Saturday, January 18, 2020

Statement from the President on the 60th Anniversary of the United States-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security

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Statement from the President on the 60th Anniversary of the United States-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security
 
 On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the United States-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, I would like to offer my congratulations and best regards to the outstanding Japanese and American leaders present today, including my good friend Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, and Defense Minister Taro Kono.

Over the past six decades, the rock-solid Alliance between our two great nations has been essential to peace, security, and prosperity for the United States, Japan, the Indo-Pacific region, and the entire world.

As the security environment continues to evolve and new challenges arise, it is essential that our Alliance further strengthen and deepen.  I am confident that in the months and years ahead, Japan’s contributions to our mutual security will continue to grow, and the Alliance will continue to thrive.

Answer of President Donald J. Trump

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THE HONORABLE DONALD J. TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, HEREBY RESPONDS:
 
The Articles of Impeachment submitted by House Democrats are a dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their President.  This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election—now just months away.  The highly partisan and reckless obsession with impeaching the President began the day he was inaugurated and continues to this day.  Click here to read the full answer. 

White House Photo's of The Week January 13-17, 2020

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Photos of the Week


Monday, January 13, 2020

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are escorted from Marine One to Air Force One by United States Air Force Col. Rebecca Sonkiss and Anthony Charles at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, before their trip to New Orleans.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

President Donald J. Trump waves as he disembarks Air Force One Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in New Orleans.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wave as they arrive to the field before the National Anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship between Clemson University and Louisiana State University Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump applaud as they arrive to the field before the National Anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship between Clemson University and Louisiana State University Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump applaud as they stand next to ROTC members from Clemson University and Louisiana State University before the National Anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump stand next to ROTC members from Clemson University and Louisiana State University before the National Anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump place their hands on their heart for the National Anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship between Clemson University and Louisiana State University Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump place their hands on their heart for the National Anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship between Clemson University and Louisiana State University Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

First Lady Melania Trump places her hands on her heart for the National Anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship between Clemson University and Louisiana State University Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump applaud after the National Anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship between Clemson University and Louisiana State University Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the field during the College Football Playoff National Championship between Clemson University and Louisiana State University Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

Vice President Mike Pence talks with staff members Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

 

Vice President Mike Pence meets with the family members of military aide United States Army Lt. Col. Vincent Enriquez before participating in his promotion ceremony Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House.  (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence signs the Oath of Office script for the swearing-in ceremony of United States Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House.  (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

 

Vice President Mike Pence stands beside United States Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond and his wife Mrs. Mollie Raymond during Gen. Raymond’s swearing-in ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House.  (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

 

Vice President Mike Pence stands beside United States Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond and his wife Mrs. Mollie Raymond during the National Anthem at Gen. Raymond’s swearing-in ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House.  (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

 

Vice President Mike Pence greets employees at Culver’s Restaurant Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wis.  (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

 

Vice President Mike Pence talks with military leadership before the dignified transfer ceremony for United States Army Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin, of Newport News, Va., and United States Army Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon, of Joliet, Ill., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del.  (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

President Donald J. Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He read a letter to President Trump from Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

President Donald J. Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He walk along the Colonnade of the White House Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, on their way to the signing ceremony of the Phase One Trade Agreement with China in the East Room. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence talk with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Center Hall of the White House Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, before attending the signing ceremony of the Phase One Trade Agreement with China in the East Room.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

President Donald J. Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He wait in the Blue Room of the White House Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, before attending the signing ceremony of the Phase One Trade Agreement with China in the East Room.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
 


 

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, delivers remarks prior to signing the Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the East Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

President Donald J. Trump listens as Chinese Vice Premier Liu He reads a letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping to President Trump during the signing ceremony of the Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the East Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

 

President Donald J. Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks during the signing ceremony of the Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the East Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

 

United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer delivers remarks during the signing ceremony of the Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the East Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

 

Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin delivers remarks during the signing ceremony of the Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the East Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

 

President Donald J. Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, joined by members of their delegations, sign the Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the East Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

President Donald J. Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, joined by members of their delegations, shake hands after signing the Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the East Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

President Donald J. Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He display their signatures after signing the Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the East Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

President Donald J. Trump has lunch with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and members of their delegations Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the State Dining Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

A member of the Chinese delegation looks at President Donald J. Trump’s signature on his lunch menu card Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, during a lunch with President Trump and Vice Premier Liu He in the State Dining Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

President Donald J. Trump has lunch with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in the State Dining Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

 

Vice President Mike Pence participates in a televised interview with Lou Dobbs of Lou Dobbs Tonight on the Fox Business Channel Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in his West Wing Office of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

 

Vice President Mike Pence poses for a photo with the members of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission following the presentation of their Report to the President on the plans for the 25oth anniversary of our Nation’s founding Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in his West Wing Office of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

 
Thursday, January 16, 2020

President Donald J. Trump announces the guidance on constitutional prayer in public schools Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

 

President Donald J. Trump listens as William McLeod, a fourth grader from Utah, speaks during an announcement of the Federal guidance on constitutional prayer in public schools Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

President Donald J. Trump announces the Federal guidance on constitutional prayer in public schools Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in the Oval Office of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

 

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence are escorted from Marine Two to Air Force Two by Sarb Edmund and United States Air Force Maj. Ingrid Muniz Thursday,  Jan. 16, 2020, at Joint Base Andrews, Md.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence meet with the family members of fallen Police Officer Paul Dunn, of Lakeland Police Department, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

On National Religious Freedom Day, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence pose for a photo in front of Air Force Two with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and students and faculty members from Land O’Lakes Christian School in Land O’Lakes, Fla. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

On National Religious Freedom Day, Vice President Mike Pence greets students and faculty members from Land O’Lakes Christian School in Land O’Lakes, Fla. as they board Air Force Two Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

Vice President Mike Pence and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis greet diners at West Tampa Sandwich Shop Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Tampa, Fla.  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

 

Second Lady Karen Pence and her daughter-in-law Sarah Pence observe a glassblowing demonstration with the Art of Valor Program Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Fla.  (Official White House Photo by Jonathan Williams)

 

Second Lady Karen Pence participates in a glassblowing demonstration with the Art of Valor Program Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Fla.  (Official White House Photo by Jonathan Williams)

 

Second Lady Karen Pence and her daughter-in-law Sarah Pence meet with service members and veterans with the Art of Valor Porgram Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Fla.  (Official White House Photo by Jonathan Williams)

 
Friday, January 17, 2020

A Louisiana State University (LSU) helmet, football and jersey are displayed in the East Room of the White House Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, during the visit of the 2019 College Football National Champions the LSU Tigers.  (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)  

 

President Donald J. Trump welcomes the 2019 College Football National Champions the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, to the East Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

 

President Donald J. Trump looks on as Louisiana State University (LSU) quarterback and the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow delivers remarks during the visit of the 2019 College Football National Champions the LSU Tigers Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in the East Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

 

President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with Louisiana State University (LSU)  offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger during the visit of the 2019 College Football National Champions the LSU Tigers Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in the East Room of the White House.  (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Statement from the Press Secretary Announcing the President’s Senate Trial Counsel

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Statement from the Press Secretary Announcing the President’s Senate Trial Counsel

 

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his Senate trial counsel, led by Counsel to the President Pat A. Cipollone and Jay Alan Sekulow.  Mr. Cipollone and Mr. Sekulow will be joined by the following attorneys:

Kenneth Starr, Former Solicitor General of the United States, Former Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Former Independent Counsel

Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus, Harvard Law School

Pam Bondi, Special Advisor to the President and Former Attorney General of Florida

Jane Serene Raskin, Private Counsel to President Donald J. Trump

Eric D. Herschmann, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres LLP

Robert Ray, Partner, Thompson and Knight, LLP, and Former Independent Counsel. 

President Trump has done nothing wrong and is confident that this team will defend him, the voters, and our democracy from this baseless, illegitimate impeachment.  The Articles of Impeachment House Democrats have adopted threaten grave and lasting damage to our institutions and to our Nation.  The President looks forward to the end of this partisan and unconstitutional impeachment.  It’s time for Congress to turn its attention back to the work of the American people and leave sham political investigations like this one in the past.


Bill Announcement

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On Friday, January 17, 2020, the President signed into law:


H.R. 2385, which permits the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to conduct cemetery research and produce educational materials for the Veterans Legacy Program.