President Trump first tweeted about the violence in Charlottesville Saturday afternoon.
Later on Saturday, speaking from his golf club in New Jersey, Trump made a statement to address the violence.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” Trump said. “It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, this has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America. What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives.”
President Donald Trump has signed an emergency spending bill that will pump more than $2 billion into a program that allows veterans to receive private medical care at government expense.
Trump, who made improving veterans care a central campaign promise, signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act while at his New Jersey golf club on Saturday. The bill, which addresses a budget shortfall at the Department of Veteran Affairs that threatened medical care for thousands of veterans, provides $2.1 billion to continue funding the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans to seek private care. Continue reading “Sat, Aug 12, 2017: Trump signs bill approving emergency funding for veterans medical care program”
The First Lady, tweeteda bout the clash of white nationalists, neo-confederates, alt-right activists and counter-protesters.
“Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our heart,” Melania Trump wrote just before 1 p.m. “No good comes from violence.”
–New York Daily News
3:00 pm: Participates in a signing of the Veteran’s Affairs Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017