Editor’s Note: Everyone’s got an opinion, but who has the facts? At LibertyNation.com, we like to say, “Truth is Making a Comeback because Facts Matter.” So, each week, our editorial staff combs through the noise to bring you the highlights of what the president did and said.
Monday, Feb. 10
At a White House Business Session attended by state governors, President Trump made remarks on a wide range of subjects, touting economic progress, the new Opportunity Zones and the massive reduction in regulations.
When asked about the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – which the administration is fighting to end – the president said: “So we’re looking at that, but now we’re before the Supreme Court. I think we’re going to win, because if we don’t win, that gives the President of the United States unbelievable powers. You know, President Obama signed that bill. It was an executive order. And when he signed it, he said — essentially, he said, “I don’t have the right to do this, but I’m going to do it anyway.”
Following an evening rally in Manchester, NH, the president made an unscheduled stop at Dover Air Force Base before returning to the capital. Along with members of his administration, the president paid respects at the transfer of the remains of two special forces soldiers killed in Afghanistan two days earlier.
Tuesday, Feb. 11
The president received an intelligence briefing at the White House. Later, he attended the signing ceremony for The Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act.
“The bill directs the National Science Foundation to work with other federal agencies to expand veteran eligibility for STEM-related programs and encourages veteran participation in these critical fields,” Trump said.
Wednesday, Feb. 12
The President and First Lady of the Republic of Ecuador visited the White House. After the two leaders spoke to reporters in the Oval Office, the president took questions and was asked whether he would consider a pardon for Roger Stone. Though he would not say if that was something he was thinking about, Trump spoke at some length on the matter and remarked: “You have murderers and drugs addicts [sic]; they don’t get nine years. Nine years for doing something that nobody even can define what he did.”
Thursday, Feb. 13
After paying a visit to his 2020 campaign headquarters in Rosslyn, VA, Trump met with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo but the two men apparently were unable to come to an agreement over the state’s Trusted Traveler Program, which the White House is attempting to restrict over New York’s non-compliance with immigration authorities.
Friday, Feb. 14
Before departing the White House for Mar-a-Lago, Trump delivered remarks to the National Border Patrol Council. After greeting families of victims of violent crimes – committed by illegal aliens who had been previously released from jail in sanctuary cities – the president said: “That’s why we’re calling on Congress to pass legislation giving American victims the right to sue sanctuary cities and hold them accountable for the suffering and the damages that they’ve caused.”