TRUMP VISITS TEXAS TO PROVIDE HOPE …
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Corpus Christi, Texas yesterday before headed to Austin to meet with state officials to discuss what needs to be done following Hurricane Harvey. President Trump told a crowd of Texans who’d lined up outside a Corpus Christi firehouse, that the recovery effort is ‘going well’ and his administration is ‘here to take care of you’. The President praised state and federal officials for their response to Harvey. Trump went on to say to flood victims gathered in Corpus Christi, “I will tell you, this is historic.” It’s epic, but you know what? It happened in Texas and Texas can handle anything.” At the conclusion of Trump’s remarks, he thanked Abbott, promised to get Texas “back and operating immediately” and waved a Lone Star flag, to which the crowd responded with cheers.
President Donald Trump backed off his claim that Texas would be ‘up and running very, very quickly’ after Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday afternoon.
The president mused during a briefing at the Texas Department of Public Safety that the flood waters in southern Texas, which has seen record-breaking rainfall, might never recede.
‘Nobody’s ever seen this much water. The wind was pretty horrific, in particular, but the water has never been seen like this, to this extent. And it’s, maybe someday going to disappear. We keep waiting,’ Trump said this afternoon in Austin.
His wife soon followed with an official statement of her own.
‘The effects of Hurricane Harvey will be felt in Texas, Louisiana, and other parts of the country for many months and years to come,’ she said.
Areas east of Houston, Texas have been drenched with more than 50 inches of rain. The storm continues to hover over southeastern Texas and parts of southwestern Louisiana.
Earlier, Trump told a crowd of Texans who’d lined up outside a Corpus Christi firehouse he was visiting that the recovery effort is ‘going well’ and his administration is ‘here to take care of you.’
‘We love you. You are special,’ the president said to cheers from onlookers. ‘This is historic, it’s epic, what happened, but you know what, it happened in Texas. Texas can handle anything.’