Trump Begins Rally By Sending Thoughts and Prayers to Everyone in the Path of Hurricane Michael
President Donald Trump started off his rally in Erie, Pennsylvania on Wednesday by sending his thoughts and prayers to those in Hurricane Michael’s path.
“Before we begin, I want to send our thoughts and prayers of our entire nation to everyone in the path of Hurricane Michael, especially in the Florida panhandle where it’s hitting and hitting hard,” Trump said, reading from the teleprompter. “It’s a big one, one of the biggest we ever seen. All of Pennsylvania, all of America sends its unwavering love and support.”
The crowd erupted in applause.
He continued on: “My administration is working closely with Florida governor Rick Scott and the governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, anybody else affected to provide the full resources and steadfast support of our federal government. We are –we are all set to go.”
He also told the rally crowd he would be traveling to Florida “very, very shortly.”
“We want to wish them all the best and Godspeed. God bless you all.”
Earlier today, Trump defended his decision to attend a rally in spite of the hurricane, writing on Twitter that he could not disappoint the people of Pennsylvania.
Departing the @WhiteHouse for Erie, Pennsylvania. I cannot disappoint the thousands of people that are there – and the thousands that are going. I look forward to seeing everyone this evening.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2018
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