Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert: Hurricane Harvey ‘Right Up President Trump’s Alley’

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Hurricane Harvey was the topic du jour at the White House press briefing — as the category three storm appears to be hours away from making landfall in Texas. And one comment made by Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert came off a little awkward.

Bossert was asked about what President Donald Trump needs to project in order to lead the nation during the first natural disaster of his term.

“This is right up President Trump’s alley,” Bossert said. “Not only has he showed leadership here, but his entire focus has been on making America great again.”

A category three hurricane right up his alley?

Bossert moved past the awkward phrasing, and launched into full-throated praise of Trump.

“When we go in and brief him on preparations for this hurricane, he is acutely focused on making sure…that the American people in the storm’s path have what they need. His questions weren’t about Geopolitical issues or about large political consequences. It was about ‘Are you doing what it takes to help people effected by this storm?'”

Bossert added, “I was extremely happy with his leadership instincts.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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