Aug 29, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Sanders: Trump to "lay the foundation" for recovery in Texas

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, for a trip to Texas to get an update on Harvey relief efforts (Evan Vucci / AP)

During a press gaggle on board Air Force One Tuesday, Sarah Sanders briefed reporters on President Trump's Texas visit:

  • Trump wants to be "very cautious" about making sure his visit doesn't disrupt the recovery efforts that are still ongoing.
  • Once there, Trump plans to start laying the foundation "for what we know will be a long recovery effort." He will be joined by Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz for much of visit from Corpus Christi to Austin.
  • The president plans to return to the storm zone on Saturday, but no details were given.
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