Wed, Oct 25, 2017: Trump raises money for RNC, re-election in Dallas

President Donald Trump visited Dallas Wednesday afternoon for fundraisers benefiting his campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Donors at the events were asked to contribute between $2,700 to $100,000 per person. A photo with Trump costs $35,000 per person.

Trump was expected to raise $4 million at fundraisers. The event for 200 guests at Belo Mansion also featured RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and some guests paid up to $100,000 to attend.

Before heading to the fundraiser, Trump participated in a briefing with Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at Dallas Love Field, pointing to “tremendous success” in Texas’ work to recover from Hurricane Harvey.

Trump praised all of the emergency responders in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane that dumped record rainfall on areas around Houston and flooded thousands of homes as it lingered for days in late August.
“We’ve had a tremendous success in the state of Texas,” Trump said.
Abbott credited Trump for returning to Texas to assess recovery efforts.

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Sat, Sept 2, 2017: Trump visits victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, hands out meals

As the Texas Gulf Coast reels from the damage and flooding from Hurricane Harvey, President Donald Trump returned the the state on Saturday to meet with families whose lives have been upended and volunteers assisting with the rescue and recovery efforts.

After arriving in Houston early on Saturday afternoon, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited with those displaced by the storm at the city’s NRG Stadium, which is serving as a relief center. Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner were at the airport to greet Air Force One today, and will be joining the president as he visits with evacuees and volunteers. Continue reading “Sat, Sept 2, 2017: Trump visits victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, hands out meals”

Sat, Sept. 2, 2017: Trump visits victims, reviews Harvey relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana

9:00 am: With the first lady, departs White House

11:20 am CT: Arrives Ellington Field, Texas

11:40 am CT: Visits individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey; Ellington Field, Texas

12:45 pm CT: Visits Hurricane Harvey Relief Center; Hurricane Harvey Relief Center

2:25 pm CT: Participates in a meeting with members of the Texas Delegation; Ellington Field, Texas

2:50 pm CT: Departs Ellington Field, Texas

3:35 pm CT: Arrives at Chennault International Airport, Louisiana

3:45 pm CT: Participates in a meeting with members of the Louisiana delegation; Chennault International Airport, Louisiana

4:25 pm CT: Participates in a meet and greet with members of the county emergency operations center, National Guard and Cajun Navy; National Guard Armory

5:25 pm CT: Departs Chennault International Airport, Louisiana

9:05 pm: Arrives White House

Thur, Aug 29, 2017: Trump assures Texans, thanks first responders in visits to Corpus Christi and Austin

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Tuesday. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

President Trump on Tuesday assured Texans slammed by Tropical Storm Harvey that “we are here to take care of you” and promised a “better than ever before” relief effort, as he visited the state while rescuers continued to pull people from submerged homes.

During visits first to Corpus Christi on the Gulf Coast, southwest of the worst-hit areas of Houston and its environs, and then to the state capital of Austin, Trump repeatedly praised federal, state and local officials. But he said little about victims who had lost their homes and loved ones to the historic storm.

“The world is watching and the world is very impressed with what you are doing,” Trump told officials at the Texas Department of Public Safety operations center in Austin who were coordinating rescue and shelter operations as rain continued to fall and water continued to swell in flood zones.

Perhaps more welcome than praise was the president’s promise of unspecified federal aid. “We are working with Congress on helping out the state of Texas; it’s going to be a costly proposition,” Trump said, nodding at Texas’ two U.S. senators and several House members, all Republicans, who joined him.

“Probably there’s never been anything so expensive in our country’s history,” he added.

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Tue, Aug 29, 2017: Trump, First Lady meet with recovery and response leadership in Texas

President Trump landed in storm-brushed Corpus Christi on Tuesday morning to see for himself some of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Harvey and demonstrate his personal commitment to a region still in the grips of a historic natural disaster.

Mr. Trump, who pushed aides to schedule a visit to Texas as early as possible after Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, on Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane, initially considered touring San Antonio, which is outside the most hard-hit areas. But he settled on Corpus Christi because it was 30 miles away from the most severely impacted parts of the Gulf Coast, and suffered relatively light damage from the initial impact of the storm.

“It’s a real team, and we want to do it better than ever before,” Mr. Trump said of the response effort during a meeting with officials from local, state and federal agencies in a Corpus Christi firehouse. “We want to be looked at in five years, in 10 years from now as, this is the way to do it.”

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, sitting next to the president, sought to allay concerns about the situation at the convention center in downtown Houston, where 9,000 residents fleeing rising floodwaters have crammed into a makeshift shelter designed to accommodate 5,000.

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Tue, Aug 29, 2017: Trump visits Texas, tours relief center, is briefed on Harvey recovery operations

8:30 am: With First Lady Melania Trump, departs White House

9:30 am: Speaks with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore by telephone; Air Force One

11:25 am CT: Arrives Corpus Christi, Texas

Noon CT: Receives a briefing on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with local leadership and relief organizations; Fire Station 5

1:30 pm CT: Departs Corpus Christi

2:25 pm CT: Arrives Austin, Texas

3:00 pm CT: Participates in a tour of the Emergency Operations Center; Austin

3:15 pm CT: Receives a briefing on Hurricane Harvey with State leadership; Governor’s Briefing Room – Texas Department of Public Safety Emergency Operations Center, Austin

4:20 pm CT: Departs Austin

8:30 pm: Arrives White House

Fri, Aug 25, 2017: Trump ‘closely monitoring’ Hurricane Harvey; tells Texas, ‘good luck, you’re gonna be safe’

President Donald Trump had a parting message on Friday for the more than 4.6 million Americans who are in the direct path of Hurricane Harvey, a massive storm set to ram through Texas’ Gulf Coast this weekend: “Good luck.”

Asked what his message was for those who could be affected by the hurricane, Trump gave a big thumbs up to reporters and wished the best of luck.

“Good luck to everybody,” he said as he was boarding Marine One outside of the White House. “They’re gonna be safe. Good luck to everybody. Good luck.”

He later added in a tweet: “Just arrived at Camp David where I am closely watching the path and doings of Hurricane Harvey, as it strengthens to a Category 3. BE SAFE!”

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Fri, Mar. 24, 2017: Trump meets with Charter CEO, touts hiring plan that was in works for two years

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday touted Charter Communications Inc’s decision to invest $25 billion in the United States and a plan the company announced before he was elected to hire 20,000 workers over four years.

At a White House event with the second-largest U.S. cable company’s Chief Executive Thomas Rutledge and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Trump praised Charter for planning to close its offshore call centers and move them to the United States.

Much of the announcement was not new. Charter said last May that it planned to add 20,000 jobs as part of its merger with Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Bright House Networks. As early as June 2015, Rutledge said Charter would need an additional 20,000 employees after those deals. Continue reading “Fri, Mar. 24, 2017: Trump meets with Charter CEO, touts hiring plan that was in works for two years”