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The White House Daily Chronicle, May 22, 2018

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Presidential Itinerary – the details

President Donald Trump will receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community and then greet and meet with the president of Korea.

In the afternoon, the president will have a working lunch with the president of Korea then meet with the State Secretary Mike Pompeo.

The president will go to the National Building Museum to give a speech at the 11th annual Campaign for Life event.


See all of the president’s daily schedules HERE.

Trump’s Tweets (newest to oldest)

Official Statements

On the Move of the Paraguayan Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel

The United States welcomes the move of the Paraguayan Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.We thank our Western Hemisphere partner for joining us in recognizing Israels capital and encourage additional moves. By being the first head of state to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to open an embassy there on May 14, 2018, President Trump reprised the role President Truman played 70 years ago when he was the first to recognize the State of Israel.We look forward to welcoming many more of our friends and allies in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.

Regarding Passage of S. 204 – Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan Mclinn and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017

The President applauds the House of Representatives for passing S. 204 the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017 today. This legislation increases access to investigational treatments by amending the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to create a new, alternative pathway for patients with life-threatening illnesses.The President expressed his support for the need for right to try legislation in his uplifting State of the Union Address earlier this year, and is happy to deliver on that promise.This Administration believes that treatment decisions for those facing life-threatening illnesses are best made by the patients with the support and guidance of their treating physicians. This legislation advances these principles.Almost forty states have passed their own versions of this important legislation, and we look forward to addressing this at the Federal level.Implementing patient-centered healthcare policies is a priority of this Administration, and we will continue our work to ensure Americans have access to the healthcare options they deserve.

Regarding the House of Representatives Passage of H.R. 5682 the FIRST STEP Act

The Trump Administration is encouraged that the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan FIRST STEP Act today. This is an important bill that promotes evidence-based programs to reduce recidivism and crime in Americas communities. Todays strong bipartisan vote paves a path for action by the Senate.

On Signing of H.R. 3210 into law

Today, I have signed into law H.R. 3210, the “Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency Act of 2018” or the “SECRET Act of 2018” (the “Act”). The Act purports to require various reports relating to the security clearance and background-investigation processes from executive branch officers, including the Director of the Office of Administration, within the Executive Office of the President.

I have stressed that the national security of the UnitedStates depends on a rigorous security clearance process. As the Supreme Court has acknowledged, however, the Constitution vests in the President the authority to classify information relating to the national security and to control access to such information. “See” Statement on Signing the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, 3 Pub. Papers 3118, 3119 (Dec. 17, 2004); “Department of Navy v. Egan”, 484 U.S. 518, 528 (1988). Accordingly, the executive branch will construe andimplement the Act in a manner consistent with this constitutional grant of authority to the President, as Commanderin Chief and Chief Executive.

Further, section 6 of the Act requires a report from theDirector of National Intelligence that includes “a review ofwhether the schedule for processing security clearances undersection 3001 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism PreventionAct of 2004 (50 U.S.C. 3341) should be modified.” The executive branch will implement this provision in a manner consistent with the principles set forth above and with the President’s constitutional authority to recommend to the Congress such measures as the President considers to be necessary and expedient.

Executive Actions

  • Signed H.R. 3210 – “Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency Act of 2018” [Full Text] – into law

Executive Branch Nominations/Designations

  • none

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

Bilateral Meeting with President Moon Jae-in of Korea

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