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.

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Thur, Aug 17, 2017: Trump condemns removal of Confederate monuments, says ‘history is being ripped apart’

President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing “the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart.”

Trump’s new remarks came even as the White house tried to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on last weekend’s racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue reading “Thur, Aug 17, 2017: Trump condemns removal of Confederate monuments, says ‘history is being ripped apart’”