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Trump Abruptly Cancels Congressional Picnic, Sends Food to Group of Americans Who Deserve It

As the immigration debacle looms large over the halls of Congress, President Donald Trump decided to scrap the lawmakers’ annual congressional picnic at the White House because it just didn’t feel “right.”

“I was just walking over to the Oval Office and I said, ‘You know, it doesn’t feel right to have a picnic for Congress when we’re working on doing something very important,’” Trump said Wednesday, according to Politico. “It didn’t feel exactly right to me.”

The president made the abrupt decision as his administration was taking heat for a controversial “zero tolerance” immigration policy that resulted in families being separated at the United States’ southern border. Trump ultimately halted the practice by signing an executive order midweek.

So where is all the food going?

Because Trump’s cancellation came at the last minute, the food — ribeye steaks, spinach, coleslaw, black beans, quinoa, and pies — was already being prepared.

So since the food is already made, it’s going to a great group of people.

All the food will be served Friday for lunch at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to a report from Bloomberg News. The food will be given to patients, caregivers, and employees at the Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

“All perishables donated to Walter Reed. Non perishables to be repurposed for future events,” Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump, said.

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43 Comments
  • Nothing short of PURE AWESOME!!!

  • Ann says:

    A man with a heart and common sense!
    Thank you Mr President for taking care of our Vets and staff!

  • Sue says:

    Thank you, President Trump! Signed, WE THE PEOPLE!

  • Tina Carlson says:

    We are not surprised! President Trump truely cares for people! He has done so much for AMERICA, and its people, in such a short time in Office. America is going to be Great again!!

  • Michael says:

    Thank U Mr. President for taking care of America’s hero’s. I truly believe Mr. President that U care deeply for America and America’s people. It is my honor Mr. President to salute U. We the people have your six (6) covered.

  • U R terrific President Trump, a fantastic leader of OUR FREE WORLD, may God Bless You, Sir! U R the best,!

  • Janis says:

    President Trump had compassion and Congress can’t get their act together..it is the people who won. .Thank you President Trump for being exactly who you are. ..

  • ziggy swenson says:

    If you don’t see God using President Trump to save the world,you are not looking . I love PRESIDENT TRUMP !

    • Louis Taylor says:

      I agree with you Ziggy whole heartedly and what I am writing is not meant to counter you just a different approach. Some go through life looking but not seeing for they are spiritually blind. There are none so blind as those that refuse to see. What you wrote made me think of an old song (If you look a little less, You might see a whole lot more.) Thank you for caring to show the truth.

  • Nina says:

    Thank You, Mr. President, you gave to people who deserve it the most without our military we would really be behind the 8 ball and you are well aware of this. Thank You, Thank You.

  • Ba says:

    MAGA way to go president Trump you sure wouldn’t find the left are the elitist and Congress doing this or any Senators especially Pelosi and Maxine Waters and the rest of the trash

  • Gwen Rubidoux says:

    Our President Trump always does what’s right! Thant you, Mr President!!!

  • Judy Swann says:

    I love that man!

  • Libby Banthem says:

    BRAVO to POTUS;
    They do not deserve a Picnic they have not earned it.
    Get to work for the People who put them in office!

  • CHERYL GREENE says:

    hmmm, haven’t heard this on the News. Imagine that.

  • Rick says:

    Our President shows nothing but love for American and the Vets that some have gave all and others and in need of our help thank you President Trump and God bless you and family and our VP and his family

  • anica says:

    I’m so deeply moved ,to tears ,but not surprised at all ,I wish the American people is appreciating the kindness and big heart this man has for the country .THOSE WHO DESERVES THE MOST MILTARY /WOUNDED AND CARE GIVERS .MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND OUR PRESIDENT !!!

  • Jan Gay says:

    I BELIEVE IN THE LONG RUN,, TRUMP WILL PREVAIL, TO SHOW ALL AMERICANS, EVEN THE ENEMIES WITHIN, THAT HE MEANS BUSINESS, AND HE IS A BASICALLY GOOD MAN AND LEADER,,, HOW DO YOU THINK HE BECAME SO WEALTHY, AND WELL KNOWN ALL OVER THE WORLD? HE CARES FROM THE HEART,,HE IS NOT A TIPICAL POLITICIAN, HE IS A GOOD FAMILY MAN, HAS MADE SOME MISTAKES ,BUT IS DOING HIS BEST NOW TO CHANGE AS MUCH AS POSIBLE AND RIGHT MANY WRONGS,,HE HAS BEEN OBSERVING AMERICAN WAYS FOR MANY YEARS. HE HAS A GOOD WIFE,, OUR FIRST LADY HAS A BIG HEART,,, I ADMIRE THEM BOTH.
    FORGIVENESS IS WHAT I SEE MISSING IN AMERICA, AND COMPASSION,AND HE SEEMS TO HAVE BOTH!
    HOPE HE WINS IN THE NEXT ELECTION. JAN OF CALIF.

  • G. Ogan says:

    In his rather short time in office President Trump has done more for America than every POTUS since “The Great Communicator” combined! The Marxist Media and the DNC screaming hate at him proves he is doing great things! We have your back Mister President!

  • Lora says:

    Picnics are usually a reward for a job well done, and the Democrats and RINOs haven’t done anything but stand in the way of more progress! First it was DACA, tying up the budget, funding for the border wall, in spite of concessions made for those DACAs, that still didn’t get their cooperation. Now it’s a matter of minors being separated from their parents, who brought them on a dangerous trip, where the destination was illegal, as if law breakers don’t often get separated from their families.

    These elected troublemakers seem to forget, that our military personnel are often separated from their families for long periods of time, when the have broken no laws! So for that reason alone, the individuals at Walter Reed are much more deserving of those huge steaks, than the blowhards in congress!

    Good work, Mr President! Finally a leader we can be proud of!

  • Jc says:

    That’s OUR President. He’s wiping the floor with the morons from the left and they are coming unhinged because of it. They are becoming increasingly desperate and it shows. I love this story.

  • Jan says:

    GOD BLESS YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR YOUR COURAGE!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 PRAYING GOR YOUR GUIDANCE AND SAFETY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD CONTINUE TO BE WITH THIS MAN🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Penney Hunter says:

    Oh damned…Auntie Maxine and Pelosi might of choked on those big steaks….!! But…I love that President Trump doesn’t reward bad behavior…like cancelling the Eagles coming to the Whitehouse and this…

  • Oscar Pearson says:

    Obama and Clinton would have given it to our enemies or put it in their own freezers!

  • Dominic Jermano says:

    Yeah, real smart move. Send food to a hospital, when you know the people there are on required special diets and medication, and won’t be able to eat it, therefore will be dumped in the trash. And knowing how mean spirited the U.S. Government is, won’t allow the homeless to find in the trash bins. The next thing will be a headline homeless man shot by Police for refusing to drop his weapon, when it turned out to be a piece of meat in his hand, and not a gun.

    • Matt F says:

      Always one, right,Dominic?

    • marahnatha says:

      Oh, good grief. Most of the people there are missing limbs, not diabetic or out of shape. And the workers there deserve to be rewarded too for looking after these guys. I guarantee the food will not be thrown into the trash.

  • Rainer B Anderson says:

    Time someone had the balls to do what is right. In the Marines we had a saying “if it was easy everyone would become a Marine”!!!!!!!!!

    Semper Fi my commander in chief!

  • G Fechner says:

    What a Great President, A Genuine Man that America can be proud of.
    I am one Proud Patriot to call Mr. Trump my President.
    Thank You Mr. President Sir from the bottom of my heart.

  • Carrieann says:

    Awesome idea President Trump!!!

  • JL Brown Jr, USAF Retired says:

    Our president is awesome. He clearly cares for our military and veterans more than anyone else has in a long long time. Thank you President Trump

  • Robert Smith says:

    How Awesome is that. I feel like President Trump is the only one looking out for the American Citizen! I love the guy and will vote for him again! God bless American!

  • Catherine says:

    Mr. President you have proven that your heart is in the right place.The congress should do their job and work for the good of the people and not look out for their pockets and the connections they can make for themselves.

  • LDA says:

    Way to go POTUS!

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