Category Archives: White House

President Trump Challenges Congress on Border Security

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer President Donald J. Trump, in reference to a "growing security and humanitarian concern at our southern border" has challenged congressional leaders to meet with him and resolve the matter tomorrow. Speaking from the White House during an eight-minute prime time television address, he further asked citizens to communicate their concerns with their congressional representatives. A summary of the President's position is available here. In response, House Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer strongly condemned the President's remarks. Read more

President Obama Comments on Dallas

THE WHITE HOUSE Statement on Dallas President Obama: "We are horrified over these events" Last night, law enforcement officers in Dallas, Texas who were keeping people safe during a peaceful protest were targeted and attacked. This morning, President Obama offered a statement on these tragic attacks and made it clear that we as a nation stand united with the people and the police department in Dallas. "I speak for every single American when I say that we are horrified over these events, and that we stand united with the people and the police department in Dallas ... Let's be clear: There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement. The FBI is already in touch with the Dallas police, and anyone involved in these senseless murders will be held fully accountable. Justice will be done. With your understanding, I want to Read more

President’s Statement on Brussels Bombings

THE WHITE HOUSE This morning, President Obama spoke with the Belgian Prime Minister and made a statement on this morning's horrific attacks in Brussels. [ video: ] "I want to comment on the terrorist attacks that have taken place in Brussels. The thoughts and the prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium. We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people. We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally, Belgium, in bringing to justice those who are responsible. And this is yet another reminder that the world must unite, we must be together, regardless of nationality, or race, or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can -- and will -- defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world." President Obama spoke today by phone with Belgian Prime Minister Read more