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The White House Daily Chronicle, May 4, 2018

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Presidential Itinerary – the details

President Donald Trump will speak at an event hosted by the National Rifle Association further bolstering his strong support for the Second Amendment.


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Trump’s Tweets (newest to oldest)

Official Statements

On the Visit of President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea

President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea to the White House on May 22, 2018.  This third summit between the two leaders affirms the enduring strength of the United States–Republic of Korea alliance and the deep friendship between our two countries.  President Trump and President Moon will continue their close coordination on developments regarding the Korean Peninsula following the April 27 inter-Korean Summit.  The two leaders also will discuss President Trump’s upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

On the United States Trade Delegation’s Visit to Beijing

At the invitation of Vice Premier Liu He and at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the United States trade delegation, led by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and including Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy Larry Kudlow, and Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro, traveled to Beijing, and was joined there by Ambassador Terry Branstad.

The delegation held frank discussions with Chinese officials on rebalancing the United States–China bilateral economic relationship, improving China’s protection of intellectual property, and identifying policies that unfairly enforce technology transfers.  The United States delegation affirmed that fair trade will lead to faster growth for the Chinese, United States, and world economies.

The size and high level of this delegation illustrates the importance that the Trump Administration places on securing fair trade and investment terms for American businesses and workers.  There is consensus within the Administration that immediate attention is needed to bring changes to United States–China trade and investment relationship.

The delegation now returns to Washington, D.C., to brief the President and seek his decision on next steps.

Commemoration of the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea

On behalf of the United States, First Lady Melania and I join the people of Australia in remembrance and reflection for the 76th Commemoration of the Battle of the Coral Sea.  The engagement in the Coral Sea from May 4 to 8, 1942, holds a unique place in the joint history of our two great nations.  Seventy-six years ago, Americans and Australians fought side-by-side to hold back a powerful adversary in the Pacific.  During that battle, over 600 service members lost their lives for the cause of freedom.  We remember those brave souls who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and honor the memory of the thousands who fought in this critical battle that laid the foundation of the eventual allied victory in World War II.  The alliance and sense of shared sacrifice formed on those waters also paved the way for the signing of the Australia, New Zealand, and United States Security Treaty in 1951.

The steadfast alliance between the United States and Australia remains a bedrock for security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the world. Seventy-six years after the Battle of the Coral Sea, our countries remain committed to our common values and still share an extraordinary bond.  We are grateful to our Australian partners as we continue to fight for peace, security, and prosperity around the world.

Executive Actions

  • proclaimed May 6-12 as National Charter Schools Week, Public Service Recognition Week and National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Executive Branch Nominations/Designations

  • Mindy Brashears of Texas, to be the Under Secretary for Food Safety at the Department of Agriculture
  • Co-Chairs and Members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition for a term of two years:
    • Mariano Rivera of New York
    • Misty May-Treanor of California
    • Herschel Junior Walker of Georgia
    • Brenda Larsen Becker of Michigan
    • William Belichick of Massachusetts
    • Johnny David Damon of Florida
    • Trevor Joseph Drinkwater of California
    • Louis Ferrigno of California
    • Robert Goldman of Illinois
    • Nan A.S. Hayworth of New York
    • Matthew Hesse of Nebraska
    • Ashlee Lundvall of Wyoming
    • Jacob Olson of California
    • Mehmet Oz of New Jersey
    • Natalie Gulbis Rodarmel of California
    • Shauna L. Rohbock of Utah
    • Kyle Frederick Snyder of Maryland
    • Stephen Soloway of New Jersey
    • Julie Teer of Michigan
    • Chris Tisi of Florida
    • Robert Charles Wilkins of New Jersey
    • Samuel James Worthington, Jr. of Pennsylvania
    • Linda Yaccarino of New York

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


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