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Friday, August 25, 2017

Trump Tells Texas "Good Luck" with Hurricane Harvey

Posted By on Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 3:58 PM

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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.

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