Sun, Oct 1, 2017: Trump attends Presidents Cup, dedicates golf trophy to hurricane victims

President Donald Trump dedicated the nation’s victory in Presidents Cup golf Sunday afternoon to victims of recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida.

“On behalf of all the people of Texas, and all of the people of — if you look today you will see what’s happening and how horrible it is, but we have it under really great control, Puerto Rico and the people of Florida that have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes, I want to just remember them,” Trump said during the trophy presentation.

In his remarks Sunday, Trump also touted the play of the American team, which routed the international squad and clinched victory in just the third match of the day. “To team USA, that was unbelievable playing,” he said of the squad captained by Steve Stricker.

After returning to Washington, Trump emphasized to reporters that the federal government’s response to Puerto Ricans in need is going “really well.”

“We’re doing really well on Puerto Rico,” Trump told reporters, according to a pool report. “Tremendous progress being made. We’re getting the roads open, we’re getting a lot of things done — really at a record clip.”

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Thur, Aug 17, 2017: Trump lunches with Florida Governor Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott had lunch Thursday with President Donald Trump, the latest in a series of get togethers between the political allies.

The White House schedule showed a 1 p.m. meal at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J.

John Tupps, a spokesman for the governor, said: “Governor Scott had lunch today with President Trump following an invitation from the White House last week. Governor Scott was solely there to promote Florida. They discussed a wide range of topics including the President’s commitment to partner with Florida on needed repairs to the federally-operated Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee. Governor Scott wants to do all he can to protect Florida’s environment and President Trump is very supportive to help. Additionally, they discussed the terror attack in Barcelona and the efforts President Trump is taking to keep America safe.”

Tupps said the racial violence in Charlottesville and debate over Confederate monuments did not come up.

Click here to read more from the Tampa Bay Times.

Wed, Aug 16, 2017: Trump signs Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act

Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law.

The Forever GI Act removed a 15-year limit on using the benefits, effective immediately. The measure increases financial assistance for National Guard and Reserve members, building on a 2008 law that guaranteed veterans a full-ride scholarship to any in-state, public university, or a similar cash amount to attend private colleges. Continue reading “Wed, Aug 16, 2017: Trump signs Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act”

Sat, Aug 12, 2017: Trump signs bill approving emergency funding for veterans medical care program

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”