Pres. Trump praises Coast Guard on Thanksgiving visit

Pres. Trump praises Coast Guard on Thanksgiving visit

November 23, 2017 01:09 PM

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are visiting a Coast Guard station in Riviera Beach, Florida as they celebrate Thanksgiving.
Trump is praising the Coast Guard for its work in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
He says, "There's no brand that went up more than the Coast Guard."
He says, "What a job you've done."
The first couple provided lunch for the men and women spending Thanksgiving at the station near Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, including turkey sandwiches, giant muffins, heaping baskets of fruit, chips and cookies.

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President Donald Trump says he tries to make sure that the military equipment the U.S. sells abroad is not quite as good as what the country keeps at home.
Trump tells members of a Coast Guard station in Florida, "I always say, make ours a little bit better. ... Keep about 10 percent in the bag." That apparently extends to material sold to allies. Trump says, "You never know about an ally. An ally can turn."
Trump told several dozen men and women at the Riviera Beach station that, "Nobody has the equipment that we have."
He added that the country's "doing really well," pointing to stock market records and his efforts to roll back regulations and beef up the military.
Trump is spending Thanksgiving at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida.

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