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Trump dedicates Presidents Cup trophy to people who 'have really suffered' from hurricanes

Team USA was victorious at this year's Presidents Cup golf tournament, and before presenting captain Steve Stricker with the trophy, President Trump dedicated it to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, "who went through so much."

The American team defeated the International team 19-11, and Trump, an avid golfer who hasn't let being president get in the way of teeing off, became the first sitting president to attend the tournament's final matches. After praising the team, Trump turned to those affected by the recent devastating hurricanes.

"On behalf of all of the people of Texas, and all of the people of — if you look today and you see what's happening, how horrible it is but we have it under really great control — Puerto Rico," he said. "and the people of Florida, who have really suffered over this last short period of time with the hurricanes. I want to just remember them, and we're going to dedicate this trophy to all of those people that went through so much, that we love, a part of our great state, really a part of our great nation."

Earlier in the weekend, Trump lashed out at the mayor of San Juan after she pleaded for help, tweeting that her "poor leadership ability" prevented Puerto Ricans from going to work and helping with relief efforts, adding, "They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort." Much of Puerto Rico remains without power, and 55 percent of residents don't have access to drinking water.