Trump to Har­vey vic­tims: ‘All of Amer­ica’ griev­ing with you

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Weather -

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump set aside his fo­cus on talk­ing up Har­vey re­cov­ery ef­forts to speak di­rectly to the suf­fer­ing of vic­tims, say­ing “all of Amer­ica is griev­ing with you.”

Trump’s re­marks on the storm’s rav­ages led an address Wed­nes­day in Spring­field, Missouri. The pres­i­dent sought to re­as­sure those who had lost loved ones and prop­erty.

“We are here with you to­day, we are here with you to­mor­row, and we will be with you ev­ery sin­gle day af­ter to re­store, re­cover and re­build,” he said.

Trump also tweeted Wed­nes­day that on his Tuesday trip to Texas he had wit­nessed “first hand the hor­ror & devastation” wrought by Har­vey.

Trump de­lib­er­ately kept his dis­tance from the epi­cen­ter of the dam­age in Houston to avoid dis­rupt­ing re­cov­ery op­er­a­tions. He plans to re­turn to the re­gion Satur­day to sur­vey the dam­age and meet with vic­tims, White House press sec­re­tary Sarah Huck­abee San­ders said.

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