The President’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, gave the Weekly Real News Update from Trump Tower on Thursday. She summarized President Trump’s feelings about white supremacists and his progress in various departments.
Jumping straight into the controversy surrounding the president’s statements about the violence in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, Lara Trump said the president has been clear about where he stands on the issue of hate groups and hate speech.
“This week, racism and criminal acts of hate have dominated the national stage,” Lara said. “President Trump has made himself very clear, repeatedly, on this subject.”
Lara quoted the president, who said Monday, “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in it’s name are criminals and thugs, including the K.K.K., neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”
Lara said President Trump’s heart goes out to the family of Heather Heyer and the families of two law-enforcement officers lost in the helicopter crash on Saturday.
Heyer was killed when a car driven by a white supremacist rammed through a crowd of people protesting the nationalist rally. President Trump personally reached out to the family, but according to reports, the girl’s mother has refused to speak to him following his controversial press conference on Tuesday.
The two Virginia state troopers were killed in a helicopter crash late Saturday afternoon near Charlottesville, after they visited the city to monitor the activity.
Lara continued, “The president condemns, in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. It has no place in America.”
Lara said that regardless of the color of our skin, “We all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are made by the same Almighty God.” She continued, “The president said it best, ‘We must love each other, show affection for each other and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.'”
Lara moved on to other subjects, starting with the president’s apprenticeship program, which she described as an “historic initiative” to expand apprenticeship and workforce training programs across all industries. Lara said that while he was in New Jersey this week, the president held a discussion on the subject.
She reports that a special program is being expanded for women and minorities in STEM fields, where they have been underrepresented.
Next, Lara reported that President Trump is taking steps to make veteran health care a priority of the Administration. Lara says he has moved quickly to improve the VA healthcare system.
In South America, Vice President Pence continues his tour, visiting “leaders from the government and business community to reaffirm the president’s commitment to deepening bilateral trade and investment ties with the region, and to build on the good work that has been done to bolster our shared economic and security goals,” Lara reported.
She said that we have shared interests with the leaders of South America, and that Pence has made it clear “American first does not mean America alone.”
Moving to the topic of China, Lara said that, as a first step in ensuring protection against the theft of American innovation and intellectual property, the president is ready to tackle the issue of theft by China. She reports that in some cases, China has caused American companies to transfer their innovation to benefit China.
On Saturday, Trump vowed to get tough on trade with China. The President will be calling for an investigation into allegations that the Asian nation violated U.S. intellectual property rights, and forced technology transfers.
The president’s weekly report also included a review of the process for infrastructure projects. According to Lara, major infrastructure projects are held up for years, creating a loss of progress and money. Under President Trump, that will improve, she said.
Lara concluded by inviting anyone in the Phoenix, AZ area to join the president at a rally on Tuesday August 22.
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