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1502, 2017

Trump Netanyahu Press Conference

By |February 15th, 2017|First 100 Days, World|Comments Off on Trump Netanyahu Press Conference

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel in Joint Press Conference
Transcript from today’s press conference.

East Room
12:15 P.M. EST

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Today I have the honor of welcoming my friend, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to the White House.  With this visit, the United States again reaffirms our unbreakable bond with our cherished ally, Israel.  The partnership between our two countries built on our shared values has advanced the cause of human freedom, dignity and peace.  These are the building blocks of democracy.

The state of Israel is a symbol to the world of resilience in the face of oppression — I can think of no other state that’s gone through what they’ve gone — and of survival in the face of genocide.  We will never forget what the Jewish people have endured.

Your perseverance in the face of hostility, your open democracy in the face of violence, and your success in the face of tall odds is truly inspirational.  The security challenges faced by Israel are enormous, including the threat of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, which I’ve talked a lot about.  One of the worst deals I’ve ever seen is the Iran deal.  My administration has already imposed new sanctions on Iran, and I will do more to prevent Iran from ever developing — I mean ever — a nuclear weapon.

Our security assistance to Israel is currently at an all-time high, ensuring that Israel has the ability to defend itself from threats of which there are unfortunately many.  Both of our countries will continue and grow.  We have a long history of cooperation in the fight against terrorism and the fight against those […]

902, 2017

Melania Announces Appointment of White House Social Secretary

By |February 9th, 2017|First 100 Days, National|Comments Off on Melania Announces Appointment of White House Social Secretary

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First Lady Melania Trump Announces the Appointment of Anna Christina Niceta Lloyd as White House Social Secretary

First Lady Melania Trump is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd as the White House Social Secretary.  As the White House Social Secretary, Ms. Niceta Lloyd – known as Rickie – along with the First Lady, will be responsible for the planning and execution of events that take place at the White House.  She will oversee all social events and gatherings, from Official State Dinners, White House social calendar events, official policy-related events, to the First Lady’s initiatives.

“Rickie brings with her over twenty-two years of solid diplomatic, political and social entertaining experience,” said First Lady Melania Trump. “I am looking forward to sharing my ideas and traditions of entertaining and social hospitality to America’s house, my new home as well. That, along with Rickie’s vast experience, I am even more excited.”

Ms. Niceta Lloyd’s gracious entertaining style perfectly aligns with that of the First Lady.  She worked with both Democratic and Republican JCCIC leadership in planning the last five Inaugurations.  During her time at Design Cuisine she assisted the State Department’s Office of Protocol in executing numerous State Luncheons, Summits and Conferences under Secretaries Albright, Powell, Rice, Clinton and Kerry.  Her extensive experience includes events for the NRCC, DCCC, DNC, RNC, Speaker of the House and Secretary of the Senate.  Most recently she executed events during President Trump’s 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee celebrations.

Ms. Niceta Lloyd is married to Thomas Lloyd, grandson of the late Bunny Mellon, wife of Paul Mellon, friend and mentor to Jacqueline Kennedy.

Mrs. Mellon was instrumental in designing the White House Rose Garden with First Lady Mrs. Kennedy.  Ms. Niceta Lloyd’s formidable precision and elegance was greatly influenced by Mrs. Mellon.  Ms. Niceta Lloyd, along with her husband and two children live in Chevy Chase, […]