Reporter gasps after Trump tells storm victim to ‘have a good time’

Carrie Guzman
September 21, 2018

One man told Trump he had named his dog after the president (though pool reporters could not confirm if the dog's name was Donald, Trump or both).

To make matters worse, Florence was about 50 miles (80 km) larger in diameter due to global warming, putting more people in harm's way, the study showed.

Access improved to Wilmington, a North Carolina port city of 120,000 that was cut off for days by high water.

As part of the president's trip today, he will visit Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, where NPR reports he will meet with officials in a roundtable briefing.

Trump's peppy mood in the face of, well, a disaster wasn't just a one-off.

"We're going to find out the name of the insurance company", the president said before marvelling again at the shipwreck.

"Just like you, we have questions we want answered".

While Florence has passed, the danger from it hasn't.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned that rivers in the state were continuing to rise and causing severe flooding. As of September 18, there were 1,050 roads closed due to flooding and debris. Flooded roads and farmlands have delayed evaluation efforts.

"People in flood prone areas or near waterways need to remain alert as rivers crest and stay above their banks in coming days", Cooper said. "We will continue to help those whose lives have been more seriously disrupted". A lot of businesses are down.

National Basketball Association legend and Charlotte Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan is helping residents of the Carolinas affected by Hurricane Florence.

Reporter gasps after Trump tells storm victim to ‘have a good time’
Reporter gasps after Trump tells storm victim to ‘have a good time’

"People can only take so much", Ross told WRAL.

The Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina estimates 100 million to 125 million pounds of tobacco leaf could be damaged by flooding, winds and power outages.

Trump returned his gaze to the vessel, which was white with brown accents and balanced at a precarious, accidental angle. He joined Cooper in passing out food packages outside a local church, then toured a neighborhood that had been hit hard by the storm. Trump asked the man who lived in the house where the boat was now inadvertently and incongruously docked. On September 18, 2018, six-time NBA champion and Chicago Hornets owner, Michael Jordan who grew up playing basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina, donated $2 million to the cause.

The Horry County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that when the waters overtook the van, they rose too quickly for the pair to be saved.

Later, he said, "Washington is with you, Trump is with you".

Some of those who left shelters may have been headed toward the coast on US 421, where a long line of cars, utility crews and trucks loaded with generators sat in a traffic jam.

McMaster joked that if someone were looking for water or rain, "you've come to the right place".

WHAT HE SAID: "This is a tough hurricane".

Florence has killed at least 36 people, including 27 in North Carolina, 8 in SC and 1 in Virginia.

President Trump, clearly, has an eye for luxury - even in the most unexpected circumstances.

Trump praised first responders and offered comfort to residents who suffered losses in the storm, saying: "To the families who have lost loved ones, America grieves with you, and our hearts break for you". "The cooperation, and the assistance, and the encouragement, and the confidence [the volunteers have] given to our people, to the federal establishment, and what we call 'Team South Carolina, ' is beyond compare".

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