On Tuesday, President Trump held a press spray in the Oval Office in order to insist that the administration is prepared to deal with Hurricane Florence if it ends up making landfall this week.
“The safety of American people is my absolute highest priority. We are sparing no expense. We are totally prepared, ready. We’re as ready as anybody has ever been,” Trump said. “They haven’t seen anything like what’s coming at us in 25, 30 years. Maybe ever.”
“It is tremendously big, tremendously wet,” Trump continued. “Tremendous amounts of water. So I have spoken with the governors of South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia. They’re prepared, we are prepared.”
Trump went on by asking FEMA Administrator Brock Long for a status report, and Long held a short briefing as he explained that people caught in Florence’s path could end up losing power for weeks.
As the spray continued, Trump also touted the “unsung success” of how the government handled Puerto Rico’s storm recovery, even though recent studies found that almost 3,000 people were killed as a result of Hurricane Irma.
Watch above, via CNN.
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