Ivanka Trump on “an unbelievable story” in America’s heartland
This past Friday marked one year since President Trump announced his Pledge to America’s Workers, a landmark effort to train and reskill our nation’s workforce.
The results have been incredible, with more than 9 million training opportunities pledged for American job seekers and students. In honor of the Pledge’s success, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump traveled to Iowa last week to get a first-hand look at one of the training centers where American ingenuity is taking off.
“Iowa has an unbelievable story,” she said. “This is a great climate, a great opportunity. But it brings to bear a unique challenge, which is the fact that people need [skilled] workers.” More of those newly skilled workers will be prepared to step in soon: Hy-Vee CEO Randy Edeker committed to 15,000 more opportunities for U.S. workers on Friday.
“This is exactly why it’s so important to leave D.C.,” Ms. Trump said.
50 years later, it’s time for another ‘giant leap’ for mankind
On Saturday, America celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.
That achievement captivated the world, including millions of Americans who watched history unfold before their eyes. “For one brief moment, all the people of the world were truly one,” Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center.
“All at once, the nation held its breath — as through the crackling broadcast we listened to, we heard Neil Armstrong use those immortal words: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,’” the Vice President said from Apollo 11’s launch site.
“In that moment, the men of Apollo 11 did more than help expand our understanding of Creation, and they did more than win the Space Race. They brought together our nation.”
The Apollo 11 mission ignited enthusiasm across America for space exploration—a flame that unfortunately waned over time. It’s been more than 48 years since an American walked on the Moon. The National Space Council, disbanded in 1993, lay dormant for nearly a quarter of a century before President Donald J. Trump resurrected it.
Americans are looking to the stars once again. President Trump has committed to putting Americans back on the Moon by 2024. The United States will seek to establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon by 2028, and then chart a path forward for the exploration of Mars from there.
“The next man—and the first woman—on the Moon will be American astronauts,” the Vice President said on Saturday. “We’re going back.”
Vice President Pence: We’re Heading Back to the Moon and Then on to Mars