Trump to tour tornado devastation in Alabama
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is heading to Alabama to survey damage from a deadly tornado outbreak that devastated a small town, killing nearly two dozen people.
Trump is expected to tour rural Lee County in eastern Alabama, where 23 people died Sunday in an E4 tornado that carved a path of destruction nearly a mile wide.
It was one of at least 36 tornadoes confirmed to have touched down across the Southeast in a deadly weekend outbreak.
Trump has said he’s instructed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give Alabama “the A Plus treatment” as the state recovers, marking the latest example of Trump’s differing rhetoric concerning states that voted for and against him.
Trump had already been scheduled to fly south Friday for a weekend at his private Mar-a-Lago club.