President Trump said he was "impressed" with Jon Stewart's emotional testimony of continuing health care for 9/11 respondents before a house panel, but sidestepped a question of whether he would lead Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to ensure the passage of the bill in his chamber.
Host Chuck Todd asked the president during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he, like New Yorker, believes he believes Stewart accuses McConnell of standing in the way of re-authorizing September 11 victim of compensation compensation .
"I liked what Jon Stewart did. I actually did. And I actually have a meeting on the subject next week. So we can see what's going on," Trump said.
Todd asked if Stewart had a point that Congress did not do enough for the respondents.
"I have a meeting with that on this topic with" Trump said. "Well, when you say Congress, billions of dollars have been transferred."
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"Memorials have been built," Trump said, later adding: "huge amounts of money. But there are still people who are ill. I have a meeting about it next week."
Stewart, the former "The Daily Show" hosted earlier this month at a House Commissioner Subcommittee to encourage lawmakers to re-authorize the fund, which runs out of money, through October 1, 2090.
Stewart then went on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert "last week to ask McConnell to meet with the respondents and secure the passage of the bill in the Senate.
"So, if you want to know why the 9/11 community is bent out of shape in the past, let's call it 18, meet them tomorrow as soon as possible and don't let them ask for it," he said. "You can pass this thing off as an independent bill tomorrow. Meet them. I'm begging you."
Later, Kentucky traveled, under a Monday look at "Fox & Friends", why Stewart was so "bent out" of shape "about securing the health care of the respondents and said he would" care "of it.