Sat, Aug 5, 2017: Trump greets wedding guests while on vacation at golf club

President Donald Trump took some time away from his working vacation on Saturday to engage in what has become a staple of his weekend getaways. He crashed a wedding.

At his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, Trump interrupted his first full day of vacation by hopping out of his golf cart to greet several wedding guests and take some selfies while sporting golf attire and his red Make America Great Again hat.

“Everyone having a good time?” Trump asked the group while flashing a thumbs up, as seen in a video posted on social media.


Sat, Aug 5, 2017: Trump shares thoughts on Sessions, North Korea on Twitter

President Trump might be on a “working vacation,” but he made it clear on Saturday night that he’s not taking a break from Twitter.

A flurry of tweets and retweets on varied topics included one disputing the notion that he is actually on vacation at all. Aides have described the president’s planned 17-day stretch at his secluded golf club here as a “working vacation,” suggesting that he won’t be seen much in public but will be talking a good deal to lawmakers and staff.

“Working in Bedminster, N.J., as long planned construction is being done at the White House,” Trump said on Twitter. “This is not a vacation — meetings and calls!” Continue reading “Sat, Aug 5, 2017: Trump shares thoughts on Sessions, North Korea on Twitter”

Fri, Aug 4, 2017: Trump signs Wounded Officers Recovery Act into law

President Trump on Friday signed into law the Wounded Officers Recovery Act, allowing the U.S. Capitol Police Memorial Fund to provide financial assistance to Capitol Police officers injured in the line of duty.

The White House said the president was proud to sign the bill, noting that it would benefit U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner, who were injured in June defending Republican lawmakers from gunman who opened fire on them at a charity baseball practice.

The memorial fund previously only provided financial assistance to the families of officer killed in the line of duty.

“Special Agents Bailey and Griner, and all of our law enforcement officers injured in the course of protecting our safety, deserve our steadfast support,” said the White House.

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Fri, Aug 4, 2017: Trump visits FEMA HQ, praises ‘amazing team’

President Trump visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters Friday and pledged a strong commitment to emergency preparation and response as the U.S. anticipates a busy hurricane season.

“We are very strong on Homeland Security, and we’re very strong in respect to FEMA,” Mr. Trump said at the agency’s National Response Coordination Center in Washington. “FEMA is something I’ve been very much involved in already.”

In the roughly six months in office, Mr. Trump has made FEMA assistance available several times by declaring disaster for events such as severe storms in Michigan, tornadoes in Nebraska and flooding in Missouri.

“We’ve already taken care of many of the situations that really needed emergency funds,” the president said. “We do it quickly, we do it effectively, we have an amazing team.”

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Fri, Aug 4, 2017: Trump attends FEMA briefing, calls President of France

10:00 am: Receives a FEMA briefing on hurricane season; FEMA Headquarters

12:30 pm: Lunch with Vice President Pence; Private Dining Room

1:30 pm: Speaks with President Emmanuel Macron of France by telephone; Private Dining Room

3:45 pm: Departs White House

4:55 pm: Arrives Morristown, New Jersey

5:20 pm: Arrives at Trump National Golf Club—Bedminster, New Jersey. He will remain there on vacation for two weeks.

Thur, Aug 3, 2017: Trump holds MAGA rally in Huntington, WV

President Donald Trump gave a rallying cry at a campaign event Thursday night in Huntington, West Virginia, as the state’s Democratic governor, Jim Justice, announecd he was joining the GOP.

Democrats “can continue their obsession with the Russian hoax or they can serve the interests of the American people,” Trump said after Justice’s announcement. “Try winning at the voting booth.”

In the small city along the banks of the Ohio River, whose 49,000 residents have been hard-hit by the opioid crisis and job losses, Trump blasted the investigations into possible ties between Russia and his 2016 campaign, “fake story that is demeaning to all of us and most of all demeaning to our country and demeaning to our Constitution.”

Earlier in that day, news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller had convened a grand jury as part of the federal probe into Russia.

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