President Donald Trump promised Monday that Texas would quickly get new federal funding for relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey battered the region, saying during a joint news conference with President Sauli Niinistö of Finland that “there’s probably never been anything like” the storm.
Trump plans to visit Texas on Tuesday, and he said he hoped to return to the region the following weekend.
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Here are highlights from the news conference:
• “There’s probably never been anything like this,” Trump said of the hurricane and its aftermath.
“I want to begin today by extending my thoughts and prayers for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the catastrophe of flooding and all of the other difficulties that they’re currently going through in Houston, in southeast Texas and now, it’s looking like the state of Louisiana will also be affected,” Trump said in opening remarks.
• Texas will get federal funding despite his threats of a shutdown, Trump insisted.
“I think that you’re gonna see very rapid action from Congress, certainly from the…
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