Utica, N.Y. - President Trump went to a fundraiser event for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney near Utica, NY earlier today in the final leg of his visit to Upstate New York. Coming from his signing of the new military budget at Fort Drum military base. After the fundraiser President Trump will be heading back to Washington.
Watertown, N.Y. - The first leg of President Trump's visit to Central New York is in the books. The commander-in-chief spoke to the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division before signing the military budget.
The President, in his remarks, touched on the obliteration of ISIS, the historic increase in defense spending, and shared stories of valor and love of the soldiers and spouses of the most deployed division of the U.S. Army since 9/11.
Watch the remarks below:
Vice President Pence: 36:00
President Trump: 41:50
He also took a shot at the assembled press mostly consisting of local and regional reporters. Though he did not go as far as calling the reporters Fake News but told the soldiers "we know what the truth is."
The President left Fort Drum and is headed to a campaign fundraiser for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. The event is a private fundraiser with tickets ranging between $1,000 and $15,000 at the Old Hotel Utica.
The President is expected to be greeted by a less enthusiastic crowd than his earlier event. A protest is underway by the anti-Trump group Indivisible Mowhawk Valley.