President Trump touts the Coast Guard’s Imelda relief efforts in Texas

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 8:04 AM PT — Monday, September 23, 2018
President Trump recently praised the Coast Guard for its work in Texas, following Tropical Storm Imelda. While speaking from Houston Sunday, he said he “gives the Coast Guard an A+” for their efforts.
The president went on to point out the importance of the Coast Guard, and said “the job they’ve done is incredible.” He commended the branch for saving 131 lives from the storm, which he said was “a really bad one.”

In this photo provided by the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, floodwaters surround a home, Thursday, Sept 19, 2019, in Winnie, Texas. The area has experienced heavy flooding due to Tropical Depression Imelda. (Brian Hawthorne/Chambers County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
“I don’t think there’s any brand — no matter where you go — that’s gone up more than the Coast Guard, and that started with Harvey as far as I’m concerned — the big hurricane from a year ago in Texas,” said President Trump. “I give the coast Guard an A+.”
Moving forward, the president said he has invested in the Coast Guard to completely rebuilt much of its equipment, including brand new ships, boats and helicopters.

#USCG Air Station Houston and Air Station New Orleans have completed multiple medevacs and rescues in the Beaumont area due to flooding caused by Tropical Depression #Imelda.
🎥: @USCGHeartland pic.twitter.com/wGfV7tdGOG
— U.S. Coast Guard (@USCG) September 20, 2019

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