President Trump touched-down in Alabama Friday flanked by First Lady Melania and his youngest son to visit with the victims of this week’s deadly tornadoes; thanking first responders and emergency personnel for “doing an incredible job.”
“Everyone’s doing an incredible job. These are incredible people. We met some survivors and family members—one woman lost 10 people in her family. I’ve never seen anything like that,” Trump said. “I wanted to come the day it happened but they said ‘wait.’ So thank you.”
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump view memorial crosses for the 23 people killed in the Alabama tornadoes. pic.twitter.com/uVugwObYnt
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The deadly storms claimed the lives of at least 23 people and injured countless more throughout the region.
“We love you all, we love the state of Alabama,” added the Commander-in-Chief.