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Trump Credits Devastating Hurricanes With Helping To Improve The Coast Guard’s ‘Brand’

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Trump Credits Devastating Hurricanes With Helping To Improve The Coast Guard’s ‘Brand’




President Trump on Sunday credited the devastation unleashed on the U.S. by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey for helping to improve the “brand” of the U.S. Coast Guard.

After returning from a presidential cabinet meeting at Camp David, Trump briefly spoke to reporters on the White House south lawn yesterday afternoon when he made the remarks.

“I’ll tell you what, we have great people, and a group that really deserves tremendous credit is the United States Coast Guard. What they’ve done, I mean, they’re going right into that, and you never know. When you go in there, you don’t know if you’re going to come out. They are really – if you talk about branding, no brand has improved more than the United States Coast Guard.”

NBC News notes:

Let’s not forget that in March, the Washington Post reported that the White House, eager to find money for the president’s proposed border wall, was considering “significant cuts” to the Coast Guard’s budget. At the time, CNBC’s John Harwood spoke to a U.S. security official who described the possibility as “insane.”

Almost immediately, Congress made clear it would never approve those Coast Guard cuts, but the New York Times reported in July that the Coast Guard’s budget troubles continue.



Twitter pushed back on the President’s remarks:

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