Text of a President Trump’s Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives & the President of the Senate, 1-13-21

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“Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby report that I have issued an Executive Order taking further steps to deal with the threat posed by the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) increasing exploitation of United States capital to resource and to enable the development and modernization of its military, intelligence, and other security apparatuses which continue to allow the PRC to directly threaten the United States homeland and United States forces overseas, including by developing and deploying weapons of mass destruction, advanced conventional weapons, and malicious cyber-enabled actions against the United States and its people.Through the national strategy of Military-Civil Fusion, the PRC increases the size of the country’s military-industrial complex by compelling civilian Chinese companies to support its military and intelligence activities. Those companies, though remaining ostensibly private and civilian, directly support the PRC’s military, intelligence, and security apparatuses and aid in their development and modernization. At the same time, they raise capital by selling securities to United States investors that trade on public exchanges both here and abroad, lobbying United States index providers and funds to include these securities in market offerings, and engaging in other acts to ensure access to United States capital. In that way, the PRC exploits United States investors to finance the development and modernization of its military.To deal with that threat, I signed Executive Order 13959 on November 12, 2020. Executive Order 13959 prohibits certain purchases involving publicly traded securities, or any securities that are derivative of, or are designed to provide investment exposure to such securities, of any Communist Chinese military company.

President Trump issued an Executive Order Addressing Threats from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies

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“By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

     I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, in order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13959 of November 12, 2020 (Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies), to address the threat posed by the People’s Republic of China’s military-industrial complex, hereby order as follows:

Section 1.  Section 1(b) and (c) of Executive Order 13959 are amended to read as follows:

     “(b)  Notwithstanding subsection (a)(i) of this section, any transaction entered into on or before 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time on November 11, 2021, solely to divest, in whole or in part, from securities that any United States person held as of 9:30 a.m. eastern standard time on January 11, 2021, in a Communist Chinese military company as defined in section 4(a)(i) of this order, is permitted.  Effective at 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time on November 11, 2021, possession of any such securities by a United States person is prohibited.      (c)  Notwithstanding subsection (a)(ii) of this section, for a person determined to be a Communist Chinese military company pursuant to section 4(a)(ii) or (iii) of this order, any transaction entered into on or before 365 days from the date of such determination, solely to divest, in whole or in part, from securities that any United States person held in such person, as of the date 60 days from the date of such determination, is permitted.  Effective at 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time on the date 365 days after the date of such determination, possession of any such securities by a United States person is prohibited.” Sec. 2.  Subsections (a)(ii) and (iii) of section 4 of Executive Order 13959 are amended to read as follows:

     “(ii)   any person that the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, publicly lists as a Communist Chinese military company meeting the criteria in section 1237(b)(4)(B) of Public Law 105-261, as amended by section 1233 of Public Law 106-398 and section 1222 of Public Law 108‑375, and that operates directly or indirectly in the United States or any of its possessions, until such time as the Secretary of Defense removes such person from such list.  This definition shall apply regardless of whether the Secretary of Defense must provide the report described in section 1237(b)(2) of Public Law 105-261, as amended by section 1233 of Public Law 106-398 and section 1222 of Public Law 108-375; or

     (iii)  any person that the Secretary of the Treasury publicly lists as meeting the criteria described in section (a)(ii) of this section, or publicly lists as a subsidiary of a person already determined to be a Communist Chinese military company, until the Secretary of the Treasury determines that such person no longer meets that criteria and removes such person from such list.” Sec. 3.  Section 4(e) of Executive Order 13959 is amended to read as follows:

     “(e)  the term “transaction” means the purchase for value, or sale, of any publicly traded security; and”. Sec. 4.  General Provisions.

A Message from President Trump, 1-13-21

From: Office of the Press Secretary | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 13, 2021Statement from the President“In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind. That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. Thank You.” 

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President Donald J. Trump & First Lady Melania Trump Announce Special Guests for the State of the Union Address, 2019

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REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP IN MEETING ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER

Office of the Press Secretary – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEBRUARY 1, 2019“REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP IN MEETING ON HUMAN TRAFFIKING ON THE SOUTHERN BORDERCabinet Room11:54 A.M. ESTTHE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, everybody. We appreciate it. The jobs numbers just came out and we added 304,000 jobs, which was a shocker to a lot of people. It wasn’t a shocker to me. The country is doing really well.

President Donald J. Trump is Fighting to prevent Human Trafficking at the Southern Border

Office of the Press Secretary – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEBRUARY 1, 2019PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS FIGHTING TO PREVENT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER“This is an urgent humanitarian issue. My Administration is committed to leveraging every resource we have to confront this threat, to support the victims and survivors, and to hold traffickers accountable for their heinous crimes.” – President Donald J. TrumpHUMANITARIAN CRISIS AT THE BORDER: There is a humanitarian crisis at the southern border as human traffickers victimize countless women and children.Transnational criminal organizations from Mexico and Central America engage in human trafficking in staggering numbers across our southern border.Human traffickers use loopholes in our immigration laws to exploit women and children.More than 30% of women are sexually assaulted on the journey to our southern border.Nearly 70% of migrants traveling north to the United States are victims of violence.  In FY 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) made 1,588 Human Trafficking arrests and identified 308 victims.Of the 1,588 arrests, 1,543 were for sex trafficking violations.Without a wall, our southern border is wide open to human trafficking.MORAL OBLIGATION: Democrats and Republicans have a moral obligation to build a wall to protect children and women from human trafficking.Congress has a moral responsibility to pass legislation that strengthens border security and includes funding for a wall to prevent human trafficking in all forms.We need a wall to provide an effective barrier to entry to help decrease kidnapping and human trafficking along the border.Despite Democrats’ objections, there is proof that walls deter illegal entry.Areas with walls have seen a decline in apprehensions of illegal aliens crossing the border.In San Diego, illegal traffic dropped 92% over the past 23 years.In the El Paso sector, illegal traffic dropped 72% in one year and 95% over 22 years.In the Tucson sector, illegal traffic dropped 90% over 15 years.In the Yuma sector, illegal traffic dropped 95% over 9 years.ADMINISTRATION PRIORITY: President Trump has made stopping human trafficking an Administration priority.As one of his first acts as President, he signed an executive order to combat transnational criminal organizations that engage in trafficking and exploit people.Last year, the President signed the Abolish Human Trafficking Act (S. 1311) to strengthen programs supporting survivors and resources for combating modern slavery.Additionally, the President signed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (S. 1312), establishing new prevention, prosecution, and collaboration initiative to bring human traffickers to justice.The President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) is working to prosecute and combat human trafficking at home and abroad.Reaffirming this Administration’s commitment to ending human trafficking, President Trump proclaimed January 2019 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.In January, the President signed the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S.