US President Donald Trump arrived for the 12th Presidents Cup golf tournament in Jersey City, New Jersey on Sunday.
He participated in the trophy presentation, which occurred at sunset amid a cloudless sky.
He said he was dedicating the Presidents Cup golf trophy to the people of Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida still recovering from recent hurricane devastation.
Trump also said of Puerto Rico: ‘We have it under really great control.’
The United States team defeated the International team in the Presidents Cup for the 7th straight time. Tiger Woods, an American professional golfer, served as Captain’s Assistant at the series of matches.
President Donald Trump is pictured delivering his remarks before he presents the winner’s trophy to the United States team at the 14th annual Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey on Sunday
Trump, pictured while performing a fist-pumping motion, dedicated the trophy to the people of Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida still recovering from recent hurricane devastation
Trump is pictured presenting the trophy to US team captain Steve Stricker. The US team won the cup for the seventh straight time
Tiger Woods, who served as the Captain’s Assistant at this year’s Presidents Cup, is pictured watching Donald Trump, who in this moment is congratulating players before presenting the trophy to the US team
Pictured is another view of Woods observing Trump during the ceremony on Sunday evening
The teams arrived by walking up the 14th fairway at Liberty National Golf Club. Internationals arrived first, followed by the US team, to loud cheers and applause and chants of ‘USA!’
Trump walked up, waved, and gave the US team a few fist pumps. Then he shook hands with the Internationals on the far side of the green, as a rowdy crowd sang ‘God Bless America.’ Fred Couples, a 57-year-old professional golfer, got a presidential hug.
The course is about 30 miles from Trump’s own Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Trump spent most of the weekend there.
Earlier Sunday, Trump dismissed those he calls ‘politically motivated ingrates’ who’ve questioned his administration’s commitment to rebuilding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Friday accused the Trump administration of ‘killing us with the inefficiency’ after the storm.
She begged the president, who is set to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, to ‘make sure somebody is in charge that is up to the task of saving lives,’ and appealed for help ‘to save us from dying.’
She explained in a television interview Sunday that ‘there’s only one goal, and it’s saving lives,’ adding that all she did ‘was ask for help’.
Trump is pictured reacting rather passionately as he walks over to present the trophy in a sunset ceremony at the New Jersey golf club
Trump, pictured posing for photos with members of the International Team, spent much of the weekend at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club, which is about 30 miles from the Jersey City club
Trump is pictured with a raised right fist during the ceremony. Trump served as the event’s honorary chairman
Trump is pictured once again performing a fist-pumping motion during the ceremony. Trump is the first sitting president to attend on the final day and present the trophy
Pictured is another view of Trump presenting Steve Stricker and the US team with the trophy
US team member Rickie Fowler is pictured placing the Presidents Cup over his head while celebrating the US team’s victory
Trump is pictured speaking with Tiger Woods after the final round of the golf tournament in Jersey City, New Jersey
Trump is pictured waving as he boards Marine One at the Liberty Park landing zone following the ceremony
Trump’s weekend tweets have shown him to be contemptuous of their complaints of a laggard U.S. response to the natural disaster that has imperiled the island’s future.
‘We have done a great job with the almost impossible situation in Puerto Rico. Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates,’ he tweeted on Sunday.
He said ‘people are now starting to recognize the amazing work’ done by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the military.
And Cruz told ‘This Week’ on ABC: ‘I know the good heart of the American people and I know that when a mayday sound goes off, they come to the rescue.’
The day before, Trump had tweeted: ‘Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help.’
He added: ‘They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,’ Trump wrote from his club.
His critical response was an unusually pointed rebuke from the president in the heat of a disaster – a time when leaders often put aside partisan differences in the name of solidarity. But it was a reminder of Trump’s unrelenting penchant for punching back against critics, whatever the circumstances.
Marine One, with Trump on board, is pictured flying past the skyline of Lower Manhattan, New York as it heads to the Liberty National Golf Club
Marine One is pictured flying past the Statue of Liberty as it makes its way to the club in Jersey City, New Jersey
Trump is pictured looking on from the clubhouse during Sunday’s singles matches at the Presidents Cup
Trump waves to the crowd and the media while standing in the clubhouse and looking down at the golf action below
The Americans won the Presidents Cup for the seventh straight time. With most of the work already done, a dominant U.S. team needed only one point from the 12 singles matches Sunday.
Kevin Chappell halved the first match with Marc Leishman, and victory was assured when Daniel Berger went 3 up with three to play against Si Woo Kim in the fourth match.
Berger wound up winning his match, and the celebration was on.
The last point came from Phil Mickelson, a 47-year-old on an American team that featured six players in their 20s.
Mickelson has played in every Presidents Cup since it began in 1994.
This was his 23rd straight team in the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup. And in his 100th career match, he beat Adam Hadwin, 2 and 1.
The final score was 19-11.
Trump arrived at Liberty National about 45 minutes before the Americans secured the gold trophy that he was to present to them.
Trump, the honorary chairman of the matches, is the first sitting president to attend on the final day and present the trophy.
The Presidents Cup has been held on a biennial basis alternating between even and odd years since 1994. Since the second cup in 1996, the location of the event has alternated between the United States and an international location; so far, it has been held in Australia, South Africa, Canada and South Korea. This year, it was held in New Jersey for the first time.
President Trump dashed off three tweets insisting that the federal government had done a good job assisting Puerto Rico, blasting ‘politically motivated ingrates’ for suggesting otherwise
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz on Friday accused the Trump administration of ‘killing us with the inefficiency’ after the storm
Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz arrives at San Francisco hospital in Rio Piedras area of San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday, as about 35 patients are evacuated after the failure of an electrical plan