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 president did not leave the White House on Sunday. There were no movement updates or press opportunities.
Syrian Regime Attacks on Eastern Ghouta
The United Statescondemns the ongoing military offensivethat the Assad regime,backedby Russia and Iran, is perpetrating against the people of EasternGhouta.After repeatedly delaying the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2401, which demanded a 30-day cessation of hostilities across Syria, Russia has gone on to ignore its terms and to kill innocent civilians under the false auspices of counterterrorism operations. This is the same combination of lies and indiscriminate force that Russia and the Syrian regime used to isolate and destroy Aleppo in 2016, where thousands of civilianswere killed.
Between February 24 and 28, Russian military aircraft conducted at least 20 daily bombing missions in Damascus and EasternGhoutafromHumaymimAirfield in northwest Syria. Pro-regime forces must immediately cease targeting medical infrastructure and civilians as part of the brutal campaign in EasternGhouta. The civilized world must not tolerate theAssad regimes continued use of chemical weapons. The Assad regime,along with its backers in Moscow and Tehran,should adhere toUNSCR 2401, cease hostilities in and around EasternGhouta, and allow unfettered delivery of humanitarian aid to the nearly 400,000 innocent civilians in critical need.
Rally in Pennsylvania next week
President Trump’s re-election campaign announced a rally to be held near Pittsburgh, PA next Saturday. Details HERE.
The Gridiron Dinner last night was great fun. I am accomplishing a lot in Washington and have never had a better time doing something, and especially since this is for the American People!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2018
We are on the losing side of almost all trade deals. Our friends and enemies have taken advantage of the U.S. for many years. Our Steel and Aluminum industries are dead. Sorry, it’s time for a change! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2018
Executive Branch Nominations
Communications with Heads of State
President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt. President Trump and President Al Sisi discussed opportunities to enhance the American-Egyptian partnership on a range of security and economic issues. The leaders discussed Russia and Irans irresponsible support of the Assad regimes brutal attacks against innocent civilians. President Trump and President Al Sisi agreed to work together on ending the humanitarian crisis in Syria and achieving Arab unity and security in the region.