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.” Each week, we cut through the noise to bring you some of the lesser-reported highlights of the president’s week.
Monday, May 18
President Trump hosted a meeting of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. The council steers a project to regenerate inner-city communities and other mostly urban areas of the country lagging in development, business, and employment opportunities. Later, the president hosted a roundtable of restaurant executives and industry leaders. At this event, Trump revealed for the first time that he had for almost two weeks been taking daily doses of hydroxychloroquine.
Tuesday, May 19
In remarks delivered from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, the president addressed food chain issues and spoke about supporting American ranchers and farmers. Later, he attended a policy lunch on Capitol Hill with Republican senators. During a cabinet meeting later in the day, Trump signed an executive order “instructing federal agencies to use any and all authority to waive, suspend, and eliminate unnecessary regulations that impede economic recovery.” The president added that, where possible, the regulations affected would not be reinstated.
The president participated in a conference call with the National Hispanic Community. Later in the day, he met at the White House with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) and Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D).
Taking a swipe at both China and his 2020 challenger, Trump tweeted Wednesday evening: “China is on a massive disinformation campaign because they are desperate to have Sleepy Joe Biden win the presidential race so they can continue to rip-off the United States, as they have done for decades, until I came along!”
Thursday, May 21
On Thursday, the president traveled to Michigan to visit the Ford Rawsonville Components Plant in Ypsilanti. While delivering remarks during his visit, Trump touched on the issue of mail-in voting, for which his political opponents are lobbying. “To really vote, and without fraud, you have to go and you have to vote at the polling place,” the president said.
The attorney general of Michigan threatened to take legal action against Ford because the president did not wear a face mask during his tour. From the White House later that evening, Trump tweeted: “Do nothing A.G. of the Great State of Michigan, Dana Nessel, should not be taking her anger and stupidity out on Ford Motor – they might get upset with you and leave the state, like so many other companies have – until I came along and brought business back to Michigan. JOBS!”
Friday, May 22
President Trump took part in the Rolling to Remember Ceremony in honor of America’s veterans and POW/MIA. Later on Friday – during a previously unscheduled press conference – the president called upon state governors to allow places of worship to reopen. “Governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now — for this weekend,” he said, adding that he was “identifying houses of worship — churches, synagogues and mosques — as essential places that provide essential services.”