On the Appointment of R. Alexander Acosta (First Solo Press Conference)

Donald J. Trump

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TRUMP: Thank you very much. I just wanted to begin by mentioning that the nominee for secretary of the Department of Labor will be Mr. Alex Acosta. He has a law degree from Harvard Law School, was a great student; former clerk for Justice Samuel Alito. And he has had a tremendous career. He’s a … Continue reading On the Appointment of R. Alexander Acosta (First Solo Press Conference)

On Black History Month

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Donald J. Trump

Well, the election, it came out really well. Next time we’ll triple the number or quadruple it. We want to get it over 51, right? At least 51. Well this is Black History Month, so this is our little breakfast, our little get-together. Hi Lynn, how are you? Just a few notes. During this month, … Continue reading On Black History Month

Opening Remarks of the President’s News Conference with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom

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Donald J. Trump

The President: “Thank you very much. I am honored to have Prime Minister Theresa May here for our first official visit from a foreign leader. This is our first visit, so — great honor. The special relationship between our two countries has been one of the great forces in history for justice and for peace. … Continue reading Opening Remarks of the President’s News Conference with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom

Remarks to the Press by Press Secretary Sean Spicer

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Sean Spicer

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 5:39 P.M. EST MR. SPICER: Good evening. Thank you guys for coming. I know our first official press briefing is going to be on Monday, but I wanted to give you a few updates on the President’s activities. But before I get to the news of the day, I … Continue reading Remarks to the Press by Press Secretary Sean Spicer

Final Press Conference

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Barack Obama

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Let me start out by saying that I was sorely tempted to wear a tan suit today — (laughter) — for my last press conference. But Michelle, whose fashion sense is a little better than mine, tells me that’s not appropriate in January. I covered a lot of the ground … Continue reading Final Press Conference

The President’s News Conference

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Barack Obama

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Let me start out by saying that I was sorely tempted to wear a tan suit today — (laughter) — for my last press conference. But Michelle, whose fashion sense is a little better than mine, tells me that’s not appropriate in January. I covered a lot of the ground … Continue reading The President’s News Conference

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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Josh Earnest

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:15 P.M. EST MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. I don’t actually have any announcements at the top, but — Q: Thank you. (Laughter.) MR. EARNEST: But because today marks my last briefing, I hope you’ll indulge me a couple of personal thoughts before I go to your questions. As … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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Josh Earnest

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:50 P.M. EST MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Happy Friday. TGIF, for one last time. Q: Friday, the 13th. MR. EARNEST: That’s good luck. Let me do one, quick announcement before we get to your questions. Today the White House is hosting a transition exercise with current and perspective … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:37 P.M. EST MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Nice to see you all. Before we get started, I did want to call to your attention an announcement that was made briefly by the U.S. government earlier this morning. The United States, this morning, at the WTO, the World Trade … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

On-the-Record Press Call by Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on Cuba Policy Announcement

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Barack Obama

Via Telephone 5:55 P.M. EST MR. PRICE: Good evening, everyone, and thanks so much for joining this call, especially on such short notice. We wanted to convene this call to discuss the changes to the policies and regulations affecting Cuban nationals that were announced late this afternoon. First, the ground rules. This call is on … Continue reading On-the-Record Press Call by Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on Cuba Policy Announcement