President Trump ignored questions about a critical new book as he departed the White House for Camp David
on Friday to meet with top Republicans, telling reporters instead that the stock market was doing well and that the new tax cuts "are really kicking in".
Meanwhile, US President Donald on Saturday said many decisions were made, including one on Afghanistan, at his meeting with the national security team at Camp David
a day earlier.
President Donald Trump spent the Father's Day weekend at Camp David
, which has been a quiet getaway for presidents in the Maryland countryside.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday night, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes said the important visit takes place at a time when President Obama's administration seeks to advance the agenda of the US-GCC summit in Camp David
The US administration is committed to advancing the Camp David
agenda and boosting the defense capabilities of the GCC states in the face of the Iranian attempts to destabilize the region, Prescott affirmed.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has always emphasized that resolving the ongoing regional crises needs avoiding use of military means and resorting to dialogue and political solutions," Afkham said in reaction to the Camp David
statement issued on Friday.
I was very explicit that the United States will stand by our [Gulf Cooperation Council] partners against external attacks," said Obama, who hosted the leaders at the Camp David
Addressing reports at the end of a US-GCC summit in Camp David
, Obama said "I continue to believe that a two-state solution is absolutely vital for not only peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but for the long-term security of Israel".
, Rajab 26, 1436, May 15, 2015, SPA -- President Barack Obama of the United States of America hailed the deeply rooted partnership with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States and expressed his thanks to the GCC leaders and heads of delegations for their participation in the Camp David
summit meetings, describing the talks as fruitful.
Washington, May 14 (ONA) President Barack Obama of the United States of America (USA) received at the White House yesterday evening Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, taking part at the Camp David
Summit on behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.
Wright learned that the idea of bringing Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to the Camp David
presidential retreat was based on misunderstandings - and Carter's lofty hopes for success.
Thirteen Days in September Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David
| LAWRENCE WRIGHT: The Pulitzer Prizewinning American author and screenwriter has written extensively on the Middle East (never mind that his last book dealt with Scientology and previous ones with twins, the Amish, and religion in America).