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Trump Gives the Coast Guard An Odd Thumbs Up

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Trump Gives the Coast Guard An Odd Thumbs Up

President Trump believes that the massive hurricanes that have ravaged both Texas and Florida are improving the “brand” of the U.S. Coast Guard. The president told a reporter that our country has “great people” responding to the terrible storms and that “a group that really deserves tremendous credit is the United States Coast Guard,” according to a White House pool report.

“What they’ve done — I mean, they’ve gone right into that, and you never know. When you go in there, you don’t know if you’re going to come out. They are really — if you talk about branding, no brand has improved more than the United States Coast Guard,” Trump said.

The president also had words of praise for FEMA. He said that they were “incredible” in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s landfall in Florida on Sunday.

President Trump made his comments about FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard after returning from a Cabinet meeting at Camp David. Trump and other administration officials were receiving briefings on Irma during the Camp David meeting.

With Hurricane Irma following on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, government agencies have had their hands full. What do you think about Trump describing the catastrophes as a source of “brand” improvement? You can watch the statement below, let us know your thoughts.

Credit: The Hill

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