President Trump warned on Tuesday that Hurricane Florence could be “tremendously big and tremendously wet” when it makes landfall later this week.
“They haven’t seen anything like what’s coming at us in 25, 30 years, maybe ever. It’s tremendously big and tremendously wet. Tremendous amounts of water,” Trump said in the Oval Office about the the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence, currently a Category 4 storm.
TRUMP sounds the alarm about Hurricane Florence during Oval Office press availability: "They haven't seen anything like what's coming at us in 25, 30 years, maybe ever. It's tremendously big and tremendously wet." pic.twitter.com/p5YljZK8oL
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 11, 2018
“The safety of American people is my absolute highest priority. We are sparing no expense. We are totally prepared, ready. We’re as ready as anybody has ever been,” Trump said. “They haven’t seen anything like what’s coming at us in 25, 30 years. Maybe ever.”
“So I have spoken with the governors of South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia. They’re prepared, we are prepared.”
Trump also touted the “unsung success” of how the government handled Puerto Rico’s storm recovery, even though recent studies found that almost 3,000 people were killed as a result of Hurricane Maria.
Trump says the response to Hurricane Maria was an "incredible unsung success" and “it was one of the best jobs ever done.”
3,000 people died in Puerto Rico. pic.twitter.com/ULiAtuHUUm
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) September 11, 2018