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The White House Daily Chronicle, May 24, 2018

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Presidential Itinerary – the details

President Donald Trump will sign a policy directive that streamlines commercial space regulations and then sign S. 2155 – “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” [Full Text].

In the afternoon, the president will present the Medal of Honor then meet with the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy.


See all of the president’s daily schedules HERE.

Trump’s Tweets (newest to oldest)

Official Statements

On meetings with Department of Justice

Earlier today, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House Special Counsel Emmet Flood went to the Department of Justice and Capitol Hill to facilitate meetings between Members of Congress, DOJ, FBI, and DNI. Neither Chief Kelly nor Mr. Flood actually attended the meetings but did make brief remarks before the meetings started to relay the Presidents desire for as much openness as possible under the law. They also conveyed the Presidents understanding of the need to protect human intelligence services and the importance of communication between the branches of government. After making their brief comments they departed before the meetings officially started.

On S. 2155

Today, I have signed into law S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” (the “Act”).  Section 211(a) of the Act, though styled as a congressional finding, purports to direct my subordinates in the executive branch to take certain positions before international bodies and to “achieve consensus positions” with State insurance regulators in negotiations before such bodies.  These directives contravene my exclusive constitutional authority to determine the time, scope, and objectives of international negotiations.  My Administration will give careful and respectful consideration to the preferences expressed by the Congress in section 211(a) and will consult with State officials as appropriate, but will implement this section in a manner consistent with my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations.

Regarding the Pardon of John Arthur “Jack” Johnson

Today, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) posthumously to John Arthur “Jack” Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World, for a Mann Act conviction that occurred during a period of racial tension more than a century ago.  Johnson served 10 months in Federal prison for what many view as a racially motivated injustice.

Born in 1878 in Galveston, Texas, to former slaves, Johnson overcame difficult circumstances to reach the heights of the boxing world and inspired generations with his tenacity and independent spirit.

Congress has supported numerous resolutions calling for Johnson’s pardon.  These resolutions enjoyed widespread bipartisan support, including from the Congressional Black Caucus.  One of these resolutions passed Congress as recently as 2015.

In light of these facts and in recognition of his historic athletic achievements and contributions to society, the President believes Jack Johnson is worthy of a posthumous pardon.  President Trump is taking this unusual step to “right a wrong” that occurred in our history and honor the legacy of a champion.

From Vice President Mike Pence on the President’s Signing of Space Policy Directive–2

President Trump today signed Space Policy Directive-2 implementing four recommendations made by the National Space Council on February 21, 2018 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This directive will encourage American leadership in space commerce by creating more certainty for investors and private industry, while focusing on protecting our national security and public-safety. As President Trump says, “We’re a nation of pioneers, and the next great American frontier is space.”

As a sign of our administration’s commitment to America leading in space again, President Trump will host the next National Space Council meeting at the White House on June 18, 2018.

Executive Actions

Executive Branch Nominations/Designations

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

Vice President Mike Pence’s Call with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al Sisi

Vice President Mike Pence spoke today with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to reinforce the strong partnership between the United States and Egypt. Vice President Pence expressed support for President Sisi’s release of more than 300 prisoners, including American citizen Ahmed Etiwy. The Vice President also raised concerns over other arrests of non-violent activists in Egypt and the two leaders underscored the need to address the humanitarian situation in Gaza as well.

Letter to Chairman Kim Jong Un

Donald Trump letter to Kim Jong-un canceling Singapore summit 5-24-18

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