1600 Daily: Everything White House 06/28/2018
The Day Ahead
President Donald J. Trump will participate in the groundbreaking of a new Foxconn plant that will bring 15,000 jobs to Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin. Watch live at 1:25 p.m. ET.
Justice Kennedy, in President Trump’s words
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, appointed by President Reagan more than three decades ago, announced yesterday that he will retire from the bench next month. Justice Kennedy has been a tireless voice for individual rights and the Founders’ vision of limited government.
“He is a man that I’ve known for a long time and a man that I’ve respected for a long time. He’s been a great justice of the Supreme Court. He is a man who is displaying great vision,” President Trump said, thanking Justice Kennedy for his many years of service. “We will begin our search for a new justice of the United States Supreme Court. That will begin immediately.”
Robert Wilkie is the right choice for our veterans
The Senate held its confirmation hearing yesterday for Lt. Colonel Robert Wilkie, President Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Under Wilkie’s leadership as Acting Secretary, the VA worked with Congress to pass the VA MISSION Act, making it easier for our veterans to obtain care and opening up the VA Caregiver Program to pre-9/11 veterans.
Wilkie has devoted decades of service to the Nation, both as a member of the military and as a government employee. The son of a wounded combat soldier, he understands the crucial role the VA plays for America’s veterans and their families. “We are confident that Wilkie, a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, has the credentials and experience to lead the second largest government agency,” Vietnam Veterans of America says.
Video of the day: The President’s message to America’s future
More than 100 young Americans joined President Trump yesterday for a discussion about key issues facing our country. “Each of you represent the future of this nation. You aren’t afraid to speak the truth and the truth as you know it, and to stand up for what you know is right, even if it means being politically incorrect on occasion,” the President said.