Five Stories President Trump Doesn’t Want You to Miss

The White House – June 6th, 2020
May Sees Biggest Jobs Increase Ever of 2.5 Million as Economy Starts to Recover from Coronavirus
-CNBC
“Employment stunningly rose by 2.5 million in May and the jobless rate declined to 13.3%, according to data Friday from the Labor Department that was far better than economists had been expecting and indicated that an economic turnaround could be close at hand,” Jeff Cox reports.
 
🎬 President Trump: The world’s greatest economy is roaring back!

15 People Died in the Protests and Riots Following George Floyd’s Death. Here’s Who They Are
The Daily Caller
“Some have downplayed the looting and violence. Politicians, along with sympathetic members of the national media, lined up to apologize or justify the destruction,” Marlo Safi writes. “But the violence didn’t end with buildings reduced to ashes or broken windows. Lives can’t be replaced.”

🎬 President TrumpEvery American must receive equal treatment under the law

The Media Are Lying To You About Everything, Including The Riots
The Federalist
“In recent days we’ve heard a steady drumbeat of lies, distortions, and disingenuousness from the mainstream media about almost every aspect of the unrest now gripping American cities. The deceit is almost too pervasive and amorphous to describe,” John Daniel Davidson writes.
 
MORE: “The lying about Donald Trump is now completely out of control”

Trump, HBCUs and Progress
Townhall
“As both of us can attest, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) provide a vital path for young African-Americans to reach the true heights of their potential,” Ken Blackwell and Herman Cain write. “The scale and duration of President Trump’s commitment to HBCUs is a story often ignored in the popular press, but it fits neatly within the framework of his governing philosophy.”
 
🎬 Scott Turner: We must stand together in unity

How Financial Institutions Can Help America Heal
The Wall Street Journal
“I am all too familiar with the heartbreak and pain that so many in the black community experience as they see such events play out repeatedly,” writes Rodney Hood. “President Trump appointed me the first African-American to lead a federal banking regulatory agency, the National Credit Union Administration . . . Since I assumed the chairmanship last year, much of my focus has been on building and reinforcing places that have fallen behind.”

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We need healing, but we also need strength’

The White House – June 4th, 2020
America is fixing its justice system AND ensuring that justice is served
Former NFL player Scott Turner became executive director of President Trump’s White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council last year. The Council focuses on help for urban and economically distressed communities throughout our country.
 
Turner sat down with Fox News this morning, where he addressed the recent protests, riots, and other current events facing America and its cities.
 
🎬 Scott Turner: We must stand together in unity as America
 
“The President and the Administration have launched full investigations” into the death of Minnesota man George Floyd, Turner said. Federal, state, and local authorities need to use every resource at their disposal to ensure justice is served quickly, he added.
 
For President Trump, justice means enforcing the law fairly. Whether you’re a bad cop or a rioter hurting people on our streets, no act of violence can ever be tolerated.
 
Justice also means ensuring that every citizen has a real shot at the American Dream. President Trump’s agenda, from job creation to criminal justice reform, is centered on bringing opportunity to every corner of our great country:
 “Everybody said it couldn’t be done,” President Trump said in 2018 before signing the historic First Step Act. “They said the conservatives won’t approve it. They said the liberals won’t approve it.” This President got it done, resulting in the first major reforms to America’s criminal justice system in over a decade.

 President Trump is providing more funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) than any president in history. That includes $1 billion in relief to HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions as part of the Coronavirus pandemic relief package.
 
The Trump Administration is promoting second-chance hiring in cities across America, with the ambitious goal to cut the unemployment rate for formerly incarcerated individuals to single digits within five years.
 
President Trump is proving that America can reform its justice system AND keep our communities safe. Both the violent crime rate and the murder rate have fallen for two consecutive years under President Trump. During his Administration, the number of murders in America’s major cities has fallen by more than 10 percent.
 
Real justice and progress for every American community will take time, but it starts with building on these important successes. “We need to stand together in unity as America and have those hard conversations and come up with viable outcomes and solutions,” Turner said this morning.
 
“We have to value the life of every American—every American citizen, no matter your color, your ethnicity, [or] your social-economic background.”
 
🎬 President Trump: “We need healing, but we also need strength.”
 
Press SecretaryLet’s never forget the heroic men and women killed in duty

Photo of the DayPresident Trump gives remarks at the 2019 Prison Reform Summit and FIRST STEPAct Celebration | April 1, 2019

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OUR DEAR FRIEND, RUSS STILL, WRITES FROM NASHVILLE…

Hey Charles,

It’s been quite a week in Nashville!

I’m sure you’ve heard about the tornadoes (yes 2 of them) that ripped through Nashville early Tuesday morning.

The Writing Shack was completely unaffected, but areas very close to us sustained significant damage.  One of our favorite music venues, The Basement East, was destroyed.  Buildings collapsed, roofs ripped off, big trees down, power poles broken in two. In places it looks like a war zone. The city has been turned upside down with roads closed, public service offices,  schools and businesses closed. As bad as it was we’re grateful it wasn’t worse.

The thing that struck me most was the way people rushed in to help. Neighbors helping neighbors with the clean up. Folks handing out free food and water. People offering places to stay. Musicians offering gear to those who lost it.

Sometimes it takes adversity to see all that we have to be grateful for and that we’re all in this together.

Check out http://www.patreon.com/thewritingshack

Russ Still
russ@russstillmusic.com
3330 Cumberland Blvd
Suite 200
Atlanta GA 30339
USA