"The President and First Lady visit with the brave heroes of Las Vegas
On Wednesday morning, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to visit with survivors of the Sunday night shooting and local medical professionals. The President and First Lady then met with civilian heroes and first responders. President Trump gave remarks at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, commending city officials and first responders for their diligent work and offering words of solidarity to the bereaved. “When the worst of humanity strikes, and strike it did, the best of humanity responds,” the President said.
May God Bless the People of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
On Tuesday, First Lady Melania Trump accompanied the President to Puerto Rico to visit with individuals impacted by Hurricane Maria. The First Lady, along with President Trump, surveyed the damage and relief efforts and met personally with hurricane victims. “To the first responders and local officials who have worked tirelessly to provide aide, on behalf of a grateful Nation I say thank you. To our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, I continue to offer you daily thoughts and prayers. May God bless the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and offer comfort in this time of loss,” said the First Lady.
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Update on FEMA’s Hurricane Recovery Response
Our goal is to help Puerto Ricans return to their routines, which will progress at a faster rate as more businesses open and communities are able to support their residents. We continue to make progress through the unified efforts of the federal government, working hand-in-hand with Puerto Rico, its municipalities, businesses and voluntary agencies on the island.
FEMA and its federal partners will be here for years to come, helping Puerto Rico not only in its response, but also its recovery. For more information, and to apply for assistance if you have been impacted by the storm, check out the resources available to you here.
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President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump meet with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Brady Cook | October 4, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
POTUS AND VP TODAY
Today, Vice President Pence hosted the first meeting of the National Space Council at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. In the afternoon, Vice President Pence will travel to Florida to receive a briefing on hurricane recovery efforts and to tour a Disaster Relief Center. This evening, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will meet with senior military leaders and their spouses at the White House.
Tomorrow, the President and First Lady will host an event in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month at the White House. The Vice President will depart Florida en route to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to meet with FEMA and survey affected sites of Hurricane Maria."