White House donates steaks from cancelled congressional picnic to Walter Reed
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The White House has donated steaks and other food from its cancelled congressional picnic to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a spokesperson said Friday.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE had postponed this year’s congressional picnic on Wednesday, citing discussions over his administration’s controversial “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, which led to hundreds of families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump told reporters it didn’t “feel right to have a picnic for Congress when we’re working on doing something very important.” 


“Because we’re all so busy, and I just mentioned to the congressmen and senators in the room that we are going to cancel and postpone tomorrow’s congressional picnic,” the president said.

Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration Trump dismisses Ann Coulter after criticism: 'I hardly know her' The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine — Trump, Congress prepare for new border wall fight MORE, said in a statement Friday reported by Bloomberg that perishables from the event would be donated to Walter Reed while non-perishables would "be repurposed for future events."

According to the publication, the food was scheduled to be sent to the United Service Organizations in Maryland on Friday morning, and later would be made available to Walter Reed hospital staffers, patients and their families.

The perishable food offered reportedly included steaks, spinach, quinoa and pies.