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White House Week in Review 1/5/18 through 1/12/18

Beginning with a Camp David meeting to plan out the 2018 legislative agenda and ending with the signing of a proclamation honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., President Donald Trump had a full week.

Friday, Jan. 5 and 6 – Camp David (schedule)

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during dinner with Republican legislative leaders, Friday evening, Jan. 5, 2018, on the first day of their a two-day meeting at Camp David, near Thurmont, Md., to discuss the 2018 legislative agenda.

 


President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Republican legislative leaders, listen to a briefing by Secretary of Defense James Mattis in the Laurel conference room at Camp David, Saturday, January 6, 2018, near Thurmont, Md.

On Saturday, the president and congressional leaders spoke from Camp David’s Hackberry Hangar about the meetings being held at Camp David.

January 8, 2018 (schedule)

The president signed the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act on Monday which renamed the Martin Luther King, Junior National Historic Site in Georgia to the “Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park” and updates the park’s boundaries to those in a 2015 map. The signing took place onboard Air Force One en route to Nashville, Tennessee.


President Donald J. Trump, with Alveda King, center, niece of slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and joined by Isaac Newton Farris Jr., left, nephew of Dr. King, and Bruce Levell of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, right, signs the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park Act, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, aboard Air Force One, in Atlanta, Ga.

Later that day, President Trump visited Nashville, Tennessee where he spoke at an American Farm Bureau Federation conference and signed executive orders to promote broadband in rural areas.


President Donald J. Trump is greeted by supporters outside the Tennessee National Guard hangar, upon his arrival, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, to Nashville International Airport in Nashville, Tn.

Donald Trump signs executive orders on rural broadband 1-8-18


President Donald J. Trump signs two Executive Orders expanding broadband internet access in rural America and supporting improved broadband infrastructure, during the American Farm Bureau Federations Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Monday, January 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tn.

That evening, the president attended the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship where he appeared on the field to honor the flag and national anthem then watch the game from the stands.


President Donald J. Trump participates in on-field ceremonies at the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia, Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.


President Donald J. Trump watches the game at the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia, Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

January 9, 2018 (schedule)

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President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said Tuesday that Trump deserves credit for the talks happening between North and South Korea.

President Trump led a meeting of a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators to urge cooperation on immigration reform during which he afforded the press unprecedented access.


President Donald J. Trump and bi-partisan members of the U.S. House and Senate, listen to Rep. Henry Cuelllar, D-TX, in the Cabinet Room at the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the next steps forward in achieving immigration reform. President Trump urged both Republicans and Democrats to put aside their animosity and to start working together.

Later that day, the president signed an executive order to aid veterans.


President Donald J. Trump, joined by U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, right, and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, right, at the signing of the veteran’s Executive Order to expand mental health care services for veterans transitioning out of military service, in the Oval Office at the White House, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

January 10, 2018 (schedule)

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The president met with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway before the two held a joint press conference.


President Donald J. Trump and Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg meet in the Oval Office, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the White House in Washington, D.C.


President Donald J. Trump participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the Oval Office at the White House, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Vice President Mike Pence attends.

Later that afternoon, the president met with Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.


President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, meets with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin in the Oval Office at the White House, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

That evening, the president signed The Interdict Act to increase Customs and Border Patrol’s ability to detect synthetic opioids as they are smuggled into the country.


President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and 17 members of Congress, meets Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in the Oval Office at the White House, for President Trump’s signing of the Interdict Act, Bill H.R.2142-International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology Act. The Interdict Act will increase the number of chemical screening devices available to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to interdict fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, and narcotics and psychoactive substances from being illegally imported into the United States.

January 11, 2018 (schedule)

President Trump held a meeting with prison reform advocates.


President Donald J. Trump, joined by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, meets with prison reform advocates, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Later that day, Jeff Flake (R-AZ) presented an immigration reform plan to the president. During the presentation, the president used what he called “tough language” in criticizing the plan which did not contain the items a bipartisan group had agreed to earlier in the week. A Democrat Congressional staffer told The Washington Post that the president called Haiti and some African nations “shitholes” which the president denies and others in the room also say they don’t remember him saying. The focus on what word the president used is likely a partisan attempt by Democrats to derail the bipartisan effort to increase border security and reform immigration. It could have the side-effect of delaying or canceling any fix for DACA with the blame squarely on Democrats.

January 12, 2018 (schedule)

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday then headed off to Mar-a-Lago for the weekend.


President Donald J. Trump hands a pen to Isaac Newton Farris Jr., a nephew of slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., after signing a proclamation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Friday, January 12, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

All still photos are courtesy of The White House and were taken by White House photographers Shealah Craighead, Joyce N. Boghosian, Andrea Hanks and D. Myles Cullen

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