The Presidents Cup, a golf tournament started by the PGA Tour in 1994 and won by the United States this weekend for the seventh time in a row, somehow necessitated the appearance of President Trump on Sunday. After the U.S. victory, Trump took the shiny trophy, and dedicated it to Americans in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico affected by hurricanes in recent months.
“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 said.
“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.”
Also over the weekend, the Department of Defense’s military liaison with FEMA called the damage caused by Hurricane Maria to Puerto Rico, “The worst I’ve ever seen.” The U.S. territory currently has limited fuel, food, drinking water, and communication.
Prior to attending the Presidents Cup, the President criticized the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and said of the island’s leadership, “They want everything to be done for them.”