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Trump traveling 'to be with those' in hurricane-hit states

Trump traveling 'to be with those' in hurricane-hit states
Posted at 10:21 AM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 16:29:34-04

President Donald Trump is traveling to Louisiana and Texas Saturday to survey the damage after Hurricane Laura.

The visit comes two days after he accepted his party’s nomination for a second term.

A White House spokesman says Trump is traveling Saturday “to be with those who have been impacted by Hurricane Laura.”

He is expected to survey storm damage and receive briefings on emergency operations and ongoing relief efforts.

The Category 4 storm slammed the Gulf Coast, leaving at least 14 dead and wreaking havoc with severe winds and flooding.

*Editor's note: We removed a line from an earlier version of this story from the Associated Press that did not meet our editorial standards.