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Trump to Harvey victims: “We are 100 percent with you’

President Trump said Monday that the federal government would do everything in its power to help the people affected by the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

“To the people of Texas and Louisiana, we are 100 percent with you. We’re praying for you, we’re working closely with your leaders and officials, and I will be visiting the impact zone tomorrow to ensure that you’re receiving full support,” he said.

Trump spoke during a joint press conference at the White House with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

“Right now the single most important thing is the safety and security of those still in harm’s way, including the first responders who have been so terrific and brave,” the president said.

“Protecting the lives of our people is my highest priority. Every asset at my command is at the disposal of local officials.”

The president also praised people who were going out of their way to help out their fellow citizens.

“Tragic times such as these bring out the best in America’s character. Strength, charity and resilience are those characters. We see neighbor helping neighbor, friend helping friend and stranger helping stranger,” he said.

The president also said that despite his threat to shut down the government if he does not get funding for the border wall, there would be no delay in getting long-term federal assistance to residents.

“You will get what you want very, very quickly,” he said. “You’re going to have what you need and it’s going to go fast.”

The White House says the presidents had earlier discussed terrorism, Afghanistan, Russia and the Arctic, among other topics.

Niinisto told journalists before leaving Finland that he and Trump would talk about the Baltic Sea.

The White House initially had announced Niinisto’s visit for Tuesday, but later moved the meeting to Monday.

Source: http://nypost.com/2017/08/28/trump-to-harvey-victims-we-are-100-percent-with-you/

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