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White House Press Release – 10/21/2019
The White House • October 21, 2019

One giant leap for womankind

Far above our atmosphere, Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station on Friday—the first-ever all-female spacewalk.

President Donald J. Trump called them from the White House during their historic mission, marking the first time since 1969 that an American President has spoken to our astronauts while they were outside their spaceship.

“I just want to congratulate you both. You’re very brave, brilliant women, and you represent this country so well,” the President said. “Our country is very proud of you.”

During the call, the astronauts praised all the female pioneers who came before them and made this incredible moment possible. “There has been a long line of female scientists, explorers, engineers, and astronauts, and we have followed in their footsteps to get us where we are today,” Dr. Meir said.

“We hope that we can provide an inspiration to everybody [who] has a big dream and that is willing to work hard to make that dream come true,” she added. “Something that all of us that have made our way up here have done all throughout our lives. And I can tell you, the hard work certainly did pay off.”

In photos: President Trump calls in for the first all-female spacewalk.

🎬 President Trump: This is a “first step”—the next stop is the Moon.
See the biggest moments from today’s Cabinet meeting

President Trump allowed the press to sit in on his Cabinet meeting for over an hour today—yet another example of how this President is the most open, transparent, and media-friendly leader in our country’s recent history.  

Three important moments from the President’s opening remarks are worth your time in particular.

:🎬 “We’re bringing our troops back home. I got elected on bringing our soldiers back home.” It might not be very popular with defense contractors inside the Beltway, the President said, but it draws the loudest cheers across America.
 🎬 On impeachment, you don’t have to guess Congressional Democrats’ motives: They’ve told you themselves. “If we don’t impeach this President, he will get re-elected,” according to one Democrat member.
 🎬 The blue-collar, middle-class Trump Economy also speaks for itself, even if the Washington media and political classes aren’t listening. Wage growth under President Trump has topped the past two administrations—multiple times over.
Photo of the Day
Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, delivers remarks during a Cabinet meeting | October 21, 2019

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