Donald Trump-February 11, 2017

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What did Donald Trump do on this day?

  • Schedule included spending the day at Mar A Lago in West Palm Beach, FL with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe including a round of golf with Ernie Els.
  • President and Prime Minister Abe issue a joint statement at approximately 1045PMEST.

Donald Trump-February 10, 2017

Donald Trump Tweets

What did Donald Trump do today?

  • Daily intelligence briefing.
  • Taped weekly address in the Diplomatic Room at the White House.
  • Met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
  • Spent day including meeting and joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
  • Boarded Air Force One with Japanese Prime Minister to spend weekend at Mar A Lago Estate in West Palm Beach, FL.

Video and Snippets

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Joint Press Conference

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 10, 2017

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Joint Press Conference

East Room

1:08 P.M. EST

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  Prime Minister Abe, on behalf of the American people, I welcome you to the very famous White House.  You honor us with your presence.  This is one of our earliest visits from a foreign leader, and I am truly glad that it could be from such an important and steadfast ally.

The bond between our two nations, and the friendship between our two peoples, runs very, very deep.  This administration is committed to bringing those ties even closer.  We are committed to the security of Japan and all areas under its administrative control, and to further strengthening our very crucial alliance.

The U.S.-Japan alliance is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Pacific region.  It is important that both Japan and the United States continue to invest very heavily in the alliance to build up our defense and our defensive capabilities, which, under our mutual leadership, will become stronger and stronger, and, as time goes by, ultimately they will be impenetrable.

We face numerous challenges, and bilateral cooperation is essential.  Our country is committed to being an active and fully engaged partner.  We will work together to promote our shared interests, of which we have many in the region, including freedom from navigation and of navigation, and defending against the North Korean missile and nuclear threat, both of which I consider a very, very high priority.  Continue reading “Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in Joint Press Conference”

Background Press Call on Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to the White House

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 09, 2017
Background Press Call on Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to the White House
BACKGROUND PRESS CALL
BY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS

ON PRIME MINISTER ABE’S VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE

Via Telephone

12:04 P.M. EST

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Hi.  Today’s briefing will be on background.  You may quote the official as a senior administration official.  With that, I will turn it over to our senior administration official.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Great.  Thanks, and hi, everyone.  So just before we get started with Q and A, I’ll just say a couple words.  I think that in the first few weeks of the Trump administration, you can see the importance that President Trump has placed on our alliances in the Asia Pacific.  Alliances, in his view, are central to our security and prosperity.  At the end of the day, America is great because of our alliances, and the U.S. recognizes that we have tremendous interests across the region.  The President has already spoken to several of his counterparts across the region, including Japan and Korea, Australia and New Zealand.   Continue reading “Background Press Call on Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to the White House”