Quick Presser – President Trump Delivers Remarks on Apprenticeship Program, Jobs and North Korea…

President Donald Trump, together with Labor Secretary Acosta and Education Secretary Devos, spoke about jobs, his apprenticeship initiative and answered questions about North Korea during a statement at a workforce roundtable in New Jersey on Friday.

President Trump is meeting with Ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary T-Rex later today.  Everything is going according to plan.


There’s something rather enjoyable about watching President Trump discuss North Korea when you fully understand he has ZERO, Nada, Zippo intent on a military approach. When you accept words are just words, and the real confrontation will take place with China over economics, this entire enterprise takes on a rather interesting and enjoyable dynamic….

President Trump has the media, and the entire globe, right in the sweet spot where he likes and enjoys them; everyone is laser focused on the dancing red dot.

Seriously, no kidding, only he could pull this off.  Epic.

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99 Responses to Quick Presser – President Trump Delivers Remarks on Apprenticeship Program, Jobs and North Korea…

  1. cbjoasurf says:

    The YEN is fixin’ to be Yanged by a Yank, President Trump

    Liked by 16 people

  2. rsanchez1990 says:

    “Who knows more about the word apprentice than Donald Trump?”


    Liked by 17 people

  3. n1ghtcr4wler says:

    I never watched politicians press conferences or speeches before Trump

    Liked by 32 people

  4. All American Snowflake says:

    Do you remember America’s most deadly mass murderer. He was a legal immigrant from Korea. Enjoying an Affirmative Action Education and So grateful to be part of the American Dream.

    “Seung-Hui Cho was a South Korean spree killer and mass murderer who killed 32 people and wounded 17 others armed with two semi-automatic pistols on April 16, 2007, at the Virginia Tech.”

    “Take me in, tender woman
    Take me in, for heaven’s sake
    Take me in, tender woman, ” sighed the snake.”

    Liked by 12 people

  5. 17CatsInTN says:

    So, not a single question about jobs or the apprenticeship program.. Not one. No wonder he cut the Q&A short. Do these “reporters” even listen to announcements? Don’t bother…rhetorical. As has been said many times before, they are an embarrassment to their profession, if that profession even exists any more.

    Liked by 21 people

    • Summer says:

      At least they did not ask about Muh Russia. I think the President enjoys answering questions about NK because it gives them the opportunity to highlight Clinton-Bush-Obama incompetence.

      Because he is dealing with this level of moonbattery:

      Liked by 7 people

  6. DoggyDaddy says:

    “There’s something rather enjoyable about watching President Trump discuss North Korea when you fully understand he has ZERO, Nada, Zippo intent on a military approach. When you accept words are just words, and the real confrontation will take place with China over economics, this entire enterprise takes on a rather interesting and enjoyable dynamic….”

    So are you saying that the US accepts the fact that NK will possess ICBMs capable of delivering nuclear weapons onto CONUS until such time as we defeat China in some economic engagement of indeterminate length which will cause China to do what with NK? Are you saying the US does not have a military approach to stop nuclear proliferation by pariah states? And if we accept the fact of a nuclear-capable NK with the means to strike the US homeland, what does that do to the prospects of Iran, with NK assistance, rushing to complete their systems?

    Liked by 2 people

    • AnAmerican says:

      Doggy, China is the puppet master. Get it? President Trump has got this, relax! 😎

      Liked by 9 people

    • sundance says:

      No. I’m saying that China controls the DPRK and when Trump defeats China on the economic issues, China will save face by giving up DPRK’s nukes in order to get a better trade/economic outcome.

      The defeat of North Korea’s nukes doesn’t come by confronting North Korean nukes; it comes from China giving them up because their economic survival is dependent on it.

      China saves face in defeat by positioning the actual defeat at the feet of Kim Jong-un.

      Everything else is chaff and countermeasures.

      Liked by 40 people

      • Southern Son says:

        Very Profound, Sundance.
        THIS!, is what I thought you said.
        Easy to Understand, even for a doofuss.

        Liked by 6 people

      • The Boss says:

        The end game….in a neat summary. Thank you so much.

        Liked by 5 people

      • bkrg2 says:

        Sundance explained this all very well in 33 tweets last night.
        Not sure if its copied somewhere in a thread on TCH cuz its kinda clunky flipping thru twitter

        Liked by 2 people

      • Eris says:

        Yes but also President Trump always prepare for a win-win scenario for us. In the event of “irrational behavior” by North Korea I am certain that “Fire & Fury” is indeed “Lock & Loaded” and we’re not talking about nuclear weapons. The tell is the full backing by Secretary of Defense Mattis who used even stronger words than President Trump this week.

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      • DoggyDaddy says:

        I agree that China has a big role to play in deescalating the situation on the Korean Peninsula and that there may come, at some undetermined time, a willingness on China’s part to engage in some action to replace the NK regime.
        But you seem to be ignoring that China is the world’s leader in manufacturing. China’s economic growth has been based on the rapid development of its manufacturing industry. About 80 percent of China’s exports are manufactured goods: textiles and electronic equipment; and include toys, DVD players, mobile phones, shoes, clothes, food products, sea food, body jewelry, kitchen wares, etc.; 50% of cameras, 30% of air conditioners and televisions, 25% of washing machines, and 20% of refrigerators in the world are now being produced or assembled in China. China also produces agricultural products and chemicals. China makes half of the world’s cement and flat glass, and about a third of its aluminium. In 2006, China overtook Japan as the second-largest producer of cars and trucks after the United States. Out of the world’s five busiest ports in the world, three are in China. So with China having such a strong starting position as our economic gambit is to be played, do you see our economic persuasion succeeding in the short-term or long-term? And until China is persuaded to take action, NK will have nuclear-armed ICBMs capable of striking the US. I’m not a hawk by nature, but that reality just doesn’t sit well with me.


        • jeans2nd says:

          Don’t get out much, do ya?

          Made-in-India products likely to catch up with Chinese goods in the next 10 years

          “China has always used The Global Times to communicate their official communist state positions.” Sundance

          India has not been waiting quietly on the sidelines. A small China-India military border skirmish is also ongoing.
          Pro-tip – Spend a little more time in research, and a little less time on pontificating.


          • DoggyDaddy says:

            I read 人民日报 (the official newspaper of the CCP); what Chinese newspapers do you read? The Global Times is an affiliate of The People’s Daily, but lest there be any confusion, the official word is always from The People’s Daily. Maybe you should try making intelligent argument instead of being snarky.


            • jeans2nd says:

              Do you read English? I just said and provided links to the paper I was reading and from which I was quoting.


              • DoggyDaddy says:

                Yes, I read English along with nearly two dozen other languages. You linked The Global Times article about India and gave me Sundance’s claim about The Global Times. Don’t be confused by what Sundance said. While The Global Times is a subset of The People’s Daily, The People’s Daily (Chinese version) is the official word of the CCP.

                I’ve been reading The People’s Daily for more than 40 years and “old China hands” will affirm that reading The People’s Daily is a science — how editorials are written, where they are placed, their juxtaposition with other items, etc., are all important parts of how the CCP delivers its word. You may not know this, but The People’s Daily offers an interesting discussion section called The Strong Nation Forum [ 强国论坛 ] on its website. At times, there can be a surprising amount of candor offered on topics which can be very insightful into how issues are being presented and discussed.


        • Will Janoschka says:

          “NK will have nuclear-armed ICBMs capable of striking the US. I’m not a hawk by nature, but that reality just doesn’t sit well with me.”
          Where is your evidence,not rhetoric, that NK has even one nuke ICBM? China wil not allow such!.


    • luke says:

      “So are you saying that the US accepts the fact that NK will possess ICBMs capable of delivering nuclear weapons onto CONUS”

      Sounds like the last 3 administrations particularly Obama and Clintons. Relax we got this and no Lil Kim”s days of bullying the world are coming to a screeching halt. God Willing without firing a shot; but make no mistake if Kim does fire first Katie bar the door. This President plays to win.

      Liked by 1 person

      • DoggyDaddy says:

        So you would agree with me that what we should be telling China is that we will consider an attack by North Korea on the US as an attack by China on the US and we will retaliate in full measure on China (and on whatever’s left of NK). You see, my worry is that China can use NK to damage us and while we can waste NK, China will be in the catbird seat. No, no…if NK shoots at us we should consider it to be China shooting at us and we will waster China.

        Liked by 1 person

        • luke says:

          I don’t think we should ever fight China unless we have absolutely no other choice. If we ever tangled with the Chinese either WW3 started or is not far behind. I don’t believe a conventional war with China or Russia is even possible. Any appearance of immanent hostility I believe would send the fingers on both side heading for the “button.”


        • I see your point:

          “In June 1950, Communist forces from North Korea invaded the western-aligned Republic of South Korea, launching the Korean War. Douglas MacArthur was put in charge of the American-led coalition of United Nations troops. That fall, his troops repelled the North Koreans and eventually drove them back toward the Chinese border. MacArthur met with President Truman, who worried that the communist government of the People’s Republic of China might view the invasion as a hostile act and intervene in the conflict. The general assured him the chances of a Chinese intervention were slim. Then, in November and December 1950, a massive force of Chinese troops crossed into North Korea and flung themselves against the American lines, driving the U.S. troops back into South Korea.”


          So, China has a history of intervening to protect the communist Norks.

          But this is not 1950. Today, the bulk of China’s economy hinges around the cheap gadgets they sell to the Western world–Walmart, K-mart, Costco, etc…..

          There is a chance they will not risk ruining their economy in 2017. So I do not think we should initially provoke China because they may just surprise us as they did with the UN sanctions.

          Let’s just take out KIm, all of his military assets, then push back the DMZ another 50 miles, and end it right there.

          Of course, if China then wants to intervene in that, then bring it, and sic ’em, Trump.

          Liked by 1 person

  7. Yeah, he has them right where he wants them.

    Liked by 23 people

  8. filia.aurea says:

    I love his “Earn While You Learn” emphasis, and American jobs for Americans. I hope companies use apprenticeships for not only first time job seekers, but also retraining opportunities for displaced workers and military veterans. Looks like Carl Ichan will get an opportunity to chew up the yuan and spit it out, time to end China’s bad habit of currency manipulation. Dessert was a stick in the eye for Goolag, with kudos to Ivanka for promoting opportunities for females in technology.

    Liked by 7 people

  9. The idiots in this country and in other countries just refuse to see thru their seething, blinding hatred ALL the GOOD President Trump is doing for the USA and the World. They will learn to either get on booard or get run over. Patriots have his six!

    I am amazed and so PROUD of President Donald J. Trump. Thank you God for this man!

    Liked by 17 people

  10. I just love it when our beloved POTUS gives Lil Kim a verbal smackdown!

    BAD DOGGIE, BAD! SIT! STAY! [Lil Kim whimpers]

    Liked by 5 people

  11. sundance says:

    Liked by 24 people

    • Popcorn and cocktails at the ready! I trust President Trump, and he sure knows what he is doing! God bless Sundance💖

      Liked by 11 people

    • klinowskiv says:

      Nice summary! So in diplomatic terms, China’s statement earlier was a counteroffer to unconditional surrender and PT “locked and loaded” statement was a refusal?

      Liked by 1 person

      • dalethorn says:

        I believe that Trump already knows the end – he’s just leading the others through their slow, tedious, and clumsy attempts to save face. Trump is basically saying “I’ve got all the time in the world, so just get back to me with the only reasonable offer you have.” Chess mastery isn’t just playing through complex moves trying to score a piece of this or that. A big part of the mastery is just patience – watch the opponent and wait – for a mistake, then you have them.

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  12. vanwinkle says:

    LIke Mr T said; “we are locked and loaded”.

    Liked by 7 people

  13. georgiafl says:

    Since Donald Trump took office, our US Navy, Air Force and other branches of military have been training with many other countries in the Pacific region.

    Check out some of the military and DoD websites.

    Secretary Mattis says we are ready for any contingency.

    Liked by 19 people

  14. louche9 says:

    FWIW, my leaning to liberal English stepson told me today, “By the way, kudos to that blog you read (this one) for talking about what no one else has mentioned – Trump using economic leverage against China.” Since I read some of the pertinent posts and comments here to him, he’s noticed PT constantly bringing up the amount of trade we do with China. I assume that strategy isn’t being covered extensively in Google News.

    Liked by 15 people

  15. I believe that if missiles are launched towards Guam we will see a military strike. Won’t be long before we find out.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. I believe that if missiles are launched towards Guam we will see a military strike. Won’t be long before we find out.


  17. fedback says:

    ‘previous administrations didn’t want to take on the issue. I have no choice but to take it on’
    So true

    Liked by 7 people

  18. snailmailtrucker says:

    Obama and Hillary would already be MIA !

    Liked by 3 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Those two would be holed up with their pollsters and anti-American globalist crooks and then whining and mewling and writing checks for billions to NK.

      Liked by 4 people

  19. fleporeblog says:

    Folks we are WINNING and it is really miraculous when you step back and realize it!

    Generation Z is the workforce that will embrace our Lion’s Apprenticeship Program and carry Trumpism forward for the next 50+ years. It is truly a marriage made in HEAVEN!


    From the article linked above:

    You know all those teenagers with their face plastered in their iPhones, the ones skateboarding everywhere and whiling away their free time playing video games? Turns out they’re actually paying attention to politics — and they aren’t big fans of the only political party they’ve known up until now, the Democrats.

    A new national survey by My College Options and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation gathered info from a whopping 50,000 “Generation Z” high school students ages 14 to 18 to gauge their political attitudes on the 2016 election. In what will surely be a surprise to the older generations yelling at Gen Z to get off our lawns, the survey found that a majority identify as Republican.

    While all these kids will be able to vote in the 2020 election, let’s take first-time voters alone to start. The survey found that 46 percent of the 18-year-olds surveyed voted for Trump; just 31 percent went for Hillary Clinton. Sure, 6 percent said they “would choose not to vote in this election,” but just 11 percent went third party.

    THIS IS AMERICANA at its best! Our Lion preparing the way for the future! I got so emotional when I watched that video and our President spoke about the Apprenticeship Program knowing that the future is bright and AMERICANS will fulfill those 6 million plus jobs because of the Apprenticeship Program! Their kids will be told about the Lion that saved America. They will be brought up in homes that parents are financially able to succeed and prosper.

    Here is an image that shows the love between our Lion and his cub (Generation Z)!

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    • fleporeblog says:

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    • fleporeblog says:

      I know that folks don’t like to click on the NYSlime so I decided to add more than I normally do.


      From the article linked above:

      ROCKET CENTER, W.Va. — A few years ago, Sean Bridges lived with his mother, Linda, in Wiley Ford, W.Va. Their only income was her monthly Social Security disability check. He applied for work at Walmart and Burger King, but they were not hiring.

      Yet while Mr. Bridges had no work history, he had certain skills. He had built and sold some stripped-down personal computers, and he had studied information technology at a community college. When Mr. Bridges heard IBM was hiring at a nearby operations center in 2013, he applied and demonstrated those skills.

      Now Mr. Bridges, 25, is a computer security analyst, making $45,000 a year. In a struggling Appalachian economy, that is enough to provide him with his own apartment, a car, spending money — and career ambitions.

      Mr. Bridges represents a new but promising category in the American labor market: people working in so-called new-collar or middle-skill jobs. As the United States struggles with how to match good jobs to the two-thirds of adults who do not have a four-year college degree, his experience shows how a worker’s skills can be emphasized over traditional hiring filters like college degrees, work history and personal references. And elevating skills over pedigree creates new pathways to employment and tailored training and a gateway to the middle class.

      This skills-based jobs approach matters at a time when there is a push to improve the circumstances of those left behind in the American economy, many of whom voted for President Trump.

      The skills-based concept is gaining momentum, with nonprofit organizations, schools, state governments and companies, typically in partnerships, beginning to roll out such efforts. On Wednesday, the approach received a strong corporate endorsement from Microsoft, which announced a grant of more than $25 million to help Skillful, a program to foster skills-oriented hiring, training and education. The initiative, led by the Markle Foundation, began last year in Colorado, and Microsoft’s grant will be used to expand it there and move it into other states.

      Nichole Clark of Paintsville, Ky., heard a radio ad last year for TechHire Eastern Kentucky. The program offered six months of training in software programming that included working with a company while being paid $400 a week. That was not much less than what Ms. Clark, now 24, was making as a manager at Pizza Hut.

      Without a college degree, Ms. Clark said, her horizons seemed confined to low-wage jobs in fast-food restaurants, retail stores or doctors’ offices. The TechHire program, she said, could be “a doorway to a good-paying job, which is everything here.”

      Ms. Clark made it through online screening tests and an interview and got into the program. TechHire’s role varies, and it often funds training grants, but in this program it solicited applicants and advised and shared best practices with Interapt, a software development and consulting company. The training stipends were paid for with a $2.7 million grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

      After four months of taking all-day classes on the basics of writing software and two months of working in an internship alongside Interapt developers, Ms. Clark was hired by Interapt in May. As a member of the team that performs software quality assurance and testing, she is now paid more than $40,000 a year, about double what she made at Pizza Hut.

    • TPW says:

      Generation Z was raised by the Boomer generation whether it was part time or full time…..I know this cause that is what I am doing….raising a grandchild…

      Liked by 4 people

  20. PDQ says:

    Just got home from work…ah…it’s all good…

    Liked by 6 people

  21. wheatietoo says:

    I loved how he called Merkel “a friend”…and then dismissed her like she was just an irrelevant distant noise.

    Liked by 9 people

  22. JAS says:

    From RT news 2-days ago:
    “Beijing has ‘zero contact’ with North Korean military – top Chinese defense official ”

    Liked by 1 person

  23. dustahl says:

    NKorea could strike something or close to something, then what, I put the possibility of an error leading to military action at, 40% just a guess


    • fleporeblog says:

      If they launch something that would get that close, they would have nobody to blame but themselves. Our President has made it clear this entire week. No one will feel bad because they didn’t heed his warning.

      Liked by 1 person

  24. vfm#7634 says:

    Perhaps the only problem I have with Trump is this PC crap about women and minorities. White men need jobs too. In fact, it’s harder for white men to get jobs because we can’t fill a “women and minorities” quota. Trump needs to pivot on this and quit listening to Ivanka.


    • quintrillion says:

      I believe this focus began to counter the lefts meme that voting RNC is a “war on women”.
      We don’t hear that one any more now.
      Men just need to get out of their pajamas and be men. It’s a man’s world after all and most feminine women like it that way.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Judith says:

        I hear ya. I don’t believe in social justice quotas. And yet, I don’t think many women would be taking these jobs if their men had taken care of business. Now that we have Hustler, mail order brides, robot brothels and high divorce rates, I guess that women need to fend for themselves and their children. We ain’t going back to June Cleaver any time soon.


    • Q&A says:

      If Congress would get off their duff and pass the President’s agenda, there will be plenty of jobs for everyone. BTW, a lot of those women are single white moms trying to support a family with their own two hands.


  25. 2nd press conference today


  26. JAS says:

    NOKO has never shot a missile even 1/3 of the distance to Guam – EVER. Most all end up in the Sea of Japan. I’m putting money on the line saying they cannot target the missiles accurately at Guam distances.

    That means I am skeptical they would even try it. The last one, their longest shot so far went up 2300 miles up in space but landed just 580 miles from the launch pad.


    Another interesting point is that all their launch sites except for one are right on the beaches. This means that we can destroy all but one of their launch sites without ever going feet dry into NOKO. Just lob them JDAMS in from miles away over the ocean.

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    • DoggyDaddy says:

      They don’t have a test range like other countries do. So in order to recover testing payloads and other components, they naturally have to have impact closer to home (Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea)…they put in less fuel, adjust the missile alignment navigation to fly on a certain trajectory…all very easy to modify for longer range shots. Keep in mind, testing is more about C3 and component operability/reliability and their radio telemetry (which I hope NSA is intercepting) should indicate their success or failure boundaries.


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