President TrumpDonald John TrumpHickenlooper swipes at Trump in campaign launch: He’s ‘destroying our democracy’ Overnight Defense: Pentagon asked to house up to 5,000 migrant children | Judge lifts last injunction against transgender ban | Senators voice anger over problems with military housing | General warns ISIS waiting to resurge Cummings says he needs to examine Cohen’s testimony further amid GOP allegations of perjury MORE on Friday signed Bibles for people affected by a string of deadly storms that ripped through Alabama.
The president made the gesture while visiting a Baptist church in Opelika, Ala., that is serving as a disaster relief center.
Local volunteer Ada Ingram told reporters that Trump signed several hats and Bibles, including one for a 12-year-old boy, an action which drew applause from people who came to see Trump.
“I enjoyed him coming,” said Ingram, who said she voted for Trump and would again in 2020. “I think it’s a godsend. I’m sorry. The situation is bad. And there are going to be people who will say ‘why did he come to my town?’ I don’t know why. I don’t why the hurricane happened [either]. But there is a reason.”
The president and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Dems aim to end anti-Semitism controversy with vote today Melania Trump celebrates the influence of women at awards ceremony Foreign leaders gave Trump family over 0K in gifts in 2017: report MORE spent much of the day touring areas in Lee County, Ala., that were damaged by the tornadoes, which killed 23 people including several children, and meeting with victims.
Trump signed an emergency disaster declaration earlier this week authorizing federal aid for the area.
FEMA has been told directly by me to give the A Plus treatment to the Great State of Alabama and the wonderful people who have been so devastated by the Tornadoes. @GovernorKayIvey, one of the best in our Country, has been so informed. She is working closely with FEMA (and me!).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2019