President Trump stopped to autograph bibles and MAGA gear while visiting with victims at a disaster-relief center created in the wake of a deadly string of tornadoes in Alabama on Friday.
Ada Ingram, a local volunteer, told reporters that the president signed hats and bibles, including one for a 12-year-old boy, which drew applause from people who came to see Trump.
“I enjoyed him coming,” said Ingram, who said she voted for Trump in 2016 and planned to again in 2020.
“I think it’s a godsend, she added. “I’m sorry. The situation is bad. And there are going to be people who will say why did he come to my town. I don’t know why. I don’t why the hurricane happened. But there is a reason.”
President Trump is signing bibles for volunteers and survivors at a Baptist church in Alabama. pic.twitter.com/9b8VfyZiKF
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 8, 2019
The president and first lady Melania Trump toured the hardest-hit areas in Lee County, Ala., where a tornado killed 23 people including several children.
FEMA has been told directly by me to give the A Plus treatment to the Great State of Alabama and the wonderful people who have been so devastated by the Tornadoes. @GovernorKayIvey, one of the best in our Country, has been so informed. She is working closely with FEMA (and me!).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2019