The United States offers sincere condolences to all those who lost loved ones in the August 3 earthquake in southwestern China. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those that lost their lives, those injured or displaced, and all the people of China on this difficult day. U.S. disaster response officials are in contact with their Chinese counterparts. The United States stands ready to assist.
In this week’s address, the President discussed the new monthly jobs report and the fact that our economy created over 200,000 new jobs in July for the sixth straight month – the longest streak since 1997.
This week, something happened that hasn't happened since 1997 (hint: it's about jobs), the Vice President participated in #ThrowbackThursday, the Press Secretary surprised a few folks by inviting them to dinner with the President, and the President strolled down Main Street, grabbing some iced tea, touring an antique watch shop, and chatting with local residents along the way. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.