With the holiday season upon us, President Donald J. Trump is working hard with Congress to cut taxes for middle-income families and fix our Nation's broken tax code in time for Christmas. The new bill – currently making its way through the Senate – will slash taxes by some $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years and is projected to boost household incomes significantly after nearly two decades of stagnation. The new code will allow families to spend more of their hard-earned dollars toward the success of their children, while restoring America's competitive business edge and stimulating job growth.
On Thanksgiving Day, President Trump traveled to Station Lake Worth Inlet in Palm Beach County, Florida, to visit Coast Guard service members and hosted a video teleconference with U.S. military personnel on missions abroad. The President spoke with members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard gathered on the video conference from bases in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Turkey, as well as from ships in the middle of the ocean. President Trump expressed his gratitude on behalf of the American people for these heroes’ dedication to our country.
Today, First Lady Melania Trump officially unveils Christmas season at the White House. This year’s theme, “Time-Honored Traditions,” includes a tribute to service members with the Gold Star Family Tree, historic pieces celebrating the holiday tradition of dining and hospitality, and a nod to the first themed White House Christmas, the “Nutcracker Suite” in 1961. The State Dining Room holds the famous gingerbread house, which depicts the South facade of the White House and features Mrs. Trump’s signature Christmas wreaths.
POTUS TODAYToday President Trump is having lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Senate Finance Committee before hosting an event in the Oval Office honoring Native American code talkers. Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
Vice President Mike Pence participated in a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan this morning and later will join a meeting with the leadership of General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler.
COMING UPTomorrow, President Trump will visit the US Capitol to discuss tax reform with Senate GOP.
This week, Vice President Pence will deliver the keynote address at a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the historic United Nations vote calling for the establishment of a Jewish State. Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump is leading a U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, to promote female entrepreneurship.