The White House Flip Side, March 7, 2018

While we catch the most important stories coming from the White House as they happen, some minor stories and small details fall through the cracks on busy news days. When they do, we pick them up … on the flip side.

note: this post is updated throughout the day as events warrant

See all of the daily White House Flip Side Chronicles HERE.

Presidential Itinerary – the details

The president’s summarized daily schedules can be found HERE.

The presidential motorcade departed the White House 11:47 a.m. EST en route to the D.C. JW Marriot where the president is scheduled to speak at the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit.

The motorcade arrived at the Hotel at 11:51 after an uneventful and brief trip.

The president spoke for just under 20 minutes (full speech HERE) during which he talked about the Trump administration successes, the Democrats open-border push and their failure on DACA.

Trump was introduced by Hector Barreto, the chairman of the Latino Coalition and the former US Small Business Administrator. The president was greeted with a standing ovation and several audience members recorded the speech on their phones. Some stood on chairs to get good pictures of the president.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was also in attendance.

The motorcade left the Marriot at 12:30 p.m. and arrived at the White House at 12:30 where the president waved to photogrpaphers and reporters as he entered the building.

Executive Actions



On Gary Cohen’s departure

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Wednesday morning that Cohen’s replacement announcement “will happen when the president is ready to make that announcement. I’m certainly not going to get ahead of him and try do that right this second.”

“The presidents got a number of people that could potentially fill that role. What I can assure you obviously is he’s going to make a good pick that can help him continue to further building a strong economy and continue creating jobs and continue focusing on long-term economic success,” she added.

On Tariffs

Sanders also said that an announcement on the tariffs is expected at the end of this week, but when asked if a signing of the tariffs might happen at Trump’s rally this Saturday, she answered, “I wouldn’t anticipate that that happens. That’s a separate type of event.”

On Stormy Daniel’s lawyers’ claims

“We’ve addressed our feelings on that situation, and I don’t have anything else to add.”

Q: How is this not chaos?

Sanders: “I think its pretty simple. Look at the success of the administration. We’ve got a strong economy, we’ve got ISIS on the run, were remaking the judiciary. Every single day we have more and more success that were adding. If you have a place in chaos, you’re not able to function and make big things happen, and we certainly have the ability and continue to do that.”

Rally in Pennsylvania Saturday

President Trump’s re-election campaign announced a rally to be held near Pittsburgh, PA Saturday. Details HERE.


Executive Branch Nominations

  • None

Communications with Heads of State (readouts often come the day after the conversation)

Call with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru to discuss the strong partnership between our two countries. President Trump underscored the need for countries in the region to work together to restore democracy in Venezuela, and the two leaders discussed the upcoming Summit of the Americas, which Peru will host next month. They agreed to continue to work together on issues of mutual interest.

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