The hurricane hit landfall Friday night as a powerful Category 4 storm, the worst in a decade for the U.S. and the first hurricane of Trump's presidency. While it was later downgraded to a Tropical Storm, Hurricane Harvey left devastation and massive flooding in its wake.
As Trump was headed to a helicopter with his granddaughter earlier Friday, a reporter asked if he had any words for the people of Texas, to which Trump replied, "Good luck. They're gonna be safe," while giving a thumbs up and waving to the cameras.
With U.S. set to be hit by first major hurricane in more than a decade, it's just inexcusable for Trump not to cancel Camp David vacation.— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) August 25, 2017
That is just a weird message to send to 5 million people in the path of a deadly category 4 hurricane.— Resist, Persist (@JaneMoss08) August 25, 2017
"I like people who weren't captured by hurricanes."— ActionParkLifeguard (@peterock141979) August 25, 2017
He prefers people who win at swimming. He doesn't like drowners.— Cara May Have (@mamapojo) August 25, 2017
The little girl looks far more concerned than he does.— Erica Heidepriem (@EdicaAnn) August 25, 2017
What's with prop-grandchild? Him holding hands with any little girl gives me the heebies.— Pamela J (@je_peche) August 25, 2017
Trump has since made a disaster declaration for Harvey, planning to possibly visit Texas next week.
Please. His inauguration was his Katrina moment. We're in uncharted territory now.— Cara May Have (@mamapojo) August 25, 2017
The President before finding out that there are white people in TX.— Jessica Langerman (@NinicheInBoston) August 25, 2017