Presser #2 – President Trump, Secretary Tillerson, Ambassador Haley and Nat/Sec McMaster Deliver Remarks…

Holding the second impromptu press conference of the day, President Trump, Secretary of State Tillerson, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and National Security Adviser HR McMaster delivered remarks following their national security meeting discussing North Korea and global issues.

Speaking clearly, on point and entirely extemporaneously, President Trump and Secretary Tillerson answered questions on a variety of issues. WATCH:

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President Trump is drowning the MSM in news. The media are aging before our eyes. Good stuff.

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194 Responses to Presser #2 – President Trump, Secretary Tillerson, Ambassador Haley and Nat/Sec McMaster Deliver Remarks…

  1. JAS says:

    No one, and I mean no one works as hard as our President. He runs his office at light speed compared to what the media can absorb. No one is used to working that hard, and it shows.

    He is showing all the media, and the world, how it’s REALLY done. They just can’t keep up with the amount of work he is putting out. I LOVE IT!

    Truly amazing history in the making.

    Liked by 53 people

  2. jmarshs says:

    As long as the President is away from the Whitehouse, I think we can all rest assured that nothing military will happen.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Snow White says:

    For once, I love seeing the media age instead of our President. “Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they will mount up on wings like eagles, they shall run and not grow weary, they shall walk and not faint”. Isaiah 29

    Liked by 40 people

  4. Old Lady says:

    Amazing, isn’t he? Remember way back when presidents used teleprompters?

    Liked by 15 people

    • No teleprompter, no podium, no notes. Answers were kept brief, and to-the-point. Several reporters were called on by name. No signs of nervousness or hesitation.
      Not Tired Of Winning Yet!

      Liked by 29 people

      • Minnie says:

        God Bless OUR President πŸ™

        Such a huge gulping breath of fresh air, the most remarkable Commander in Chief in our lifetime.

        And our children’s, as well.

        Liked by 19 people

        • carrierh says:

          And a man of the people, and in some ways that was also Truman – down to earth, didn’t need nor want secret service, and was able to take his family home without fanfare. He knew how to deal with the war as well to save millions of lives altho it did cost many lives. Japan learned a lesson, and hopefully NK will learn it before disaster for his dictatorship and enslaved people. Maybe Venezuela will catch on as well that dictatorship is not effective in the long run.

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      • Old Lady says:

        I’m only saddened that it can’t last longer than 8 years.

        Liked by 21 people

        • Minnie says:

          Yes but don’t forget, he’s setting up the framework of what this beautiful country SHOULD look like.

          True patriotic Americans are waking up and will hopefully never fall victim to the lies of previous candidates ever again.

          We have 7.5 years to drill that home and all of Mr. President’s successes will speak for themselves.

          Liked by 10 people

        • LafnH2O says:

          OL,
          I am sad because it won’t be President Trump… mainly.
          “This too shall pass”
          imo. We, the People of Planet Earth and Americans in particular, will have to be ready to carry on!

          Liked by 1 person

        • jmarshs says:

          Ivanka in 2024!

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          • Ivanka is not eligible to be president. Her mom was not naturalized until after she was born. Out of all of the president’s children, Tiffany is the only one eligible to be president, once she is a little older.

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            • merlintobie says:

              Ivanka was born in the US, she’s eligible (think of the Founding Fathers, they wouldn’t have been eligible under your definition of “natural born”). That said, Pence/Jr. 2020

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              • merlintobie says:

                Good lord, I meant 2024 – sorry (happy hour)

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              • I hate to see this dead horse being beaten again. The founding fathers put in an exception (bold type below). The presence of the exception demonstrated that the founders wanted only natural born citizens (children born on US soil to citizen parents) to be eligible for the Presidency & Vice Presidency, otherwise there would have been no need for an exception.
                Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as president of the United States:
                No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
                For add’l review of the historical & legal context:
                http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-response-to-neil-katyal-and-paul.html or http://birthers.org/USC/Vattel.html

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              • Yes, being born on US soil is part of natural born citizen. However, the other part is just as important, which is that both parents be US citizens. The reasoning is quite simple. Ivana, her mother, was still a Czech citizen at the time Ivanka was born. Ivana could have returned to Czechoslovakia, taking Ivanka with her, and Ivanka could have been declared to be Czech, like her mother. Citizenship for young children can sometimes be rather fluid, and dependent on the actions of their parent(s). A natural born citizen has no chance of being a citizen of another country, being born on US soil, with two US parents, unless they (the child) deliberately choose to relinquish their US citizenship.

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                • singingsoul says:

                  Janice The American Elder
                  “Yes, being born on US soil is part of natural born citizen. However, the other part is just as important, which is that both parents be US citizens. The reasoning is quite simple. Ivana, her mother, was still a Czech citizen at the time Ivanka was born. Ivana could have returned to Czechoslovakia, taking Ivanka with her, and Ivanka could have been declared to be Czech, like her mother. Citizenship for young children can sometimes be rather fluid, and dependent on the actions of their parent(s).”
                  =========================
                  What rubbish, a child born in the US is US citizen specially if one parent is US born citizen.
                  If I had divorced my husband and German citizen at the time I could not take my kids back to Germany because they were US citizens. I did not get dual citizenship because their father was is an American.
                  I am astounded the misinformation at times. Thank God I never had to make hat choice because I am happy married.

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                • rf121 says:

                  You birthers are funny. Obama had one US parent and he served 8 years. Precedent set. Ivanka is therefore eligible but as I am not into family dynasties I hope she returns to New York and makes herself a boat load of money.

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                • andrewalinxs says:

                  You are taking natural born to mean more then it does. Obama as President has set a precedent that would have all of Trumps children being eligible. I could go into mroe details on what “subject to the Jurisdiction of” means but it is pointless at this point Obama as President has forever established a precedent that if undone would undo everything in his presidency and thus will never be undone.

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              • no-nonsense-nancy says:

                That’s why the first 6 presidents were grandfathered in per the constitution.

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              • Esperanza says:

                The founding fathers had a clause built in to counter act that.

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        • usayes says:

          I don’t forget that there’s a Don Jr. who’s a bit of a chip off the ol’ block IMHO πŸ™‚

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        • cdnintx says:

          Would President Trump be allowed to be an “advisor” to the incoming President in 8 years?

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      • Covfefe-USA says:

        “if-if-if-if-if-ifififififififif…..” “If; if ; if;if; if….”

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    • scott467 says:

      “Amazing, isn’t he? Remember way back when presidents used teleprompters?”

      _______________

      Puppets have to go by someone else’s script.

      DJT is writing this script.

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    • shallbe4 says:

      I will never forget the day Obama spoke to a class of 6 year olds with his teleprompter.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Let the lying lips be dumb, Which speak against the righteous insolently, With pride and contempt. (Ps. 31:18 ASV)

    Liked by 15 people

  6. fedback says:

    Media probably didn’t expect the Venezuela military option remark.
    Should keep them and the Venezuelan dictator occupied

    Liked by 15 people

    • Howie says:

      Oh their heads are exploding. I hope we take out Cuba and Maduro at the same time and restore our south forty.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Sentient says:

        Policeman to the world – that’s the opposite of the 2016 campaign.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Yes I did not care for that much either.

          The world is full of third world countries with starving suffering people and I fell sorry for all of them.

          I also do not really consider Venezuela a neighbor.

          Perhaps when things settle down there we can send some humanitarian aid.

          Now we should just send Sean Penn.

          Liked by 2 people

          • Sentient says:

            They voted for socialism a few years ago. Then they were surprised that they got it.

            Liked by 6 people

            • So true Sentient.

              I am not sure what Pres Trump meant.

              But chaos and disorder is almost normal for a South American country.

              I am very reluctant to sacrifice one American life for this problem.

              Liked by 4 people

              • Judith says:

                While I completely agree with your sentiment that American blood should not be shed to save every failing state, I’m not so certain that their people actually voted for their oppressors. Look to the riots in Kenya right now, what with Obama looming over their recent elections. We see voter fraud right here in the USA, so what chance does some third world country really have?

                Please don’t assume these people voted incorrectly, as we know that fraudulent elections are rampant. Furthermore, it is the “false song of Globalism,” promulgated by our own Deep State, that has intentionally caused food shortages and decimated economies throughout the world. It would be wonderful if our President figured out a way to make all these countries economically viable again.

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                • Sentient says:

                  Seriously? He’s the president of United States, not the president of the world.

                  Liked by 1 person

                • I never said these people voted for this Judith.

                  Believe it or not Venezuela was one of the most prosperous countries in South America before Chavez took over.

                  The citizens had a fairly decent standard of living, for South America.

                  Sadly even if Pres Trump restored Venezuela to what it was before Chavez and his buddies destroyed it, I believe it would only take a while before they would be back to where they are now.

                  This seems to be the cycle the countries in South America live through.

                  Almost every single one of them.

                  Some of them never seem to quite cycle out of poverty but Venezuela is one that does well, fails, does well, fails , does well, fails and on and on and on.

                  Whether it is the “false song of Globalism” or something else there will always something someone tries to blame for the economic and political problems of this country.

                  I knew it was just a matter of time before this came up.

                  Venezuela would love to blame our own Deep State.

                  They would love to blame Globalisim.

                  They really need to start with themselves.

                  I will not accept any blame placed on the United States for the failure of Venezuela and I really do not want any young Americans to die for their problems.

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                • shallbe4 says:

                  It seems that if it were not for Clinton bribing N. Korea they would not have had Nuclear Weapons today.

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              • piper567 says:

                methinks our President agrees.
                no American soldiers to Venezuela.

                Liked by 1 person

          • mireilleg says:

            Not just sean Penn, the fat guy Moore could lose a few pounds. We could send him too.

            Liked by 2 people

          • usayes says:

            And Ashley Judd (without touching her of course)

            Liked by 1 person

        • alligatriot says:

          Before omelets can be made, some egg shells need sweeping up.
          Have faith.

          Liked by 3 people

        • lastinillinois says:

          My people, he is negotiating.

          He is always negotiating.

          Liked by 6 people

        • Summer says:

          Trump was trolling the media and getting the commies worried. After today’s remark any “non-invasive” proposal would be received by Maduro with the tears of gratitude, lol.

          Liked by 5 people

        • scott467 says:

          “Policeman to the world – that’s the opposite of the 2016 campaign.”

          ________________

          I did not hear that phrase used anywhere.

          There is a big difference between actual military intervention and keeping our enemies off balance and worried about what we might do, because we’re not shooting ourselves in the foot by taking anything that might actually be effective ‘off the table’, which was Hussein’s favorite strategery.

          .

          Liked by 1 person

          • shallbe4 says:

            Scott I think every American President becomes the policeman to the world. We are the strongest nation on earth and every other nation comes to us to sort our their problems. We don’t have to sort our their problems with Troops but without a strong America there is chaos.

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        • xxMatxx says:

          The real target is China on trade. China controls PRNK. Trump wants better trade agreements for US workers = America First. That’s exactly the 2016 campaign. Sundance is right.

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          • usayes says:

            Watch what happens with China on Monday and section 301. Buh-bye China exports.
            I have a new saying at my house: “Chuck China” – and I’m not talking about dinnerware.

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      • piper567 says:

        the hawk flies.
        go Howie.

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    • WSB says:

      That is for Sunday morning….

      Liked by 1 person

    • cdnintx says:

      I’ve read that Russian and China have some interest in some of the South American countries. Perhaps President Trump is wanting to show some interest so it doesn’t fall into their hands?

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  7. Athena the Warrior says:

    Well they were just whining about him not holding any press conferences. Be careful what you wish for Swamp Media.

    Liked by 13 people

  8. justme928 says:

    Anyone notice Haley cracking a smile from time to time, like she just can’t hold it back?

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Raffaella says:

    These press conferences with his team around him are amazing. Very Presidential. He looks strong and completely in charge. Wait for it…..and the press asking questions are somewhat respectful and not their usual idiots.

    Is this new effective strategy the works of amazing Gen Kelly?

    Liked by 18 people

  10. ladyfortruth says:

    I thank God every day for the strong leadership the USA has, now, with POTUS & his Administration. Please God, give them the Wisdom & Strength they need daily for the right decisions to keep us ALL safe, in Jesus Name I pray!

    Liked by 22 people

  11. Howie says:

    The leftist MSM is wetting their pants.

    Liked by 7 people

  12. These press conferences are wonderful…hope he keeps it up. Hopefully MSM is broadcasting some of these, at least, so that the American people can hear what our President is saying. It really is striking me in listening to these, how powerful his voice is…the depth, resonance, etc…so strong and clear (not including what he is saying, just saying the sound of his voice). That really means a lot in terms of how people “hear” what he is saying.

    Liked by 12 people

  13. Minnie says:

    Thank you, Mr. President.

    When you speak there is no ambiguity

    Message sent – message received.

    Noticeable improvement in the tone of the press.

    Well done, sir. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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  14. georgiafl says:

    The press is still calling this time in Westminster NJ a ‘working vacation’ – never mind the White House is undergoing repairs/renovations long planned.

    Here’s a peek at the new West Wing staff offices carpet:

    Liked by 11 people

  15. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Fantastic presser.

    He’s owned the stage completely in the last two days with these press conferences.

    They make the Manafort/Russia stuff that much more meaningless, and the pressers are even more important now with the growing North Korea matter.

    Liked by 12 people

  16. The communications staff needs to get better control of the media monkeys and their behavior at the White House. It seems the President runs these (outside the White House) pressers as Trump organization events. They are no nonsense, efficient with great optics and President Trump shines.

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  17. Tonawanda says:

    Just not possible to love or respect this man more.

    I have NEVER seen a press conference as succinct, powerful or cogent as this one, ever.

    OT: I will not be surprised if Haley replaces Pence in 2020.

    Liked by 6 people

  18. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Two other thoughts:

    – I missed Sundance’s final paragraph of the post. “President Trump is drowning the MSM in news.” That summarizes everything, and that tells you why the leak came out on the back channel talks today. Trump has full command of the message now, and that’s not what the Uniparty wants.

    – Haley in this presser = President of Croatia

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  19. peace says:

    Big Ugly Stephen King tweeted that Trump needs to be removed from office. I guess his mask is off and he’s an anti-American. I hope he suffers severe backlash and maybe mother nature will step in and put him on short term notice too.

    Liked by 5 people

  20. xxMatxx says:

    Niki Haley has not exactly a poker face. I would leave her out of the picture next time.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. appadoo9 says:

    President Trump won’t reveal specifics. so Bluster mixed with Truth plays

    Liked by 2 people

  22. justme928 says:

    Reports earlier from this Twitter account about NK main radio station being jammed. Now he Tweets this:

    “Radio Free Asia reports #NorthKorea authorities dispatched emerg standby orders to leaders ruling Workers’ Party committee & Civ Def units.

    Don’t know how reliable this guy is.

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  23. Juzjon says:

    Aww, I thought she added a special unfettered place at this presser. She has grace, dignity and a sense of dignity.

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  24. Trapper says:

    Pool time! Get your money out. How long before the Israel First crowd mounts a full court press to redirect attention to Iran?

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  25. woodstuff says:

    Is this relevant? I don’t know. CNN and other eMSM were banned from a press gaggle today.

    Oh, the humanity!

    Popcorn required if you watch this.

    Liked by 9 people

    • No wonder the questions have been civil and relevant.

      Liked by 9 people

    • ter says:

      that happened back in february i believe during CPAC

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    • Is this current or old?

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      • Summer says:

        Old. They mentioned gaggle and Spicer, and in the corner they have “McCain and Graham townhall”, and Trump is shown at CPAC which was a few months ago.

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      I like this. I hope this means they have to move out of the White House.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Now that was funny. I only got to about 5-6 minutes before my phone crashed again, but I can assure you I was laughing and thoroughly enjoying it. Those two are so clueless.

      Couldn’t help but smh when the one claimed they were there because their viewers are interested in health, economy etc and now that they were barred from entering, they could not ask those questions that their viewers are so desperately interested in. What a hoot. When was the last time they ever asked a decent question? I can’t think of it.

      They know dang well why they weren’t allowed in today, they all know it, and it has absolutely nothing to do with their fictional toughness on the President, it is to do with their blatant lies day in and day out.

      I didn’t have any popcorn, so I ate some really delicious pieces of chocolate. Hope that’s alright. I sure did savor each piece though.
      Thanks for the link!

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    • Founding Fathers Fan says:

      President Trump exercised his Constitutional right of freedom of association and chose not to associate with communist traitors from cnn.

      Liked by 1 person

    • NewNonna!!! says:

      Haha! ‘New York Times, LA Times, Politico also denied entry; no reason given’

      Haha! Seriously… if you need to be TOLD the reason, you’re a moron. (Haha! Imho Haha!)

      La-hoooo-huh-zuhhhhhhhs! Haha! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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  26. alligatriot says:

    Terrific summaries of the President’s press conferences today!
    From the second one, a quick glance of the world’s journalists’ takeaway: “President Trump Threatens Venezuela With Military Option!”.

    Sigh.

    On the other hand, maybe that worked: “Maduro Requests Conversation With President Trump”.
    http://www.oann.com/venezuelan-pres-requests-personal-meeting-with-pres-trump/

    Who needs TV? This is entertainment at it’s finest!

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  27. JAS says:

    I’m sorry, but I look at this picture and I see, a BLOWFISH!

    Liked by 4 people

  28. Founding Fathers Fan says:

    If the media knows all the details of US military plans, then so do Our enemies. But, then I repeat myself.

    Liked by 3 people

  29. missmarple2 says:

    He sure has gotten a lot of mileage out of that missile strike in Syria. LOL!

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Publius2016 says:

    President Trump works for America First! Any questions about the status of our country has been answered: “we’re back baby!” Notice he didnt say we have to change regimes or expect democracy…it’s about safety, security, and interests. President Trump is telling the world, we have assets and we will protect them and our allies.

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  31. RJ says:

    Excellent job Mr. President!

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Publius2016 says:

    President Trump’s answer on Mitch says everything…how could Mitch not know about McCain? Why is there no response from the party…at minimum, McCain should lose an assignment…what about Collins…what Murkowski?

    Liked by 4 people

    • scott467 says:

      “President Trump’s answer on Mitch says everything…how could Mitch not know about McCain?”

      _____________

      Mitch DID know about McCain.

      And if McCain hadn’t cast his vote against, Dean Heller (R-NV) delayed his vote and was waiting in the wings to kill it. And he’s just the one we know about. No doubt McConnell had 5 or 10 others on call to vote ‘No’ if necessary.

      …………………………
      In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
      …………………………

      What happened with that vote was no accident, and we can be sure DJT knows it.

      And McConnell knows he knows it.

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  33. graphiclucidity says:

    “Do you think Vice-President Pence will run for president in 2020?”

    What a jackass question to ask at this point in time.

    Liked by 2 people

  34. Pam says:

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  35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBg3Rq0GBN0&feature=youtu.be: I’m leaving this link (hope it works the way I want), it does reference this press conference and Putin dismissing 755 American diplomats, which was brought up today.
    This is an excellent video and it does deal w/facts and truth.
    If you have 27 minutes; it worth your while.
    I’ve followed Butch Robinson for many years; he’s a no nonsense guy and very bright, quite a musician also.

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