President Trump comes to Conway to see damage caused by Florence

Lloyd Doyle
September 20, 2018

Trump's peppy mood in the face of, well, a disaster wasn't just a one-off.

The president then traveled to SC, where he attended a second briefing and warned residents that the flooding was expected to continue.

"To the families who have lost loved ones, America grieves with you, and our hearts break for you", Trump said.

Richardson says the patients' bodies were being recovered Wednesday morning. We will never leave your side. "But when you have a husband or children who are firemen, it's not just those on the fire department, it's the whole family".

The emotional words and comprehensive itinerary stood in contrast with Trump's trip to Puerto Rico previous year after Hurricane Maria, when he drew criticism for tossing rolls of paper towels into the crowd. He told Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston the same thing previous year. "I'm asking you, sir, for your help every step of the way". "At least you got a nice boat out of it ... you wouldn't want to cross the ocean in it", he joked.

It left behind deaths in at least three states and carved an arc of destruction that had not fully become clear, though one preliminary analysis said could cost up to $20 billion in property losses.

"I love that area".

Following the briefing in Cherry Point, the president's motorcade traveled to the city of New Bern, where he visited Temple Church, a Baptist church serving as a distribution center. The president leaned over and checked in with people as they drove through to pick up food.

"How's the house?" he asked one person. "You take care of yourself".


When the woman said that only their windows vibrated during that killer storm, Trump told them to "have a good time".

Observers were quick to note one possible explanation for the president's interest in the area: a Trump National Golf Club is located on the shores of Lake Norman. He chatted and shook people's hands as he walked along a street strewn with trash, branches and sodden furniture, offering hugs and handshakes and posing for photos. The area was inundated with rain that caused concern for large-scale flooding in the North Carolina and SC area. "The water is going to come back up". "The worst is yet to come".

Pressure differences drive the winds, which in turn can steer and slow down storms, he said.

President Trump once again told survivors of a killer hurricane to "have a good time, " offering the ill-timed comment on Wednesday, during a tour of storm-ravaged North Carolina. A massive federal, state and local recovery effort is underway.

In the hours after Florence made landfall last week, more than 350 people had to be rescued from New Bern, which is flanked by the Neuse and Trent rivers.

"We're going to be there 100 percent".

"We've got a long road ahead.to make sure we build back to where we need to be", Cooper continued.

Trump promised, "Whatever we have to do at the federal level, we will be there". The president made similar comments a year ago while addressing victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, a storm over which Trump continues to face criticism in terms of his response.

When Trump visited San Juan last October after Hurricane Maria, he pumped his fists in the air when he landed.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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