Amid media criticism for his handling of the post-hurricane crisis in Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump participated in the trophy ceremony at the President’s Cup golf tournament in New Jersey today — in which he dedicated the win to victims.
Trump’s full statement at the cup ceremoney went as follows:
“We really have it under great control, Puerto Rico and the people of Florida that have suffered over this short period of time with the hurricanes. I want to just remember them, and we’re going to dedicate this trophy to all of those people that went through so much that we love, a part of our great states and a part of our great nation.”
The president also thanked the US players who won the tournament by calling them “special people” with “incredible talent.” Additionally, he gave the losing teams a shout out by referring tot them as “amazing… internationals.”
During the weekend, Trump confirmed via Twitter that he plans on finally visiting Puerto Rico to aid in relief efforts and see the impacted areas for himself.
While Trump’s cameo was certainly the news of the closing ceremonies, as he is the first sitting president to attend the event, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also participated in the golf tournament by joining the opening ceremonies earlier in the week.
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