Vice President Pence makes an important pit stop
But before the Vice President flew to Japan, he made a special stop in Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday evening. Gov. Bill Walker (I-AK) was at the Vice President‚Äôs side.
‚ÄúAs I prepare to travel to Japan and South Korea, I thought it was altogether fitting to begin here at Elmendorf, the first line of defense for the American people,‚ÄĚ the Vice President said. ‚ÄúMissile defense begins here in Alaska. And the American people and the world should know that our nation is secure.
‚ÄúOur nation's defenses from potential inbound missile attacks is the best in the world.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄėWe can only be as good as the law‚Äô
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre doing much better than any administration by far,‚ÄĚ the President said. ‚ÄúStill, we have a long way to go. We can only be as good as the law.‚ÄĚ He pressed lawmakers on the urgency of addressing border security problems as part of comprehensive immigration reform in the coming weeks.
‚ÄúSo, we have one good shot at it, and it's now."
140th White House Easter Egg Roll
The details are as follows:
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President Donald J. Trump participates in a roundtable discussion concerning MS-13 gang activity | February 6, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
This morning, President Trump will meet with the Secretary of Health and Human Services. In the afternoon, he will meet with the Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and then with Republican Members of the Senate Finance Committee.
In the evening, the President will host the National Prayer Breakfast Dinner.