American Idol finalist Jax, sees her upcoming White House performance on Independence Day as a chance to honor “our troops,” and celebrate “the birthday of our country.” The New Jersey-born singer also says she won’t let any amount of backlash change her mind. “I think it’s kinda a really unfortunate thing people can’t separate politics and patriotism,” the singer told TMZ on Thursday. The Season 14 American Idol finalist explained that her appearance is more about honoring her family, and other families that have sacrificed for our country. Jax’s younger brother is a Marine and her father was a 9/11 first responder. “I think it’s about honoring our troops and celebrating the birthday of our country,” the singer said. According to TMZ, “Jax will join fellow ‘AI’ alum Jonny Brenns and country music singer Sara Evans for a July 4 evening concert on the south lawn of the White House, with the Prez and First Lady Melania Trump in the crowd.” “I’m delighted to welcome this new addition to the annual White House July 4th celebration. Americans will be able to tune in from their homes and be part of the festivities,” Melania Trump said in a statement. The concert will be televised Wednesday on the Hallmark Channel.
The White House on Thursday proposed the most comprehensive plan to reorganize the federal government in 100 years, including a merger of the departments of Education and Labor, and a proposal to add work requirements for welfare programs. “Businesses change all the time,” said White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. “Government doesn’t, and one of the things you get when you hire a businessman to become president is you bring this attitude from the private sector.” The sweeping reorganization plan stems from an order signed by Mr. Trump in March 2017 calling for a review of the federal government to streamline agencies and reduce waste. The combined education and labor department would be called the Department of Education and the Workforce, or DEW, and would oversee programs for students and workers. In a presentation to the Cabinet, Mr. Mulvaney cited examples of bringing all food-safety regulations under the Agriculture Department, instead of sharing those responsibilities with the Food and Drug Administration. “If it’s cheese pizza, it’s FDA, but you put pepperoni on it and it becomes a USDA product. I mean, come on?” he said. “An open-faced roast beef sandwich is USDA, a closed-faced roast beef sandwich is FDA. Not making this up. You can’t make this kind of stuff up. This would only happen in the government.” The plan would also move the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, from the USDA to Health and Human Services, which would be renamed the Department of Health and Public Welfare and oversee public assistance programs. “We’re still dealing with a government that is from the early 20th century,” Mr. Mulvaney said. “It simply doesn’t make sense.” In merging the Departments of Education and Labor, Mr. Mulvaney said, the government’s 47-odd job-training programs could be reduced to 16. The plan also would privatize the U.S. Postal Service. The reorganization plan faces an uncertain fate in Congress, with some Democrats and unions representing the federal workforce saying it has no chance of being approved.
Glad to see our President and his team trying to our bloated and out-of-control federal government leaner and more efficient. That is something that is WAY overdue. But, if the Dems take even one of the chambers of Congress over after the midterms in November, it won’t happen. For more click on the text above.
President Donald Trump proclaimed Sunday, June 17, as Father’s Day, praising the men who support and care for their children. “Fathers across our country serve as role models for their children and families,” he wrote in a statement. “Through their examples, they display the fundamental American values of hard work and dedication, which are so important to fulfilling our potential and achieving the American Dream.” The president noted the importance of fathers staying involved with their families and communities, promising to promote fatherhood in the United States. “Today, and every day, we honor our fathers who serve their families with humble and giving hearts,” he wrote. “Whether we became their children through birth, adoption, or foster care, the incredible fathers in our lives generously share with us the powerful gifts of love and care through their presence and dedication.”
Here here! I called my dad first thing this morning…think I woke him up. But, he was grateful for the call. Dad’s like the little things.. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. 🙂
Despite widely circulated conspiracy theories and breathless media speculation that she was “missing in action,” first lady Melania Trump attended a scheduled White House event honoring Gold Star families Monday evening. Videos of the first lady at the event, which marked her first public appearance in more than three weeks after undergoing a kidney procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, were quickly posted on social media. Images uploaded to Twitter showed the first lady wearing a sleeveless black dress and strolling into the East Room accompanied by President Trump. The president showed her to a seat in the front row before he headed for the stage. Melania Trump had not been seen in public since May 10, when she and the president welcomed home three Americans freed from North Korea. Four days later, the White House announced she had been hospitalized to treat a benign kidney condition. CNN and several other mainstream media outlets had been painting the first lady as “missing in action,” even though several observers pointed out that the first lady was spotted in the West Wing as recently as May 29. Nevertheless, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” newsletter on Monday led with a giant graphic of a calendar, placing question marks on each date since Mrs. Trump was “last seen” on May 10. Even though the network noted that Melania Trump was scheduled to appear at the Gold Star function monday, CNN’s Brian Stelter appeared to downplay the news because the event was not open to the public. “BUT BUT: The event is closed to the press, so Monday evening may not resolve the mystery,” Stelter tweeted. Meanwhile, Rolling Stone senior writer Jamil Smith on Sunday wrote on Twitter, “I wish that I didn’t suspect that the prolonged, poorly explained public absence of Melania Trump could be about concealing abuse. I wish that it was a ludicrous prospect.” A spokeswoman for Melania Trump on Monday slammed a “rabid press corps” for the wanton speculation about her condition and whereabouts. “Mrs. Trump has always been a strong and independent woman who puts her family, and certainly her health above all else, and that won’t change over a rabid press corps,” Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, told Fox News. “She’s confident in what she is doing and in her role, and knows the rest is just speculation and nonsense.”
Indeed!! CNN again shows itself to be utter garbage and “fake news.” But, this tool, Jamil Smith, over at Rolling Stone took it to a whole other level suggesting, not too subtly, that Melania may have been physically abused by the President, and that might be why she’s been out of sight for a few weeks. No, you disgusting tool. She had SURGERY for a kidney condition and has been taking it easy at the White House. That’s all! They need to fire that nauseating prick. And here’s a newsflash for the uneducated dominantly liberal mainstream media… The First Lady has no official. job description. She is not an elected official. She is merely the wife of the President. Anything she CHOOSES to do is ceremonial in nature. Sure, she has a very public platform from which she can promote causes she believes in, and so on. But, nothing is required of her and she is not obligated to do anything or be anywhere at anytime. And, given she just had surgery, it’s mind-boggling that these media idiots are looking for some negative story to attribute to her being “missing in action.” It is total nonsense. To see the video of her at last night’s event, click on the text above.
President Donald J. Trump issued a Memorial Day proclamation for all Americans to remember military heroes who lost their lives in the defense of freedom. “We remain duty bound to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf and to remember them with thankfulness and unwavering pride,” Trump wrote in the proclamation, setting May 28, 2018, as Memorial Day. The president also asked Americans to “unite in prayer for lasting peace in our troubled world so that future generations will enjoy the blessings of liberty and independence.” Click here to read the full proclamation released by the White House.
After negotiating a savings of more than $1 billion on the order for the next Air Force One, President Donald Trump will visit a Boeing plant during a visit to Missouri next week. Wednesday’s scheduled trip will be his third to the Show Me State since taking office — and first since passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. At Boeing’s St. Louis plant Trump is expected to talk taxes during what the White House described as a “roundtable discussion” focusing on the projected benefits of the tax bill, which the president signed into law in December, the newspaper reported. According to Friday’s jobs report, U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs in February, more than forecast, and saw moderate wage growth and continued low unemployment. Trump’s trip to the Boeing facility follows an informal agreement between the two parties on a fixed contract for the new Air Force One program. “Thanks to the president’s negotiations, the contract will save the taxpayers more than $1.4 billion,” deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said. Trump had taken to Twitter in late 2016 to criticize the high cost of building the aircraft. The new deal will be valued at $3.9 billion, down from the original estimate of more than $5 billion for two 747 jets, which will serve as presidential aircraft, and a development program. Joining Trump in the roundtable discussion will be Missouri state Attorney General Josh Hawley and other Republicans, FOX2 St. Louis said. Hawley is vying to replace Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in November’s election. Hawley has also been pursuing an antitrust case against Google, and his Senate campaign can help to amplify that effort, Bloomberg reported. Wednesday’s event is billed as “invitation only,” though it will be open to media. The president’s two previous Missouri visits were to Springfield in August and St. Charles in November while promoting his tax-reform plan, the Post-Dispatch reported.
Author Michael Wolff admitted he didn’t interview any of President Trump’s Cabinet members for his anti-Trump book Fire & Fury. Wolff made the admission on Monday in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” Host Norah O’Donnell asked Wolf, “Did you speak to any members of the president’s Cabinet for this book?” Wolff responded, “I did not.” You did not?” O’Donnell repeated. “I did not,” Wolff confirmed. She then asked Wolff if he ever interviewed Vice President Mike Pence. “I did not,” Wolff said again. O’Donnell also noted Trump denied having ever been interviewed by Wolff. “The president denies he ever spoke to you for the book, at all,” O’Donnell said. “I probably think he had no idea he was speaking to me for this book,” Wolff said. “When I would meet the president in the White House we would chat as though we were friends.” “But that’s not an interview, to greet someone and say, ‘Hello,’” O’Donnell pointed out. “That’s not a journalistic exercise.”
Exactly!! Kudos to Norah for calling out this self-serving, agenda-driven, con artist out on national tv. Excellent!! This book has been entirely discredited, and even Michael has admitted himself that much of the book is unsubstantiated fiction. Anyway, to see the video of this exchange, and/or read the rest of this article, click on the text above.