President Trump Saturday surveyed damage from Hurricane Laura and pledged the federal government’s support in helping communities recover from the powerful storm.
“We have to take care of Louisiana and we have to take care of Texas. Texas got a little bit lucky,” Trump said, indicating the Lone Star State avoided greater impact from the hurricane.
Trump, clad in a red U.S.A. cap, first arrived in Lousiana where the Category 4 hurricane roared ashore early Thursday, packing 150 mph winds. He received a briefing on emergency operations and ongoing relief efforts in Lake Charles.
Trump joined Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-La., FEMA director Peter Gaynor, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and others for a tour of a hard-hit neighborhood where a giant tree fell to the ground.