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President Donald Trump will take a trip to Tennessee on Friday to survey storm damage after overnight twisters in the state left at least 24 dead and disrupted ballot in the state’s Super Tuesday primaries.
Before remarks at the National Association of Counties Legal Conference in Washington, Trump took a moment to provide “warm wishes to individuals of Tennessee” after what he called a “horrible, very vicious twister.”
” We are working with the leaders in Tennessee including their excellent Governor Costs Lee to make certain everything is done effectively,” he told the audience, adding that FEMA “is currently on the ground and I’ll be going there on Friday.”
The line of storms, which struck parts of central Tennessee, including its capital Nashville, soon before 1 a.m., left tens of thousands without power, authorities said. And in an interview, Lee warned that the death toll from the storms might continue to grow.
Trump has made a number of trips to view damage triggered by storms throughout his presidency, checking out Alabama just over a year ago to visit a memorial for almost two dozen killed by twisters there. The president referred to that trip in his remarks on Tuesday.
” Our hearts have lots of sadness for the lives that were lost. It is a vicious thing, those tornadoes– I’ve seen a number of them during a 3 year period,” the president said. “I have actually gotten to see the outcomes and they’re vicious– if you remain in their course, bad things occur.”
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