Yesterday afternoon, President Donald Trump visited some of the worst-hit areas in the Carolinas to meet with local leaders and some hurting storm victims.
His first stop was Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point where he held a press briefing with NC Governor Roy Cooper.
“Our state took a gut punch, Mr. President, and our people are still reeling,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper commented during the briefing. Cooper referred to the storm as “disastrous” and “widespread,” saying that 27 deaths have been confirmed by the state and others are under investigation.
When Cooper told the President, “we need your help,” the President responded by saying, “we will be there 100%…we started early, and we’ll be here late.”
At another point in the briefing, President Trump asked an official, “How is Lake Norman doing?” He was told the area is doing fine, to which he replied, “I love that area. I can’t tell you why, but I love that area.”
After the briefing, the President traveled to New Bern to visit some storm victims and pass out meals, then choppered an hour south to Conway, SC.