President Trump made an unscheduled visit to the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., on Saturday following his speech at the USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk, Va.
Trump’s team traveled from Norfolk to Washington Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia and arrived at the resort shortly after 1:30 p.m.
White House officials including chief of staff Reince Priebus, senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife accompanied Trump to lunch at the club.
The group may have been forced to skip the putting green because of thunderstorms that hit the Washington area Saturday afternoon.
Trump left the golf club around 5:45 p.m. and returned to the White House.
–The Washington Examiner, Anna Giaritelli
With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a “100,000-ton message to the world” about America’s military might when it is ultimately deployed.
U.S. allies will rest easy, Trump said, but America’s enemies will “shake with fear” when they see the Ford cutting across the horizon.
The president, who is commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces, likened the $12.9 billion warship to “an incredible work of art” and boasted about the American labor that went into building a vessel that eventually will house thousands of sailors and crew members. Continue reading “Sat, July 22, 2017: Trump speaks at commissioning of USS Ford”
Three of the five living survivors of the USS Arizona were feted from the Pentagon to the Oval Office Friday.
The men survived the sinking of the Pennsylvania-class battleship after it was bombed by the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
President Donald Trump lauded Lauren Bruner, a fire controlman, Donald Stratton, a seaman first class, and Ken Potts, a coxswain, during a Friday afternoon ceremony at the White House.
Trump said it was their first visit to D.C.
“I hope this trip does honor to you and your truly heroic service,” Trump said. “We want to thank you, thank you all. That is so good. Thank you very much.”
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The president will attend the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier.