Trump to visit storm-damaged Texas and Louisiana on Saturday – The Hill

President Trump will meet with victims and tour parts of Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey on Saturday.

Trump will “visit with storm survivors and tell them personally that the federal government is here to help in any way that we can,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday, describing the upcoming trip.

This is the president’s second visit to Texas and first to Louisiana following the storm that made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane last week.

Trump was “not able” to visit storm areas or meet victims during his last visit to the area, according to Sanders, but will do so this visit. The president was criticized following his first trip for referring to his visit as seeing storm damage “first hand.”

Last week, Trump visited Austin and Corpus Christi. This weekend, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit the hard-hit Houston, Texas, and Lake Charles, Louisiana, areas, according to the White House.

“He’ll have the chance to meet extensively with quite a few storm survivors, as well as talk with some of the volunteers that are helping administer a lot of the support that these individuals have needed over the last week,” Sanders said.

Near Houston, the Trumps will visit a hurricane relief center, where aid is being coordinated during the extensive recovery efforts.

In Lake Charles, the Trumps will meet with members of the county emergency operations center, National Guard and so-called “Cajun Navy,” or volunteers who brought their boats to assist in search and rescue operations.

Trump tweeted Friday that “great progress” is being made in the recovery efforts in both states.

Trump will also meet with Texas and Louisiana lawmakers while he is in both states. He and the First Lady will return to the White House on Saturday evening.

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