The White House – February 11, 2020

It’s Pro-Worker, Pro-Family and Pro-Growth,

Everything Dims Hate and More.

“In 2017, Speaker Pelosi famously cajoled House Republicans to produce a budget, warning ‘show me your budget, show me your values.’ She was understood to mean that you can learn about someone’s deepest convictions judging the way in which they spend their money,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) writes for Fox News.
“Ironically, she and her party never produced a budget when they regained control of the House in 2019 . . . In contrast, President Trump is not afraid to put his cards on the table.” His new proposed budget is a stark departure from Beltway “business as usual,” putting the Federal ledger on a path back to surpluses in just 15 years. 
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The “petulant” antics of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during last week’s State of the Union address were not only a poor reflection on her—they showed Congressional Democrats’ true colors. It “underscored the desperation of a party that has lurched to the left” to satisfy its increasingly socialist base, Miranda Devine writes in the New York Post.

House Democrats wasted 178 days on their impeachment charade. “The vote for acquittal in the Senate does not negate the fact that the do-nothing Democrats wasted three years and millions of taxpayer dollars by supporting baseless witch hunts against a president they have wanted to destroy since day one,” Steve Pearce writes in the Albuquerque Journal.

“Today, after months of impeachment proceedings, accusations of wrongdoing and a media that has reported overwhelmingly negative stories about him for three years, [President Trump’s] polling numbers are at their highest ever. Why? Because the president kept his promise to remember the forgotten, and he’s continued to push ahead with policies to help them and every American,” writes Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James in The Washington Times.

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White House Press Release – 11/25/2019

Impeachment Is Destroying Democrats

“The past two weeks, the nation was subjected to partisan impeachment hearings orchestrated by House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA). The process has been unfair to not only House Republicans but also to the target of their investigation, President Trump,” Jeff Crouere writes in Townhall.  

“On Thursday night, Democratic staffers enjoyed cocktails on Capitol Hill to celebrate the end of a week of televised impeachment hearings. The partygoers believed the hearings were a smashing success on the road to the impeachment of the President. Instead, the evidence shows that Democrats should be worried, not celebrating. The American people are tiring of the Democratic Party’s political antics.”

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While House Democrats were in the middle of trying to sell their impeachment vision to Americans on national TV last week, “a new national survey finds independent voters leading a sharp swing in opposition to impeachment, the second major poll to produce those findings this week . . . The new poll found 49 percent oppose impeachment compared to 34 percent who support it,” Jonathan Easley reports in The Hill.

“Now that the public is finally getting around to acknowledging that Ukraine’s government did insert itself in the 2016 election for the purpose of hurting President Trump’s campaign, the national media are pretending that it didn’t happen. In the case of the New York Times, they’re pretending that they themselves weren’t the ones to initially report on it,” Eddie Scarry writes in the Washington Examiner.

A North Carolina farmer is “getting the chance of a lifetime, seeing his turkeys take part in the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation [at the White House]. Wellie Jackson, a Butterball turkey farmer based out of Clinton, was selected nine months ago . . . Jackson says they raised the Presidential Flock like the rest of the turkeys: in a clean, healthy, and proper environment,” Michael Lozano reports for WTVD.

“The U.S. first family is gearing up for the holidays. First lady Melania Trump will receive the official White House Christmas tree Monday. The more than 5-meter-tall Douglas Fir was cut at Mahantongo Valley Farms in Pitman, Pennsylvania. Owner Larry Snyder won the honor of providing the White House with its official tree after winning an annual contest held by the National Christmas Tree Association,” VOA News reports.

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The White House • October 30, 2019
NEW: Overdose deaths plummet in states hit hardest by drug crisis

For the nearly 20 million Americans battling substance abuse today, the Trump Administration just launched a new website,, designed to help locate the best treatment options tailored to each person’s particular situation and needs.

Despite its importance, finding the best treatment option for those who need it most hasn’t always been easy. This new website scraps the failed one-size-fits-all approach that Washington too often favors, adopting best practices from outside of government to avoid the usual bureaucratic mess and muddle that can plague public projects.

Now, it’s easier than ever to learn about the full range of resources available, from understanding payment and insurance options to locating the right treatment program among the more than 13,000 state-licensed facilities across the country.

  💵 READThe full cost of the opioid crisis? $2.5 trillion over 4 years.

 America’s opioid epidemic is one of the signature issues President Donald J. Trump identified for his Administration to tackle from day one. Before he took office, nearly 64,000 Americans had died from a drug overdose in 2016 alone. Opioid overdoses accounted for more than 42,000 of those deaths—more than any previous year on record.

Today, that crisis shows signs of fading. The United States saw a 5.1% decline in overdose deaths in 2018, including 24% and 17% drops respectively in the hard-hit states of Ohio and Kentucky. Today’s launch will aim to improve those figures even more.

“We designed it with human-centered principles in mind,” White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said. “We used real words for real people.”

“Overdose deaths drop sharply in States hard hit by opioid crisis.”

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First and Second Lady deliver a message on disaster preparednessToday, 

First Lady Melania Trump and Second Lady Karen Pence traveled together to South Carolina in a joint effort to highlight emergency preparedness. The two visited both a local elementary school and nearby military base.

At Lambs Elementary, Mrs. Trump and Mrs. Pence stopped by a classroom packed with more than 50 students learning about the Red Cross’ Pillowcase Project, an emergency response program for children to help them better prepare for natural disasters. Going table to table, the First and Second Ladies greeted the fifth graders and asked what each would put into their pillowcases in the event of an emergency. Before departing, they handed out small flashlights.

The next stop was Joint Base Charleston, where the two met with service members and their families. They thanked the troops for their hard work on behalf of our Nation and learned about the base’s capabilities for disaster response, relief, and recovery.  

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Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks to American service members and veterans | October 29, 2019

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White House Press Release – 10/25/2019
Trump Announces Permanent Ceasefire in Syria and Will Release Turkey from Sanctions
Washington Examiner
“President Trump announced Wednesday that an agreement to a permanent ceasefire has been reached that will suspend Turkish military operations in northern Syria,” Ellie Bufkin reports. The President underscored his belief that America should stay away from costly, endless foreign wars: “The job of our military is not to police the world.”
President Trump: After 8 years of failed regime change, it’s time to come home.

Behold the Lord High Impeacher
The Wall Street Journal
“Under today’s process, [Adam] Schiff gets to make up the rules as he goes along. Behold the Lord High Impeacher. Democrats view control over the narrative as essential, having learned from their Russia-collusion escapade the perils of transparency,” Kimberly Strassel writes. “Democrats’ barring of Republicans and the White House from this ‘fact finding’ stage ensures what is presented later will be a one-sided narrative.”

NEW: “Whistleblower acknowledged additional element of potential anti-Trump bias”

Melania Trump Makes First Solo Visit to Capitol Hill
The Hill
“First lady Melania Trump embarked on her first solo visit to Capitol Hill Wednesday to discuss the opioid crisis with a bipartisan group of lawmakers,” Marina Pitofsky reports. “The event marked the one-year anniversary of the signing of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act,” which funds training and care to combat America’s opioid crisis.

In photosThe First Lady visits the halls of Congress.

It’s a Middle-Class Boom — How Americans are Really Doing Under Trump Economy
-Fox Business
“The median or average-income family has seen a gain of $5,003 since Trump came into office,” Steve Moore writes. “Under George W. Bush, the household income gains were a little over $400 in eight years, and under Barack Obama the gains were $1,043. That was in eight years for each. Under Trump, in less than three years, the extra income is about three times larger.”

Trump Touts Jobs, Industry at Marcellus Shale Conference in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Hours after President Trump announced that Turkey had agreed to a major ceasefire in Syria, he headed to Pittsburgh to address an industry conference on shale energy. Under the Trump Administration, America has become the “greatest energy superpower in the history of the world,” with both U.S. oil and natural gas production leading the globe.

🎬 President Trump: “I will never stop fighting for you.”

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