President Donald Trump attending 2017 Presidents Cup, will help hand trophy to US team
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President Donald Trump attending 2017 Presidents Cup, will help hand trophy to US team

Via Dan Scavino Jr. on Twitter

President Donald Trump will attend the 2017 Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., on Sunday, marking the first time since 2000 that a sitting American president has attended the biennial matches.

Per Trump's public schedule published by the White House, Trump will arrive at Liberty National at approximately 3 p.m., landing first at Liberty State Park via Marine One, which had performed a dry run of getting the Commander-in-Chief to the Jersey side of New York harbor so he can attend the PGA Tour-owned team competition.

Trump will then spend several hours in the private hospitality box reserved for PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. He'll be there until approximately 5:45 p.m. At 6 p.m., give or take, Trump is scheduled to take part in the trophy presentation ceremony. With the United States team needing just 1 point of 12 available on Sunday, the Americans will certainly be winning. It's unclear if Trump will make the direct presentation to captain Steve Stricker.

At approximately 6:15 p.m., Trump will leave Liberty National and go back to Liberty State Park to board Marine One and head back to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., where he has spent the weekend.

Trump will likely be criticized heavily for appearing at the event, for which he, like other sitting American presidents have previously been, is the honorary chairman. His arrival happens amid controversies on multiple fronts, including his administration's response to Hurricane Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, his obsession with NFL players protesting racial injustice before and during the national anthem at games, as well the critical status of U.S.-North Korea relations.

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