Thursday and Friday Trump Tweets

Thursday

On Thursday President Trump held a rally with Vice President Pence for highlights from the rally @ The News Blender

Friday

On Friday President Trump along with Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar announced their proposed plan to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for the American people, the fact sheet can be found @ WhiteHouse.gov, the 44 page PDF can be found here, American Patients First.

The fact sheet is broken down into four key parts:

  • A BURDEN ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: Drug prices are being driven up unfairly, taking a toll on the American people.
  • TAKING ACTION TO PUT AMERICAN PATIENTS FIRST: President Donald J. Trump’s blueprint includes new actions and proposals to drive down drug prices for all Americans.
  • BUDGET PROPOSALS TO LOWER DRUG PRICES: The President’s blueprint includes proposals from his budget that would increase competition and reform Federal programs.
  • BUILDING ON ADMINISTRATION EFFORTS: The blueprint will build upon actions President Trump’s Administration has already taken to increase competition and curb high drug prices.

The New York Times Katie Thomas gives a breakdown of the six takeaways from President Trump’s blueprint to put “American Patients First.”

On Friday U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman posted a glimpse of the new U.S. Embassy scheduled to open on Monday, in Jerusalem.

Ambassador Friedman Previews Jerusalem Embassy Ceremony

הצצה ראשונה לשגרירות החדשה בירושלים! רגע לפני היום הגדול, השגריר פרידמן הגיע לאתר טקס חנוכת השגרירות החדשה בירושלים כדי לבחון מקרוב את עבודות ההכנה. צפו ברגע ההיסטורי הזה בשידור חי כאן ביום שני ה-14 במאי מהשעה 15:30. A first peek into the new Embassy in Jerusalem: Just before the big day, Ambassador Friedman came to the new Jerusalem Embassy dedication ceremony site to oversee the preperations. Watch this historic moment LIVE here on our Facebook Page Monday, May 14 starting at 15:30. #USEmbassyJerusalem

Posted by U.S. Embassy Jerusalem on Friday, May 11, 2018

President Trump is not scheduled to attended the opening, but according to The Times of Israel he’ll speak via video. Those scheduled to attend also according to the Times of Israel:

Among the administration members attending are John J. Sullivan, the deputy secretary of state, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump.

Reuters May 11th, 6:19am

“President Trump expressed opposition to the merger with Time Warner during the campaign and his administration ultimately chose to fight it, with the Justice Department filing suit in November to block the agreement.”

The Washington Post May 10th

“Trump had voiced opposition to the merger during the presidential campaign, and his administration ultimately opposed the AT&T effort. The Justice Department filed suit in November to block the deal, and that case is pending.”

Bloomberg May 10th 4:06pm

“The Justice Department sued to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger in November, and a federal judge is slated to issue his ruling in that case June 12.”

CNN Money May 9th 12:25pm.

“Trump, then the GOP nominee for president, expressed opposition to the $85 billion deal on the day it was announced.”

“After a year-long review process, the DOJ sued to block the deal last November, saying it would violate antitrust law by harming competition and leading to an increase in prices paid by consumers.”

The New York Times May 9th

“AT&T had announced an $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner in 2016, and would need the approval of the Justice Department. The department sued to block the deal last year.”

 

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