‚ÄėA Nation of believers‚Äô
This morning, President Donald J. Trump delivered remarks to the thousands assembled for this year‚Äôs event. He also dined last night with faith leaders and a bipartisan group of senators and congressmen ahead of today‚Äôs session. The President‚Äôs guests included Reverend Franklin Graham, Pastor Paula White, and Pastor Robert Jeffress.
‚ÄúAmerica is a Nation of believers,‚ÄĚ President Trump said this morning. ‚ÄúAcross our land we see the splendor of God‚Äôs creation. . . . Together as Americans, we are a tireless force for justice and for peace.‚ÄĚ
Vice President: U.S. will unveil tough new North Korea sanctions
Something else the Vice President did will send a powerful message to both our allies in Asia and the international community beyond: He announced that the United States will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever.
‚ÄúWe will continue to isolate North Korea until it abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile programs once and for all,‚ÄĚ Vice President Pence said. ‚ÄúWe have brought unprecedented diplomatic and economic pressure to bear on North Korea through our maximum pressure campaign.‚ÄĚ
Senate reaches budget deal
‚ÄúWe are pleased that Congress has been able to meet our defense spending requirement and come together on a two-year spending bill,‚ÄĚ Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said. ‚ÄúThis deal achieves our top priority: a much-needed increase in funding for our national defense.‚ÄĚ
Defense Secretary James Mattis echoed her statement. ‚ÄúI‚Äôve spent the last day and a half on Capitol Hill briefing the members of Congress on our 2018 National Defense Strategy,‚ÄĚ the Secretary said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm heartened that Congress recognizes the sobering effect of budgetary uncertainty on America‚Äôs military and on the men and women who provide for our nation‚Äôs defense.‚ÄĚ
Photo of the Day
Vice President Mike Pence and Mrs. Karen Pence arrive at Yokota Air Base | February 6, 2018 (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)
This morning, President Trump will meet with Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
In the afternoon, the The President will have lunch with Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin and later meet with Dr. Henry Kissinger.