Trump vows fast response if emergency funds needed
Gearing up for the heart of hurricane season, President Donald Trump said Friday that states can count on his administration to dispense U.S. emergency funds efficiently.
“We do it quickly. We do it effectively,” Trump said at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where he and members of his Cabinet received a briefing on the summer’s hurricane season, which began June 1.
“We are very strong with respect to FEMA,” he said. “FEMA is something I’ve been very much involved in already.”
The president spoke a few hours before embarking on his own summer vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J.
During his stop at FEMA headquarters, Trump got a tour of the command center, the hub where the agency coordinates its response during emergencies.
Federal officials predicted in May that the U.S. could face 11 to 17 named storms, including five to nine hurricanes.