Trump returns to Texas for visit with hurricane victims

President Trump returned to Texas on Saturday to tour flood-devastated areas, and met with volunteers and victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

"People appreciate what's been done. It's been done very efficiently and very well," Trump said following the visit to a Houston disaster relief center, ABC News reported. "As tough as this was [the response] has been a wonderful thing, I think, even for the country to watch."

He and First Lady Melania Trump handed out food and played with children at the center that temporarily houses evacuees.


Trump landed in Houston at around noon on Saturday to meet with the Texas delegation as well as volunteers and victims from the storm that devastated parts of southeast Texas last weekend.

On his previous visit last Tuesday, Trump was briefed on the disaster recovery and search and rescue efforts by a number of federal, state and local officials, and avoided visiting the hardest hit areas as not to divert valuable resources from the ongoing operations, according to CNN. However, critics called his first appearance a failed test for the new president and one that lacked empathy.

The president is also set to visit Louisiana on Saturday, and tour areas that sustained severe damage from the massive storm.