President Trump is meeting with governors at the White House Monday, as he continues to bask in his Senate acquittal last week and prepares to head to New Hampshire for a rally. The president touted the country’s economic might, as he did in last week’s State of the Union address.
“We’re in the midst of a great American comeback,” the president told the group of governors. “We’re creating the most prosperous economy and most inclusive society ever to exist, actually.”
But the president hit on other topics, too. He lauded the Oscar winners from Sunday evening, claiming to the governors he’s been told he has a great ear and aptitude for music.
How to watch:
What: President Trump meets with governors at White House
Date: February 10, 2020
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: White House State Dining Room
On Monday, the president made a point of singling out governors with “sanctuary” jurisdictions.
“I know we have different policies, different feelings,” Mr. Trump said, but “sanctuary” city policies are causing a “tremendous problem.”
The president spent part of his weekend blasting Democrats who voted for impeachment, but his schedule Monday makes the point that he’s doing the business of governing. After meeting with governors, he’ll speak off-camera with families of the mass shooting victims. Then, he heads to New Hampshire for a rally ahead of Tuesday’s primary.
The president has insisted his acquittal in the Senate equates to total vindication, even though some Republican senators said they thought the president’s behavior was wrong or inappropriate.
Mr. Trump is, with his only challengers on the ballot being former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld and former Congressman Joe Walsh, who has already dropped out of the race.