The White House • April 27, 2018
Driving the Day
|Americans won 9 gold medals—and 23 overall—at this year’s Winter Games. President Donald J. Trump congratulated U.S. Olympians this morning.|
|President Trump welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Washington today, following Mrs. Merkel’s recent reelection to a fourth term.|
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Meet America’s new Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo
Yesterday, the Senate easily confirmed Mike Pompeo to be our 70th Secretary of State. Pompeo, who has served as CIA Director since last year, drew unanimous Republican support and earned the votes of several key Democrats. “Considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) tweeted this week.
Pompeo’s bipartisan confirmation attests to his record. Newspaper editorial boards across the country have praised his invaluable mix of instincts and experience. “He has invigorated the CIA clandestine service, tried to give Mr. Trump options on North Korea, and has gained the President’s trust,” The Wall Street Journal explained last Wednesday.
President Trump calls Pompeo a true patriot. “He will always put the interests of America first. He has my trust. He has my support. Today, he has my congratulations,” the President said in a statement.
What’s in your medicine cabinet?
Each day, Americans are prescribed medications that go unused. These left-over drugs often wind up in medicine cabinets, closets, and other spaces throughout the home. Unused or expired medicines often seem innocuous, but many contribute to accidental poisonings, overdoses, and thefts across the country.
Tomorrow is a good day to help change that. President Trump has announced that the 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be tomorrow, Saturday, April 28. Held twice per year, Take Back Day is an opportunity for families to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs at one of any thousands of drop-off sites.
Disposal can also be done safely through the mail. Multiple retail pharmacies, such as Costco, CVS, and Rite Aid, sell postage-paid envelopes to mail in left-over medicines. Free mail-in envelopes are also offered by the National Safety Council.
Photo of the Day
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