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Donald Trump visits Texas again, says evacuated families are ‘happy’

'As tough as this was, it’s been a wonderful thing.'


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Sep 2, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 6:36 pm CDT

For the second time in four days, President Donald Trump visited Texas, a week after Hurricane Harvey decimated the Gulf Coast and Houston. Asked by reporters about his trip, Trump said, via CBS News, “things are working out well … Families are happy. As tough as this was, it’s been a wonderful thing.”

Not everybody, though, was pleased by Trump’s words.

MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake tweeted the following as Trump met with evacuees.

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And Twitter got upset to see Haake compare Trump to a kindly grandfather.

Either way, Trump’s visit appears to have a much different feel than his mid-week visit to Texas when he admired the crowd size at the spot he spoke and discussed his theory that Harvey seemed like such an innocent name. Nearly 50 people in Texas have reportedly died from the hurricane.

Asked about the families he saw at the shelter on Saturday, Trump said, “They were just happy—a lot of happiness.”

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*First Published: Sep 2, 2017, 1:33 pm CDT