We look at the first 23 months of President Donald Trump in office and all the great events and amazing changes that have taken place! Much of these things may not have even been broadcasted when it happened, and you will be greatly encouraged to see how far America has come. We will start at the beginning in March 2017.
President Trump remarks at his Joint Address to Congress in the beginning of his presidency speaking of how he wants unity and strength in America. “Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present. That torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world. I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart. A new chapter of American Greatness is now beginning. A new national pride is sweeping across our nation. And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp.” He requests everyone to embrace the America spirit and to believe again in America!
Next, we hear from Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch in March 2017. Judge Gorsuch expresses his gratefulness for this nomination and how he plans to follow the Unites States Constitution. “The Supreme Court’s work is vital not just to a region of the Country, but to the whole, vital to the protection of the people’s liberties under law; and to the continuity of our Constitution, the greatest charter of human liberty the world has ever known. I respect to the fact that in our legal order, it is for the Congress and not the courts to write new laws. It is the role of judges to apply not alter, the work of the people’s representatives.” He shares how he is thankful for his family, friends and faith that keep him grounded. He has already done a great job as a supreme court justice!
President Trump’s first 100 days in office was very productive. He delivered on many promises as soon as he was in office and continues to deliver on his promises to this day. He immediately went into meetings with leaders, there was job growth in the first month of his presidency, the stock market value went up and the consumer confidence was high. Every day, in the first 100 days, surprised many people as he did more than most presidents, in less than those 100 days of presidency, in recent history. A great America is a great world and we are seeing now that as even more historical events are taking place as unemployment is at an all time low!
In July 2017 President Trump had his six-month anniversary as president and we saw even more great accomplishments. He brought accountability back to government, he encouraged job creation, he cut back on business regulations, he made sure that our veterans are taken care of by making major changes in the VA Administration, and so much more! Before the Trump Administration many terrible things were taking place in America. Police Officers were being murdered in the streets and even a citizen was beheaded at her job and it was called work-place violence. Since President Trump has been in office these terrible acts of violence have stopped.
President Trump had a trip abroad to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Rome, NATO, and the G7 Summit. President Trump says, “We made extraordinary gains, on this extraordinary trip. We advanced the security and prosperity of the United States, our friends, and our allies.” Before this, America was not received well in other countries and America was not supportive of these countries either. If you remember James Foley an American reporter was beheaded for all to see.
President Trump visited France on Bastille Day also known as the national day of France. He shares how the French fighting on that day in history changed the course of history. The whole world is being shifted around by all that President Trump is doing as he comes against dark spiritual forces in America and the world. Since his influence on Saudi Arabia many changes have taken place in that country, including allowing women the freedom to drive and justice has come in a major area that was needed!
All these great things that are taking place show that if America sticks to her original values, One Nation Under God, even your country will be blessed because America is the most gracious nation. Helping people, standing up for people, and being there for those in need. Get excited and be encouraged by all of this! Pray for our president! Pray for those in authority! Make sure to watch or listen to the full program to hear it all. We want to hear from you, write to us at [email protected]. Greg and John shared in this segment.
Next, President Trump visited the USS Gerald R. Ford for the commissioning ceremony in July 2017. It is important that this took place because it is President Trump delivering on his promise to make our military strong again! This is great timing for the budget to increase for our military since it has been reported that China has the largest military in the world.
The President visited Puerto Rico in July 2017 as well. This was after Hurricanes devastated this territory and President Trump along with First Lady Melania served the people in this tragic time and met the needs of our citizens. It was compassionate of our president to take the time to see the people affected by this devastation, and even though this tragedy happened Puerto Rico will now receive a brand-new infrastructure and power grid, which they have needed for a long time.
President Trump remarked on the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force in September 2017. “The characteristics that define the Air Force Aviator, boldness and bravery. Action and Instinct. Power and grace. But there is something else; there is a spark, there is a desire to be good. To do well in the eyes of their peers. That desire to do good, to soar past every challenge, to overcome every obstacle and to win for your fellow citizens and the land that we love. It is the same desire that beats in the heart of every red-blooded American patriot. Because for America the sky is never the limit.” This is so encouraging for those serving our country in the military to be affirmed by the Commander-in-Chief knowing he supports them.
Also, in September 2017 President Trump attended the United Nations General Assembly. The previous administration was turning America over to the United Nations, but President Trump is revamping how America is involved in the United Nations along with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. “As President of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you, as the leaders of your countries will always, and should always, put your countries first.” It is great that America is being respected in the world again and the money that was being sent from America to other countries who used the money for terrorist activity has been stopped!
Next, we see First Lady Melania Trump at the White House as she oversees the decorations for Christmas 2017. During December 2017, President Trump said, it is Merry Christmas again, which he said while visiting in Pensacola, Florida and that night it snowed in Pensacola which hardly ever happens!
In January 2018, President Trump reports in his first year as president how he and his administration accomplished many things! America brought in more money during a tax cut! More than 2 million jobs were created, unemployment was at a 17-year low, the stock market was at an all-time high, 22 regulations were cut for everyone new regulation which was the most in the history of our country and so much more!
President Trump delivered his 2018 State of the Union Address in January 2018. “Each day since we have gone forward with a clear vision and a righteous mission to make America great again for all Americans. Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve. So, let us begin tonight by recognizing that the state of our Union is strong because our people are strong. And together, we are building a safe, strong, and proud America. As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail. Our families will thrive. Our people will prosper. And our Nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free.” It has only grown better in America since this day!
Also, in January 2018, Vice President Mike Pence visited Yad Vashem and the Western Wall in Israel. “When I stand with my wife at Yad Vashem to honor the 6 million Jewish martyrs of the Holocaust, we will marvel at the faith and resilience of your people, who just three years after walking beneath the shadow of death, rose up from the ashes to resurrect yourselves, to reclaim a Jewish future, and to rebuild the Jewish state.” Vice President Pence also visited Jordan during this trip and spoke with King Abdullah. “The United States and Jordan have stood together for decades. It has been a partnership strategic in scope, important in the region, and important in the world. I’m also here to express our great admiration for your leadership and the courage of the Jordanian military in the fight against terrorism. Together with the American military and the Iraqi military, and our coalition partners, we’ve made dramatic progress in the battle against ISIS, driving ISIS out of Iraq, driving ISIS out of the capital of their so-called caliphate of Raqqa. And you can be assured that we will continue to work closely with you as we drive ISIS out of existence together.” It is great to see that presently we have not heard of anything that ISIS has done as they have been decimated. Christians were being persecuted, Muslims were being persecuted who weren’t Muslim enough. A Jordanian pilot, in the military, was set on fire alive. It was tragic. Thankfully it appears that ISIS is defeated. It is important for us to support President Trump and those working along with him! Also, our part is vital for us to stand up for those who uphold the U.S. Constitution and to get out and vote!
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sarah Netanyahu to the White House in March 2018. Our president made sure that P.M. Netanyahu was aware that he has no greater supporter of Israel and the Jews than himself.
In April 2018 President Trump delivered a message for Passover and Easter. “My fellow Americans, at this holy time of the year families across our nation, gather in homes, churches, and synagogues to light candles and to praise God. During the sacred holiday of Passover, Jewish families around the world give thanks to God for liberating the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt and for delivering them to the Promised Land of Israel. For Christians, we remember the suffering and death of God’s only Son and his glorious resurrection on the third day. On Easter Sunday, we proclaim with joy…Christ is risen! Both of these sacred celebrations remind us that God’s love redeems the world. Almost 3,000 years ago, the prophet Isaiah wrote, ‘Darkness covers the earth, but the Lord rises upon you, and his Glory appears over you. For the Lord will be your everlasting light.’ In America, we look to the light of God to guide our steps. We trust in the power of the Almighty for wisdom and strength. And we praise our Heavenly Father for the blessings of freedom and the gift of eternal life. Happy Passover. Happy Easter.” God wants to be acknowledged, and that is what is happening with our president!
Next, we see the White House sports and fitness day, as our youth are recognized and supported. “Participating in sports builds character, forges friendships, tears down barriers, and brings people from all walks of life closer together…for the first time in history, I have directed this council to work with the White House and Secretary Azar to develop a national strategy to increase youth participation.” All that President Trump is doing matches what we are doing at VFNKB, making sure that everyone in every mountain of culture, Business, Government, Faith, Education, Media, Arts and Entertainment (Sports), and Family, is empowered to impact their mountain with the Kingdom of God!
President Trump is definitely working hard in the Business Mountain as we can see many businesses have been empowered to bless their employees with bonuses like never before and promising millions of jobs along with training to be able to work the jobs. We join the president at 2018 Made in America Showcase. “We are here today to celebrate the greatest products in the world; products made with America heart, American sweat, and American pride…after many years of decline American manufacturing is coming back. Bigger and better and stronger than ever before. We are in the midst of a great economic revival…my administration is reclaiming our proud manufacturing heritage. Because we are finally putting, again, America first.” He shares how we are up to 400,000 manufacturing jobs in America! During this time also 4 million people have been able to get off food stamps as well!
We also heard from companies that pledge over 1 million jobs for Americans! We hear from the Aerospace Industries Association who pledges 48,000 jobs in the next five years. American Hotel and Lodging Association pledged to 130,000 new opportunities. There were more CEOs’ and businesses pledging to thousands of jobs. One company even pledged 1 million jobs! God is blessing our country!
In July 2018 President Trump visits NATO where he worked to make sure every country is paying their part in the NATO alliance. Also, during this time, he met with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom. President Trump remarks, “We have probably never developed a better relationship…the relationship is very, very strong.” God is shifting things in our nation, and He has heard our prayers!
In July 2018, President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a nominee for Supreme Court. “Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law…There is no one in America more qualified for this position, and no one more deserving…This incredibly qualified nominee deserves a swift confirmation and robust bipartisan support. The rule of law is our nation’s proud heritage. It is the cornerstone of our freedom. It is what guarantees equal justice, and the Senate now has the chance to protect this glorious heritage by sending Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.” The Supreme Court is getting back to its original intent with judges who love our country and live by the U.S. Constitution.
President Trump continues his support of our troops at the Salute to Service Dinner at The Greenbrier. “American independence has endured because of the sweat, blood, and sacrifice of the American armed forces… This 4th of July, let us pledge to renew the bonds of love and loyalty that unite us together as Americans. Let us pledge to expand the blessings of liberty, prosperity, and justice to all of our citizens. And let us always remember that we are one people and one nation, saluting one great American flag.”
In the previous administration in America some terrible things happened to American citizens in North Korea. Otto Warmbier was arrested for tearing down a poster in North Korea and was eventually released and sent home brain-damaged and died a few days after being in the United States. There were also three other men who were captive for years and President Trump’s words to Kim Jong-un had to be touched by God because those three men were released. Now after this took place President Trump and Kim met together at the Singapore Summit! They had peace talks together to de-nuclearize North Korea. President Trump’s remarks about the meeting were encouraging. “I want to thank Chairman Kim for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people. Our unprecedented meeting, the first between an American president and leader of North Korea. Proves that real change is indeed possible. My meeting with Chairman Kim was honest, direct, and productive. We got to know each other well in a very confined period of time.” The world is rejoicing over the changes taking place in North Korea and we must continue to pray for this country and for complete freedom to come to all the citizens and prisoners!
Next, we revisit when President Macron and his wife from France visit the White House. America’s relationship with France has been very important in the past and is still a vital relationship that is being maintained by our president.
Again, President Trump shows his support of our military at Fort Drum! “America is eternally grateful for every soldier, service member, and family member here at Fort Drum. And we are forever in the debt of every American who has ever served our nation in uniform. From the snows of valley forge to the jungles of Vietnam and the mountains of Afghanistan, it’s just incredible what you do… And we believe our war fighters deserve the tools, the equipment, and resources they have earned with their blood, sweat, and tears. In a few moments, in honor of that sacred obligation, I will put my signature on the national defense authorization act. This authorization will give America’s war fighters the fire power they need to win any conflict quickly and decisively.” Many other great things are happening in our nation, including business investment being up!
Our president has kept busy and he and the First Lady Melania welcomed President Kenyatta and his wife from Kenya, to the White House. We are excited about our nation standing with Kenya!
President Trump has also started a Space Force in America! He speaks at the National Space Council. The President and Vice President Mike Pence give remarks at this meeting. Vice President Pence remarks, “President Trump and our entire administration believe that America’s prosperity, security, and even our national character, depend on American leadership in space. And over the past year, the world has seen the vital role that private enterprise plays to advance American leadership in outer space… Today, as we speak, American businesses are developing new rockets — I saw a few last night — spaceships, satellites that are taking us further into space than ever before and renewing our confidence that we can, and we will achieve the impossible once again.” We are going to the moon again!
Our President stands with our border patrol and honors them. ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and CBP, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. “We’re here today to salute the incredibly brave patriots who keep America safe: the heroes of ICE and CBC… Everyone here today understands a vital truth: that America is a land of opportunity because we are a nation of laws. For America to be a strong nation, we must have strong borders… And I’m honored every single day to serve as your Commander-in-Chief. I will never leave your side. I will never leave the fight. I will never, ever let you down. So, on behalf of a grateful nation, let me say once more: Thank you for your service. You are truly incredible people.”
Now our economy is stronger than it has ever been! President Trump remarks on the great progress that has been made in August 2018. “It’s said now that our economy is the strongest it has ever been in the history of our country and you just have to take a look at the numbers. Unemployment all time historic lows. Black unemployment, Hispanic unemployment, Asian unemployment, women unemployment these are records being set on a weekly basis. Our country is doing phenomenally well. We are going all the way…inside of our country we are just setting records and I am going to keep it that way.”
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