Trump: ‘We’ll see what occurs’ with 9/11 victims fund

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President Trump mentioned he was “impressed” with Jon Stewart’s emotional testimony about persevering with well being look after 9/11 responders earlier than a Home panel however sidestepped a query whether or not he would direct Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell to make sure passage of the invoice in his chamber.

Host Chuck Todd requested the president throughout an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that as a New Yorker does he consider Stewart’s accusation that McConnell is standing in the best way of reauthorizing the September 11 Sufferer Compensation Fund.

“I preferred what Jon Stewart did. I really did. And I even have a gathering on that topic subsequent week. So we’ll see what occurs,” Trump mentioned.

Todd requested if Stewart had some extent that Congress hasn’t achieved sufficient for the responders.

“I’ve a gathering with that, on that topic with,” Trump mentioned. “Properly, while you say Congress, billions of {dollars} has been handed.”

However Todd mentioned the 9/11 fund was going to expire of cash.

“Memorials have been, have been constructed​,” Trump mentioned, later including: “Great quantities of cash. However there are nonetheless individuals which are sick. I’ve a gathering on it subsequent week.​”​

​Stewart, the previous host of “The Day by day Present,” testified earlier this month at a Home Judiciary subcommittee to encourage lawmakers to reauthorize the fund, which is working out of cash, by means of Oct. 1, 2090.

Stewart then went on “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert” final week to ask McConnell to satisfy with the responders and guarantee passage of the invoice within the Senate.

“So, if you wish to know why the 9/11 neighborhood is bent out of practice over the previous, let’s name it 18 years, meet with them tomorrow as quickly as potential and don’t make them beg for it​,” he mentioned. “You may cross this factor as a standalone invoice tomorrow. Meet with them. I’m begging you.”

​Later, the Kentucky Republican, throughout an look final Monday on “Fox & Buddies,” questioned why Stewart was so “bent out of practice” over securing well being look after the responders and mentioned he would “take care” of it. ​