Trump surveys Hurricane Laura damage in post-convention trip

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U.S. President Donald Trump got a firsthand look Saturday at the damage from Hurricane Laura on a post-Republican National Convention trip that allowed him to use the trappings of his office to try to project empathy and leadership.

His stops, first in Louisiana and later in Texas, came two days after the Category 4 storm slammed the Gulf Coast, leaving at least 16 dead and wreaking havoc with severe winds and flooding. While the storm surge has receded and the cleanup effort has begun, hundreds of thousands remain without power or water, and they could for weeks or months as the hot summer stretches on.

He did, however, get a good look at the extensive damage and the debris strewn across the city of 80,000 people, beginning with the bird's eye view from Air Force One as it came in for landing. Edwards has said Laura was the most powerful hurricane ever to strike his state, surpassing even Hurricane Katrina, which was a Category 3 when it hit almost exactly 15 years ago.The president then flew by helicopter to Orange, Texas, which was the worst-hit area in the state. Several hundred supporters greeted his arrival with Trump 2020 flags, banners and signs. Among the officials on hand were Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Showing empathy has come more naturally for his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, who issued a statement Saturday saying he and his wife were praying for those hurt by the storm and promising that "we will be there to help you build back better."

 

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No paper towels this time?

You realize he’s only thinking about the golf outings he’s missing.

where is Joe and Kamala ?

Did he bring paper towels again? What an idiot

Probably trying to figure if he can put a golf course nearby so as to profit from every trip he makes to the area.

He's already been helping out. What a 'great' guy.

That's 'President Trump.'

Mainstream media ignores thousands protesting against mandatory masks at Parliament Hill today.

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