Donald Trump Announces He'll Make 'Major Statement' On Return To US
Trump has offered no clues to what the topic of announcement
Following President Donald Trump's grueling tour of five Asian countries, discussing the 'North Korean threat' and the possible shrinking of America's trade deficits, he has announced he will give a "major statement" on return to the US.
Trump has offered no clues to what the topic of the official statement will be, but if the recent Saudi Arabia arrests and the collapse of the Podesta group is anything to go by, we are expecting something very big.
Trump's tweet was sent around 1 a.m. Eastern Time:
I will be making a major statement from the @WhiteHouse upon my return to D.C. Time and date to be set.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2017
After my tour of Asia, all Countries dealing with us on TRADE know that the rules have changed. The United States has to be treated fairly and in a reciprocal fashion. The massive TRADE deficits must go down quickly!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2017
THANK YOU to the amazing staff and their families of the United States Embassy in the Philippines. Keep up the GREAT WORK! pic.twitter.com/3ABVXTsJM0— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2017
One of the most accurate polls last time around. But #FakeNews likes to say we’re in the 30’s. They are wrong. Some people think numbers could be in the 50's. Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! pic.twitter.com/YhrwkdObhP— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2017
ZeroHedge reports: There's also the possibility that he could deliver an official statement about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who Trump previously said should "do the right thing" and step aside if allegations about him having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl turn out to be true?
Shortly before his teaser tweet about the upcoming announcement, the president hinted that he had made some major breakthroughs on behalf of the US's trading relationship in the region, claiming that the US's regional partners now understand that trade deficits "most come down"?
The president also took the time to thank the staff of the US embassy in the Phillipines for doing such "GREAT WORK" during his visit. Strangely, similar praise for other US embassies in the region was not forthcoming.
He also took a swing at polls that reflect a presidential approval rating below 40%, pointing to a Rassmussen poll that puts his approval rating at a reasonable 46%...
One of the most accurate polls last time around. But #FakeNews likes to say we’re in the 30’s. They are wrong. Some people think numbers could be in the 50's. Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
With the House gearing up to pass its version of the tax reform program on either Thursday or Friday, it's possible Trump could be taking to the bully pulpit to try and whip up votes among intransigent blue-state Republicans. Or the announcement could be on any one of a number of topics. North Korea, trade, tax reform, the upcoming Alabama special election - all are priorities for the White House and the Republican Party right now.