President Trump: "We Want to Be Looked at ... Years from Now as This is the Way to Do It"

by MELANIE HUNTER ARTER August 30, 2017

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wants his administration's response to Hurricane Harvey to be something that will be considered the right way to respond to a natural disaster.

"We want to do it better than ever before. We want to be looked at in five years, in 10 years from now as, this is the way to do it. This was of epic proportion. Nobody's ever seen anything like this, and I just want to say that working with the governor and his entire team has been an honor for us," he said during a visit in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed his gratitude to Trump and his staff for everything they've done over the past couple weeks in advance of Hurricane Harvey.

"A lot of people see what happens in front of the camera. I want to reveal in just one minute what's been going on behind the scenes, behind the camera for the past two weeks," Abbott said.

"About 10 days in advance of the hurricane, even coming into the Corpus Christi area, members of the president's cabinet and the president himself were in contact with me and my office pre-preparing for this catastrophe coming our way," Abbott said.

"Every step of the way as the hurricane came across the shore, as the flooding began in Houston, Texas, the president and his cabinet remained in constant contact with me and my staff, and they all had one thing to say. Texas, what do you need? How can we help?" he said.

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Melanie has been with since November 2000 as an evening editor responsible for writing, editing and posting stories to the website. She was promoted to deputy managing editor in 2002, overseeing the radio production department in addition to her daily editing duties. Prior to working at, Melanie served as news director for WKYS-FM, one of Washington, D.C.'s top-rated radio stations. Ms. Hunter also worked as a traffic reporter for Shadow Broadcasting in the nation's capital and prior to that, as a news anchor/reporter for WAMO-FM in Pittsburgh, Pa. Her television experience was obtained at several Washington, D.C. stations. She worked for America's Most Wanted at Fox affiliate WTTG, the Creative Services Department of WUSA-TV and the Evening Exchange on WHUT-TV. She holds a bachelor's degree in television production from Howard University.

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