President Trump spoke at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri Tuesday afternoon.
During his remarks, he invited a 94-year-old veteran on stage, who asked him for an Oval Office visit on his 95th birthday. President Trump said yes, adding he would receive him at the White House "with honor."
Pres calls 94 year old veteran Alan Jones to the stage, who asks if he can visit the Oval Office when he turns 95 next April. @POTUS agrees. Says he'll be received "with honor." pic.twitter.com/OMMuxZwQCl— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 24, 2018
During his remarks, President Trump talked about ongoing negotiations with North Korea and the regime's promise to return the remains of U.S. troops killed during the Korean War.
“We’re also pursuing the denuclearization of North Korea and a new future of prosperity, security, and peace on the Korean peninsula and all of Asia,” he said.
President Trump also welcomed the confirmation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, who was voted out of the Senate Monday afternoon.
"I applaud the United States Senate for confirming Robert Wilkie as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Wilkie has dedicated his life to serving his country with honor and pride. He has displayed great patriotism and a commitment to supporting and empowering America’s armed forces and veterans," President Trump released in a statement after Wilkie's confirmation. "Under his leadership, I have no doubt that the Department of Veterans Affairs will continue to make strides in honoring and protecting the heroic men and women who have served our Nation with distinction."