Remarks by President Trump at Swearing-In of Attorney General Sessions

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 09, 2017

Remarks by President Trump at Swearing-In of Attorney General Sessions

Oval Office

11:01 A.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, everybody, for being here today.  It is with great pride, very great pride, that I say these words to you right now:  Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Welcome to the White House.

I want to congratulate you, Jeff, your wife Mary, and your entire family.  Jeff Sessions has been a federal prosecutor at the highest level and at the most respected level, a state attorney general, and then a U.S. senator for two decades.  He has devoted his life to the cause of justice and believes deeply that all people are equals in the eyes of the law — and very importantly for Jeff and for so many of us, also in the eyes of God.

He’s a man of integrity, a man of principle, and a man of total, utter resolve.  You just got a little witnessing of that.  That resolve is what we need right now.  America faces many challenges.  We face the menace of rising crime and the threat of deadly terror.  And it’s not getting better, but it will get better very soon.  It’s going to get a lot better.

These dangerous times require a determined attorney general, which is what Jeff is.  Jeff understands that the job of attorney general is to serve and protect the people of the United States, and that is exactly what he will do, and do better than anybody else can.  He’s trained better for it than anybody else.  The level of respect that he has throughout this country as a former prosecutor, not even to mention being a long-time U.S. senator, is absolutely incredible.  Continue reading “Remarks by President Trump at Swearing-In of Attorney General Sessions”

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”

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 08, 2017

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/8/2017, #10

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

1:48 P.M. EST

MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Just a few minutes ago, as many of you had seen, we had another example of the real-world results that the Trump administration is getting in its pro-jobs agenda.  Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that his company is opening a high-tech manufacturing facility in Arizona that will create roughly 10,000 jobs between the factory itself and its supply chain, which is the latest wave in economic optimism that’s sweeping the country following the President’s victory.

In his inaugural address, the President laid out an ambitious vision to create 25 million jobs over the next decade.  From the beginning of his campaign, bringing jobs back to our struggling community has been one of the parts of the President’s message that most resonated with the American people.  Having hired tens of thousands of people himself, the President is keenly aware of what prevents businesses from being successful and creating jobs in the current economy. Continue reading “Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer”

Remarks by President Trump in Roundtable with County Sheriffs

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 07, 2017

Remarks by President Trump in Roundtable with County Sheriffs

Roosevelt Room

9:49 A.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Oh, the sheriffs are great people.  Well, thank you very much.  Law enforcement was a big subject in the campaign and a subject that was very well received.  You have no idea how respected you are, sheriffs and, generally speaking, the leaders of law enforcement.  Anybody involved in law enforcement, you have no idea how respected you are — you don’t get the honest facts from the press — if you don’t know how respected you are.  So I just want to say that upfront.

I’m honored to welcome the National Sheriffs’ Association.  Your leadership is here, and I know the great job you do.  I’ve known you and followed you for a long period of time.  Your efforts and your officers are outstanding.  I know so many sheriffs from my area — some in particular — and they’re great friends and great people.   Continue reading “Remarks by President Trump in Roundtable with County Sheriffs”

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer en route JBA, 2/6/2016

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 06, 2017

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer en route JBA, 2/6/2016
Aboard Air Force One En Route Joint Base Andrews

4:01 P.M. EST

MR. SPICER:  Hi guys, how are you?  Hope you had a great day.  I want to start off by congratulating the five-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.  It was a great day for football last night.  And the President looks forward to welcoming the New England Patriots to the White House later this year.

As you know, during the weekend, the President spoke to four world leaders.  On Saturday, he spoke with Italian Prime Minister Gentiloni, during which they discussed strengthening cooperation around a large range of shared interests.  The President also agreed to attend the G7 meeting in May, where he looks forward to meeting with the Prime Minister on the sidelines.

Also on Saturday, the President spoke with Ukrainian President Poroshenko, addressing a variety of topics, including Ukraine’s long-running conflict with Russia.  They also discussed plans for an in-person meeting in the future. Continue reading “Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sean Spicer en route JBA, 2/6/2016”

Remarks by President Trump to Coalition Representatives and Senior U.S. Commanders

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 06, 2017

Remarks by President Trump to Coalition Representatives and Senior U.S. Commanders

MacDill Air Force Base
Tampa, Florida

1:48 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you very much.  Thank you very much.  That’s so nice.  A lot of spirit.  Great spirit for this country.  Thank you, all.  We have tremendous spirit and I want to thank you.

We had a wonderful election, didn’t we?  And I saw those numbers — and you like me, and I like you.  That’s the way it worked.

I’m honored to be here today among so many of our really and truly great heroes.  I want to begin by thanking General Votel and General Thomas for their distinguished leadership and service on behalf of our country.  Very, very outstanding people.  I’d also like to thank General Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  That’s big stuff, when you have the Chairman.  Where is — Joe, stand up for a second.  This is one of the great people.  Thank you.

Also, Commander Vogel and everyone serving at MacDill Air Force Base.  Quite a place.  And we’re going to be loading it up with beautiful new planes and beautiful new equipment.  You’ve been lacking a little equipment.  We’re going to load it up.  You’re going to get a lot of equipment.  Believe me.  Continue reading “Remarks by President Trump to Coalition Representatives and Senior U.S. Commanders”

Radio Interview of President Trump by Jim Gray, Westwood One Sports Radio

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 05, 2017

Radio Interview of President Trump by Jim Gray, Westwood One Sports Radio

Via Telephone

Q    We’re very pleased to be joined by the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  This is an interview about the Super Bowl and issues important to sports fans.  We will get to the news of the day shortly.  Mr. President, how are you today?

THE PRESIDENT:  I’m very good, thank you, Jim.

Mr. President, you sit with Bob Kraft, you communicate with Bill Belichick, Tom Brady is a friend — can we take that from your personal relationships that you’re rooting for the Patriots today? Continue reading “Radio Interview of President Trump by Jim Gray, Westwood One Sports Radio”

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 05, 2017

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand

President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Bill English of New Zealand spoke on the telephone today.  The two leaders affirmed the close friendship and bilateral partnership between the United States and New Zealand. The two leaders discussed regional issues, including challenges to regional peace and security, and the President affirmed to the Prime Minister the U.S. commitment to strong and active engagement in Asia. President Trump expressed appreciation for New Zealand’s significant contributions to international peace and security concerns.

Readout of the President’s Call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 05, 2017

Readout of the President’s Call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the United States’ strong support for NATO.  The leaders discussed how to encourage all NATO allies to meet their defense spending commitments.  Additionally, the parties discussed the potential for a peaceful resolution of the conflict along the Ukrainian border.  The parties agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation to address the full range of security challenges facing NATO.  President Trump agreed to join in a meeting of NATO leaders in Europe in late May.

Readout of the President’s Call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 04, 2017

Readout of the President’s Call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

President Donald J. Trump just had [5 p.m. Saturday] a very good call with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine to address a variety of topics, including Ukraine’s long-running conflict with Russia. “We will work with Ukraine, Russia, and all other parties involved to help them restore peace along the border,” said President Trump. Also discussed was the potential for a meeting in the near future.