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25 ноября, 04:37

Statement on President Donald J. Trump's Designation of OMB Director Mick Mulvaney as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Today, the President announced that he is designating Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mick Mulvaney as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The President looks forward to seeing Director Mulvaney take a common sense approach to leading the CFPB’s dedicated staff, an approach that will empower consumers to make their own financial decisions and facilitate investment in our communities. Director Mulvaney will serve as Acting Director until a permanent director is nominated and confirmed.

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25 ноября, 04:29

Readout of the President's Call with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to offer condolences to the people of Egypt after the heinous attack on worshippers in Egypt’s North Sinai province. President Trump condemned the attack and reiterated that the United States will continue to stand with Egypt in the face of terrorism. The international community cannot tolerate barbaric terrorist groups and must strengthen its efforts to defeat terrorism and extremism in all its forms.

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25 ноября, 00:03

Statement from the Press Secretary regarding the Attack at a Mosque in Egypt

The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s horrific terrorist attack at a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province. We offer our condolences to the families of those killed and wounded, and we stand with the people and government of Egypt against terrorism. There can be no tolerance for barbaric groups that claim to act in the name of a faith but attack houses of worship and murder the innocent and defenseless while at prayer. The international community must continue to strengthen its efforts to defeat terrorist groups that threaten the United States and our partners and we must collectively discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence.

25 ноября, 00:00

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

The United States welcomes the announcement from Saudi Arabia and the Saudi-led coalition that it is reopening Hudaydah port and Sanaa International Airport to allow the urgent flow of humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen. Full and immediate implementation of the announced measures is a first step in ensuring that food, medicine, and fuel reach the Yemeni people and that the aid organizations on the frontlines of mitigating this humanitarian crisis are able to do their essential work. We look forward to additional steps that will facilitate the unfettered flow of humanitarian and commercial goods from all ports of entry to the points of need. The magnitude of suffering in Yemen requires all parties to this conflict to focus on assistance to those in need. All sides must support a political process with facilitating humanitarian relief as the top priority. We remain committed to supporting Saudi Arabia and all our Gulf partners against the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ aggression and blatant violations of international law. Backed by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Houthi rebels have used destabilizing missile systems to target Saudi Arabia—systems that were not present in Yemen before the conflict. The international community must take the necessary steps to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its repeated violations of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2216 and 2231 as the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps exploits the grave humanitarian crisis in Yemen to advance its regional ambitions. Millions of Yemenis are currently enduring severe deprivation; the United States continues to believe that this devastating conflict, and the suffering it causes, must be brought to an end through political negotiations.

24 ноября, 02:41

Remarks by President Trump to Members of the Coast Guard | Palm Beach, Florida

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Station Lake Worth Inlet Palm Beach, Florida 10:09 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: It is an honor to be here, I have to tell you. You know, the Coast Guard, always respected. But if you were looking at it as a brand, there’s no brand that went up more than the Coast Guard, with what happened in Texas. And I would say, in particular, Texas has been incredible. You saved 16,000 lives -- nobody knows that -- 16,000 lives. In fact, when I first heard the number, I said, you mean like, six hundred? Five hundred? Sixteen thousand lives in Texas. So, as bad as that hurricane was -- and that was a bad one. That was a big water job, right? It kept coming in and going back. They couldn’t get rid of it. They’ve never seen -- I guess it was the biggest water dump they’ve ever seen. But when you get 16,000 -- good to see this group of people. (Laughter.) But when you do 16,000, that’s really something. And then Florida hit, and you know that one very well. You knew that one pretty well, right? The job you did in Florida. And then, Puerto Rico. And I really mean that. I think that there is no brand, of any kind -- I’m not just talking about a military brand -- that has gone up more than the Coast Guard. Incredible people. You’ve done an incredible job. And I love coming in here and doing this with you today. I think it’s -- well, we have to keep you very well fed. (Laughter.) This is good stuff. But it’s an honor. And the First Lady, you know -- MRS. TRUMP: Happy Thanksgiving. AUDIENCE: Happy Thanksgiving. THE PRESIDENT: And we went together to Texas, and we saw what you were doing. And you just followed that storm, right next to that storm. And you just -- you saved so many people. I still haven’t figured out how people take their boats out into a hurricane. Someday you’ll explain it. Gene was just telling me that they actually do it to save their boat, in many cases. But they’re not thinking about their life, they’re thinking about their boats. And, I don’t know -- I mean, they go out in a boat and they think, I guess, they’re -- you know, they’ve got a wonderful boat, they’ve had it for years, it can weather anything. And then they have 25-foot waves pushing out -- and that would be the end of them. So you saved a lot of people. And I just want to thank you on behalf of the whole country and on behalf of us. What a job you’ve done, and thank you all very much. And I’ll also take questions if you have them. Now, should we leave the media here to do the questions? (Laughter.) Or should we tell them to leave? You know what, it’s Thanksgiving, so let’s let the media stay. Okay? Anybody have any questions about the country, how we’re doing, or any of those things? I love it when you don't. (Laughter.) See, that means you're doing great. I love that. That's the greatest. The press, I know, doesn't have any questions. If you do, we won't take them, but that's all right. (Laughter.) The press has plenty of questions. But the country is doing really well. Stock market, all-time high. This is all good stuff. I just spoke to a lot of your friends in Afghanistan and in Iraq. We spoke to the USS Monterey -- great ship, great missile ship. We spoke to a lot of different folks from the Air Force, the Army -- just now, a little while ago at Mar-a-Lago. The telecommunications systems, what you can do now, we go live to Iraq, live to Afghanistan. I mean, it’s really incredible. But I told them our country is doing great. And you folks are fighting so hard and working so hard. And it’s nice that you’re working for something that’s really starting to work. We’ve cut back so much on regulation and all the waste, and all the abuse. And the stock market on Friday hit an all-time high. The highest it’s ever been, ever. Your whole, long life, the stock market is higher than it’s ever been. And that means your 401(k), all of the things that you have, whether it’s -- even if you’re in the military, you have a country that’s really starting to turn. We want to have a strong country. We want to have a country where I can buy new Coast Guard cutters and not have to worry about it, all right? And that’s what we’re doing, we’re building up wealth so that we can take care of our protection. And we’re ordering tremendous amounts of new equipment. We’re at $700 billion for the military. And, you know, they were cutting back for years. They just kept cutting, cutting, cutting the military. And you got lean, to put it nicely. It was depleted, was the word. And now it’s changing. The Navy, I can tell you, we're ordering ships. With the Air Force, we're ordering a lot of planes, in particular the F-35 fighter jet, which is, you know, almost like an invisible fighter. I was asking the Air Force guys, I said, how good is this plane? They said, well, sir, you can't see it. I said, yeah, but in a fight -- you know, a fight -- like I watch in the movies -- they fight, they're fighting. How good is this? They say, well, it wins every time because the enemy cannot see it. Even if it's right next to it, it can't see it. I said, that helps. (Laughter.) That's a good thing. But, I mean, we have equipment that -- nobody has the equipment that we have. And it's sad when we're selling our equipment to other countries but we're not buying it ourselves, okay? But now that's all changed. And the stuff I said -- the stuff that we have is always a little bit better too. You know, when we sell to other countries, even if they're allies -- you never know about an ally. An ally can turn. You understand. You're going to find that out. But I always say, make ours a little bit better. You know, give it that extra speed. A little bit -- keep a little bit -- keep about 10 percent in the bag, because what we have -- nobody has like what we have, and that's what we're doing. But we're really proud of the Coast Guard. And I'm very proud -- I walked in today and Gene said, the day I got elected, the following morning they were putting up the statement that I made right on your front door -- right on your glass. And I came in and the first thing I noticed, of course -- I said, wow, look at that. And I said, did you put that up just for me because I happened to be coming here today? And you did that the first day, so that tells me something. That tells me something. Thank you. Special guys. Let's go, fellas, come on. Let's get up here. Let's get up here. END                  10:16 A.M. EST

23 ноября, 23:31

Remarks by President Trump to Members of the Military | Palm Beach, Florida

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Via Video Teleconference Mar-a-Lago Club and Resort | Palm Beach, Florida 9:06 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody, and happy Thanksgiving. You're very, very special people to me and to everybody in this country -- that I can tell you. And I've got five deployed units bravely representing each branch of our armed forces. And we're going on live right now, and surrounding me is a lot of press. Better me than you -- believe me, fellas. Better me than you. It's an honor to speak with you all and to give God thanks for the blessings of freedom and for the heroes who really have this tremendous courage that you do to defend us and to defend freedom. So we want to thank you all very much. Very, very special people. It doesn't get more special. Representing the Army, we have the First Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne who are conducting operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Colonel Toby -- where is Toby? Raise your hand, Toby. Where's Toby? Thank you, Toby. I hear so many good things about you, Toby. That's good news. But, Toby Magsig, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. And I have to say, just directly to the folks in Afghanistan, everybody is talking about the progress you've made in the last few months since I opened it open. We opened it up. We said go ahead, we're going to fight to win. We're not fighting anymore to just walk around. We're fighting to win. And you people are really -- you've turned it around over the last three to four months like nobody has seen. And they are talking about it. So, thank you very much -- brave, incredible fighters. Direct Support Team Golf of the Marine Corps Special Operations is also on the line. These great Marines are operating in Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Major Jonathan Rigline is the commanding officer. Semper Fi. Semper Fi. I have a great Marine who's the Chief of Staff -- as you know, John Kelly -- doing an incredible job, just like any Marine would. And, Major, to you and to all the Marines doing this great work in delivering defeat after defeat to ISIS -- what you're doing with ISIS is, again, being talked about. We're being talked about again as an armed forces. We're really winning. We know how to win, but we have to let you win. They weren't letting you win before; they we're letting you play even. We're letting you win. I also want to say hello to Captain Dave Stoner and all of the sailors abroad the USS Monterey, sailing in support of both the 6th and 5th fleets. The Monterey's primary missions include ballistic missile defense, anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, and anti-submarine warfare. Thank you to everyone aboard the USS Monterey for your dedication. Thank you very much. We're also joined by the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Incirlik Air Base. Lieutenant Colonel Craig Morash, your squadron has done a tremendous job -- tremendous -- and we appreciate it. The fight against ISIS, it's coming our way -- coming our way. Big, big difference. A lot of things have happened. They say we've made more progress against ISIS than they did in years of the previous administration, and that's because I'm letting you do your job. You're performing more than 1,000 missions over the skies of Iraq and Syria in the last four months. We're very, very proud of you. And believe me, everybody in this country is watching and they're seeing, and they're seeing positive reports for a change, instead of the neutral and negative reports. It's all positive. To the Coasties aboard the Cutter Wrangell: Welcome and Happy Thanksgiving. Lieutenant Brian Hudson, you and the entire crew abroad the Wrangell are doing incredible work in the Arabian Gulf, performing theater security, defense operations, and maritime infrastructure protection. Thank you very much for your service. Very important area. For each of you, I know it's very hard to be away from home at this time of the year. We're doing well at home. The economy is doing really great. When you come back, you're going to see with the jobs and the companies coming back into our country and the stock market just hit a record high. Unemployment is the lowest it's been in 17 years. So you're fighting for something real, you're fighting for something good. A lot of things have happened with our country over the last very short period of time, and they're really good -- they're really good. I especially like saying that companies are starting to come back. Now we're working on tax cuts -- big, fat, beautiful tax cuts. And hopefully we'll get that and then you're going to really see things happen. So as we give thanks for this holiday, I know I speak on behalf of all Americans when I say that we totally support you. In fact, we love you -- we really do. We love you. And this is a thanksgiving that you won't forget. You're in a very different part of the world than you were used to, but, boy, are you doing a job there. And thank God for you. Thank God for you. We also want to give thanks to our loved ones -- our amazing military families. I know they miss you, and they miss you so deeply and so badly. They're every bit as important as every else you work with because they put up with so much. They put up with the time away and all of those things that they have to endure. And they endure it because they love our country and because they love you. And believe me, I know so much about military families. They respect and appreciate what you're doing for this country, and they respect and appreciate what you're doing for them, as a family. So your families love you and they miss you. And again, I'm going to now -- I'm surrounded by reporters and press, and I'm going to ask them to leave, and we're going to have very confidential, personal conversations. We're set up for that. You know, it's really wonderful what technology can do. So I'll ask the press to get out, and I'll say, "You're fired." And, by the way, media, Happy thanksgiving, I must say. Have a good Thanksgiving in Palm Beach, Florida. Thank you all for being here. I appreciate it. END   9:13 A.M. EST

23 ноября, 01:36

President Donald J. Trump Approves Mississippi Disaster Declaration

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Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Nate from October 6 to October 10, 2017. Federal funding is available to the State and to eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Nate in the counties of George, Greene, Harrison, and Jackson. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Manny J. Toro as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR [email protected]

23 ноября, 01:33

President Donald J. Trump Amends California Disaster Declaration

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Today, President Donald J. Trump made additional disaster assistance available to the State of California by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for emergency protective measures undertaken in the State of California as a result of wildfires beginning on October 8, 2017, and continuing. Under the President’s major disaster declaration issued for the State of California on October 10, 2017, Federal funding was made available for Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and Other Needs Assistance at 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Today, President Trump authorized a 100 percent Federal cost share for emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, for a period of 30 days. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR [email protected]

22 ноября, 00:20

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration

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President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Phyllis L. Bayer of Mississippi to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations, Energy, and the Environment. Ms. Bayer most recently served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness where she managed policy development to shape and affect the readiness of the 2.4 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Ms. Bayer previously served as program manager in the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, executive director of the Defense Business Board, and senior policy analyst for OSD Test and Evaluation. Ms. Bayer is a recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Recognition Medallion, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award. She is a graduate of the National Defense University, Central Michigan University, University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Southern Mississippi. Ms. Bayer is married to Michael J. Bayer and they reside in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Erik Bethel of Florida to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Mr. Bethel has more than 20 years of investment banking, private equity, and M&A experience in emerging markets. Prior to joining the Trump Administration, Mr. Bethel held positions at Franklin Templeton, JPMorgan, and Morgan Stanley, among others. Mr. Bethel has lived and worked in both Latin America and Asia and speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin. He earned an M.B.A. degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in economics and political science from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis. David T. Fischer of Michigan to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Morocco. Mr. Fischer is the Chairman, CEO, and principal owner of The Suburban Collection, one of the largest privately held automotive dealership groups in the United States. Mr. Fischer provides philanthropy to many charities and has joined the boards of numerous academic, cultural, and social welfare institutions and foundations. He has been a Member of the Judicial Tenure Commission in Detroit since 2012. Mr. Fischer earned a B.A. at Parsons College. Joseph E. Macmanus of New York to be Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Colombia. Mr. Macmanus, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, has served as an American diplomat since 1986. He is currently Adviser to the Secretary of State, a position he undertook in June 2017. Previously, he was Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State and Executive Secretary of the Department of State from 2014-2017. A former Ambassador, Mr. Macmanus has been a senior aide to four Secretaries of State. He has served at five U.S. Missions overseas. Mr. Macmanus earned a B.A. at the University of Notre Dame and a M.L.S. at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. Judy Lynn Shelton of Virginia to be United States Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Ms. Shelton has testified before Congress on numerous occasions as an expert witness on international finance, banking, and monetary issues. A former Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, she is the author of two books on global economic developments. Ms. Shelton currently serves as Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy and is a Senior Fellow at the Atlas Network. She holds an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. degree in business administration specializing in finance and international economics from the University of Utah. She received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Hoover Institution through the National Fellows program. Barbara Stewart of Illinois to be Chief Executive Officer for the Corporation of National Community Service. Ms. Stewart currently works with non-profit organizations to strengthen their external relations efforts. She co-founded the Bowe-Stewart Foundation. Ms. Stewart retired from JPMorgan Chase as senior vice president in the firm’s Global Government Relations Group, where she was responsible for strategy development, personnel, budget and operations management. Previously, she served in policy and management roles for an Illinois Governor and two Lt. Governors, and led the Chicago public affairs practice of Fleishman-Hillard. Ms. Stewart earned a B.A. and M.B.A. from Northwestern University. She serves as Trustee at the Adler Planetarium and the Civic Federation of Chicago, and on the Boards of Christopher House, the Baltimore Urban Debate League, and the Center for Urban Families. James Edwin Williams of Utah to be the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Labor. Mr. Williams most recently served as general counsel of Liquidity Services, Inc., where he led the legal aspects of the company’s public offering of shares on Nasdaq, acquisitions and worldwide expansion. Mr. Williams counseled the board and executive team on all governance, legal, and risk management matters. Mr. Williams previously served as the General Counsel of Acterna Corporation, a former telecommunications equipment manufacturer. He is a 2014 recipient of the CXO of the year, from the Smart CEO Executive Management Awards. Mr. Williams is a graduate of Brown University, and the University of Chicago Law School. The following individuals to be Members of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation: Tadd M. Johnson of Minnesota for the remainder of a 6-year term expiring October 6, 2022. Lisa Johnson-Billy of Oklahoma for the remainder of a 6-year term expiring June 25, 2018 and an additional term expiring August 25, 2024. ___ President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Jeffrey Anderson to the Department of Justice Jeffrey H. Anderson of Virginia to be Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice. Mr. Anderson is a constitutional scholar and is a leader in formulating domestic policy proposals. Mr. Anderson served as a professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he won the USAFA Political Science Department’s highest honors for upper-division teaching and for research and writing (for “Learning from the Great Council of Revision Debate”). As the 2017 Project’s Executive Director and a Hudson Institute Senior Fellow, Mr. Anderson advanced creative proposals, including Main Street-oriented health-care, tax, and immigration reform. He was Director of the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2017, leading efforts to reduce insurance premiums, regulatory burdens, and opioid abuse. Mr. Anderson co-created the Anderson and Hester Computer Rankings, which were part of the BCS formula to determine college football’s annual national championship matchup. Mr. Anderson received a Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University

22 ноября, 00:17

Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure

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South Lawn 3:16 P.M. EST Q Mr. President, are you ready to talk about Roy Moore at all? THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, I'll be talking about him. I can tell you one thing for sure: We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat -- Jones. I've looked at his record. It's terrible on crime. It's terrible on the border. It's terrible on the military. I can tell you for a fact, we do not need somebody that's going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment. Q Is Roy Moore, a child molester, better than a Democrat? He's an accused -- THE PRESIDENT: Well, he denies it. Look, he denies it. I mean, if you look at what is really going on, and you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours, he totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And, you know, you have to listen to him also. You're talking about, he said 40 years ago this did not happen. So, you know -- Q Are you going to campaign for Roy Moore? THE PRESIDENT: I'll be letting you know next week. But I can tell you, you don’t need somebody who's soft on crime, like Jones. Q Mr. President, what is your message to women, sir, during this pivotal moment in our country where we're talking about sexual misconduct? You've had your own allegations against you. What do you say to women? THE PRESIDENT: Let me just tell you, Roy Moore denies it. That's all I can say. He denies it. And, by the way, he totally denies it. Q Mr. President, what is your message to women? This is a pivotal moment in our nation's history. THE PRESIDENT: Women are very special. I think it's a very special time because a lot of things are coming out, and I think that's good for our society, and I think it's very, very good for women. And I'm very happy a lot of these things are coming out, and I'm very happy it's being exposed. Q Should Al Franken resign now? THE PRESIDENT: I don’t know -- look, I don’t want to speak for Al Franken. I don’t know what happened. Q What about John Conyers? THE PRESIDENT: I just heard about Conyers two minutes ago. As far as Franken is concerned, he's going to have to speak for himself. I'd rather have him speak for himself. Q What did you say to Vladimir Putin, sir? THE PRESIDENT: We had a great call with President Putin. We're talking about peace in Syria -- very important. We're talking about North Korea. We had a call that lasted almost an hour and a half. We've just put out a release on the call. But we're talking very strongly about bringing peace for Syria. We're talking about very strongly about North Korea and Ukraine. Q The AT&T-Time Warner merger, sir -- what do you think about it? THE PRESIDENT: Well, I'm not going to get involved in litigation. But, personally, I've always felt that that was a deal that's not good for the country. I think your pricing is going to go up. I don’t think it's a good deal for the country. But I'm not going to get involved. It's litigation. Thank you, everybody. Have a very great Thanksgiving. Q Do you believe Roy Moore's denials? Do you believe him? THE PRESIDENT: Well, he denies. I mean, Roy Moore denies it. And, by the way, he gives a total denial. And I do have to say, 40 years is a long time. He's run eight races, and this has never comes up. So 40 years is a long time. The women are Trump voters; most of them are Trump voters. All you can do is, you have to do what you have to do. He totally denies it. Q Mr. President, do you believe Congress should release the names of lawmakers who have settled on sexual harassment claims? THE PRESIDENT: I do. I really do. I think they should. Thank you. Have a good Thanksgiving, everybody. END   3:21 P.M. EST

22 ноября, 00:14

President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 194, H.R. 1545, H.R. 1679, H.R. 3243 and H.R. 3949 into Law

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On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, the President signed into law: H.R. 194, the "Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 2017," which requires the General Services Administration to provide guidance and assistance to Federal agencies to ensure effective processing of the mail; H.R. 1545, the "VA Prescription Data Accountability Act of 2017," which require the Department of Veterans Affairs to disclose information about covered individuals to State controlled substance monitoring programs to help to prevent misuse and diversion of prescription medications; H.R. 1679, the "FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017," which requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure that the ongoing modernization of grant systems for the administration of disaster assistance include specified features to improve applicant accessibility and transparency; H.R. 3243, the "FITARA Enhancement Act of 2017," which extends and makes permanent several provisions of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA); and H.R. 3949, the "Veterans Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform (VALOR) Act of 2017," which provides for the designation of State approving agencies for multi-state apprenticeship programs for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

21 ноября, 23:12

Readout of President Donald J. Trump's Call with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia

President Donald J. Trump today spoke with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia for more than one hour. The presidents affirmed their support for the Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, issued at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit on November 11. Both presidents also stressed the importance of implementing U.N. Security Council Resolution 2254, and supporting the U.N.-led Geneva Process to peacefully resolve the Syrian civil war, end the humanitarian crisis, allow displaced Syrians to return home, and ensure the stability of a unified Syria free of malign intervention and terrorist safe havens. The two presidents affirmed the importance of fighting terrorism together throughout the Middle East and Central Asia and agreed to explore ways to further cooperate in the fight against ISIS, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and other terrorist organizations. President Trump and President Putin also discussed how to implement a lasting peace in Ukraine, and the need to continue international pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear weapon and missile programs.