us as Americans. What happened …

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President Trump orders police reforms (June 25)

President Trump orders police reforms (June 25)   President Trump has issued an executive order instituting nationwide police reforms to keep communities safe and ensure equal justice and treatment for all Americans. The  Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities  mandates that police departments will receive accredited training on de-escalation, use of force and community engagement. Additionally, a database will track police …

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Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak (June 22)

Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak (June 22)   The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has significantly disrupted Americans’ livelihoods.  Since March 2020, United States businesses and their workers have faced extensive disruptions while undertaking certain public health measures necessary to flatten the curve …

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Father’s Day, 2020 (June 19)

Father’s Day, 2020 (June 19)   Fathers are instrumental in helping prepare children for life, instilling in them the values essential to one day becoming responsible, grounded, and successful adults. As a Nation, we are grateful to the men dedicated to raising well‑rounded children. On Father’s Day, we honor and celebrate our fathers and father …

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Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2020 (June 12)

Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2020 (June 12) On Flag Day and throughout National Flag Week, we pay tribute to the American flag, the most recognizable symbol of the principles for which our Republic stands.  For more than 200 years, the Stars and Stripes has represented liberty, justice, and the rule of law.  Recently, as …

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President Donald J. Trump and His Administration are Empowering Women to Enhance Peace and Prosperity Around the World (June 11)

President Donald J. Trump and His Administration are Empowering Women to Enhance Peace and Prosperity Around the World (June 11)   QUOTE “Nations that empower women are much wealthier, safer, and much more politically stable.” President Donald J. Trump EMPOWERING WOMEN TO PROMOTE PEACE: The Trump Administration is releasing new plans to enhance the safety, …

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World Ocean Day 2020 (June 8)

Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 2020   Our ocean and coastal waterways are essential to our national security, international trade, maritime commerce, global competitiveness, and transportation.  The jobs of more than 3 million Americans depend on our ocean economy, which generates more than $300 billion of economic activity annually.  During National Ocean Month, we reaffirm …

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Executive Order on Advancing International Religious Freedom (June 2)

Executive Order on Advancing International Religious Freedom (June 2)   By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  (a)  Religious freedom, America’s first freedom, is a moral and national security imperative.  Religious freedom for all people worldwide is …

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Statement by the President (June 1)

Statement by the President (June 1)   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  My fellow Americans: My first and highest duty as President is to defend our great country and the American people.  I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation, and that is exactly what I will do. All Americans were …

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Remarks by President Trump After Viewing SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch (May 30)

Remarks by President Trump After Viewing SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch (May 30)   Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral, Florida 3:25 P.M. EDT Q    Mr. President, what did you think?THE PRESIDENT:  It’s incredible — the technology, the power.  I’m so proud of the people at NASA — all the people that worked together, public and …

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Remarks by President Trump on Vaccine Development (May 15)

Remarks by President Trump on Vaccine Development (May 15)   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you very much.  It’s very hot today.  Please, sit down.  This is going to be a very hot one, and we apologize to everybody out there that’s going to suffer through it.  But you know what?  It’s better …

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Iranian regime’s history of provocations continues (May 13)

Iranian regime’s history of provocations continues (May 13)   The Iranian regime’s seizure of a Hong Kong-flagged tanker and harassment of U.S. forces in April are the latest in its pattern of violence. Over the past year, the regime or its proxies have downed a U.S. drone, attacked oil fields in Saudi Arabia and shelled …

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The United States Has Built the World’s Leading Coronavirus Testing System (May 11)

The United States Has Built the World’s Leading Coronavirus Testing System (May 11)   We built the most advanced and robust testing anywhere in the world, and we’ve done more testing than any country anywhere in the world. President Donald J. Trump PROVIDING TESTING RESOURCES: President Donald J. Trump is working tirelessly to ensure that …

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Remarks by President Trump in a Press Briefing on COVID-19 Testing (May 11)

Remarks by President Trump in a Press Briefing on COVID-19 Testing (May 11)   THE PRESIDENT:  We’re here today to provide an update on the unprecedented testing capacity developed by the United States — the most advanced and robust testing system anywhere in the world, by far.  This afternoon, I’ll also announce new steps that …

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Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (May 8)

Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (May 8) Seventy-five years ago today, the last remnants of the Nazi regime unconditionally surrendered to the Allied Powers, marking the end of World War II in Europe.  Today, we celebrate the forces of freedom who defeated tyranny and emerged victorious in that monumental …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 27)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 27)   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, everyone.  Thank you.  We continue to see evidence that our aggressive strategy is working and working at a very high level.  Nationwide, the percent of tests that come back …

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Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Industry Executives on COVID-19 Response (April 27)

Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Industry Executives on COVID-19 Response (April 27)   THE PRESIDENT:  Okay, thank you very much.  And I’m honored to be joined by representatives of many great American retail companies, some of the greatest companies anywhere in the world.  And we’re talking today about different things, and — …

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Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at Tree Planting Ceremony in Recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day (April 22)

Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at Tree Planting Ceremony in Recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day (April 22)   THE PRESIDENT:  Hi, Mike.  Hi.  David, hi.  Please, thank you.  Everyone is very far away from each other.  That’s good.  We’re learning, right?  Hi, Kevin.  That’s really nice.  Well, this is great …

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Remarks by President Trump and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 18)

Remarks by President Trump and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 18)   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Good afternoon.  We continue to see a number of positive signs that the virus has passed its peak.  It’s been very devastating all over the world.  A hundred and eighty-four countries.  Probably …

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Proclamation on Days Of Remembrance Of Victims Of The Holocaust, 2020 (April 17)

Proclamation on Days Of Remembrance Of Victims Of The Holocaust, 2020 (April 17)   Our Nation’s annual observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, calls on all Americans to pause and reflect on the horrific atrocities committed by the Nazi regime against minority groups and other “undesirables” in the years leading up to and during …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 14)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 14)   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, everyone.  My administration will do everything possible to help those communities get back on their feet.  We’re speaking with the governors and representatives.  FEMA is already on its way, …

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Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Recovered COVID-19 Patients (April 14)

Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Recovered COVID-19 Patients (April 14)   THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much, everybody.  This is a group of people who, in many cases, became quite famous because they went through a lot having to do with the coronavirus.  A tremendous amount.  And a lot of them …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 10)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 10)   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much everybody, and good afternoon.  Today is Good Friday.  And this Sunday, millions of Christians celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  At this holy time, we pray that …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 7)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 7)   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you very much.  This week, America continues our aggressive effort to defeat the virus as we enter a crucial and difficult phase of the battle. We continue to …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 6)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 6)   THE PRESIDENT:  Okay, thank you very much, everybody.  All these people have been working very, very hard today, I’ll tell you.  For a long time, they’ve been working. But before I begin, I want to …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 5)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (April 5)   THE PRESIDENT:  It’s a busy time.  Very busy time.  And let me begin by again expressing our support, solidarity, and love for the people of our great country.  We’re fighting for you and we’re enduring …

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Remarks by President Trump and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in a Press Briefing (March 30)

Remarks by President Trump and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in a Press Briefing (March 30)   THE PRESIDENT:  Okay, thank you very much.  Thank you.  Very comfortable here.  A lot of room.  And we appreciate you being here. Yesterday I announced that we would be extending our social distance guidelines through the end …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 29)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 29)   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Appreciate everybody being here.  Beautiful day in the Rose Garden.  Tremendous distance between chairs.  Social distancing.  You practice it very well.  We appreciate it.  That’s great. I want to …

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Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Supply Chain Distributors on COVID-19 (March 29)

Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with Supply Chain Distributors on COVID-19 (March 29)   THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  First of all, I’d like to congratulate the Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA and everybody else in the federal government, working with state government, but on the incredible job that the …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 26)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 26) THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  Hello.  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Beautiful day.  Very good what you’re doing.  Look at all those empty seats.  Never seen it like that.  Oh, boy.  Well, how the world has …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 24)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 24)   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Been a very busy day.  I want to thank the American people for the incredible sacrifices that they’re making on behalf of our nation.  And I want to encourage everyone …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 21)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 21)   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:00 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:   Thank you very much.  A lot of things going on, and we’re going to be going over to the Hill, and we’re having a …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 20)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 20)   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 11:50 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  I had a very good telephone conversation — extremely good — with Senator Schumer a little while ago.  We’re working …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 19)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 19)   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 11:31 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:   Thank you very much.  I think this is going to be a very important conference and I’ll get to that toward the middle, but …

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Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence in a Video Teleconference with Governors on COVID-19 (March 19)

Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence in a Video Teleconference with Governors on COVID-19 (March 19)   Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters Washington, D.C. 2:40 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Everybody ready?  Okay, Chad, do you want to start it?  Do you — do you want to start off? ACTING SECRETARY WOLF:  Well, Mr. …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 18)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 18)   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:06 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  I would like to begin by announcing some important developments in our war against the Chinese virus. We’ll be invoking …

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Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence in a Briefing with Nurses on COVID-19 Response (March 18)

Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence in a Briefing with Nurses on COVID-19 Response (March 18)   Cabinet Room 3:53 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  And today I welcome the great nurses of our country to the White House and express our gratitude for those on the frontlines in …

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Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Tourism Industry Executives on COVID-19 Response (March 17)

Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Tourism Industry Executives on COVID-19 Response (March 17)   Cabinet Room 2:16 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  We have the tourism industry executives, the biggest anywhere in the world.  These are the great ones, and they’re going to say a couple of little words pretty …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 16)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 16)   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:21 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  So, I’m glad to see that you’re practicing social distancing.  That looks very nice.  It’s very good. I …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 15)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 15)   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 5:15 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Beautiful day outside.  And I think we have some great things to talk about.  I’ll start by discussing the Federal Reserve.  As you know, …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 14)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 14)   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:19 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:   Thank you very much.  We just completed a very good meeting of the Coronavirus Task Force.  And we — we’re really — they’re really …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Conference (March 13)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Conference (March 13) Rose Garden 3:30 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, everyone.  Thank you.  Thank you. A beautiful day in the Rose Garden.  Appreciate everybody being here.  Today, I’d like to provide an update to the …

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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Conference (March 13)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Conference (March 13) Rose Garden 3:30 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, everyone.  Thank you.  Thank you. A beautiful day in the Rose Garden.  Appreciate everybody being here.  Today, I’d like to provide an update to the …

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Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Bankers on COVID-19 (March 11)

Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Bankers on COVID-19 (March 11)   Cabinet Room 3:39 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  And we are having a meeting — a very important meeting — with the, I would say, the greatest bankers in the world, the most important banks in the world, …

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Remarks by President Trump in Address to the Nation (March 11)

Remarks by President Trump in Address to the Nation (March 11)   Oval Office 9:02 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  My fellow Americans: Tonight, I want to speak with you about our nation’s unprecedented response to the coronavirus outbreak that started in China and is now spreading throughout the world. Today, the World Health Organization officially …

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Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at a Coronavirus Briefing with Health Insurers (March 10)

Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at a Coronavirus Briefing with Health Insurers (March 10)   Roosevelt Room 11:43 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  We’re meeting with the top executives of the health insurance companies, the biggest companies in our country — probably the biggest companies in our country, …

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Remarks by President Trump After Tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Atlanta, GA (March 7)

Remarks by President Trump After Tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Atlanta, GA (March 7)   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, Georgia March 6, 2020 4:43 P.M EST THE PRESIDENT:  I said, “I’d like to walk the press down the hall to see how professional this is.”  It’s incredible.  …

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Remarks by President Trump at a Reception for African American History Month (February 28)

Remarks by President Trump at a Reception for African American History Month (February 28)   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you very much. AUDIENCE:  Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years! THE PRESIDENT:   We love you.  Thank you very much, everybody. I want to just — first of all, a person that’s doing …

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White House unveils most detailed Middle East peace plan ever proposed (January 29)

White House unveils most detailed Middle East peace plan ever proposed (January 29)   President Trump released on January 28 the administration’s  vision for peace between Israel and the Palestinians . Speaking in the East Room of the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the president described his plan to resolve the decades of conflict between Israeli and Palestinian people as …

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Remarks by President Trump on Iran (January 8)

Remarks by President Trump on Iran (January 8)   THE PRESIDENT:  As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Good morning.  I’m pleased to inform you: The American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack …

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Remarks by President Trump on the 75th Commemoration of D-Day (June 6)

Remarks by President Trump on the 75th Commemoration of D-Day (June 6) THE PRESIDENT:  President Macron, Mrs. Macron, and the people of France; to the First Lady of the United States and members of the United States Congress; to distinguished guests, veterans, and my fellow Americans: We are gathered here on Freedom’s Altar.  On these …

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Remarks by President Trump to the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS (February 6)

Remarks by President Trump to the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS (February 6)   State Department Washington, D.C. 3:07 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Mike. And you are doing a spectacular job. I say that on behalf of many people. It’s an honor to be here today at the …

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President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address (February 5)

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Presidential Proclamation Announcing the Death of George H.W. Bush (December 1)

Presidential Proclamation Announcing the Death of George H.W. Bush (December 1)   It is my sorrowful duty to announce officially the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States, on November 30, 2018. President Bush led a great American life, one that combined and personified two of our Nation’s greatest …

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Remarks by President Trump to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly | New York, NY (September 25)

Remarks by President Trump to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly | New York, NY (September 25) United Nations Headquarters New York, New York 10:38 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Madam President, Mr. Secretary-General, world leaders, ambassadors, and distinguished delegates: One year ago, I stood before you for the first time in this …

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Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of State Affairs Commission of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Before Bilateral Meeting

Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Before Bilateral Meeting (June 11) Capella Hotel Singapore 9:08 A.M. SGT Q Mr. President, how do you feel (inaudible)? PRESIDENT TRUMP: I feel really great. We’re going to have a great discussion and, I …

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Remarks by President Trump at a Memorial Day Ceremony (May 28)

Remarks by President Trump at a Memorial Day Ceremony (May 28)   Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia 11:47 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, everyone.  Thank you very much.  What an honor.  Secretary Mattis — AUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love you! THE PRESIDENT:  And I love you, too.  (Laughter.)  General Dunford, Joint Chiefs, members …

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Remarks by President Trump and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg (May 17)

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Joined by Allies, President Trump Takes Action to End Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attacks (April 14)

Joined by Allies, President Trump Takes Action to End Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attacks (April 14)   The devastating images that emerged from Douma, Syria, on April 7 reveal the unique and gruesome danger that chemical weapons pose to the world. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s latest attack on innocent civilians violated his regime’s obligations under international …

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Statement by President Trump on the Shooting in Parkland, Florida (February 15)

Statement by President Trump on the Shooting in Parkland, Florida (February 15)   Diplomatic Room 11:22 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, today I speak to a nation in grief. Yesterday, a school filled with innocent children and caring teachers became the scene of terrible violence, hatred, and evil. Around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, police …

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President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address

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Presidential Message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 26)

Presidential Message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 26)   Tomorrow marks the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death and concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.  We take this opportunity to recall the Nazis’ systematic persecution and brutal murder of six million Jewish people.  In their death camps and under their inhuman rule, …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump Regarding Attack in New York City (December 11)

Statement from President Donald J. Trump Regarding Attack in New York City (December 11)   Today’s attempted mass murder attack in New York City—the second terror attack in New York in the last two months—once again highlights the urgent need for Congress to enact legislative reforms to protect the American people. First and foremost, as …

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Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem (December 6)

Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem (December 6)   THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. Old challenges …

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Statement by President Trump on the Shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada (October 2)

Statement by President Trump on the Shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada (October 2) 10:50 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief. Last night, a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. He brutally murdered more than …

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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Signing the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” (August 2)

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Statement by the President (August 2)

Statement by the President (August 2) Today, I have signed into law H.R. 3364, the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.”  While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed. In its haste to pass this legislation, the Congress included …

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Statement on American Citizens Unjustly Detained in Iran (July 21)

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Liberation of Mosul (July 10)

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Liberation of Mosul (July 10) Today, Iraqi Security Forces, supported by the United States and the Global Coalition, liberated the city of Mosul from its long nightmare under the rule of ISIS.  We congratulate Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi Security Forces, and all Iraqis for their …

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Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord (June 1)

Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord (June 1) THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  I would like to begin by addressing the terrorist attack in Manila.  We’re closely monitoring the situation, and I will continue to give updates if anything happens during this period of time.  But it is …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Ramadan (May 26)

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Ramadan (May 26) On behalf of the American people, I would like to wish all Muslims a joyful Ramadan. During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in America and around the world will find meaning and inspiration in acts of charity and meditation that …

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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Attack in Egypt (May 26)

Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Attack in Egypt (May 26) Terrorists are engaged in a war against civilization, and it is up to all who value life to confront and defeat this evil. This merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt tears at our hearts and grieves our souls. Wherever innocent blood is …

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia (May 10)

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia (May 10) President Donald J. Trump met today with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia, following on the visit of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Moscow last month. President Trump emphasized the need to work together to end the conflict …

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