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Rep Smith: President Trump’s Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities is an Important Step Forward

Congressman Chris Smith

By Congressman Chris Smith

In signing an executive order on policing today—Safe Policing, For Safe Communities—President Trump said that “reducing crime and raising standards are not opposite goals.”

This is an important step forward.

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Smith Applauds Trump’s Crackdown on China

Congressman Chris Smith witnesses President Donald Trump signing an Executive Order
for Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation in the United States.
Jan. 31, 2020 .
Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour.

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4), a forty year critic of China and champion of human rights throughout the world, today applauded President Donald J. Trump for “doing what previous presidents have failed to do” by sanctioning China for violating the “one country, two systems” treaty and ending democratic freedom for the people of Hong Kong.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: China, Chris Smith, Donald Trump | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Smith Applauds Trump’s Crackdown on China

US Justice Dept drops case against ex-Trump aide Flynn

Washington (AFP) – The US Justice Department withdrew its case against former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn Thursday, handing President Donald Trump a major political victory.

The department said in a filing Flynn’s December 2017 guilty plea for lying to the FBI in an interview over his Russia contacts was moot because the lies were not significant.

It said the FBI’s original probe of him had no “legitimate investigative basis.

“The decision by the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Bill Barr, came as Flynn was fighting possible imprisonment, and af… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on US Justice Dept drops case against ex-Trump aide Flynn

Trump says he’ll ‘suspend immigration’ because of coronavirus, offers no details

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that he will sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” because of the coronavirus.

“In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!” Trump tweeted.He offered no details as to what immigration programs might be affected by the order. The White House did not immediately elaborate on Trump’s tweeted announcement.Trump has taken credit for his … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Donald Trump, Immigration | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Trump says he’ll ‘suspend immigration’ because of coronavirus, offers no details

Trump letting Murphy decide when to reopen N.J.

President Donald Trump’s new guidelines for reopening states as the coronavirus pandemic recedes leaves the decision to lift restrictions solely up to the governors, and Phil Murphy says he’s in no rush to do so in New Jersey.

Trump outlined the federal guidance Wednesday during a conference call with governors and then at his daily White House coronavirus press conference later that day.

“The curve has flattened and the peak in new cases is behind us,” Trump said. “We’re opening up our country. America wants to be open, and Americans want to be open. A national shutdown is not a sustainable longte… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19 | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Trump letting Murphy decide when to reopen N.J.

Murphy asks Trump for Military and Army Corp Assistance To Build Hospitals

NJ Gov Phil Murphy

Stating that New Jersey faces a potential hospital bed shortage of anywhere from 123,000 to 313,000 sometime between May and October, and that there could be a critical care bed shortage of 2000 within the next two weeks,  New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy wrote to President Donald Trump on Tuesday to request that the federal government provide Military and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers assistance in expanding the state’s hospital and intensive care unit capacity.

Murphy wrote that failing to expand NJ’s medical capacity could results in medical professionals being “forced the make the agonizing decisions the world has seen in Northern Italy–they will have no choice but to deny lifesaving care, including ventilators to those in need of it.”

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Posted: March 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Murphy asks Trump for Military and Army Corp Assistance To Build Hospitals

President Donald Trump tests negative for coronavirus, his doctor says

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has tested negative for the new coronavirus, according to the president’s personal physician.

The White House released the test results Saturday night after Trump told reporters hours earlier that he had taken the coronavirus test, following days of resisting being screened despite the fact that he had been in recent contact with three people who have tested positive for the virus.

Trump told reporters at a White House briefing on Saturday that he had his temperature taken and it was “totally normal,” shortly before stepping into the room to discuss the g… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on President Donald Trump tests negative for coronavirus, his doctor says

What Trump’s national emergency and new legislation for coronavirus will mean for N.J.

WASHINGTON— Two new pools of federal money will flow to New Jersey to help the state cope with the coronavirus.

President Donald Trump’s national emergency will free up $50 billion in federal funds for New Jersey and other states to tap to help cover their costs of responding to the virus. The president called it “a large amount of money for states and territories and localities in our shared fight against this disease.”

And bipartisan legislation that passed the House early Saturday could mean $810 million in new Medicaid funding for the state, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorit… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on What Trump’s national emergency and new legislation for coronavirus will mean for N.J.

Trump: Google building self-check website for coronavirus

President Donald Trump announced Friday that internet giant Alphabet is creating a website where people will be able to check whether they have  symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

Verily Life Sciences, once a project in a Google X lab devoted to “moonshot” projects and now its own health business unit, is testing a “tool to help triage individuals for COVID-19 testing,” Google confirmed on Twitter.”Verily is in the early stages of development, and planning to roll testing out in the Bay Area, with the hope of expanding more broadly over time,” the tweet said, referring to San Francisco and s… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Trump: Google building self-check website for coronavirus

Trump says widespread coronavirus testing to begin ‘soon’ as administration cuts red tape

(USA Features) President Donald Trump said Friday that thanks to reductions in regulatory burdens widespread testing of Americans for COVID-19 are set to begin “soon.”

“The changes have been made and testing will soon happen on a very large scale basis. All Red Tape has been cut, ready to go!” he wrote in a tweet Friday morning.

The president also criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the lead organization in the health fight against the virus, for having a testing system in place he said would “always be inadequate and slow for a large pandemic.” It wasn’t clear what syst… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Trump says widespread coronavirus testing to begin ‘soon’ as administration cuts red tape