Update from the Office of Vice President Pence
Vice President Pence delivered President Trump’s message that “America First does not mean America alone” to nations of Eastern Europe last week. Meeting with the leaders of the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Georgia, and the Western Balkans, the Vice President reiterated President Trump’s message that the United States stands behind our NATO allies, while expecting NATO members to pay their fair share for common defense.
For more on the Vice President’s trip abroad, watch the following brief videos from each stop:
American Heroes Week
The White House also celebrated American Heroes Week with President Trump traveling to Ohio and recognizing those who “risked everything to protect our citizens and preserve our way of life.” Upon returning to the White House, he and Vice President Pence recognized our brave law enforcement officials, in particular the officers who stepped in during the congressional baseball practice shooting in June, which targeted Republican members of Congress. Additionally, President Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Specialist Five James C. McCloughan for his heroic service in the Vietnam War. At each event, President Trump praised the work of Veteran’s Affairs and their new accountability for proper care of America’s heroes.
One Million Jobs Created
Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest job numbers, announcing that the United States added 209,000 jobs in July. This means that over one million new jobs have been created since President Trump took office 6 months ago. Our President is keeping his promise to Make America Prosperous Again.
South & Central America
The White House took action on Venezuela immediately following the July 30th illegitimate elections by sanctioning President Nicolas Maduro and publicly condemning human rights abuses, illegal arrests of political prisoners, and other corrupt actions. During remarks at the Adriatic Charter Summit in Montenegro, the Vice President acknowledged the people of Venezuela by reiterating that “Venezuela deserves democracy, and the Venezuelan people deserve freedom.” Earlier this week, the Trump Administration sanctioned 8 additional individuals, particularly those involved in Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly. Next week, the Vice President will travel to the region, meeting with the leaders of Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Panama. Stay tuned for updates on his trip.