In a prelude to his trip to Beijing, Trump met Thursday with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, who was attending the inaugural dialogue on people-to-people ties in Washington.
On the defensive over the pace of federal help for Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans cleared the way Thursday for more supplies and government cash for the hurricane-ravaged U.S. island.
Trump waived federal restrictions on foreign ships delivering cargo. And House Speaker Paul Ryan said the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief account will get a $6.7 billion boost by the end of the week. Trump and his advisers, meanwhile, defended the administration’s response to the devastation on the island, which was hit by Hurricane Maria Sept. 20 with many people left desperate for power, food and other supplies. Continue reading “Thur, Sept 28, 2017: Trump waives restrictions on foreign cargo deliveries to speed aid to Puerto Rico”
10:00 am: Receives his daily intelligence briefing
11:00 am: Meets with Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke
12:10 pm: Participates in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the National Security Council; Eisenhower Executive Office Building
1:45 pm: Greets Vice Premier Liu Yandong of the People’s Republic of China