Trump visits Texas, pledges storm recovery ‘better than ever before’

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 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Eager to demonstrate leadership amid the worst natural disaster of his tenure, President Donald Trump arrived Tuesday in Corpus Christi, Texas, his first of two stops in the storm-ravaged state to meet with officials to discuss the damage.

Trump said he hoped the disaster response efforts in the wake of the hurricane would become a model for future natural disaster relief efforts.

“We want to do it better than ever before,” Trump said, adding the storm was “of epic proportion.”
Still, Trump stopped short of congratulating his team and Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott, saying “we’ll congratulate each other when it’s all finished.”