Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Trump Tells Texas "Good Luck" with Hurricane Harvey 

click to enlarge ABC NEWS VIA TWITTER
  • ABC News via Twitter
Friday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott announced he's asked President Donald Trump to declare a federal disaster declaration for Texas — a move that would open up necessary disaster relief funds.

But an hour later, as Hurricane Harvey officially became a Category 3 storm, Trump delivered his own message to Texas. Right before boarding a helicopter to jet off on a weekend trip to Camp David, a reporter shouted: "Mr. President, do you have a message for the people of Texas?"



Trump paused.

"Good luck to everybody," he said with a wave. "They're going to be safe. Good luck to everybody. Good luck."

It's unclear if he'll respond to Abbott's urgent ask.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation