After a slow start, the week has picked up considerably for the President, who is back to being himself on twitter, commenting on the Washington train derailment, fake news and his national strategy❗
🐦 The train accident that just occurred in DuPont, WA shows more than ever why our soon to be submitted infrastructure plan must be approved quickly. Seven trillion dollars spent in the Middle East while our roads, bridges, tunnels, railways (and more) crumble! Not for long!
Trump responded to a deadly train derailment in Washington State by promoting his latest policy priority: infrastructure. It was unclear from where he took the $7 trillion figure. The latest estimates from Harvard and Brown universities put the cost of American wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan between $3 trillion and $6 trillion.
🐦 My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in the train accident in DuPont, Washington. Thank you to all of our wonderful First Responders who are on the scene. We are currently monitoring here at the White House.
A high-speed Amtrak train that derailed near DuPont on Monday, killing three people and sending dozens to the hospital, was traveling 50 mph faster than it should have been at the spot where it derailed, according to federal transportation safety officials.
🐦 Our deepest sympathies and most heartfelt prayers are with the victims of the train derailment in Wa**shington State. We are closely monitoring the situation and coordinating with local authorities…
🐦 Over the past 11 months, I have travelled tens of thousands of miles, to visit 13 countries. I have met with more than 100 world leaders and everywhere I traveled, it was my highest privilege and greatest honor to represent the AMERICAN PEOPLE!
🐦 When the American People speak, ALL OF US should listen. Just over one year ago, you spoke loud and clear. On November 8, 2016, you voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
🐦 As the world watches, we are days away from passing HISTORIC TAX CUTS for American families and businesses. It will be the BIGGEST TAX CUT and TAX REFORM in the HISTORY of our country!
Officially, the tax bill is expected to add about $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the next decade, though the “cost” of the tax reform effort is about $1 trillion once expected economic growth is factored into the equation. There has not been a single estimate released by Congress, the White House, or any independent tax policy group that suggests the tax bill will “pay for itself,” as Republican leaders for so long promised it would.
🐦 So true Ivanka!
🐦 Thank you Maria B!
🐦 70 Record Closes for the Dow so far this year! We have NEVER had 70 Dow Records in a one year period. Wow!
On Monday, as the market again reached a new record high, Trump tweeted that the first year of his presidency had seen 70 record closes (presumably he meant 70 record-high closes), which he said was more than any previous year. Wolfers, professor of economics and public policy at the University of Michigan and several other institutions, soon shot back saying the stock market performed better under Obama than under Trump at the same point in their presidency.
🐦 With the strategy that I announced today, we are declaring that AMERICA is in the game and AMERICA is DETERMINED to WIN!
Trump has outlined a new Cold War-style approach to US foreign policy by framing Russia and China as competitors and stressing the importance of nuclear weapons. The US president’s first national security strategy, published on Monday, chastised previous administrations for their “complacency” since the Soviet Union’s fall. It said American nuclear weapons were “the foundation of our strategy to preserve peace and stability” and called for new “significant investment”.
🐦 Together, our task is to strengthen our families, to build up our communities, to serve our citizens, and to celebrate AMERICAN GREATNESS as a shining example to the world….
🐦 DOW RISES 5000 POINTS ON THE YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER – MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
🐦 Stocks and the economy have a long way to go after the Tax Cut Bill is totally understood and appreciated in scope and size. Immediate expensing will have a big impact. Biggest Tax Cuts and Reform EVER passed. Enjoy, and create many beautiful JOBS!
The president’s tweet comes as both the House and Senate prepare to vote this week on a tax-reform plan that includes a permanent cut to the corporate tax rate. A CNN poll released early Tuesday found that 55 percent of respondents oppose the legislation, which Republicans are aiming to pass before the Christmas holiday. Thirty-three percent of those polled said they support the GOP tax plan
🐦 A story in the washingtonpost that I was close to “rescinding” the nomination of Justice Gorsuch prior to confirmation is FAKE NEWS. I never even wavered and am very proud of him and the job he is doing as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The unnamed sources don’t exist!
Trump had launched into a series of attacks against federal judges who had ruled to stop his travel ban on Muslim-majority countries during Gorsuch’s confirmation process, leaving the Supreme Court nominee to field questions from senators about the comments. Gorsuch told Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, and others that he found Trump’s attacks “disheartening” and demoralizing,” comments that were quickly confirmed by Ron Bonjean, Gorsuch’s White House spokesman for the confirmation process. The Washington Post, citing 11 sources familiar with the episode, reported Monday night that the comments left Trump fuming at the time, worrying that his nominee would not be “loyal” on the bench and considered pulling his nomination.