WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that recovery from Hurricane Harvey would be long and difficult and every asset at his command was at the disposal of local officials.
“Right now the single most important thing is the safety and security of those still in harm’s way, including the first responders who have been so terrific and brave,” Trump said at a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.
“Protecting the lives of our people is my highest priority. Every asset at my command is at the disposal of local officials.”
Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Peter Cooney