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Biden vow to Americans: "I will always level with you"

Joe Biden vowed that as president, he will commit to being transparent to the American people in his closing remarks.

"My fellow Americans, I close today where I began, with the sacred oath before God and all of you, I give you my word. I will always level with you," he said during his inauguration address.

Biden promised to defend America for the "public good."

"I will defend the Constitution. I'll defend our democracy. I'll defend America. And I'll give all, all of you, keep everything I do in your service, thinking not of power, but of possibilities. Not of personal interest, but the public good. And together we shall write an American story of hope, not fear, of unity, not division. Of light, not darkness. A story of decency and dignity, love and healing, greatness and goodness," he said.

He ended on a message for Americans, saying that they met the moment.

"May this be the story that guides us, the story that inspires and the stories that tell ages yet to come that we answered the call of history. We met the moment, democracy and hope, truth and justice did not die on our watch but thrived, that America secured liberty at home and stood once again as a beacon to the world. That is what we owe our forebearers, one another and generations to follow. With purpose and resolve, we turn to those tasks of our time, sustain by faith, driven by conviction and devoted to one another and the country we love with all hearts," Biden said.

Biden: We have "much to repair, much to restore, much to heal"

Newly minted President Joe Biden referenced the current plight of America during his inaugural address, noting that the country has "much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build, and much to gain."

As the coronavirus American death toll surpassed 400,000 this week, Biden noted that "few people in our nation's history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we're in now."

Speaking specifically of the Covid-19 pandemic, Biden referenced a "once-in-a-century virus, that silently stalks the country. It's taken as many lives in one year as America lost in all of World War II."

But amid tones of pain and strife, as "millions of jobs have been lost," and there exists a "cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making," Biden offered signs of hope.

"To overcome these challenges, to restore the soul and secure the future of America, requires so much more than words. It requires the most elusive of all things in a democracy: unity."


The fastest economic recovery in U.S. history

The fastest economic recovery in U.S. history

Under President Trump, America built the strongest economy the world has ever seen. The stock market broke records, the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in half a century, and income inequality fell as blue-collar jobs returned to our country.
Then, as a pandemic from China spread across the globe, President Trump made the difficult but necessary decision to shut the economy down to slow the spread of COVID-19.
 President Trump: We are witnessing the fastest recovery in history!
Now, as we safely reopen, our economy is surging back faster than anyone predicted:

  • America added over 9 million jobs from May through July—beating market expectations three months in a row. President Trump’s historic, bipartisan relief package alone is estimated to have saved over 50 million jobs.

  • Retail spending has fully recovered and is now at an all-time high.

  • Industrial production rose for the third straight month in July, with factory output up 3.4 percent last month after a 5.7 percent surge in June.

  • The NASDAQ and S&P 500 stock indices are trading at or near record highs once again, lifting Americans’ 401(k)s.

That result is no accident. After the financial crisis more than a decade ago, it took America over four years to regain 9 million lost jobs. But following the Coronavirus shutdown, it took the Trump Economy only a few months to do just that.
“We had such a strong foundation that we’re recovering much faster than anybody anticipated,” President Trump said at a news conference on Saturday.
In addition to pro-growth, pro-worker policies long before the crisis—including tax cuts, deregulation, renegotiated trade deals, and more—President Trump responded to the pandemic by using the Defense Production Act to lead the greatest mobilization of American industry since World War II.

The Trump Administration has exercised the DPA and related authorities 78 times so far, dispersing over $3.5 billion to speed the development and manufacture of essential materials here at home. President Trump mobilized the productive power of General Motors, for example, to create thousands of ventilators for Coronavirus patients.
As a result, GM repurposed its Kokomo, Indiana, plant in just 17 days. It has now produced over 21,000 ventilators.
Other companies, including Ford Motor Company, GE, 3M, and Puritan Medical have partnered with the Federal Government to ramp up production of everything from N-95 masks to testing swabs. This nationwide effort is boosting American manufacturing, creating jobs, reshoring supply chains, and replenishing our Strategic National Stockpile.
“New factories, businesses, and laboratories are being built all over America to match our Nation’s demand for personal protective equipment, pharmaceuticals, drugs, testing supplies, therapeutics, and vaccines,” President Trump said.
President Trump’s “Made-in-America” strategy is crucial for defeating this virus, important for restarting our economy—and essential for restoring our country’s promise.
 President Trump: An incredible comeback is underway!
MORE: We have rebuilt America’s Strategic National Stockpile


15 days to slow the spread

15 days to slow the spread

This afternoon, President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued new guidelines to help protect Americans during the global Coronavirus outbreak.
 President Trump: Taking action now will keep America ahead of the curve
The new recommendations are simple to follow but will have a resounding impact on public health. While the President leads a nationwide response, bringing together government resources and private-sector ingenuity, every American can help slow the virus’ spread and keep our most high-risk populations safe:

  1. Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.

  2. If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.

  3. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.

  4. If someone in your household has tested positive for the Coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.

  5. If you are an older American, stay home and away from other people.

  6. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition—such as a significant heart or lung disease—stay home and away from other people.

Today’s guidelines build on the CDC’s recommendations to help prevent spread of the virus. Americans should continue practicing strict personal hygiene, including washing hands regularly for at least 20 seconds at a time and wiping down surfaces in the home regularly. 
Even if you are young and otherwise healthy, you are at risk—and your activities can increase the risk of contracting the Coronavirus for others. Everyone can do their part.
There’s no better way to protect your family and your community than by arming yourself with accurate, up-to-date information.

A massive, unprecedented nationwide response

President Trump declared a National Emergency in response to the Coronavirus on Friday, freeing up more than $42 billion in resources for states and localities.
The emergency declaration will give healthcare providers on the front lines of this pandemic the flexibility they need to respond. President Trump continues to cut through every piece of unnecessary Washington red tape that may hinder response efforts, and he is continuing to make every Federal resource available to those who need it.
“I know I speak on behalf of the President and our entire team when I say how grateful we are for governors all across the country and the seamless partnership that we have forged with them and with state health officials,” Vice President Mike Pence said yesterday.
“We also want to express great appreciation to the American people. Not surprisingly, it is inspiring to see the way tens of millions of Americans are responding with compassion [and] with common sense.”
Kay Coles James: President Trump’s declaration helps mobilize our nation
 VP Pence: No higher priority than the health of the American people


President Trump is taking unprecedented action to protect Americans

President Trump is taking unprecedented action to protect Americans

Last night, President Trump spoke to the nation about the Federal Government’s plans to prevent, detect, treat, and help create a vaccine to fight the global Coronavirus.
🇺🇸 Watch: America’s team is the best in the world
“This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history,” the President said. “We will significantly reduce the threat to our citizens, and we will ultimately and expeditiously defeat this virus.”
The President is leading a whole-of-government response, including:


  • Further action to curb the spread of Coronavirus to the United States from other countries: The President is issuing a proclamation to restrict travel to America from foreign nationals who have recently been in certain European countries. The restriction applies to those who have been in the Schengen Area, 26 countries in Europe with open-borders agreements, in the last 14 days.

  • Protection for American businesses and workers: President Trump is announcing an economic assistance package to help businesses and workers harmed by the outbreak. He also instructed the Small Business Administration to provide loans to businesses affected by the virus, and instructed the Treasury Department to defer tax payments for individuals and businesses that have been severely impacted.

  • Early preventative measures: The Trump Administration declared a public health emergency in January to bolster response efforts. That month, the President also acted quickly to restrict travel from foreign nationals arriving from China, and in February, he extended such restrictions to include Iran.

  • Full support for on-the-ground responders: Last week, President Trump signed into law more than $8 billion to fund response efforts. Working across the public and private sectors, the Administration has taken bold steps to incentivize the development of therapeutics and vaccines, and it continues to drastically expand testing capacity. More than 1 million tests have been distributed nationwide, with another 4 million being shipped out by the end of the week.

What you need to know: President Trump’s unprecedented public safety actions



The 3 things Democrats can’t change

The 3 things Democrats can’t change

House Democrats have tried almost everything by this point. They’ve left no stone unturned in their effort to, as Impeachment Manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) put it, “send that charlatan in the White House back to the golden throne he came from." 

That promise came during his supposedly impartial impeachment probe, by the way.

 Watch: House Democrats tell one story. Their evidence tells another.  
Each day comes with a new diversion, as Democrat leaders and their media surrogates try to distract you from the case at hand. They have no choice: The House’s Articles of Impeachment are historically weak, undermined from the start by a sham investigation more focused on politics than justice. Their only hope is to change the story.
It won’t work, because 3 facts are staying the same no matter what stunts they pull.
First, the impeachment inquiry itself was unauthorized and unconstitutional. Breaking with historical precedent, the probe began long before the House was even permitted to vote on it. Instead, Speaker Nancy Pelosi simply announced the inquiry with a press conference. It’s the only impeachment in American history to begin that way.
From there, Democrat-led House committees began issuing subpoenas with the unconstitutional demand that White House officials provide closed-door testimony without the right to executive branch counsel. House Democrats threw 150 years of precedent out the window, denying President Trump the basic due-process protections afforded to both Presidents Nixon and Clinton.
Second, their whole case is irreparably damaged by the person leading it. Adam Schiff, who supervised the “investigation,” should actually be called as a fact witness in the case. Far from a neutral referee, he and his team coordinated with the very whistleblower at the center of the Ukraine probe—before the complaint was even filed.
Even worse, he lied about it, earning 4 Pinocchios from The Washington Post fact-checkers for his attempt to cover it up. Schiff’s involvement in orchestrating this sham impeachment makes it obvious he should never have been in charge of investigating it.
Third, and most important: President Trump did nothing wrong, let alone broke the law.
Multiple witnesses affirmed that President Trump was right to worry about corruption in Ukraine. The President’s “deeply rooted” view of past Ukrainian corruption was a “reasonable position,” Ambassador Kurt Volker testified. “Most people who know anything about Ukraine would think that.”
That’s true. And despite Democrats’ insistence that even looking into Burisma and the Bidens was “baseless”—indeed, impeachable—the facts say otherwise. Here’s just a partial list of the people and organizations who found enough basis to look into it: the Obama State Department, The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC’s White House reporter, the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office, Hunter Biden’s business partner Chris Heinz, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, and many more.
The bottom line is that a President has both the right and the responsibility to protect American taxpayers from foreign corruption, including in Ukraine. If the American people disagree with that policy decision, they have every right to say so—at the ballot box.

Democrats want to take that right away from you. They’re afraid of what you might say.
FACT CHECK: Even ABC News thought there was a basis to look into this.
 Watch: Fastest impeachment in history . . . followed by the longest delay


The dishonest impeachment case

The dishonest impeachment case

Today marks the end of House Democrats’ 3-day presentation of their historically weak Articles of Impeachment against President Trump. Starting tomorrow, the President will have a chance to respond to Democrats’ dishonest case. 
As expected, the media is going the extra mile to prop up Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) performance this week. Their hope, much like Schiff’s argument itself, is that if you repeat a lie enough, people might soon forget you don’t have any actual evidence for it.
 MUST WATCH: Caught! ABC anchor tries to cut off the President’s counsel  
That strategy was on full display in today’s finale. Schiff spent long portions of his presentation lecturing Senators on the importance of U.S. security aid to Ukraine, claiming that President Trump undermined it. The truth, of course, is that President Trump is the one who secured that lethal defense aid for Ukraine in the first place, reversing the Obama Administration’s policy of weak support.
It gets better. Guess who voted against authorizing the assistance for Ukraine? House Democrats’ own impeachment managers. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) voted no on the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included $300 million for Ukraine. Nadler joined Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) in voting against the FY2019 NDAA, as well, with its $250 million for Ukraine.
Unfortunately, this behavior is par for the course for Democrats in Washington lately. Their obsession with attacking President Trump has led to all sorts of outright lies over the past 3 years, many of which the media simply declined to fact-check:


  • Beginning in 2017, Schiff lied multiple times that he had seen evidence of collusion between President Trump and Russia. Of course, the Mueller Report exposed that as a leftwing hoax—so Schiff just moved on to Ukraine.

  • Also in 2017, Schiff tried to repeatedly mislead the public on the credibility of the debunked Steele dossier. In 2018, he issued a memo to Republicans stating that the FBI and Justice Department didn’t abuse the surveillance process to spy on the Trump campaign. That is now a proven falsehood.

  • Chasing another hoax, Schiff tried to obtain compromising photos of the President that never even existed. He was duped by Russian pranksters.

  • It was discovered that Schiff’s team coordinated with the whistleblower at the center of the Ukraine allegations before the complaint was ever even filed. Schiff had previously lied that there was no contact with the whistleblower.

That’s just a small sample of some of the worst lies from one Democrat impeachment manager. But no matter how many things they make up, the facts of the case won’t change: President Trump is not accused of a corrupt action or of breaking the law. He is under attack by avowed political enemies on the subjective basis of motive and intent because they disagree with his policies.
Think about that as a precedent.
“‘Dazzling’: Adam Schiff's history of inaccuracies, conspiracy theories follows him to Senate floor”
Shameless: “Adam Schiff Refers to Russia Over 30 Times During Senate Impeachment Hearing”

What President Trump told the 47th March for Life

President Trump made history today, becoming the first President to join thousands of Americans at the annual March for Life rally in Washington. Here are a few important things he told the crowd:

  • When it comes to abortion, Democrats have embraced the most radical and extreme positions.

  • Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House.

  • Every life brings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting.

  • Young people are the heart of the March for Life—and it is your generation that is making America a Pro-Family, Pro-Life Nation!

READ: Thousands of Americans are marching to defend the unborn—and the President stands with them.
Pro-life Americans: President Trump "has pursued policies we’ve dreamt of"


Our soldiers are safe, and America is prepared

Our soldiers are safe, and America is prepared

President Donald J. Trump addressed the nation this morning in the wake of Iran’s air attack against bases where American troops were stationed in Iraq.

“No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties, all of our soldiers are safe, and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases,” the President said from the White House’s Grand Foyer.

President Trump: Iran will never have a nuclear weapon on my watch.

“Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world.”

For four decades, the world has tolerated Iran’s destructive and destabilizing behavior across the Middle East and beyond. Appeasement only emboldened a regime that is now the leading state sponsor of terrorism on Earth. After the foolish Iran nuclear deal was signed in 2013, the hostilities and violence only increased.

Instead of thanking the United States and President Obama for the $1.8 billion cash windfall under the nuclear deal, Iran went on a terror spree. It created hell in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The regime brought violence even to its own backyard, recently killing 1,500 people at the protests taking place throughout Iran.

As the leader of the lethal Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani was personally responsible for many of the worst atrocities. He trained terrorist armies, including Hezbollah, to launch strikes against civilian targets. He fueled bloody civil wars across the Middle East. He viciously wounded and killed thousands of American troops, often with ghastly roadside bombs. His most recent American casualties came less than 2 weeks ago. 

Those days are over. Soleimani is dead, and terrorists everywhere just received a powerful message: If you threaten innocent lives, you will suffer grave consequences.

New measures to counter Iran were announced today, as well. The United States will immediately impose more powerful economic sanctions on the regime in Tehran, which will remain in place until Iran changes its behavior. President Trump has also asked that NATO allies become much more involved in the Middle East process.

America has new leverage to pursue real, lasting peace in the region. “We are now the number-one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. We are independent, and we do not need Middle East oil,” President Trump said. He added that on his watch, America’s great military has been rebuilt to the tune of $2.5 trillion.

When America is strong, the world is safer. “The fact that we have this great military and equipment, however, does not mean we have to use it,” President Trump said. “We do not want to use it. American strength, both military and economic, is the best deterrent.”

 The days of tolerating Iran’s destructive behavior are over.

MORE: Read President Trump’s full statement


Update: Take precautions as Hurricane Dorian moves toward U.S.

Update: Take precautions as Hurricane Dorian moves toward U.S.

This afternoon, Hurricane Dorian was officially upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane. President Donald J. Trump and his Administration urge all Americans in the storm’s expected pathway to take precautions.

“[Hurricane]-force winds from #Dorian could begin in parts of Florida *as early as* Saturday or Saturday night,” the National Hurricane Center tweeted today. “Now is the time to begin thinking about what kinds of preparations you might need to make over the next couple of days.”

Before the storm reaches the U.S. mainland, it will affect residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency shared resources today for real-time alerts and other emergency updates for people in these communities.

Please follow @FEMA@NWS, or @Readygov on Twitter for live updates. For more information and resources, visit

Video of the day: ‘The Wall is going up very fast’



Today, President Trump shared an aerial video of wall construction along America’s southern border. The new, slatted barrier provides superior protection without unduly disrupting the incredible scenery of the American Southwest.

“The Wall is going up very fast despite total Obstruction by Democrats in Congress, and elsewhere!” the President wrote.

President Trump ends a driving force behind mass illegal immigration

“How do you stop the torrent of kids risking their lives and coming to America illegally?” the New York Post editorial board asked recently. “One key way: by finally fixing the Flores agreement, as President Trump hopes to do.”

Last week, the President unveiled a new plan that does exactly that.

Going forward, new standards will be implemented that ensure apprehended alien families can be held together during their immigration proceedings. This new rule will keep children safe, secure, and well cared-for while in U.S. custody. At the same time, it will help end the practice of exploiting children as tickets to enter America illegally.

The Flores Settlement Agreement, along with a string of related activist court rulings, has forced our Government to release most illegal immigrant families—including fake families posed by smugglers to game the system—into the United States after just 20 days in custody. It is among the most glaring loopholes used to circumvent America’s legal immigration system. Democrats in Congress have repeatedly declined to fix it, so the Trump Administration is taking action to address this cause of our border crisis.

Loopholes such as Flores are a magnet for smugglers that unleash lawlessness and chaos on America’s doorstep. For context, the number of family units apprehended at the southern border has skyrocketed in recent years—from just 14,855 in fiscal year 2013 to 432,838 so far this year.

That’s an increase of more than 2,800 percent. 

Every bit as important, by closing this loophole, President Trump is taking real action to destroy horrific child smuggling operations. For too long, the Flores agreement has allowed children—some “bought” or stolen from their families by criminal organizations—to be used as pawns to bring large groups of illegal aliens into the United States.

The bottom line: “Ending the settlement was the right call,” John Daniel Davidson writes in The Wall Street Journal. “More than any other single policy, it has created a magnet for illegal immigration, essentially guaranteeing entry to unaccompanied minors and any adult who crosses the Rio Grande with a child.”

Every single American should want immigrants to enter our country legally, safely, and fairly. Only politicians who want open borders would oppose such an obvious fix.

President Trump is enforcing the law AND keeping families together at the border.


President Trump and the G-7 – These are the Three Big Scores from Biarritz

President Trump and the G-7 – These are the Three Big Scores from Biarritz

“This is the third G-7 meeting for President Trump, and by far, the best,” Rebecca Grant writes in Fox News. “Before Trump became president, few noticed these meetings of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States, which have been taking place since 1975.”

Topping the list of issues at the summit was Iran, where President Trump made his conditions clear: “No nuclear weapons, no ballistic missiles, and a longer timeline for a new Iran deal.” Thanks to cooperation at the G-7, the groundwork for progress toward Iran meeting those goals may be closer than ever.

Click here to read more.

“The Trump administration announced last week it will terminate the Flores settlement agreement, a 1997 court decree that has prevented U.S. officials from detaining migrant families and unaccompanied minors for more than 20 days. Media coverage predictably—and inaccurately—warned of ‘indefinite detention’ for families and children caught crossing the southwest border,” John Daniel Davidson writes in The Wall Street Journal. “But ending the settlement was the right call. More than any other single policy, it has created a magnet for illegal immigration, essentially guaranteeing entry to unaccompanied minors and any adult who crosses the Rio Grande with a child.”

“President Trump got slammed by all sides for suddenly escalating his economic war with China on Friday. But for Americans who have lost a family member or friend to the Chinese-made street drug fentanyl, Trump’s harsh pivot is the right move,” Betsy McCaughey writes in the New York Post. “In the last three years alone, fentanyl and similar synthetic opioids manufactured in Chinese labs have killed some 79,000 Americans. That’s more than the American combatants killed in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined.”

“We live in the age of narratives, where propagandized storylines, not facts, matter. Leaked remarks from a recent town hall meeting that The New York Times hosted for its employees show how a mainstream newsroom today transitions from one anti-Trump smear to the next. When will the fake news end?” Jason Meister asks in Fox News. Executive Editor Dean Baquet’s remarks make one thing clear: The Times is deliberately trying out a new narrative in response to the discredited Russia collusion storyline.


American Workers Are Winning

American Workers Are Winning

“The U.S. economy has added millions of jobs, and even long-neglected sectors like manufacturing are having a resurgence,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross writes in Fox Business. Economic health has rebounded from the lows of the Obama Administration.

“Among the continuous good economic news, wage growth for America’s workers has taken center stage. For the first time since 2009, year over year nominal hourly wage growth met or surpassed 3 percent under the Trump Administration.”

With inflation in check, “not only are wages growing but the slow growth in consumer prices means that American workers’ dollars are going farther.”

Click here to read more.

“Health care is the only good or service in the United States that Americans buy and use without first knowing its cost — and that needs to change," healthcare policy expert Scott Atlas writes for CNN Business. “The Trump administration is trying to institute a dose of free market reform that promises to disrupt American health care. In a flurry of pro-consumer moves, improving price transparency has been at the center of the administration's plan to reduce the cost of health care through competition.”

“Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that the trade agreement the Trump administration has forged with Mexico and Canada could be the ‘template for all our future trade deals’ with the European Union, Japan and China,” Chad Livengood reports inCrain’s Detroit Business. “Make no mistake about it, by passing the USMCA, it will strengthen the president's hand in negotiations with China,” the Vice President said.

U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of nearly 200 illegal immigrants near a base in New Mexico over the weekend. “The group consisted mostly of families and unaccompanied minors from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador,” Danielle Wallace reports for Fox News. “Large groups like these exacerbate the current immigration process further impacting our workforce, facilities, and resources,” Interim Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez said. “I commend the incredible work of our Border Patrol Agents who continue to push forward through this border crisis.”


Vice President Pence and Ivanka Trump promote job opportunities for all

“We want America to be the worst place in the world to commit a serious crime, but we also want America to be the best place in the world, once you’ve done your time, to get a second chance,” Vice President Mike Pence said in Jacksonville, Florida, last Friday.

The Vice President joined Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump for a roundtable with Operation New Hope, which for 20 years has been bringing opportunities for a fresh start to people who made the wrong choices early in their lives.

“The reality is that more than 50 percent of the people who leave prison are re-incarcerated within five years,” Vice President Pence said. But President Donald J. Trump’s historic criminal justice reform “now is creating new pathways for educational coursework, vocational training, faith-based programs in our federal prison system. And it’s been supported broadly by law enforcement across this country,” he added.

In Florida and across America, the U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders. That means more jobs are available to help former inmates adjust to life on the outside and become productive members of their communities. It also means more opportunities exist to help all working- and middle-class Americans thrive, regardless of background. 

“Worker wages are growing much faster than previously reported,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote this week. Compensation rose 4.5 percent in 2017 and 5 percent last year. In June, wages and salaries grew at an annual rate of 5.5 percent—still an incredible 4.1 percent after accounting for inflation.

“In sum, Americans are earning more and relying less on government,” the editors wrote.

In Jacksonville, Vice President Pence and Ms. Trump toured Miller Electric, a company that embodies what this Trump Economy is all about. In total, Miller Electric has added more than 300 new jobs since early last year. It has also grown its apprenticeship program, which now totals more than 500 people across the country.

American workers and students “of every age, income, and background should have the chance to pursue their dreams and succeed and thrive according to their abilities and their ambitions,” Vice President Pence told the company’s employees. When you look at those growing wages, “they’re actually rising at the fastest rate for hardworking, blue-collar Americans. The forgotten men and women of America are forgotten no more.”

The White House’s Pledge to America’s Workers is doubling down on that promise. The initiative launched last summer, aiming to expand workforce training and reskilling opportunities in the United States. Last week, as the Pledge celebrated its one-year anniversary, Ivanka Trump announced the tally: more than 12 million job training opportunities pledged thus far.

The Wall Street Journal: “The 99% Get a Bigger Raise”

Matthew Charles: Thanks to President Trump, “I got my second chance.”


Border Wall will Help People on Both Sides -- Trump is Right

Border Wall will Help People on Both Sides -- Trump is Right

“After my trip last week to the southern border, my conviction is stronger than ever that President Trump is right: we have to build the wall. We have to turn off the magnets that attract . . . encourage and allow migrants to enter our country under false pretenses,” Rep. Roger W. Marshall (R-KS) writes in Fox News.

“Last week I joined six other physicians in Congress and found today’s crisis to be so much worse. Despite Herculean efforts by our Border Patrol officers, we are unable to keep up with the deluge of migrants. Our systems are simply overwhelmed, and there appears to be no break in the near future.”

The bottom line: “While the national press portrays the Border Patrol as the ‘bad guy,’ we should recognize that Border Patrol agents are making the best of a very difficult situation — a crisis created by a badly broken immigration system.”

Click here to read more.

“Americans by a wide margin agree with President Trump that the upcoming 2020 census should ask a citizenship question,” Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner. An overwhelming 53 percent of respondents agreed with the President, according to the latest Economist/YouGov poll. Less than a third disagreed.

Just in: 55% of Hispanics support U.S. citizenship question on Census, too

“USMCA improves virtually every component of the old NAFTA, and California’s agriculture industry stands to gain significantly,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue writes in the San Francisco Chronicle. “When President Trump mentioned the possibility of withdrawing from NAFTA, the universal hue and cry from agriculture was ‘do no harm.’ Not only has he done that, he negotiated a better agreement on almost every front.”

President Trump recently signed an executive order to make healthcare prices more transparent by requiring “hospitals to publicly post standard prices for medical care in an ‘easy-to-understand, consumer-friendly’ format that will ‘allow patients to compare prices across hospitals,’” healthcare expert Sally Pipes writes in the Washington Examiner. “Patients' wallets will benefit from more competition. The president's efforts to boost price transparency can help provide just that.”

Yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence criticized a Democratic member of Congress “for cheapening the Holocaust by comparing the Nazi death camps to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol detention facilities for illegal immigrants,” Dave Boyer reports for The Washington Times. “To compare the humane work of dedicated men and women of Customs and Border Protection with the horrors of the Holocaust is an outrage,” the Vice President said.

“The Nazis took lives. American law enforcement saves lives every day.”


See the highlights from President Trump’s ‘Salute to America’

See the highlights from President Trump’s ‘Salute to America’

This Fourth of July, President Donald J. Trump stood just below the Lincoln Memorial steps and delivered an Independence Day address to a crowd stretching across the National Mall and all the way to the Washington Monument.

“Today, we come together as one nation with this very special Salute to America. We celebrate our history, our people, and the heroes who proudly defend our flag—the brave men and women of the United States Military,” President Trump said.

“Together, we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told: the story of America.”

Watch: The best moments from President Trump’s “Salute to America”

From our Founding Fathers to modern-day heroes, that story is comprised of Americans who have made sacrifices large and small for this nation. Seated just behind President Trump on Thursday were some of these individuals—many of whom the President recognized during his speech.

Dr. Emil Freireich, for example, pioneered treatments for leukemia. Before his work, 99 percent of children diagnosed with that terrible disease died. Today, 90 percent of kids with the most common forms of leukemia will survive, thanks largely to Dr. Freireich’s medical breakthroughs.

“That same American spirit that emboldened our founders has kept us strong throughout our history,” President Trump said. “It lives on in each and every one of you here today.”

At its heart, “Salute to America” showcased the revived strength and vigor of our armed forces. Each of the five military branches featured flyovers along the National Mall, and the event concluded with an incredible run by the famed U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

“Nearly 250 years ago, a volunteer army of farmers and shopkeepers, blacksmiths, merchants, and militiamen risked life and limb to secure American liberty and self-government,” the President said. “This evening, we have witnessed the noble might of the warriors who continue that legacy.”

President Trump: “The future belongs to the brave, the strong, the proud, and the free.”

Marc Thiessen: Trump made his critics look small during his ‘Salute to America’

The Trump Economy shatters expectations . . . again.

Just one day after Salute to America, last week’s jobs report delivered more great news on America’s comeback under President Trump. Yet again, the U.S. economy beat “expert” predictions—proving that pro-growth policies are delivering for American workers.

Job creation remains strong, with the 224,000 jobs added in June far surpassing the 162,000 predicted. Just as important, families are seeing an uptick in wages, with an increase of 3.1 percent over the past year, according to the Labor Department.

The nation’s unemployment rate is near 50-year lows. The latest 3.7 percent mark makes for 16 consecutive months with unemployment at or below 4 percent.  

Despite the critics’ negative predictions, America’s economic outlook remains rock solid. Since President Trump was elected in 2016, more than 6 million jobs have been added, and that number continues to rise as more and more Americans join the labor force.

Behind the numbers: The latest great jobs report in the Trump Economy


President Trump Defies Ominous Predictions with Nonpartisan July 4th Salute to American Spirit

President Trump Defies Ominous Predictions with Nonpartisan July 4th Salute to American Spirit

“President Trump struck a patriotic, nonpartisan and unifying note during his address at Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, D.C.,” Lukas Mikelionis reports for Fox News. “A massive crowd gathered on the Lincoln Memorial despite the rain”—an audience that filled both sides along the Reflecting Pool and stretched out to the Washington Monument.

“The president used the speech to call on Americans to ‘stay true to our cause’ and praised American heroes including the Armed Forces and civil rights leaders.”

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“Payroll growth rebounded sharply in June as the U.S. economy added 224,000 jobs, the best gain since January,” Jeff Cox reports for CNBC. The economy beat expectations once again as experts predicted job growth of only 165,000. The unemployment rate of 3.7 percent remains at “near 50-year lows.”

President Trump’s 4th of July address took the tradition “to new heights on Thursday. Democrats complained before the speech that Trump was politicizing the Fourth of July. He did nothing of the sort,” Marc Thiessen writes in The Washington Post. “In a speech reminiscent of his outstanding remarks last month at Normandy, Trump delivered a soaring presidential address — a celebration of the greatness of our country.”

Recently, “the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) launched a media campaign urging Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The campaign, centered around a new webpage, features personal stories from cattle and beef producers across the country who want Congress to ratify the USMCA as quickly as possible,” Southeast AgNet reports.

At the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump spoke at this year’s G20 Summit, bringing women’s economic issues to the forefront of the discussion, Amy Kremer writes in Townhall. “As a champion for global equality for women, Ivanka insisted that initiatives to stimulate female economic empowerment be ‘at the very heart of the G20 agenda.’”


President Trump Pursues Smart China Strategy Heading Into Meeting With Xi Jinping

President Trump Pursues Smart China Strategy Heading Into Meeting With Xi Jinping

“At President Trump’s planned meeting Saturday with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Japan, Trump is expected to continue to advance a strategy that his administration introduced in his first six months in office: viewing China as a strategic competitor to the United States and its allies,” writes Dr. Nadia Schadlow, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, in Fox News.
“This shift from an enabling posture to a competitive strategy was a response to years of Chinese Communist Party efforts to shape the international system in a way that disadvantaged the United States on trade and advanced China’s authoritarian system.”
President Trump has two goals for that approach, Schadlow says. The first is fixing economic relationships so that America is never giving a strategic advantage to an adversary. The second is tilting the global balance of power toward free, open societies.
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“Congress on Thursday approved $4.6 billion in emergency aid to deal with the border crisis, giving President Trump a symbolic victory on immigration and money to improve conditions for migrant children and families crowding the border,” Stephen Dinan and Gabriella Muñoz report in The Washington Times. President Trump “asked for the money nearly two months ago, but Democrats blocked it from being included in a disaster spending bill this month. Democrats also blocked 18 other Republican attempts to force the bill onto the floor.”

“The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was one of the most comprehensive tax overhauls ever enacted,” Bruce Thompson writes in the Washington Examiner. “Yet as far as the media is concerned, the bill only slashed taxes for corporations and the wealthy . . . This characterization of the bill is false and misleading, yet it is an assertion endlessly reported by reporters and pundits in the national media, as well as Democrats.”

“Americans hate to wait. We scout out the shortest grocery line. We choose the fastest delivery option. We chafe at slow-moving internet speeds. And we don’t like to wait for health care when we or our loved ones urgently need it,” Steven Law writes in Fox News. “Why do government-run health care systems—including so-called single-payer schemes like Medicare-for-All—result in long waits for needed care? Because unlike the private sector, government has zero incentive to customize care to individual needs. It achieves efficiencies primarily by doling out one-size-fits-all health care to everyone, regardless of unique circumstances.”

“On behalf of doctors across America and their patients, I am writing to underscore the importance of the executive order President Trump signed this week on ‘Improving Price and Quality Transparency in Healthcare.’ Everyone will benefit from this, save for those who profit from keeping Americans in the dark,” writes Marni Jameson Carey, Executive Director of the Association of Independent Doctors, in the Washington Examiner.

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Hundreds of Migrant Caravan Members Found to Have US Criminal Histories: DHS Files

Hundreds of Migrant Caravan Members Found to Have US Criminal Histories: DHS Files

“Hundreds of illegal immigrants attempting to cross the southern border as part of massive migrant caravans were found to have criminal histories in the U.S., according to newly obtained Department of Homeland Security documents,” Brooke Singman reports for Fox News.

“The files detailed one migrant caravan of nearly 8,000 individuals that started toward the border in October 2018 and arrived south of California by December. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 660 of them had U.S. criminal convictions—with 40 convicted of assault or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and three convicted of murder.”

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“For months, America’s farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers have been waiting on Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat-led House to do their job and consider trade deals that put America First, like the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The agreement as it currently stands would bring our trade relationship with our neighbors into the 21st century while creating another 176,000 new jobs and more than $68 billion in new investment in the U.S. economy,” Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) writes in Greenville Business Magazine. Democrats concede that “NAFTA was not a good deal for American workers and didn’t result in bigger paychecks,” Rep. Duncan says. It’s time to fix that.

“With almost 500,000 new manufacturing jobs created in the United States since he took office, President Trump can proudly stand on his policies which are beginning the revitalization of America with some of the latest high-tech, advanced manufacturing factories in the world,” Richard Manning writes in Fox News.

Carla Provost, chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, testified before Congress yesterday that her officers have been working in overdrive just to keep up with the record pace of illegal immigration, Timothy Meads writes in Townhall. “If we do not [have] some kind of consequence for violating the law and illegally crossing our borders, then I don't know what I am here for, in all honesty,” she said.

“If Congress truly wants to address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border, there is no better solution than ensuring the Office of Refugee Resettlement is adequately funded to handle this crisis,” Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) writes in the Washington Examiner. “This should not be a partisan issue, but for those Democrats who claim to be concerned with the living conditions of children on our southern border, they will have no one to blame but themselves if they block this legislation that is even supported by the New York Times' editorial board.”



Mexico Becomes First Country to Approve USMCA
-Washington Examiner
“Mexico’s Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade, a deal that would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement,” Zachary Halaschak reports. “[Canadian] Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said last week that Canada would be working ‘in tandem’ with the U.S. in hammering out final passage of the historic trade deal.”

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How Trump’s Tax Cuts Are Helping the Middle Class
-The Daily Signal
“Steve, it’s almost like a light switch was flicked from off to on the day after the election,” one small business owner says about the effect of the Trump Presidency on his company. Tax reform expert Stephen Moore say that “the economic ramifications [of tax cuts] have been almost universally positive . . . Almost 90% of taxpayers don’t have to itemize their deduction any longer because we doubled the standard deduction.”

 Reagan economist Art Laffer receives Medal of Freedom from President Trump

Ivanka Trump, Wilbur Ross: President Redoubles Efforts to Ensure Good Jobs for All
-Salisbury Post
“With a record 48 states registering unemployment rates below 5%, President Trump’s economic agenda is paying off,” which means more opportunities for job seekers, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross write. As of today, the President’s efforts have resulted in more than 250 companies pledging more than 9 million new training opportunities for American workers and students.

 Ivanka Trump in Charlotte: “We are approaching 10 million commitments”

Pence Says Maduro ‘Must Go’ as Navy Aids Venezuelan Refugees
-The Washington Times
“Vice President Mike Pence called anew for the ouster of Venezuela’s embattled President Nicholas Maduro on Tuesday, asserting that the socialist leader’s removal is the only way democracy can be restored in the South American nation,” Carlo Muñoz reports. “We are with our neighbors and we will stand with [the Venezuelan people],” the Vice President said.

 Vice President Pence: U.S. compassion “sets sail” with the USNS Comfort

Bahrain Workshop on Palestinian Economy is the Opportunity of a Generation
“This is exciting—an opportunity of a generation. We are grateful to the Kingdom of Bahrain for extending the invitation to [the Trump Administration] to host the June 25 and 26 workshop with them for the benefit of Palestinians and others in the region, offering us a unique opportunity to communicate our economic vision,” White House Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt writes. President Trump’s goal is to present “a realistic resolution and a brighter future for all those burdened with this conflict.”

Hundreds of Migrant Caravan Members Found to Have US Criminal Histories: DHS Files
-Fox News
“Hundreds of illegal immigrants attempting to cross the southern border as part of massive migrant caravans were found to have criminal histories in the U.S., according to newly obtained Department of Homeland Security documents,” Brooke Singman reports. One caravan of nearly 8,000 migrants arrived south of California in December 2018. “660 of them had U.S. criminal convictions—with 40 convicted of assault or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and three convicted of murder.”

President Trump Could Revolutionize the Private Health Insurance Market
-The Washington Post
“Last week, the White House finalized a rule that allows employers to fund health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) that can be used by workers to buy their own coverage on the individual market,” healthcare expert Avik Roy writes. “Some in Washington want to take health insurance choices away from workers and replace them with the diktats of politicians. The Trump initiative moves in the opposite direction.”