US president Donald Trump seemed pleased to see hundreds of supporters gathered during his trip to Texas to survey Hurricane Harvey damage.
The president climbed atop a platform between two firetrucks to address the few hundred supporters who had gathered outside of a Corpus Christi fire station where Trump met with emergency and government officials on Tuesday.
“What a crowd, what a turnout,” Trump said to the assembled supporters.
“We love you, you are special, we are here to take care of you,” he said, speaking into a microphone while flanked by First Lady Melania Trump. “It’s going well.”
After thanking Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, Trump called the storm relief response “a total cooperative effort.”
“It’s historic, it’s epic, but I tell you it happened in Texas and Texas can handle anything,” he added.
The president held up a Texas flag, to cheers from the crowd, which was interspersed with a handful of anti-Trump protesters.
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