Trump, First Lady host White House Historical Association Dinner

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Published: 05/15/2019 11:56 PM

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host the Historical Association Dinner at the White House. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York — ...

[ music ] good evening. Please sit down the president and i are delighted to be with you all of you this evening as we celebrate the incredible work of the white house, historical association over this past year and prepare for our continued work to preserve and restore the people's house in the Years to come, i want to recognize and thank members of the associations board of directors who have jo ...
ned us this evening, president steve mcclaren, chairman fred ryan and vice chairman john rogers. Your entire team has been incredible to work with, and that is a statement to your leadership and vision. I would also like to take thank secretary of commerce, wilbur ross and his wife hillaryfor being here and for your continued support. The white house, historical association, has been a real partner with my office over the past two years, helping to fund, preserve and promote the important history and timeless beauty of the white house. Our family is grateful to live in this true symbol of our nation's history, but we are even more honored to play a part in restoring and enhancing our country's sacred man mark. It is only with the support and commitment of historical association. We are able to continue the tradition of protecting this home and i'm so grateful for the opportunity to work with all of you. I want to thank you all for being here. Tonightthis is an evening i look forward to for each year and now i would like to take a moment to surprise a champion safe, [ applause ]. Thank you very much mama. If she worked so hard on these beautiful dinners and she loves this house - you love this house, so we appreciate it and the first lady - and i are delighted to welcome all of you to our home this evening as we honor the extraordinary work of the white House historical association, very special people, very hardworking people and people that work with love.

I want to join milani and again thanking the members of the association's board of directors, president stewart, mclaren, chairman fred ryan and vice chairmanjohn rogers. Thank you very much great job. You'Ve done so much thanks, also to secretary wilbur ross and his terrific wife and friend of ours. Hilary a committed friend of this association and wilbur had a very big day. Today. You probably have read about it, came out at about 6 o'clock and evening. So what was surprised to see you here will be. You should be working right now. The white house, historical association, works every day to honor, protect and preserve the history of this priceless national landmark through your many publications and activities. You make the white house and its history accessible, even when people who live far away from washington want to see the whitehouse, but they can't get to do it. They see it through you this year. I want to congratulate everyone who helped pioneer your brand-new interactive, app that shares the majesty of the white house with even more people.

In particular, let me thank the chair of the national council of white house history, theresa carlson, for her incredible work on that project. Thank you very much, mr. ace. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much here in washington, the white house, historical association, helps to conserve the beauty and the grandeur of this absolutely remarkable place. Last year, with the first lady and her team, you completed the delicate and difficult work of restoring the belle nj furnitureincredible stuff by the way, good job. It is a restored very beautifully in the blue room, which dates back to president monroe's administration and, as you all know, that's a long time ago, you reupholstered the walls of the red room and you helped manufacture the rug that today graces the diplomatic reception room. It was designed by melania, funded by the association and, very, very importantly, to all of us. It was made in america every year. You also produced the white house, historical association, christmas ornament. This year, the design honors president eisenhower, actually a great president.

People are starting to find that out the first sitting, president to fly in a helicopter with an ornament thatevokes, the iconic image of marine one. Since president eisenhower, the presidential helicopter has been constructed by sikorsky now a lockheed martin company and guess who we have here from lockheed martin we're grateful to be joined tonight by lockheed martin's chairman and a friend of mine president and ceo marilyn use in maryland. Please, thank you very much. They make the greatest fighter jet in the world and you've got a problem. They view the enemy, because you can't see it it's stealth. They have a little problem with that right. Marilyn, it's doing great and you're doing great, but you've been a great supporter, and i really thank you for that. We all thank you, marilyn, i'm alsoexcited, to announce that yesterday the association generously agreed to fund the renovation of the curator storage area here at the white house. This will ensure that our nation's historic treasures are properly safeguarded for future generations. So important on behalf of the american people, thank you for that remarkable gift. Thank you. All.

The walls of this very room reflect your continued work. The painting of president theodore roosevelt that usually hangs here is currently being conserved. It'S been temporarily replaced with the portrait of president john quincy adams on the other side of this building, a painting of another american president, andrew jackson. He was an exciting president with one of the most exciting election runs ever maybewe beat it. I don't know, but that's the one. They seem to talk about, hangs behind my desk in the oval office, beautiful painting there. It'S a constant reminder of a president who truly saw this home as the people's house and saw himself as the people's president old hickory constructed. The north portico the face of this building today it looks on to lafayette square where and a question -- statue of jackson. A really beautiful statue is emblazoned with the words our federal union. It must be preserved. He knew those words reflect both the true calling of your organization and all who serve here. We are preserving america's heritage for all of the people and this isa truly beautiful, building, truly beautiful building the story of the white house is the story of our country and the people who dreamed it who built it and who defended it every single day they worked.

So hard and they defended it so well. Every day hundreds of patriotic americans come to work here to secure our country's future. Tonight we express our tremendous gratitude to everyone who devotes their time, energy and resources to protect our inheritance of the past. Thank you for everything. You'Ve done to ensure this magnificent house will be enjoyed by all americans for many many years to come. God bless you and god bless america, and thank you for being with us tonightthank you very much [ applause, ].

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