President Trump took time to speak with homeowners in New Bern, North Carolina where Hurricane Florence brought devastating floods.
WASHINGTON – His disaster response operation under scrutiny, President Donald Trump pledged complete federal assistance Wednesday to areas of the Carolinas hit hard by floods after Hurricane Florence.
"The money will come as fast as you need it," Trump told officials during a briefing at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in the southeastern part of North Carolina.
Trump, who is also reviewing flood damage in South Carolina, said as he exited the White House, "I think it will be an incredible day."
Less than a week ago, Trump infuriated officials in Puerto Rico and drew criticism from Democratic and Republican lawmakers for questioning a study that said nearly 3,000 people died on the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The study was commissioned by Puerto Rico's government, which accepted the finding as its official death toll.
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