President Donald Trump attended the ultimate spherical of the Presidents Cup golf event at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, and devoted the successful trophy to hurricane victims, mentioning particularly that the scenario in Puerto Rico is “horrible” however “under control.”
“On behalf of all of the people of Texas and all of the people of — if you look today and you see what’s happening how horrible it is, but we have it under control — Puerto Rico and the people of Florida who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes,” Trump mentioned.
“I want to just remember them,” he continued. “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 state and a part of our great nation.”
Trump, who has been spending the weekend at his Trump National Golf Club in close by Bedminster, took a fast journey over to the event for the awarding of the trophy at 6 p.m. ET.
This was not the primary presidential look on the event this weekend. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton made a joint look on the occasion Thursday. Their look collectively follows a joint effort by the 5 dwelling former presidents to assist hurricane reduction efforts.
The Presidents Cup, which got here to an in depth Sunday, featured American golfers taking part in in opposition to a global crew in a sequence of 30 matches. Obama, Bush and Clinton participated in the opening ceremony on the first tee to mark the start of the matches.
Some of the world’s most outstanding golfers, together with Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth, participated in this yr’s contest.
Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama appeared in a video September eight to ask Americans to reply to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey. Their effort was expanded later to embody reduction for areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Meanwhile, Trump spent his weekend in Bedminster coping with the resignation of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price for his use of personal planes in addition to the reduction efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
Trump was up early all weekend, sending 18 tweets out on Puerto Rico on Saturday alone, together with an assault on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who has criticized the Trump administration’s response efforts on the island.