President Trump and First Lady Melania Celebrate Military Mothers and Spouses at White House Event…

Earlier today President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania celebrated military mothers and spouses with an event at the White House. Both the President and First-Lady delivered remarks:

[Transcript] 3:28 P.M. EDT – THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, Melania. She’s become a very, very popular First Lady. I’m reading that. (Applause.) And I’m reading — I’m seeing all those stories, and they love Melania. And thank you, Karen — and Karen, and Ivanka, and Kellyanne. Thank you all for being here. Thank you very much.

To all of the military spouses here with us this afternoon: Welcome to the White House. A very, very special place. We are honored by your presence, and we celebrate your heroic service. And that’s exactly what it is.

Too often, military spouses do not receive the recognition they deserve. Do you know that feeling? Do you know that feeling? (Laughter.) I don’t think so, no. You endure long separations during deployments, and some of them are much longer than you ever bargained for. You routinely move your families around the country and all over the world. You maintain morale in your family and across the military community. Your support is essential to making our military the mightiest fighting force in the world, and getting stronger all the time.

We just approved $700 billion for our military. So we’re going to be — (applause) — we’re going to be having the best equipment ever known. And next year, $716 billion. So I wanted to let you know. (Applause.)

And, by the way, I know you don’t care about this, but that also includes raises for our military. (Applause.) First time in 10 years.

Your love, resilience, and courage uplifts our heroes and, indeed, our nation. We are forever in your debt.

I also want to thank all of the spouses here today who are serving in uniform. You are an inspiration to us all — a great inspiration. (Applause.)

Today I’m here to tell you that my administration is totally committed to every family that serves in the United States Armed Forces. That is why, earlier this year, I was proud to sign that big pay raise that I’ve already spoken about. And I am proud of it. And I guess there will be others, too. Would you like one sooner, or do you want to wait another 10 years? I don’t know. (Laughter.)

We’re also taking action to expand employment opportunities for our great military spouses. And I know what you’ve gone through. The competence is so high and yet it’s so difficult. That’s not going to happen anymore.

One of the things that helps is our tremendous job situation in the United States. We just did 3.9 percent unemployment, which is the biggest of this century; the best of this century. So that helps. That really helps a problem.

But even beyond that, you’re going to be given treatment like never before. As you know, the unemployment rate among military spouses, of whom more than 90 percent are women, is estimated to be four times higher than the unemployment rate that I just spoke of.

But we are going to change that, and we are going to change it as quickly as we can. It will go fast. You’ve seen what we’ve done, and we will do it. We get it done.

We’re working with states across the country to encourage them to remove licensing barriers so that spouses who work in careers such as teaching, nursing, and law, many others, also can get a job in their profession no matter where they move.

And in just a moment, I will take executive action to promote military spouse hiring across the federal government, something that people have wanted Presidents to do for a long time. Military spouses have already shown the utmost devotion to our nation, and we want to show you our devotion in return. (Applause.)

We will now ensure that you have better access to federal jobs. By taking this action today, we are leading by example and encouraging American businesses across the country to expand job opportunities for our incredible and talented and highly educated military spouses. This includes opportunities to work remotely, which technology, as you know, has made more possible and more of everything in life possible than ever before.

America owes a debt of gratitude to our military spouses. We can never repay you for all that you do. We know what you do, and your spouse knows what you do. We can never repay you for that, but we can and we will give you the opportunities you deserve.

Today, we take one of many important actions to ensure that you are free to pursue your careers, support your families, and continue serving this nation that we all love so much. When you are strong, your families are strong, and America thrives.

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America. Thank you very much for all you do. Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.)

Should I sign it? (Applause.)

(The executive order is signed.) (Applause.)

Thank you all very much. This has been a great honor, and we’ll see you around. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.)

END

 

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56 Responses to President Trump and First Lady Melania Celebrate Military Mothers and Spouses at White House Event…

  1. wheatietoo says:

    “Good job, hon.” ~ Pres Trump
    So cute!

    I don’t remember another president ever doing so much for our Military.
    It is really heartening to see.

    Liked by 31 people

  2. 1herder says:

    What a couple……unlike any others!

    Liked by 11 people

  3. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Melania looks AMAZING and you can tell that her confidence in public speaking is growing by the day. She’s going to be a huge asset going forward.

    POTUS looks super relaxed and happy. One of the most cheerful moments I can recall seeing for the first couple.

    Liked by 22 people

  4. permiejack says:

    I continue to be awestruck by vsg president Trump!

    Liked by 9 people

  5. Pam says:

    It’s refreshing to have both a POTUS and VP so committed to our armed forces and their families. It’s very obvious that the service members and their family members know it.

    Liked by 14 people

  6. quintrillion says:

    The best President ever. He’s always finding ways to opens doors to opportunity because he listen to peoples needs. He cares about everyone. Such a big heart & a great mind. We are so blessed.

    Liked by 15 people

  7. Sylvia Avery says:

    All of the mean spirited harpies who get off on watching the Trumps interact and imagine Melania is avoiding his hand or his kiss and speculate wildly about their marriage are crazy. They both look happy, happy to be together, and affectionate. I think they are great and we are so blessed to have them in the WH.

    Liked by 19 people

    • BAM says:

      It just dawned on me that sometimes she’s not going to want her makeup smudged. I forget about makeup ’cause I gave it up some (more like a loong) time ago. Takes too much time!!!

      Liked by 7 people

      • BAM says:

        (As a reason why they do cheek kissing)

        Liked by 4 people

        • nobodysfool says:

          Check kissing is very European and part of her culture and upbringing. It was sweet to see on Monday when Mrs. Trump rolled out her “Be Best” campaign, she finished her speech and he kissed both her cheeks, then went back and kissed the first check again. He was so proud of her and she kept smiling at him with great love, affection and admiration. Today was the same,

          Too bad the haters are missing out, the rest of us are better people for watching our First Couple respect and love each other. The people that need that good example the most are too filled with hate and darkness to let any goodness in.

          Liked by 9 people

  8. alligatriot says:

    My wife and I watched the presentation together and hope all of our military members and their spouses realize how fortunate they are! We longed for such a leader during our 20+ years. My wife is a saint for putting up with everything we endured. Through it all she held a family together, raised two wonderful children which are now wonderful adults and attempted to train me (an impossible task!).

    I love you, Darling! Looking forward to another 50 years with you.

    Liked by 23 people

  9. kevin king says:

    That’s her fifth language. Michelle you are comparatively speaking, a dunce

    Liked by 6 people

  10. Hun Driver Widow says:

    God has blessed law enforcement, the US military, and We The People with a President who honors them totally unlike the previous occupant of “our” White House.

    Liked by 5 people

  11. DanO64 says:

    Everybody is winning.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. MIKE says:

    Melania Trump is the hottest most beautiful woman on the planet-both inside and out. Treeper ladies are a close 2nd!

    Liked by 12 people

  13. Sayit2016 says:

    Both President Trump and Melania bring such a positive attitude to every event. I figured out why the left is so stupid over Melania– they most likely have never see a kind person that wants nothing in return in action. They are puzzled and afraid of it.

    Liked by 11 people

  14. kittytrump84 says:

    I love her – she is so beautiful and gracious I cannot even be jealous of her perfection. I adore them both.

    Liked by 7 people

    • margarite1 says:

      What a contrast – the lovely charming Melania and her fabulous husband who are giving so much to We the People of the USA and for so little personal gain and just below this on TCT is the posting about that incredibly sleezy no good lawyer and his at least as bad client…if you can call her that. Far as I’m concerned she’s doing what she’s always been doing.

      What an example of who POTUS is and who they are.

      Liked by 2 people

  15. Minnie says:

    Mr. President and First Lady Melania, your recognition, respect and support for our beloved Military speaks volumes.

    We join you in thanking and praying for ALL who serve, active and retired, as well as their parents and spouses and especially their children.

    The sacrifices made to protect our freedoms is a debt that cannot be repaid.

    Thank you, Mr. President.

    🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸

    Liked by 3 people

  16. ablefox says:

    What do porn hookers an CNN have in common?

    Like

  17. intercesser says:

    Compare and contrast Pres. Trump and Melanie to Pres. Obama and Michelle . Obama so obviously held America’s military families in contempt that he couldn’t even scheme up decent photo-ops . Just about everything that the First Family is doing these days are things that Obama could have done if he had even an ounce of our current First Families patriotism . Keep on making America great again Pres. trump and family , and don’t you dare get tired of winning for the American people and the world . I refuse to tired of winning . I want to keep on winning and winning and winning ……

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Tonawanda says:

    I loved “my husband” (twice).

    Liked by 3 people

  19. mikey says:

    Let’s celebrate this event by throwing illegal aliens out of the American healthcare system and spending that money on veterans.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Parcke says:

    The Stars and Stripes should get permission to repost this in their papers. Everyone should link this page on their website and social media sites, and to do the same of all the other accomplishments the President Trump is doing for the USA and its allies, etc.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Pam says:

    Liked by 6 people

  22. Angry Dumbo says:

    Is it okay to say our First Lady is hot?

    Liked by 6 people

    • daughnworks247 says:

      How lucky are we? We get a FLOTUS who was a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, who is also the most gracious female on the planet, and genuinely loves children, PLUS a benevolent and fierce multi-billionaire for a President.
      AND throw in the best Cabinet in my lifetime.
      We are truly blessed.
      We were overdue.

      Liked by 1 person

  23. LeslieK says:

    As a military wife I watched this with such overwhelming gratitude for our President and First Lady. For the first time in years I truly feel like we have a Commander in Chief that cares! OhMyWord…didn’t mean to sound like Michelle Obummer!!

    Liked by 5 people

  24. GB Bari says:

    This is an incredible boost for our military families. I wonder how many service spouses are impacted by this?
    * * * *
    I think President Trump knows he has a seriously valuable asset in Melania – both personally and professionally / politically. And its obvious she knows that he’s doing great things for this country.
    Their detractors are just making public fools of themselves.

    Liked by 3 people

  25. Dazza says:

    Tremendous!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Oldschool says:

    Melania’s confidence in her role is growing, especially when her husband is by her side. This a mature, working couple that seem to hold a genuinely deep affection and respect for each other. How refreshing.

    Liked by 2 people

  27. daughnworks247 says:

    Bing, bing, bing. This EO is bigger than we think.
    Imagine hiring practices as a point system.
    Add 10 points for college degree.
    Add 10 points for X, Y, Z.
    Now, thanks to PDJT, add 20 points for being military spouse.
    Good.
    AND since the military is predominantly conservative, it’s a great way to drain the swamp.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Rynn69 says:

    I know this is off topic, but that woman (Melania) loves that man (Trump). Look at those two photos. L. O. V. E. people.

    Liked by 1 person

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