Trump’s Greatest Accomplishments Are What He Hasn’t Done

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“Under immense pressure by the media and other Democratic operatives, at a time when nearly all global leaders were using the pandemic as an excuse to seize greater control, Trump did not,” Mollie Hemingway writes in The Federalist.
 
“Whether it’s not seizing power at a time nearly all other executives have, not launching wars in the manner of his predecessors, or not ignoring the campaign promises he made, some of President Donald Trump’s greatest accomplishments are what he hasn’t done.”
 
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“Across the globe, the [Chinese Communist Party] aims to spread propaganda, restrict speech, and exploit personal data to malign ends. The United States, accordingly, cannot simply ignore the CCP’s ideological objectives. Washington must understand that the fight against Chinese aggression first requires recognizing it and defending ourselves against it,” National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien writes for Foreign Affairs.

“President Trump often says that his ‘America First’ foreign policy does not mean ‘America Alone.’ Nowhere is this better exemplified than in the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement . . . [USMCA] replaces the outdated, ineffective North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and better positions the American economy and its private sector for success,” Deputy Energy Secretary Mark Menezes writes in Townhall.

“Americans expect their air, water, and land to be clean. In the Trump Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is intently focused on meeting these expectations. This focus has paid off. Since 2017, criteria air pollutant emissions have fallen 7 percent, making air quality the best it’s been since modern recordkeeping began,” Assistant EPA Administrator Susan Bodine writes for RealClearEnergy.

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What They Are Saying: The Historic Deal Between Israel And Bahrain

Critics Of The Deal

Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): “A Distraction.” (CNN’s “The Situation Room,” 9/11/20)

Iran’s Foreign Ministry: A “Shameful Move” (“Iran Says Bahrain Normalizing Ties With Israel ‘Shameful,’” Reuters, 9/12/20)

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Democrats In Congress

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD): “I Applaud Israel’s Success In Securing Normalized Relations With Bahrain … [A] Breakthrough …” (Press Release, Hoyer Statement On The Israel-Bahrain Agreement, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, 9/11/20)

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel (D-NY): “These Recent Agreements Demonstrate Courage, Vision, And Hope For A More Peaceful World.”(Press Release, “Engel Statement On Israel-Bahrain Agreement,” House Foreign Affairs Committee, 9/11/20)

Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV): “Today’s News Is A Continuation Of Developments In The Middle East That May Ultimately Lead To Lasting Peace In The Region … I Applaud Those Who Helped To Secure This Agreement.” (Sen. Jacky Rosen, Twitter, 9/11/20)

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL): “Today’s Announcement Is Another Historic Step Forward For Long-Term Peace In The Middle East.”(Rep. Alcee Hastings, Twitter, 9/11/20)

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL): “The Announcement Today About The Historic Israeli-Bahrain Agreement Shows Further Progress In Moving Towards A More Peaceful Middle East.” (Rep. Dan Lipinski, Twitter, 9/11/20)

Middle Eastern Leaders & Governments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We Wouldn’t Come To This Historic Moment Without The Forceful Leadership Of President Trump And His Able Team.” (Ron Dermer, Twitter, 9/12/20)

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin: “The #Agreement Between Israel And The United Arab Emirates Has Opened A New Chapter In The Middle East… [A] Wonderful Achievement” (Reuven Rivlin, Twitter, 9/12/20)

  • Israeli Ambassador To The UN Gilad Erdan: “Another Historic Day For Israel And The Arab World … We Are Witnessing The Beginning Of A New Era In The Middle East!”  (Ambassador Gilad Erdan, Twitter, 9/11/20)
     
  • Israeli Ambassador To The U.S. Ron Dermer: “Thanks To The Leaders Of The United Arab Emirates And Bahrain For This Historic Breakthrough And To @POTUS Trump For Confronting Iran And Helping Transform Our Region For The Better.” (Ron Dermer, Twitter, 9/11/20)
     
  • Israeli Diplomat Dr. Ron Malka: “Exciting News! #Israel And #Bahrain Agreed To Establish Full Diplomatic Relations. Another Milestone That Symbolizes The Prolonged Effort Of Our Leaders And Our Close Friends For A Comprehensive #Peace & Prosperity In Our Region.” (Dr. Ron Malka, Twitter, 9/12/20)

Media Advisor To The King Of Bahrain, Nabeel Al-Hamer: “Bahrain Normalizing Relations With Israel Affirms That A Fair And Lasting Peace Is The Best Way To Guarantee Palestinian Rights.” (“Bahrain-Israel normalization Shows Peace Is Way To Palestinian Rights,” Reuters, 9/11/20)

The United Arab Emirates Ministry Of Foreign Affairs: “Today Marks Another Significant And Historic Achievement Which Will Contribute Enormously To The Stability And Prosperity Of The Region.” (Hend Al Otaiba, Twitter, 9/11/20)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi: The Agreement Will Help Establish “Stability And Peace In The Middle East.” (Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Twitter, 9/11/20)

European Leaders & Governments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “Bahrain And Israel’s Decision To Normalize Relations Is Extremely Welcome News.” (Boris Johnson, Twitter, 9/12/20)

  • U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab: “I Warmly Welcome The Normalisation Of Relations Between Bahrain And Israel … I Hope Others Will Follow In These Steps To Further Progress Towards Middle East Peace.” (Dominic Raab, Twitter, 9/11/20)

European Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Joseph Borrell: “The EU Welcomes The Announced Establishment Of Diplomatic Relations Between The Kingdom Of Bahrain And Israel … These Developments Represent A Positive Contribution To Peace And Stability In The Middle East.” (Press Release, “Bahrain/Israel: Declaration By The High Representative On Behalf Of The European Union On The Establishment Of Diplomatic Relations,” Council Of The European Union, 9/12/20)

Czech Republic Ministry Of Foreign Affairs: “Along With The #Israeli-Emirati Normalization, This Historical Step Can Further Strengthen Hope For The Ever So Needed Cooperation And Peace Between Countries In The Middle East, Providing New Impetus For Negotiations On Resolving The #Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” (Czech Republic Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Twitter, 9/12/20)

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas: “The Establishment Of Diplomatic Relations Between Israel And Bahrain Is One More Important Step Towards Peace In The Region.” (Heiko Maas, Twitter, 9/12/20)

Other World Leaders

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne: “This Is A Positive And Important Step Toward Enhancing Middle East Peace, Stability And Security.” (Francois-Phillippe Champagne, Twitter, 9/12/20)

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne: “Australia Welcomes The Historic Announcement Of The Normalisation of Relations Between Israel & Bahrain. It Is A Courageous Step Forward For Peace & Security In The Middle East.” (Marise Payne, Twitter, 9/11/20)

Commentators, Reporters, & News Organization

The Washington Post’s David Ignatius: “Dominoes Are Falling In The Middle East In The Right Direction For A Change … [The Deal Is] A Building Block For A Better Future.” (David Ignatius, Op-Ed,  “Bahrain’s Diplomatic Agreement With Israel Is Building Block Toward Middle East Stability,” The Washington Post, 9/11/20)

The Associated Press’Matthew Lee: “Another Diplomatic Win For Trump.” (Matthew Lee, “Bahrain Becomes Latest Arab Nation To Recognize Israel,” The Associated Press, 9/11/20)

New York Post’s Steven Nelson: “Another Major Achievement For Trump.” (Steven Nelson, “Bahrain Reportedly Will Be Fourth Arab Country To Recognize Israel,” The New York Post, 9/11/20)

BBC News: “A Landmark Deal.” (“Israel And Bahrain Agree To Normalise Relations,” BBC News, 9/11/20)

Sky News’ Mark Stone: A “Historic Move That Marks The Latest Dramatic Shift In Middle East Alliances.” (Mark Stone, “Bahrain Set To Normalise Diplomatic Relations With Israel In Historic Move,” Sky News, 9/11/20)

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera: “Can Democrats Join Republicans To Congratulate @realDonaldTrump On The Peace Deals Between Israel, The UAE & Now Bahrain. Plus, Between Kosovo & Serbia. Peace Is Breaking Out. Credit Where Credit Is Due, No?” (Geraldo Rivera, Twitter, 9/11/20)

Foreign Policy Voices

Obama-Biden Administration Ambassador To Israel Dan Shapiro: “Normalization Between Israel And Arab States Is A Good Thing, Full Stop.” (Dan Shapiro, Twitter, 9/11/20)

Middle East Forum President Daniel Pipes: “Bahrain Agreeing To A Peace Deal With Israel Is Hugely Important. It Means That The UAE Is Not Isolated But Part Of A Larger Movement.” (Daniel Pipes, Twitter, 9/11/20)

UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer: “Inspiring News.” (Hillel Neuer, Twitter, 9/11/20)

Founding Chairman Of Quilliam Maajid Nawaz: “Peace In The Middle East Is Coming.” (Maajid Nawaz, Twitter, 9/11/20)

Associate Dean And Director Of Global Social Action Agenda For The Simon Wiesenthal Center, Rabbi Abraham Cooper: “President Trump Deserves The Nobel Peace Prize For His Efforts To Establish Peaceful Relations Between Israel And Its Arab Neighbors.” (Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Op-Ed, “Bahrain-Israel Deal Shows Why Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize,” Fox News, 9/11/20)

Gold Institute For International Strategy Senior Fellow Matthew Brodsky: “More Excellent News From The Middle East, Brought To You By Trump, Jared Kushner, & His Tireless Peace Team.” (Matthew Brodskey, Twitter, 9/11/20)

The Jewish & Pro-Israel Community

American Israel Public Affairs Committee: “We Thank @POTUS And His Administration For The Determined Diplomatic Effort To Help Bring About The Momentous Breakthrough In Recent Weeks As Both The United Arab Emirates And Bahrain Join Egypt And Jordan In Paving The Path To Peace Through Recognition And Engagement …” (AIPAC, Twitter, 9/11/20)

Anti-Defamation League: A “Historic Announcement … On The Heels Of Last Month’s Historic UAE-Israel Agreement.” (ADL, Twitter, 9/11/20)

American Jewish Committee: A “Momentous Decision.” (“AJC Salutes Bahrain, Israel Peace Agreement,” AJC, 9/11/20)

  • American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris: “Electrifying News! … Winds Of Peace Are Blowing Ever Stronger In The M. East.” (David Harris, Twitter, 9/11/20)

Conference Of Presidents Of Major American Jewish Organizations CEO William Daroff: “As We Celebrate The Bahrain-Israel Peace Agreement, I Salute Former Bahrain Foreign Minister @khalidalkhalifa For His Forward-Looking Engagement With The American Jewish Community.” (William Daroff, Twitter, 9/11/20)

The Center For Israel And Jewish Affairs: “Another Historic Turning Point In Arab-Israeli Relations.” (CIJA, Twitter, 9/11/20)

Israeli-American Philanthropist Adam Milstein: “…Another Diplomatic Win For The President Coming After A Similar Agreement With The United Arab Emirates Just Last Month.” (Adam Milstein, Twitter, 9/11/20)

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) Chairman, Mark Leibler: “This Is A Watershed, Historic Move, Coming So Quickly On The Heels Of The Agreement Announced Between Israel And The United Arab Emirates Last Month.” (Press Release, “AIJAC Welcomes Announcement Of Israel-Bahrain Ties,” AIJAC, 9/12/20)

Head Of The Jewish Community In Bahrain, Ebrahim Dahood Nonoo: “…The Bahraini Jewish Community, Congratulates Our Leadership On This Momentous Occasion…” (Omni Nahmias, “Bahrain Agrees To Normalize Relations With Israel, Trump Announces,” The Jerusalem Post, 9/12/20)

Arthur Stark, Chairman, William Daroff, CEO, And Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference Of Presidents Of Major American Jewish Organizations: “…We Commend President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, And​ King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa For Furthering The Cause Of Peace.” (Cody Levine And Monri Nahmias, “Jewish Organizations Praise Israel-Bahrain Normalization Agreement,” The Jerusalem Post, 9/12/20)

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White House Press Release – 10/17/2019
The White House • October 17, 2019
NEW: Syria ceasefire a ‘great day for civilization’ 
Last night, President Donald J. Trump sent a delegation of senior American officials—including Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien—to Ankara to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan face-to-face.

And just hours ago, the Administration was able to deliver a major announcement.  

“Earlier this week, President Trump took decisive action to call on Turkish forces to stand down, and to end the violence, and to agree to negotiations,” Vice President Pence said during a press conference from Turkey.

  President Trump“Great for everybody. Proud of all!”

“Today, I’m proud to report—thanks to the strong leadership of President Donald Trump and the strong relationship between President Erdogan and Turkey and the United States of America—that today the United States and Turkey have agreed to a cease fire in Syria.”

President Trump’s priorities are clear: American soldiers can no longer be sacrificed in endless wars across the Middle East. That’s one of the most important promises he made to the American people as a candidate, and he will always honor it. 

Instead of American lives, the President is using “tough love” to bring other countries to the table and achieve positive outcomes. “Obviously the sanctions and tariffs [on Turkey] were going to be very biting. I’m glad we don’t have to do it,” he said.

The results of today’s negotiations are important for our partners in Syria:Turkey will pause Operation Peace Spring to allow for the withdrawal of mostly Kurdish YPG forces from the 20-mile safe zone for 120 hours
 All military operations under Operation Peace Spring will be paused, and Operation Peace Spring will be halted entirely on completion of the withdrawal
 Turkey agrees to taking no military action against the town of Kobani
 Turkey and the United States mutually commit to stifling any ISIS activities in northeast Syria, which includes coordination on ISIS detention facilities“It’s a great day for the United States. It’s a great day for Turkey. It’s a great day for our partners,” President Trump said. “It’s really a great day for civilization.”

🎬 No matter what, President Trump will always protect American troops.Louis Vuitton opens new manufacturing plant with President Trump
Texas workers received some welcome news today, as President Trump visited the city of Alvarado to celebrate the opening of a new Louis Vuitton manufacturing plant.

Louis Vuitton CEO Bernard Arnault announced that this facility will make leather products with that important label, “Made in USA.”

The company plans to invest back in the Texas community, adding 1,000 jobs at the new plant over the next five years. It’s part of Louis Vuitton’s recent commitment under President Trump’s Pledge to America’s Workers, an effort to encourage the private sector to create new training opportunities for workers across our nation.   

With the leadership of Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, the Pledge has secured commitments from more than 300 companies and organizations—translating to over 14 million education and training opportunities for students and workers alike.

In total, the Lone Star State has added more than 770,000 new jobs since President Trump’s election, and monthly unemployment claims have plummeted by 21.7 percent.

Learn more about President Trump’s Pledge to America’s Workers. President Trump honors late Rep. Elijah Cummings
Today, President Trump offered his condolences to the family and friends of Rep. Elijah Cummings from Maryland, who passed away early this morning.

“I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader,” President Trump said. Cummings represented Baltimore in Congress for more than two decades, and his voice will be difficult—if not impossible—to replace.

Following the news, President Trump ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff today at the White House and at public buildings across the nation.

Read President Trump’s Proclamation on the death of Elijah E. Cummings.

President Trump speaks live at Texas rally
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Our future belongs to patriots, not to globalists
President Donald J. Trump gave a major address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York today, charting a prosperous future for countries the world over—one built on the empowerment of citizens and respect for national sovereignty.
 
 President Trump: “If you want freedom, take pride in your country.”
 
“The future does not belong to globalists—the future belongs to patriots. The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors, and honor the differences that make each country special and unique,” the President said.
 
America today is a prime example of the success that can be had when a country starts focusing on the good of its own people. Before President Trump took office, many leaders around the world, including our own, spent the bulk of their time and energy catering to the opinions of fellow global elites. Lost in the shuffle of this popularity contest were the interests of the working class that built this country. Jobs were outsourced, and a shrinking handful of insiders became wealthier at the expense of everyone else.
 
“Globalism exerted a religious pull over past leaders, causing them to ignore their own national interests,” President Trump said.
 
It’s a different story now, as America has witnessed an economic revival centered around pro-growth, pro-worker policies such as historic tax cuts, deregulation, and trade reform. President Trump reminded world leaders today that the results of this agenda are paying off for those previously left behind. “Wages are rising. Incomes are soaring. And 2.5 million Americans have been lifted out of poverty in less than 3 years,” he said. 
 
Throughout today’s speech, he made the case for applying similar approaches to the most pressing issues of our time. All of these ideas have one important thing in common: They put the interests of American people first. 
 Fighting unfair trade: Old trade deals that outsourced our jobs are being thrown out, replaced by fair ones—such as the NAFTA-revamping USMCA—that give our workers a level playing field.  
 Protecting individual freedoms: America is leading the way in promoting liberty as a human rights issue throughout the world, including championing the economic role of women in our societies.
 Shutting down dangerous open-border advocates: Unprecedented action is being taken to stop illegal immigration and put an end to human smuggling once and for all. 
 Holding Iran accountable: President Trump called on fellow world leaders to join America in standing up to Iran, the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism.
 Promoting a free Western Hemisphere: America stands with the people of Venezuela, and the events taking place there should remind everyone that socialism ultimately leads to poverty and authoritarianism.  
Building a better future starts at home. It’s a simple message that President Trump has encouraged his fellow world leaders to embrace from the beginning. If the American blueprint is followed—putting citizens before the ruling class and standing up for democratic sovereignty without hesitation—then real prosperity is never far behind.  
 
Must watch: President Trump addresses the 74th Session of the U.N. General Assembly
 
 Yesterday at the U.N.: The President issues global call to protect religious freedom
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Our future belongs to patriots, not to globalists
President Donald J. Trump gave a major address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York today, charting a prosperous future for countries the world over—one built on the empowerment of citizens and respect for national sovereignty.
 
 President Trump: “If you want freedom, take pride in your country.”
 
“The future does not belong to globalists—the future belongs to patriots. The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors, and honor the differences that make each country special and unique,” the President said.
 
America today is a prime example of the success that can be had when a country starts focusing on the good of its own people. Before President Trump took office, many leaders around the world, including our own, spent the bulk of their time and energy catering to the opinions of fellow global elites. Lost in the shuffle of this popularity contest were the interests of the working class that built this country. Jobs were outsourced, and a shrinking handful of insiders became wealthier at the expense of everyone else.
 
“Globalism exerted a religious pull over past leaders, causing them to ignore their own national interests,” President Trump said.
 
It’s a different story now, as America has witnessed an economic revival centered around pro-growth, pro-worker policies such as historic tax cuts, deregulation, and trade reform. President Trump reminded world leaders today that the results of this agenda are paying off for those previously left behind. “Wages are rising. Incomes are soaring. And 2.5 million Americans have been lifted out of poverty in less than 3 years,” he said. 
 
Throughout today’s speech, he made the case for applying similar approaches to the most pressing issues of our time. All of these ideas have one important thing in common: They put the interests of American people first. 
 Fighting unfair trade: Old trade deals that outsourced our jobs are being thrown out, replaced by fair ones—such as the NAFTA-revamping USMCA—that give our workers a level playing field.  
 Protecting individual freedoms: America is leading the way in promoting liberty as a human rights issue throughout the world, including championing the economic role of women in our societies.
 Shutting down dangerous open-border advocates: Unprecedented action is being taken to stop illegal immigration and put an end to human smuggling once and for all. 
 Holding Iran accountable: President Trump called on fellow world leaders to join America in standing up to Iran, the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism.
 Promoting a free Western Hemisphere: America stands with the people of Venezuela, and the events taking place there should remind everyone that socialism ultimately leads to poverty and authoritarianism.  
Building a better future starts at home. It’s a simple message that President Trump has encouraged his fellow world leaders to embrace from the beginning. If the American blueprint is followed—putting citizens before the ruling class and standing up for democratic sovereignty without hesitation—then real prosperity is never far behind.  
 
Must watch: President Trump addresses the 74th Session of the U.N. General Assembly
 
 Yesterday at the U.N.: The President issues global call to protect religious freedom
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The White House • September 12, 2019
A disturbing trend affecting 5 million American children
In the Oval Office yesterday, President Donald J. Trump announced bold action from his Administration to combat a new type of addiction threatening American families.

“We have a problem in our country. It’s a new problem. It’s a problem nobody really thought about too much a few years ago, and it’s called ‘vaping,'” the President said. “And the parents don’t know too much about it.”

About 8 million adults use e-cigarettes today—but so do 5 million American children. “An entire generation of children risk becoming addicted to nicotine because of the attractiveness, appeal-ability, and availability of these vaping products,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said.

WatchTrump Administration removes all flavored e-cigarettes from the market.

To protect our children and ensure that e-cigarettes return to their original function—helping adults gradually overcome nicotine addiction from tobacco products—President Trump has authorized the Food and Drug Administration to finalize rules that ban the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes.

The President’s actions come as a result of new data, not yet released, from the National Youth Tobacco survey. Secretary Azar briefed the President and First Lady on the new report yesterday, which shows a surge in adolescent usage of e-cigarettes. It also confirmed that children are drawn to flavored e-cigarette products in particular.

The ban will cover all non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes, which includes bubblegum, fruit, alcohol, mint, and menthol flavored products.

See the chart First Lady Melania Trump shared on child e-cigarette usage.

More“Melania Trump calls for government action against e-cigarettes”Remembering the heroes of United Flight 93
While President Trump and the First Lady led a moment of silence on the White House South Lawn yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence traveled to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial. The memorial stands on the very ground where the plane crashed 18 years ago. The President and First Lady visited the site last year.

 Vice President Pence: A “common field” became a “field of honor forever”

On a beautiful Tuesday morning 18 years ago, Flight 93 left Newark Airport bound for San Francisco, carrying 40 heroic passengers and crew members from across our country. Within 81 minutes of takeoff, their lives would be taken from us. The heroic actions they took in that short time frame have earned them a place of honor in history.

“America was attacked on September the 11th, but America took the fight back to our enemies on that very same day, not on some foreign battlefield, but right here in the skies above these fields, where the heroes of Flight 93 were forged,” the Vice President said.

“History records they ran forward. They charged toward the cockpit. At 10:03 a.m., Flight 93 plummeted to the Earth.”

Today, the names of these 40 men and women are etched in marble in that field, the Vice President explained. “I want to assure their precious families, they’re also carved into the hearts and the memory of the American people.”

Learn more about the Flight 93 National Memorial.

🎬 More: President Trump and the First Lady at the Pentagon 9/11 ceremony
Video of the day: First Lady at the Kennedy Center
First Lady Melania Trump recently helped dedicate the REACH, a new immersive learning theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

As Honorary Chair of the Kennedy Center, Mrs. Trump opened the exhibit with remarks at the Center’s new Welcome Pavilion. “This is a momentous occasion for the arts,” she said. “The Kennedy Center has always been a powerful tool to bring people together. This new addition will be so valuable to Washington D.C. and is so important to our community and to our nation as a whole.”
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