Reported by: Abeer Almadawy
Mr president Of Egypt is in a visit to US now as he accepted the invitation of the American president Donald Trump since 2 weeks ...
The White House published the interview between both presidents before the bilateral talks as the following;
News from Oval Office- White House 12:17 P.M. EDT
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It’s a great honor to be with President Al Sisi of Egypt. We have many things to discuss, as you can imagine: military, trade.
And I have to say that a lot of progress has been made in a lot of different ways, in terms of terrorism and others things, with Egypt and within Egypt. It’s really incredible what’s happened, especially in certain respects that we’ve already talked about. But we will be meeting with representatives of the President and of Egypt in a little while.
Again, we have very, very important things, militarily, to talk about. And also about trade. A big trading partner. We do a lot of work together. We work together. And I think we’ve never had a better relationship — Egypt and the United States — than we do right now.
So, I want to thank everybody for being here. And, Mr. President, thank you very much.
PRESIDENT AL SISI: Thank you, Mr. President.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: My friend.
PRESIDENT AL SISI: (As interpreted.) Thank you, Mr. President. Allow me to express my thanks for your kind invitation and for providing me this opportunity to meet and talk about making a quantum leap in the strategic relationship between Egypt and the United States.
Let me emphasize, Mr. President, that the relations have not been better over the years of our bilateral relationship, and that is why I’m extending, Mr. President, to you our thanks, appreciation, and greetings for (inaudible).
All the credit goes to you, Mr. President. Thank you very much for your support on all fronts. This is what we’re seeking to promote our bilateral relations in various fields: political, economic, military, cultural, and others.
Thank you very much.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you. And I just have to say, before we perhaps take a couple of questions, the First Lady was recently in Egypt. She was treated beautifully.
But maybe even more importantly, what she saw with the Pyramids was — you could call it the seventh wonder or the eighth wonder of the world. She thought it was incredible. She thought it was one of the most incredible things she’s seen. And we have lots of pictures, and that was great day and a great moment to see the Pyramids — the Great Pyramids.
So hopefully a lot of people will be going and looking at them. But she’s not easily impressed; she was very impressed.
So thank you very much.
Q Mr. President, you seem to be —
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Go ahead, Jeff.
Q You seem to be cleaning house at DHS. What would you like to achieve with the new leadership there?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I never said I’m “cleaning house.” I don’t know who came up with that expression. We have a lot of great people over there. We have bad laws. We have a judge that just ruled, incredibly, that he doesn’t want people staying in Mexico. Figure that one out. Nobody can believe these decisions we’re getting from the Ninth Circuit. It’s a disgrace.
And so we’re fighting the bad laws, the bad — the bad things that are coming out of Congress. You have a Democrat Congress that’s obstructing. You talk about obstruction — the greatest obstruction anyone has ever seen. All they have to do is spend 20 minutes and they can fix this whole problem.
We have the worst laws of any country anywhere in the world, whether it’s catch and release or any one of them. I mean, I could name — I could sit here and name them, but if you got rid of catch and release, chain migration, visa lottery — you have to fix the asylum situation; it’s ridiculous. You have people coming in, claiming asylum. They’re all reading exactly what the lawyer gives them. They have a piece of paper. “Read what that is.” And all of the sudden, you’re entitled to asylum. And some of these people are not people you want in our country.
So we are building a lot of wall. It’s getting built. Some of you saw that last week, when we went — we had a great presentation of a new stretch. But we’re building a lot of wall and we’re being very strong on the border.
But we’re bucking a court system that never, ever rules for us. And we’re bucking really bad things with Congress — with the Democrats in Congress not willing to act. They want to have open borders, which means they want to have crime; they want to have drugs pouring into our country. They don’t want to act. We have to close up the borders. We’re doing it, but we’re doing it — I could do it much faster if they would act.
So it’s a terrible thing. The Democrats in Congress — what they’re doing and the obstruction — they don’t want to fix it. And we have to fix it. They want open borders. They want to have millions of people pouring into our country. They don’t even want to know who they are.
These are people coming into our country with criminal records. We have murderers coming in. We have drug lords coming in. We have gangs coming in. And we’re stopping them. And if we don’t stop them, ICE is throwing them the hell out. We’re getting them out.
But our job could be so much easier. I think Kevin is going to do a fantastic job. He’s Acting, but I think he’s going to do a fantastic job. And we’re not doing anything very big, as far as — what we need: homeland security. That’s exactly what we want. There’s no better term; there’s no better name. We want homeland security and that’s what we’re going to get. Thank you all very much. Thank you.
Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much.
Q Egypt is ordering more fighter jets from Russia. How do you feel about that?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, everybody.
Q Are you considering child separations, sir? Can you rule that out, Mr. President? You wouldn’t start separating the children again, would you, Mr. President?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Obama separated the children, by the way.
Q Would you consider doing it again?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Just so you understand, President Obama separated the children. Those cages that were shown — I think they were very inappropriate — they were built by President Obama’s administration, not by Trump. President Obama had child separation. Take a look. The press knows it. You know it. We all know it. I didn’t have — I’m the one that stopped it. President Obama had child separation.
Now, I’ll tell you something: Once you don’t have it, that’s why you see many more people coming. They’re coming like it’s a picnic because “let’s go to Disneyland.” President Obama separated children. They had child separation. I was the one that changed it.
Okay. Thank you very much.
Q But what’s President Trump going to do? Are you going to bring it back is the question. Would you bring it back?
Q Will you bring it back, though?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’re not looking to do that. No.
Q You’re not going to bring it back?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’re not looking to do that. No.
Thank you very much.
Q You’re not looking to bring it back?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: But it — it brings a lot more people to the border. When you don’t do it, it brings a lot more people to the border. We are not looking to do it.
But President Obama had the law. We changed the law. And I think the press should accurately report it. But, of course, they won’t.
Thank you all very much. Thank you.
Q Should the Muslim Brotherhood be a terrorist organization? Muslim Brotherhood?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’s a great honor to be with the President. It’s a great honor to be with your President.
Q Do you support his efforts to stay in power longer?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: What?
Q (Inaudible) through 2034?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: I don’t hear you.
Q Do you support his efforts to stay in power through 2034?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: I think he’s doing a great job. I don’t know about the effort; I can just tell you he’s doing a great job. Great President.
Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you.
2:26 P.M. EDT
WASHINGTON (Castle Journal)
By | Christian Megan
Egypt's president H.E Abdul Fattah AlSisi started an official visit to US ,Monday ,where he will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House tomorrow .
The visit of the Egyptian leader comes as an invitation of president Trump to discuss different issues belong to Egypt and the latest events the Middle East that Witness violence recently.
Officials of the White House and from Trump's administration said that president Trump will receive the Egyptian president Abdul Fattah AlSisi in the White House at Tuesday and the leaders will discuss number of important issues such as ; their bilateral relations, the tensions in the Middle East , the war in Libya and the situation in Syria, after announcing The occupied lands in Jolan to belong to Israel, the critical condition in Yemen, as well the cold war with Iran,The cut off relations with Qatar, also the war on terrorism ,economic reform and human rights in Egypt and will discuss the editing of the constitution in Egypt !
The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the visit, said the two leaders would also discuss the development of civil society in Egypt and, in a nod to concerns of Vice President Mike Pence, its treatment of religious minorities, including Christians.according to Reuters
Observers of the visit who are interested with Egyptian and US relations said that the visit came in difficult time but the presidents are friends and will hold strong ties between the both countries, however president Trump will insist to support the file of freedom in Egypt and human rights.Also the president is interested in the changes of the last constitution in Egypt.
The US official said to Reuters that the administration was encouraging Egypt to develop democratic institutions while being mindful of U.S. security interests.
"The president views the relationship with Egypt, as he does all of our ... relationships with foreign countries ... through the lens of America First and what serves our interest," the official said.
Military issues also may be on the agenda of discussion , as Egypt has reportedly signed a $2 billion deal with Russia to buy more than 20 Sukhoi SU-35 fighter jets, as well as weapons for the aircraft.The matter that caused a worrisome to US.
According to Reuters too , it is Asked if the White House would discuss the purchase with the visiting Egyptian leader and whether it could possibly trigger U.S. sanctions, the official cautioned that U.S. law gives the president very little flexibility over sanctions imposed on those who do business with Russian defence sectors.
"Countries that engage in those purchases need to know that we are extremely limited in what we can do to mitigate," the official said, noting that the United States had already faced similar situations with China, India and Turkey.
In Egypt and before the summit with AlSisi and Trump,there is a worry about the discussion of the Palestinian case as well as what is known with the " century deal " where The Egyptians are afraid of any solution comes over the Egyptian lands .
Reported by| Abeer Almadawy
As Egypt today is celebrating with the opening of 2 mega projects in the administrative capital city, the first the opening of the Mosque" Alftah Alalem" the largest in the world, and the second is the opening of the Cathedral birth of the Christ , the biggest in the middle east at all, U.S. president Donald Trump praised Egypt and the president Abdul fattah Alsisi for expand egypt to hold more inclusive future, as he said in his twitter.
"Excited to see our friends in Egypt opening the biggest Cathedral in the Middle East. President El-Sisi is moving his country to a more inclusive future!"
Most of his followers asked him where's the biggest mosque in the united states, other said why you forget the opening of mosque as it is other biggest project ?
However Egypt is happy with the declaration of trump and his praises ,considering as a good point for more understanding the Egyptian vision who respect all the religions and care with the 2 Egyptian partners.
In a country has more 100 millions , more than 88 million of them are muslims and 12 are christians , egypt paid a great role in this file to equal between both partners in building the churches and mosques ,Though the number of Muslims are seven double the christians and they need more mosques so the principle to do an equalviation is not right , but according to the stress fall on Egypt and how the outers used this paper to indulge egypt in troubles and terrorism, It worked hardly to equal between the Muslims and Christians...in a good model of understanding and saving this country with peace and respect.
Written By| Michael Blair
Donald Trump appears to be falling apart mentally.
The Justice Department asked an appeals court Dec. 17 to halt an anti-corruption lawsuit against President Donald Trump before tax returns and financial documents from Trump-connected businesses and people have to be provided under subpoena. Thirty-eight subpoenas have been sent so far to Trump associates and some federal officials.
The trial court judge previously ruled that the case brought by the attorneys general of Delaware and Washington, D.C. could proceed, and authorized subpoenas that would give the plaintiffs insight into the financial operations of the Trump Organization, which operates a major hotel in D.C. that receives bookings from foreign officials and governments.
The Justice Department argued in its appeals filing that because the president will likely have the case heard by a higher court, the appeals court should halt the proceedings and take up the lawsuit directly, or simply dismiss the lawsuit entirely. Trump’s lawyers said in the filing that “litigating the claims would entail intrusive discovery into the President’s personal financial affairs and the official actions of his Administration, including through third-party subpoenas to government agencies.”
The states’ lawsuit alleges that Trump’s ownership stake in the Trump Organization violates the foreign emoluments clause in the Constitution that prohibits federal officials from receiving gifts or salaries from foreign governments without approval by Congress.
D.C.’s attorney general, Karl Racine, said in a statement, that the president “is going to extraordinary lengths to try to stop us from gathering information about how he is illegally profiting from the presidency.”
The emoluments provision has never been tested in court, but the judge overseeing the lawsuit said in November that the Trump administration’s reading that emoluments only meant outright bribes was too narrow, and that it could encompass earnings as well.
The Trump administration has repeatedly asked appeals courts and the Supreme Court to intervene in cases actively underway in discovery or trial phases before a judge or jury has reached a decision. Under prior administrations, this was rare, and the strategy hasn’t generally succeeded for the current government.
Typically, higher courts wait for proceedings to reach a conclusion, unless irreversible damage can be shown from a case’s normal progression. But the novel nature of this lawsuit means that this appeal has the potential for at least partial success: The appeals court could suspend the case while it reviews whether the trial court judge erred on whether the attorneys general had the standing to sue or whether emoluments could be invoked.
The Trump Organization said it would donate any profits to the U.S. treasury from hotel revenue that met the foreign-government test, and has donated once so far. But the group hasn’t allowed outside auditing or released financial information to support how it calculated profits.
After the anxiety debate about the decision of moving the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to the west jerusalem which elders advisors refused as it came by the prime ministers Scott Morrison,who is influenced with Donald Trump The American president who took the same decision last year...At saturday the australian govt.took its decision by considering the west of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The Trump administration has welcomed the Morrison government's decision to officially recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, describing the decision as "a step in the right direction" and a "recognition of reality".
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's decision to follow the US and recognise Jerusalem has been applauded by the Netanyahu government, although Israeli officials have said they are disappointed the Australian embassy will remain in Tel Aviv for now.But Palestinian and Malaysian authorities strongly criticised the move, saying it would undermine hopes of a two-state solution.
"Australia’s announcement on Jerusalem is a step in the right direction," a US State Department spokeswoman told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Almost exactly one year ago, President Trump was the first head of state to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announce his intent to move his nation’s embassy to Jerusalem.
"As the President stated, for the United States, recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a recognition of reality."
The spokeswoman said Australia's decision acknowledged the fact Jerusalem had been the seat of the modern Israeli government for 70 years and was the home of its parliament and Supreme Court.
"We encourage other governments to follow President Trump’s lead in acknowledging this reality, recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and moving their embassies to Jerusalem," the spokeswoman said.
By contrast, the Malaysian foreign ministry attacked the government's "premature" decision to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, describing it as a "humiliation" of the Palestinians and their hopes for statehood.
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said: "The policies of this Australian administration have done nothing to advance the two-state solution."
The international community has long believed that the recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital and of East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine would be part of a final two-state solution.
In a speech to the Sydney Institute on Saturday, Morrison said that peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine had reached a "rancid stalemate" and a new approach was needed.
"Slavish adherence to the conventional wisdom over decades appears only to be further entrenching this stalemate, providing a leave pass for continued inaction," he said.
Source| The Sydney Morning Herald
President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the Argentine capital on September 29, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.