The White House • April 26, 2018
Driving the Day
|President Donald J. Trump will welcome service members and veterans to the White House today for the 2018 Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride. Watch live at 10:30 a.m. ET.|
|In honor of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will hold a mock briefing this morning with children of White House press corps members.|
What you need to know about entry restrictions
The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday about President Trump’s proclamation to limit travel from countries that pose an elevated threat to the United States from terrorism. “This proclamation is about what it says it’s about: foreign policy and national security,” Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco told the justices.
President Trump’s actions will strengthen America’s screening and vetting. Last September, the President placed entry restrictions on nationals from certain countries. The proclamation followed an extensive review that determined some countries were not adequately sharing information about their residents with the United States, or they presented other risk factors relevant to national security.
The President’s top priority is the safety of the American people. Sensible entry restrictions advance that priority. In fact, following President Trump’s actions, other countries have adopted new security measures that strengthen our ability to properly vet individuals seeking to enter the United States.
Welcoming our wounded warriors
Returning to civilian life can be difficult for veterans. Many of our heroes suffer from depression or post-traumatic stress disorder upon discharge—not to mention a variety of physical challenges that can accompany service in the Armed Forces. Resources for this community are essential.
Fortunately, the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is here to help. WWP’s noble mission is to “honor and empower Wounded Warriors,” connecting them to peers and other opportunities that can smooth the transition from military service. Now in its 15th year, the Soldier Ride is one of WWP’s biggest events.
Today, President Trump welcomes some of these heroes to the White House. “Each of you has forged in battle the sacred bonds of loyalty that link our people together,” the President said during last year’s Soldier Ride. “Our country, our values, our very way of life, endures because of you, and it endures because brave Americans raise up in every generation.”
Photo of the Day
Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks
First Lady Melania Trump and Mrs. Macron of France | April 24, 2018