WASHINGTON (AP) – The Newest on President Donald Trump’s go to to Texas (all occasions native):
Vice President Mike Pence is warning the individuals of southeast Texas that Harvey continues to be harmful and that life-threatening flooding will proceed.
Pence is urging residents to proceed to pay attention their state and native officers. He commented throughout interviews Tuesday with radio stations serving Corpus Christi and San Antonio.
Houston has been paralyzed by a storm that struck on Friday and has been parked over the Gulf Coast ever since. Greater than 30 inches of rain has fallen in some areas and almost 2 ft extra is predicted, main authorities to worry the worst may be but to return.
Pence says he and his spouse, Karen, will go to the area later this week.
President Donald Trump and his spouse, Melania, have been scheduled to go to Corpus Christi and Austin on Tuesday.
9:forty five a.m.
President Donald Trump says he’s OK leaving open some senior federal authorities positions.
Trump tweeted that message simply after conservative commentator Laura Ingraham criticized the shortage of appointees to senior jobs. She included FEMA, the place there isn’t any deputy to Administrator Brock Lengthy, who’s directing Trump’s response to Hurricane Harvey.
Ingraham stated Tuesday on “Fox & Pals” that from the pictures of flood-ravaged Houston, “we will conclude that a federal authorities does want employees. We see it acutely in want of employees in a state of affairs like this.”
Moments later, Trump used the Twitter deal with for the present and Ingraham: “@foxandfriends We aren’t trying to fill all of these positions. Do not want lots of them – scale back measurement of presidency. @IngrahamAngle.”
Trump is visiting Texas Tuesday.
eight:fifty seven a.m.
President Donald Trump is making an all-out push to point out the federal authorities’s responsiveness to the huge storm that has lashed the Texas coast and induced catastrophic flooding.
Trump will journey to Texas on Tuesday for briefings on the federal authorities’s work to assist the state recuperate from Harvey’s devastation.
The storm marks the primary time Trump has been examined by a serious pure catastrophe firstly of his administration.
The president was…