Daily review from the White House
Watch highlights from President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem:
10:30 AM LOCAL / 4:30 AM EDT: President Trump participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with European Union leadership
1:00 PM LOCAL / 7:00 AM EDT: President Trump meets with President Emmanuel Macron of France
1:20 PM LOCAL / 7:20 AM EDT: President Trump has a working luncheon with President Macron
4:15 PM LOCAL / 10:15 AM EDT: President Trump participates in the NATO unveiling of the Article 5 and Berlin Wall memorials – Watch
4:55 PM LOCAL / 10:55 AM EDT: President Trump participates in the handover ceremony of the new NATO Headquarters
5:45 PM LOCAL / 11:45 AM EDT: President Trump has a working dinner with NATO leaders
1:30 PM EDT: Vice President Pence hosts a budget listening session
8:40 PM LOCAL / 2:40 PM EDT: President and First Lady Trump depart Brussels, Belgium, en route to Taormina, Italy
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tour the Sistine Chapel following their meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Vatican City. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
Yesterday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump met His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican. The President said it was the “Honor of a lifetime.”
President Trump met with His Holiness Pope Francis and Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. In their meetings, the President focused on how the United States, the Holy See, and the international community can work together to combat terrorism.
After visiting the Vatican, President Trump participated in bilateral meetings with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy.
First Lady Melania Trump visited the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital and delivered a statement saying, “I want to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the hospital, who all do such beautiful and critical work.”
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 24, 2017
WHITE HOUSE UPDATES
Yesterday, President Trump proclaimed Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace.
President Trump announced his intent to appoint three individuals to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) May 24, 2017
Yesterday, Vice President Pence delivered remarks at Cajun Industries, Baton Rouge, LA.
The last administration nearly DOUBLED the national debt. @POTUS is restoring fiscal discipline with this budget.
— OMB Press (@OMBPress) May 24, 2017
WHAT WE ARE READING
“Never before has an American president tried so clearly to unite the civilized world, including the nations of the Middle East and Africa, against the forces of terrorism.” – The Washington Post
“We should all appreciate the fact that we now have a President who is straightforward that he’s at war with radical Islamists, a fact he’s not going to soft-pedal.” – New York Daily News
“Through executive orders, regulatory rollbacks and strategic use of the Congressional Review Act, the president and Congress are delivering.” – The Wall Street Journal