Trump arrived in Corpus Christi on Tuesday for a two-city tour of hurricane-ravaged Texas in order to make sure the region is “receiving full support and cooperation from the federal government.”
The windbreaker-wearing White House delegation included first lady Melania Trump, Housing Secretary Ben Carson, Health Secretary Tom Price and Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon.
President Trump heard first-hand about local relief efforts and promised Texas residents that their recovery will be “better than every before.”
“We want to be looked at in five years and ten years from now as this is the way to do it,” Trump said at a firehouse in Corpus Christi, Texas as dispatch calls came over an address system. But he said it’s too early to declare the relief efforts an unqualified success.
“We won’t say congratulations. We don’t want to do that,” he told Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. “We’ll congratulate each other when it’s all finished.” Read more at USA Today.