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Trump Schedule || Tuesday, April 30, 2019

10:30 am || Meets with congressional Democrats in infrastructure 
Noon || Receives his intelligence briefing 
3:40 pm || Holds an event for 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Lagano; South Lawn

All times Eastern except as noted

9 Responses to Trump Schedule || Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  1. The meet with Pelosi and Schumer is over.
    From the tone of their mini-presser, they should bring their own cold drinks the next time they meet with the President – the two Dems sounded like happy drunks who just won $10 playing darts in the local saloon.
    Or – MrTrump charmed them into Nirvana. For sure, the anti-Trump crowd is going to be furious at their pleasant recount of the meeting.

  2. At the interview after the meeting there was a tall younger guy standing behind her. I have not seen him before. Does anyone know who he was?

    One way to raise about $1 billion to pay for this is shut down most of Amtrak. Start selling off surplus federal property.

    • Honestly, Amtrak is a bit like the Monaco Grand Prix in F1: there’s some merit to all the bellyaching about getting rid of it, BUT, it will be missed not very long after it’s gone, and once they get rid of it, there’s no way it can ever be brought back.

      If you need fast, you fly, and suffer the TSA, cramped seats, and the nickel-and-dime BS the airlines pull. If you need cheap, you take the bus, and you roll the dice on the clientele.

      Amtrak is for those times in life, when the journey itself IS the destination. True, it’s not great, and there is a certain amount of adventure on some routes. But it’s a unique experience, no matter how you look at it.

      And there a couple of places in the middle of the country where Amtrak goes, but Greyhound doesn’t. So there is that, as well.

      • Not big on trains here in the SW, but I’ll take your word for it. We have freeways that rival the Autobaun in Germany – roads that disappear into the horizon and not a 5-0 in sight. Pedal to the metal is such a rush.

        The last time I was on a train was in 1944 as Mother took me to meet my Father still at camp in Georgia before he was sent abroad to face the Nazis.
        Don’t recall anything.
        lol.

        • There are a couple of routes out that way: Sunset Limited, Southwest Chief, occasionally the Texas Eagle extension to Los Angeles.

          The Southwest Chief is a 43 hour, 2,265-mile run from Chicago to LA, via Kansas City, Dodge City, Gallup, and Kingman. LOTS of Old West history along that run, I’m guessing.

  3. No train tracks on this Island, our North Shore has been shut down for a year now, Can’t even drive there. The Natives are getting restless as far as I can tell.

  4. OT: The I Didn’t Know That information

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: She insists on using her hyphenated name – why? Because there is a very famous Puerto
    Rican singer who goes by the name of “Bad Bunny” (Antonio Ocasio) and she played on that fame.
    Running for election in a heavily Puerto Rican immigrant community, her surname gave her a name recognition.
    wow.

  5. Re: Trains. I haven’t been on a train since 1974 or thereabouts. I would love to go on a train trip through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It would be breathtaking, I’m sure.

    • Canada has ViaRail, and there are connections with Amtrak in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.

      But don’t forget the American Rockies: the California Zephyr goes from Chicago to San Francisco via Denver, and there are some rail buffs that consider it one of the most picturesque rail journeys in the world.

      It’s on my bucket list, actually. ^_^ That’s how I ended up learning so much about the system, because if you’re on the East Coast, you pretty much have to go through Chicago for just about anything west of the Mississippi.

      And there really aren’t that many overnight trains left in the U.S. at this point, so it’s not like there was a lot to learn.