Donald Trump was in New Jersey on Sunday for the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Club.
After the conclusion of the tournament, the golf enthusiast presented the trophy to U.S. captain Steve Strickler following the United States’ 19-11 victory over the international team.
It marked the 10th time in 12 outings that the United States claimed the trophy.
During his presentation, Trump acknowledged hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida, “dedicating” the trophy in their honor.
That’s right. At a time when millions of Americans are suffering and without food, clean water and even homes without proper relief or resources on the ground, the president reached out with a sports trophy.
President Trump dedicates Presidents Cup golf tournament trophy to those affected by hurricanes https://t.co/rDmO0T39II
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 1, 2017
“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.
“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.”
The Trump administration has been under fire for allegedly failing to provide adequate assistance, but at least they can say the president had the victims on his mind during his weekend getaway in New Jersey.
Trump says he will travel to Puerto Rico on Tuesday.
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