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1600 Daily: Everything White House for 5/23/17

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President Donald J. Trump spoke this morning addressing the terror attack in Manchester, "As President of the United States, on behalf of the people of the United States, I would like to begin by offering my prayers to the people of Manchester in the United Kingdom. I extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families, so many families of the victims. We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom.”

Today's Events

9:50 AM LOCAL / 2:50 AM EDT: President Trump participates in an arrival ceremony with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority

10:40 AM LOCAL / 3:40 AM EDT: President Trump delivers remarks with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority - Watch

1:00 PM LOCAL / 6:00 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump participate in a wreath laying ceremony at Yad Vashem - Watch

1:15 PM LOCAL / 6:15 AM EDT: President Trump delivers remarks at Yad Vashem

2:00 PM LOCAL / 7:00 AM EDT: President Trump delivers remarks at the Israel Museum - Watch

3:45 PM LOCAL / 8:45 AM EDT: President and First Lady Trump depart Tel Aviv, Israel, en route to Rome, Italy

11:00 AM: Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds a briefing on President Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal - Watch Live

12:45 PM: Vice President Pence participates in the Senate Republican Policy Lunch

POTUS Abroad

On Monday, May 22, President Trump arrived in Israel and was welcomed by President Rivlin of Israel. Shortly after arriving, President Trump and President Rivlin delivered remarks.

Later, President and First Lady Trump met with Prime Minister and Mrs. Netanyahu at their home in Jerusalem. President Trump and the Prime Minister delivered remarks where the Prime Minister said to the President and First Lady, "You are always welcome here."

During their meeting, President Trump spoke of America’s desire for peace for Israel and how Israel and the United States have a friendship built on a shared love of freedom, and a shared belief in human dignity.

First Lady Melania Trump embraces a young child while visiting the Hadassah Medical Organization facility, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

First Lady Melania Trump embraces a young child while visiting the Hadassah Medical Organization facility, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

See more photos of the President's trip abroad on Facebook and Flickr.

Follow the President's trip abroad at WH.gov/potus-abroad and on Twitter at #POTUSAbroad @WhiteHouse.

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

Today, the Office of Management and Budget is announcing President Trump's budget for fiscal year 2018. President Trump's proposed budget shows respect for the people who pay the bills and puts taxpayers first. The budget's combination of regulatory, tax, and welfare reforms will provide opportunities for economic growth and creation.

The nomination of Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection was sent to the Senate yesterday.

Yesterday, President Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Mississippi and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected.

What We Are Reading

"As President Trump promised throughout his campaign, and as championed by his daughter Ivanka, the [budget] will include paid family leave." - Fox Business

"The budget allocates $2.6 billion for improved border security, including $1.6 billion for Trump’s physical wall on the Mexican border" - The Hill

 

 

 

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