Donald Trump says Hurricane Irma is improving the ‘brand’ of the Coast Guard

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Monday 11 September 2017 08:45
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The President of the United States Donald Trump has said that the huge natural disasters battering the country's southern coast are bettering the 'brand' of the US Coast Guard.

After meeting with the cabinet at Camp David to receive a briefing on Hurricane Irma, the President spoke with reporters.

The President was quoted in The Hill as saying to one of the pool of journalists:

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

He also said that the United States has 'great people', and he praised FEMA and the United States Coast Guard.

A group that really deserves tremendous credit is the United States Coast Guard.

During Hurricane Harvey, the President also praised the Coast Guard, in that instance, for doing things the media and news crews were allegedly unwilling to do.

In April, plans to cut the budget of the Coast Guard were shelved, in favour of maintaining current funding levels.

The President is scheduled to visit Florida, the state in which Hurricane Irma made landfall on Sunday, in the near future,

HT The Hill

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