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Trump After Traveling to Texas: ‘I Have Seen the Resilience of the American Spirit Firsthand’

At the top of his big speech this afternoon in Missouri, President Trump made some remarks about Hurricane Harvey and the ongoing response efforts.

He praised the great work of first responders rescuing people for days, saying they represent “the best of America.”

“We see friend helping friend,” the President said, “neighbor helping neighbor, and stranger helping stranger. And together, we will endure and we will overcome.”

He spoke to those directly impacted by the devastation:

“To those affected by this storm, we are praying for you, and we are here with you every single step of the way, and I can speak, I know, for the people in this room, every step of the way. To those Americans who have lost loved ones, all of America is grieving with you, and our hearts are joined with yours forever. The citizens of Texas and the gulf coast need all the prayers, support, and resources our communities have to offer. Recovery will be tough, but I have seen the resilience of the American spirit firsthand all over this country. To the people of Houston and across Texas and Louisiana, we are here with you today, we are with you tomorrow, and we will be with you every single day after to restore, recover, and rebuild. Our thoughts and prayers remain firmly with the citizens and our fellow people––people, great, great people––all affected by this tragedy.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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