See How Melania Trump Decorated the White House for Christmas
The First Lady Melania Trump will participate in The 🎄 TREE presentation at the White House this Week.
The 🎄 tree will be displayed in the WHITE HOUSE BLUE ROOM and will be presented by the NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION.
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The current tax plan is a disaster and needs to be reformed for all Americans. President Donald J. Trump is committed to bringing historic tax relief to the American people based on four key ideas – cutting taxes for every day Americans, simplifying the tax code, giving business the competitive edge, and investing in America. Today, President Trump is traveling to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to deliver this message on tax reform to the American Trucker Association.
“TRUMP IS OVERWRITING OBAMA’S UNLAWFUL GREEN SCHEMES”
– Rich Lowry, New York Post
Rich Lowry in the New York Post writes on President Trump’s effort to roll back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which was imposed with “tendentious readings of the law and sweeping bureaucratic actions.” Lowry comments President Trump “has operated within constitutional lines better than his technocratic predecessor,” and the real problem with President Obama’s environmental plan is that it…
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President Trump Meets with Cabinet
Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump met with his Cabinet to discuss a range of pressing domestic and foreign policy issues. The President instituted a crucial step toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula by designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, announcing that the Treasury Department will be imposing “the highest level of sanctions” on Pyongyang over a two-week period.
The Cabinet meeting also focused on a range of domestic policy issues, including the historic tax cuts bill passed by the House of Representatives last week. “We’re going to give the American people a huge tax cut for Christmas,” said President Trump. “Hopefully that will be a great, big, beautiful Christmas present.”
If the bill becomes law, the United States would go from being “one of the highest-taxed nations in the world to one of the lowest-taxed.” Tax reform comes amid the Administration’s continued efforts to reduce government spending. “We’ll be submitting plans on health care, plans on infrastructure, and plans on welfare reform – which is desperately needed in our country – soon after taxes,” President Trump said.
Trump Administration Hard at Work on ‘the Crisis Next Door’
New data compiled by the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) reveals the opioid crisis in the United States is more severe than previously thought. Opioid-involved overdose deaths doubled in the past 10 years and quadrupled in the past 16 years, and drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death in the United States, outnumbering traffic crashes or gun-related deaths. President Trump has committed to deploying the tools of government to confront this intolerable epidemic head-on.
Learn more about the problem and the Trump Administration’s plan of attack here.
The White House Christmas Tree Has Arrived!
Yesterday afternoon, serenaded by Christmas carols, the National Christmas Tree Association presented the White House Christmas Tree to First Lady Melania Trump and Barron Trump at the North Portico. This year’s Christmas tree is a 19.5-foot balsam fir selected by White House Chief Usher Timothy Harleth. The tree was grown at Silent Night Evergreens in Endeavor, Wisconsin, and will reside in the Blue Room for the 2017 holiday season.
See highlights from the presentation here.
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President Donald J. Trump holds a cabinet meeting | November 20, 2017 (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)
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President Trump continued a White House Thanksgiving tradition by pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden. The two turkeys chosen to come to Washington are fittingly named Drumstick and Wishbone. This year’s ceremony marks the 70th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, which began with President Harry Truman in 1947.
National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoned in Rose Garden
Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in the time-honored tradition of the Presidential turkey pardoning in the Rose Garden. After a nationwide vote, a turkey named Drumstick received the official pardon – and the esteemed title of National Thanksgiving Turkey – while his friend Wishbone was named his alternate, should Drumstick be unable to fulfill his duties. Following the ceremony, both turkeys were escorted to Virginia Tech’s “Gobbler’s Rest” exhibit in Blacksburg, Virginia, where they joined last year’s turkeys for a well-deserved retirement. The turkeys will be cared for by students and veterinarians, and visitors can learn about Virginia Tech’s programs in poultry sciences and veterinary medicine.
Turning his attention from the National Thanksgiving Turkey, President Trump expressed his gratitude to the Armed Forces, law enforcement, and first responders for their service and sacrifice in defense of our nation, our freedom, and our flag.
“I’d also like to express my thanks to the wonderful citizens of our country – the people who care for our communities, raise America’s children, uphold our laws and our values, and make this amazing land into our national home,” said the President. “As we gather together with our families on Thanksgiving and give thanks for our many blessings, we are reminded of the national family to which we all belong as citizens of this incredible country.”
See highlights from the turkey pardoning.
President Trump Proclaims National Day of Thanksgiving
President Trump proclaimed Yesterday Thursday, November 23, 2017, as a National Day of Thanksgiving, encouraging all Americans to gather and offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings. The President also called on Americans, in addition to rejoicing in precious time spent with loved ones, to find ways to serve and encourage each other in both word and deed.
“This Thanksgiving, in addition to rejoicing in precious time spent with loved ones, let us find ways to serve and encourage each other in both word and deed. We also offer a special word of thanks for the brave men and women of our Armed Forces, many of whom must celebrate this holiday separated from the ones for whom they are most thankful.”
Read the full Proclamation here.
Broken Tax Code Harms Competitive American Corporations
As the only former Fortune 500 CEO in Congress, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) wrote in an op-ed for NBC News that America’s “international tax structure is jeopardizing domestic growth and crushing corporations’ ability to be globally competitive.” Fixing the tax code by Christmas, before it causes even greater harm to American workers and businesses in 2018, would be the “single greatest thing we can do to ignite economic growth next year.”
“We need to change the tax code to grow the economy, put people back to work, increase wages, and over the long-term, help reduce the national debt,” wrote Sen. Perdue. “Otherwise we will continue to be outpaced by our competitors and American workers will pay the ultimate price.”
Read Sen. Perdue’s full op-ed here.
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President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and Barron Trump participate in the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony | November 21, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence visited military families, U.S. active-duty troops, and veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). Following, the Vice President and Second Lady met with service members and their families and WRNMMC providers at the USO Warrior and Family Center.
Next week, First Lady Melania Trump will host a preview of the 2017 Christmas décor at the White House. Mrs. Trump will welcome children and students from Joint Base Andrews to the White House to view the decorations and participate in arts and crafts projects.