African American History Month and the Bonds of Patriotism
‚ÄúFor far too long, African Americans bravely fought and died in the name of freedom, while at the same time struggling to attain equality, respect, and the full privileges of citizenship,‚ÄĚ the President wrote. ‚ÄúBecause of their love of country, these heroes insisted on serving and defending America despite racial prejudice, unequal treatment, diminished opportunities, and segregation.‚ÄĚ
As he did during his State of the Union Address this week, President Trump used personal stories from real Americans to illustrate the significance of this struggle. ‚ÄúWe remember soldiers like Sergeant Henry Johnson of the Harlem Hellfighters, the all-black National Guard unit that was among the first American forces to arrive in France during World War I,‚ÄĚ the President wrote.
Johnson was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and a Purple Heart.
Randomness cannot have a place in our immigration system
‚ÄúTonight, I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties, Democrats and Republicans, to protect our citizens of every background, color, religion, and creed,‚ÄĚ the President said. ‚ÄúWe have proposed new legislation that will fix our immigration laws and support our ICE and Border Patrol agents.‚ÄĚ
It is crucial that any new immigration law replace randomness with merit in our system:
Bonus read: Washington Examiner
President Trump addresses Republican Member Conference
A few highlights:
Photo of the Day
Ji Seong-ho at the State of the Union | January 30, 2018 (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)
This morning, President Trump will meet with North Korean defectors in the Oval Office. In the afternoon, the President will visit the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol National Targeting Center, where he will tour the facility and participate in a Customs and Border Protection roundtable.
Today, Vice President Mike Pence will participate in a phone call with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan. The Vice President will then depart for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he will deliver remarks at a Rick Saccone for Congress event. Later, the Vice President will deliver remarks at America First Policies‚Äô ‚ÄúTax Cuts to Put America First‚ÄĚ event.