After taking an adversarial stance against the mayor of a hurricane-ravaged island full of U.S. citizens, President Trump is trying to make things right. Nothing like a piece of useless sport memorabilia to reassure people who are trapped in a humanitarian crisis.
This Sunday afternoon, President Trump dedicated the trophy for the Presidents Cup golf tournament to the victims of Hurricane Maria.
“On behalf of all of the people of Texas, and all of the people—if you look today and see what is happening, how horrible it is but we have it under really great control—Puerto Rico and the people of Florida who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes, I want to just remember them,” Trump said at the Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City. “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, really part of our great nation.”
President Trump dedicates Presidents Cup golf tournament trophy to those affected by hurricanes https://t.co/rDmO0T39II
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 1, 2017
The Presidents Cup is one of the marquee events on the PGA Tour. The tournament pits teams of U.S. golfers against international competitors and was held this year at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, near Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty — and also not far from where Trump claimed to have seen footage of thousands of Muslims cheering on Sept. 11, 2001.
As Slate.com pointed out, not everyone watching the event was impressed.
“You don’t give a shit about Puerto Rico!” someone yelled from the crowd.
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