Wednesday afternoon President Trump took to Twitter @ 1:49 p.m. posting a list of all the things his administration is doing in response to Hurricane Florence.
White House.gov for a full list of their efforts.
His next tweet came at 7:37 p.m. marking his return to the White House from North Carolina/South Carolina to view storm damage.
Highlights from the trip President Trump took to the Carolina’s can be found @ CNN.
During both visits Officials warned that while the rain in areas has stopped for the time being they caution that the danger is not over, and tell people to not let their guard down as river and lake water could still rise.
President Trump in his opening remarks from Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina, said, “Hurricane Florence was one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the Carolina’s, one of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to hit our country. To the families who have lost loved ones, America grieves with you and our hearts break for you. God bless you. We will never forget your loss. We will never leave your side. We are with you all the way. To all of those impacted by this terrible storm, our entire American family is with you and ready to help you will recover.”
He took a break on Twitter from highlighting his trip to the Carolina’s @ 7:57 in order to plug a new book by former Congressmen Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), called “The Deep State.”
During the President’s wide ranging interview with The Hill, President Trump told Buck Sexton, one of the interviewers, that he doesn’t like to use the term “deep state,” saying it sounds so conspiratorial:
Buck Sexton: Mr. President, would you call this a deep state? People use that term.
President Trump: I don’t like to use it because it sounds so conspiratorial and believe it or not I’m really not a conspiratorial person. But I think it’s a sad day for our country.
For President Trump’s thoughts on his Attorney General Jeff Sessions @ The News Blender.
8:50 p.m. President tweets a video montage featuring highlights from his trip to the Carolina’s. President Trump provides a voice over for the video.
Trump: Hurricane Florence was one of thee most powerful storms to ever hit the Carolina’s. One of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to have hit our country. To the families who have lost loved ones, America grieves with you and our hearts break for you. In moments of despair we witnessed the true character of the American people. So true. Citizens all across the country rallied together to rescue the stranded, to protect the innocent, and to restore hope to families who have experienced tremendous and unbearable loss. We will never forget your loss. We will never leave your side. We are with you all the way and to all those impacted by this terrible storm our entire American family is with you and ready to help and you will recover.
President Trump’s first tweet for Thursday came @ 7:05 a.m. where he talked about the economy and reminded people to vote in the “Midterms!”
@ 7:13 a.m. he blasted OPEC, stating without our protection the “Middle East would not be safe for very long,” blaming them for pushing oil prices, “higher and higher.”
According to CNBC, WTI crude, which they say is the “U.S. benchmark,” saw a slight dip in their future prices shortly after President Trump’s tweet. Saudi Arabia and Iran are set to meet with “non-OPEC producers, such as Russia,” this coming weekend. It will be according to the article their last meeting before the “November U.S. midterm elections.
In President Trump’s next two tweets which came @ 7:32 a.m. and 7:37 a.m., he quotes Senator David Perdue (R-GA)
Senator David Perdue (R-GA) appeared on Fox & Friends this morning blasting his fellow Senators for supporting a spending bill that he feels, doesn’t fund the President’s “priorities.” The video is 2:56 seconds long cued up at his response to the question of why he voted no on the spending bill.
@ 7:43 a.m. President Trump tweets that he wants “to know where is the money for Border Security and the Wall.” He calls the “Spending Bill,” ridiculous. He goes on to blame the Democrats stating, “Dems are obstruction Law Enforcement and Border Security.” He adds in all caps, “REPUBLICANS MUST FINALLY GET TOUGH!”
Tuesday the Senate passed in a vote of 93-7 “a massive budget package containing full-year 2019 funding for the Pentagon as well as for the Labor, Education and Health and Human Services departments,” The Washington Post reported the package also included “a short-term spending bill,” that was attached to the budget package. The short-term spending bill would “keep the government running through Dec. 7.” Pushing the next spending debate passed midterm elections.
President Trump @ 9:34 a.m. sent his congratulations to America for the S&P 500 reaching an “ALL TIME HIGH.”
@ 11:13 a.m. eastern time Market Watch has the S&P 500 @ 2,925.79. The Closing Bell for trading comes @ 4 p.m. eastern time.