TX Gov. Abbott Lavishes Praise on Trump Administration’s Response to Hurricane Harvey (VIDEO)
During a press conference Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lavished praised on the Trump administration for its “unparalleled” response to Hurricane Harvey. Abbott told reporters he planned rescue operations for over one week prior to the storm hitting, while listing all the Trump administration officials he’s been in contact with.
Washington Free Beacon reports:
“The state of Texas has been dealing with the federal government for about seven to 10 days, at least, before the hurricane hit,” Abbott said. “I’ve spoken with the president on multiple occasions, with his Cabinet members … and I would have to grade the federal government’s response as an A+.”
Abbott said that in addition to the president, he has spoken with multiple Cabinet members including Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, and FEMA administrator Brock Long.
“This is, if not the largest, it has to be categorized as one of the largest disasters America has ever faced,” Abbott said. “And to see the swift response from the federal government is pretty much unparalleled.”
If the Mayor of Houston ordered residents to leave the city, perhaps the rescue operation wouldn’t be as difficult. The Mayor told citizens to “think twice before trying to leave Houston” before Hurricane Harvey hit.
Via Redditt The Donald:
And it’s only going to get worse.
On top of that, Mayor Turner is not taking the governor’s calls:
Texas governor says he can’t reach Houston mayor – Mayor Will Not Talk to the Governor – Chicken – Abbott said Sunday he’d called Tuner’s cell phone “several times” to “let him know that, whatever he needs, the state of Texas will provide.” Abbott said he’d yet to hear back.
On Sunday Turner defended his decision to tell residents to stay put.