“Great coordination between agencies at all levels of government. Continuing rains and flash floods are being dealt with. Thousands rescued,” Trump tweeted Sunday morning. In a separate tweet, he said that “many people are now saying that this is the worst storm/hurricane they have ever seen. Good news is that we have great talent on the ground.”
As Harvey continues to threaten millions on the southeast Texas coast with downpours and heavy flooding, the Trump administration moved to show the public they are addressing a catastrophic storm that could become a defining moment for his presidency.
On Sunday, as the President returned to the White House from Camp David in Maryland, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the President will travel to Texas on Tuesday, though she did not specify a location or further details of the trip.
“We are coordinating logistics with state and local officials, and once details are finalized, we will let you know,” Sanders said. “We continue to keep all of those affected in our thoughts and prayers.”
In a series of tweets prior to departing Camp David, Trump praised the way officials are handling the storm. The White House also released details of a Sunday morning teleconference that Trump and Vice President Mike Pence — who changed travel plans to remain in Washington and monitor the storm — held with members of the President’s Cabinet.
“President Trump continued to stress his expectation that all departments and all agencies stay fully committed to supporting the Governors of Texas and Louisiana and his number one priority of saving lives,” Sanders said in a…
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