Trump Touts ‘Historic’ Economic Turnaround as GDP Growth Hits 4.1 Percent
Gabby Morrongiello reports that President Trump announced the U.S. GDP rose to an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter. She writes that the President “said the current manufacturing renaissance, combined with Friday's numbers and ongoing negotiations over new bilateral trade deals, proved the U.S. is once again ‘the economic envy of the entire world.’”
“President Trump announced Wednesday that he has secured major trade concessions from European Union officials,” Adam Shaw reports. “Both sides agreed to work toward the goal of ‘zero’ tariffs and subsidies on non-auto industrial goods.” President Trump called it “a very big day for free and fair trade.”
“In the Olympics, if opposing athletes continuously broke the rules while the officials let them get away with it, American fans would want our coaches to raise a fuss,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue writes. “That’s what has been happening in the arena of international trade, and President Donald Trump is rightly calling out our competitors for unfair play.”
“President Trump held the second ‘Made in America’ event at the White House on Monday. The event, which was designed to celebrate the administration's economic policies, showcased products from each of the 50 states,” CBS News reports.
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Ivanka Trump: We Must Build Workers’ Skills More Effectively to Ensure a Bright Economic Future
-The Dallas Morning News
“Thanks to the Trump administration’s pro-growth policies, the U.S. economy is booming,” Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump writes. “If we could more effectively build workers’ skills and bring more nonworking Americans off the sidelines, our economic future could be even brighter.”
Trump Steel Tariffs Bring Hope, Prosperity Back to Granite City
-St. Louis Dispatch
“Hiding in plain sight in a suburb of St. Louis is one of the great success stories of President Donald J. Trump’s tough trade policies,” National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro writes. “This is the rebirth of the Granite City steelworks, idled in 2015 — along with about 2,000 steelworkers — under a drowning flood of subsidized foreign imports.”
House Passes Tech-Focused Skills Training Legislation
The Perkins Career and Technical Education Act “unanimously passed the House on Wednesday afternoon after passing the Senate on Monday. It is now headed to President Trump’s desk,” Ali Breland and Juliegrace Brufke report. The bill, which was championed by Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, is “aimed at bolstering skills training for technical jobs in various industries.”
Secretary of State Pompeo: Religious Persecution in Iran, China Must End Now
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns Iran and China to end their religious persecution. “We need to hear the stories of those persecuted, tortured, falsely imprisoned, and killed for their faith,” he writes. “We can honor their sacrifices by preventing these atrocities from happening again.”
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Trump Tells Veterans He Will ‘Stand Up for America’
“We don’t apologize for America anymore. We stand up for America. We stand up for the patriots who defend America,” President Trump told the Veterans of Foreign Wars at their national convention this week. “And we stand up for our national anthem,” the President added to a “thundering ovation.”
Tax Cuts Only Help the Wealthy, Right? American Paychecks Show Otherwise
“In every single congressional district, taxpayers are seeing a tax cut,” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James write. “Americans are better off now than they were two years ago—the economy is booming again.”
Nikki Haley, Jared Kushner: For Gaza Peace, Tell the Truth About Hamas
“The old cliché about turning around a battleship is true. It doesn't happen quickly. But something is happening at the United Nations that proves that changing course is possible,” write U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt in CNN.
Gov. Phil Bryant: Brett Kavanaugh Best Choice for Supreme Court
“Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding nominee, and the single most qualified person in the country to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He deserves swift confirmation by the United States Senate,” Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant writes.