President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump headed to Texas Tuesday to speak to officials in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
The president first landed in Corpus Christi, Texas and then headed to a fire house in the area to meet with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and FEMA officials.
Outside of the fire station, Trump grabbed a microphone and told a crowd of hundreds of supporters that he was going to be there to take care of them.
“We love you, you are special, we’re here to take care of you,” Trump said. “It’s going well. I will tell you, this is historic, it’s epic what happened. But you know what, it happened in Texas and Texas can handle anything.”
The president and first lady then flew to Austin and toured the Texas Department of Public Safety Emergency Operations Center in the city.
“I will tell you, the whole county, the whole world is really seeing and gaining such respect for everybody,” the president said. “And the job you have done is incredible. What you’ve done is under circumstances–I said before, the word ‘epic’ and ‘historic.’ These are words used to describe this monster known as Harvey, but the job you have done is really special. So, I just want to thank you on behalf of myself, the first lady, the governor.”
Later, the first lady issued a statement after the visit, offering to help as much as possible.
“I want to be able to offer my help and support in the most productive way possible, not through just words, but also action,” Trump’s statement read. “What I found to be the most profound during the visit was not only the strength and resilience of the people of Texas, but the compassion and sense of community that has taken over the State. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Texas and Louisiana.”