Trump Praises Coast Guard For Improving Their ‘Brand’ In Wake of Hurricanes


This afternoon at the White House, President Donald Trump spoke briefly with reporters about Hurricane Irma and what is still to be expected from the massive storm. And while he made the normal comments about visiting the impacted area soon and how the government is ready to help, he also found some time to discuss branding.

After saying Florida may have gotten a little lucky because Irma went to the west side of the state, Trump discussed how well coordinated different agencies are when it comes to responding to the hurricane. And noted that the Coast Guard has really raised its image recently.

“A group that really deserves credit is the United States Coast Guard,” he said. “What they’ve done — I mean, they’ve gone right into that, and you never know. When you go in there, you don’t know if you’re coming out.”

The one-time real estate mogul continued, “They are really — if you talk about branding, no brand has improved more than the United States Guard.”

It would appear that POTUS was praising the Coast Guard for the way the branch responded during and after Hurricane Harvey, when they were involved in rescuing thousands of people from flooded areas.

He also wanted everyone to know that FEMA has also “been incredible.”

Watch the clip above, via CBS News.

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