President Donald Trump and first lady Melania are attending a gala at the Embassy of Kuwait benefiting the U.N. refugee agency.
Melania Trump is being honored by the Kuwait-American Foundation at a dinner benefiting the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
President Trump has taken a hard line on refugees, trying to temporarily halt their entry into the United States and recently setting the lowest cap on refugees in modern history.
The first lady’s office says she is being honored “for her dedication to causes affecting women and children in the US and abroad.”
It says she “considers this as an opportunity to continue to shine a light on the fact that it is often children who bear the harshest burdens of cruelty and injustice.”
–The Associated Press
President Trump, still facing criticism for his administration’s response to the pair of hurricanes that ravaged Puerto Rico, gave himself high marks Thursday as he met with the island’s governor, Ricardo Rossello.
“I give ourselves a 10,” Trump said.
At one point, Trump looked directly at Rossello, seated beside him in the Oval Office, and asked: “Did we do a great job?”
Rossello, on a delicate mission to secure aid for the U.S. territory, did not answer directly. “You responded immediately, sir,” Rossello said. Continue reading “Thur, Oct. 19, 2017: Trump meets with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello”
12:15 am: Meets with Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico
2:30 pm: Meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
7:40 pm: Participates in a gala dinner for the UN refugee agency honoring First Lady Melania Trump; Embassy of Kuwait, Washington