On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as America’s 70th Secretary of State. In a statement, President Donald J. Trump called Pompeo—who has served as Director of the CIA since last year—a “patriot” who has “immense talent, energy, and intellect.”
President Trump directed the Department of Homeland Security this week to “block large groups of migrants who have begun to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border and apply for asylum as refugees from Central America,” Anna Giaritelli reports.
The first official state visit of the Trump Administration took place earlier this week at the White House. President Trump sat down with French President Emmanuel Macron over the course of several days to discuss trade, security, and a range of other bilateral issues.
“When President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived on the White House South Lawn Tuesday morning to formally welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, one thing was clear,” Betsy Klein and Kate Bennett write. “The first lady commanded attention.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday. “Looking forward to my meeting with Tim Cook of Apple,” the President tweeted before the two men sat down. “We will be talking about many things, including how the U.S. has been treated unfairly for many years, by many countries, on trade.”
For the second year in a row, President Trump welcomed participants from the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House on Thursday. The Soldier Ride brings together wounded veterans and service members for a four-day adaptive cycling program.