President Donald Trump is getting a second chance at the post-natural disaster presidential visit, embracing the role of “comforter in chief” in a multi-stop tour of areas hard-hit by Harvey.
Trump, joined by first lady Melania Trump, landed here at just after noon ET on Saturday to witness the devastation wrought by the storm firsthand and meet with survivors, four days after his first visit to Texas.
“TEXAS: We are with you today, we are with you tomorrow, and we will be with you EVERY SINGLE DAY AFTER, to restore, recover, and REBUILD!” Trump tweeted just after landing Saturday.
Saturday, Trump saw firsthand the challenges facing the area and connected with those directly affected by Harvey’s devastation as well as the many volunteers coming to their assistance.
Joined by a cadre of Cabinet secretaries and White House chief of staff John Kelly, the President and first lady were greeted at Ellington Field in Houston by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long. Read more at CNN.