Thursday Briefing: Trump and Macron, Afghan Teens Granted Visas
A robotics competition gave the opportunity for a group of talented Afghan girls, who were denied entry on two separate occasions, to travel into the United States.
President Donald Trump intervened to allow for the girls to participate, a massive contradiction of the hate-mongering Democrats and Hollywood elites that accuse the President of being Islamophobic.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the press about the decision to reverse the measures.
The decision was implemented by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services which allowed for the girls to stay. Afghanistan is not one of the countries listed in the Trump administration’s executive travel ban on six war torn nations.
Amazingly, the girls made a 500 mile trip from to the US embassy in Kabul to give interviews and secure their visas, even though it was a dangerous route.
“We just wanted to show the power and skills of Afghan girls to Americans,” Fatema Ghaderyan, one of the young girls said in an interview with the Associated Press.
A mere 32 visas were given out in April of 2017 to Afghans which pales in comparison to the 1,492 visas from Pakistan, according to Forbes. Also teams from Syria, Sudan and Iran, which are included in the ban, were allowed to attend.
Bastille Day in France
President Trump arrived in Paris around 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time or 8:00 a.m. in France. Trump was met by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Trump is scheduled to hold a duel press conference with the French leader likely to address measures in regards to counter-terrorism and the war in Syria. This lies subsequent to the liberation of Iraq’s stronghold Mosul of the Islamic caliphate and few reports out of Syria of the death of ISIS leader Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Friday also marks the annual Bastille Day celebrations and the meeting between the two leaders sheds light on the 2016 terrorist attack that occurred on Bastille Day in Nice, France which left nearly 80 dead.
Paul Ryan is enforcing the laws of the dress code after Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) announced she was defying the dress code on the House floor, wearing a dress baring her shoulders and open-toed shoes.
The dress code was initially enforced in 1979 requiring men to wear ties and jackets and bans bare shoulders on women as well as open-toed shoes.
The actions from McSally may have as well been a political statement.
In addition, Ryan briefly expressed his opinion that Donald Trump Jr. should testify in relation to the Russia Probe where he met with a Russian lawyer to what he cites as “Political Opposition Research.”
And what’s better than a John McCain rant…