President Trump holds joint presser with President Duda
President Trump hosted President Andrzej Duda of Poland at the White House today, where the two leaders held a joint press conference in the Rose Garden.
🎬 WATCH: President Trump and President Duda hold joint press conference
America and Poland share a long, storied partnership rooted in protecting freedom, democracy, and the rule of law. Three years ago in Warsaw, President Trump delivered one of the defining speeches of his presidency, calling for courage in the defense of Western civilization against all enemies who seek to destroy it.
“Through four decades of communist rule, Poland and the other captive nations of Europe endured a brutal campaign to demolish freedom, your faith, your laws, your history, your identity—indeed, the very essence of your culture and your humanity,” he said.
“Your oppressors tried to break you, but Poland could not be broken.”
Today, the West faces new challenges, including the scourge of terrorism. Poland is a stalwart NATO ally in this fight, meeting President Trump’s call to contribute 2 percent of its GDP to defense spending. Poland also facilitates critical military training for the United States, showing incredible hospitality and support for the U.S. troops deployed there.
“I don’t think we’ve ever been closer to Poland than we are right now,” President Trump said today.
🎬 President Trump welcomes President Duda in the Oval Office
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See the historic child welfare order President Trump just signed
More than 400,000 young Americans are in foster care today, including 124,000 who are currently awaiting adoption or some form of permanency. About 20,000 of these young people age out of the system each year without a permanent family.
These young people without “forever families” endure a range of heartbreaking outcomes. Forty percent experience homelessness. Half are unemployed by age 24. More than a quarter end up incarcerated, and 1 in 4 face post-traumatic stress disorder.
America cannot rely on government alone to care for our nation’s children. Improving our foster care system will take partnerships with private, faith-based, and community organizations to achieve the best outcomes for vulnerable children and families.
To achieve that, President Trump just signed a historic child welfare executive order that will strengthen our foster care system in three important ways:
- Improve partnerships between state agencies and public, private, faith-based, and community groups, including by holding states accountable for recruiting an adequate number of homes for all children
- Secure resources for vulnerable families and youth, such as by expanding state access to financial help for guardianships
- Increase federal oversight of requirements that keep children safely out of foster care when possible and ensure a permanent resolution—reunification, adoption, or guardianship—whenever the system must become involved
President Trump values solutions that are pro-family, pro-child, and pro-permanency. By encouraging and helping states work with more community partners, those who step up to help America’s children will have a strong system of support.
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|President Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, signed a historic executive order to strengthen America’s foster care system | June 24, 2020|
|The White House · 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW · Washington, DC 20500 · USA · 202-456-1111|
PUBLISHER’S Note: I do not typically add notes to press releases from the White House for my own reasons and I don’t want to get in trouble with them inadvertently. But when I read this my heart literally smiled and soared like an eagle to know what this Executive Order is going to mean to so many children who have nothing and nobody to cling to when darkness is all they can see. It means light and hope have come for them and they brought the cavalry with them.
I finally figured out why the Democrats and their lunatic fringe on the left are going after Donald Trump with so much gusto. Never before has any politician much less a president gotten into office and actually kept their word. Trump has all the way across the board. Now you can see why those who came before never did. They never could because this is what would have happened and they knew it.
JFK tried to.
Some things President Trump has done have had to be changed as is often the case but always, it is hoped, for the better. That is the only hope of many lost children who have by and large been abandoned to a system that doesn’t care as long as the social workers get paid on Friday and get that paid vacation I’ve never had every year.
The United States government being of the people, by the people, and for the people is not the one way street everyone seems to think it is. The whole thing only works for everyone when everyone gets involved and makes it work. The beauty and the strength of America is the unity of Americans to make life better for their neighbors first.
Burning churches, minority owned businesses, and orphanages is the Democrat Party’s way and that to me proves where their hearts lie. Emphasis on LIE.
This Executive Order proves, to me anyway, when taken together with the criminal justice reforms he has already signed into law, prove definitively the kind of heart our president has. Despite all their combined efforts to prove otherwise. And on an unprecedented scale that quite frankly, is a national embarrassment. They don’t care about the spectacle they’re making of themselves in front of the rest of the world. I’m abjectly humiliated for them since they seem incapable of comprehending the fact that they’re all stone-cold crazy and destined for the dustbin of history.
Just as soon as Google is finished rearranging it to fit their preferred narrative that is. God bless you Donald Trump for this love. God bless the little children, keep them, and hold them close. Far from the likes of these Democrats and other devils. Amen?
Charles Ramos Jr. – Owner & Editor-in-Chief at B.B. Wolfe Publishing