JUST RELEASED: In President Donald J. Trumpâ€™s latest Weekly Address, he discusses his meeting with law enforcement leaders last week on the scourge of violence from the gang MS-13. â€śGlaring loopholes in our laws have allowed criminals and gang members to break into our country,â€ť President Trump says.
The Presidentâ€™s plan to rebuild America
He called on leaders of both parties in Congress to come together to deliver the safe, reliable, and modern infrastructure that Americans deserve. Today, he will outline his legislative principles to accomplish just that:
â€śWe will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways all across our land,â€ť President Trump said. â€śAnd we will do it with American heart, and American hands, and American grit.â€ť
To save Gaza, turn on the lights
While Hamasâ€™ attacks on Israel are well-documented, Hamasâ€™ exploitation of the people it claims to govern is appalling in its own right. Hamas canâ€™t even keep the lights on, and must depend on the generosity of the Palestinian Authority for a few hours of power each day.
â€śImagine what the people of Gaza could do with the $100 million Iran has historically given Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups annually that Hamas uses for weapons and tunnels to attack Israel,â€ť wrote Jason Greenblatt, Assistant to President Donald J. Trump and Special Representative for International Negotiations.
A $10,000 check
The unusual meeting was arranged after Trump said he read a profile about Bouvet in The Washington Post. The struggling single father had spent nights working and days volunteering for Trump, who Bouvet hoped could bring renewal to his home town of Stonington, Ill., and other corners hard hit by the decline in U.S. industry.
On Monday, [a $10,000 check from the President] arrived in the mail.
â€¦ Bouvet said he planned to use the money to pay for chemotherapy for his father, who he said is suffering from bladder cancer.
On Friday, President Trump once again met with Bouvetâ€”along with his father, Donald Bouvet, who is now cancer-free. â€śAnd I just think itâ€™s an incredible story. Very rarely do I hear a story like this,â€ť the President said.
â€śI want to thank Mr. President for everything and the blessings that heâ€™s done for me and my family,â€ť Shane Bouvet said.
Photo of the Day
Vice President and Mrs. Karen Pence at the 2018 Winter Olympics | February 9, 2018 (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)
Today, after hosting a meeting with state and local officials about his infrastructure initiative, President Trump will meet with Vice President Mike Pence. Later, the President will have lunch with the Vice President and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.