After learning of the devastation unleashed by a series of deadly tornadoes in eastern Alabama, President Trump rerouted his Florida trip to go through the affected area.
“It’s been a tragic situation,” Trump said. “But a lot of good work is being done. I’m in constant touch with the governor and also the governor of Georgia.”
On Friday, Trump, along with with his wife, his son Barron, and a number of officials, surveyed the massive damage from the air, then met with survivors.
The President hugged grieving family members of one of the 23 dead, and praised emergency workers for their efforts.
“We couldn’t get here fast enough,” Trump said as he thanked volunteers at Providence Baptist Church. “I wanted to come the day it happened.”
After spending several hours in Alabama en route to a campaign fundraiser event in Palm Beach, Trump tweeted, “Unimaginable loss – Such great people!”
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