Transcript for Trump to visit Hurricane Harvey stricken Texas
President trump is expected to head to Texas tomorrow. Conditions permitting. It's been getting disaster briefings at camp David and the white house on Twitter with updates and our senior white house correspondent Cecilia Vega is at the white house with more on the president's response. Good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: Good morning to you. This is the first major natural disaster this president is facing as you said, he was at camp David this weekend and the white house released photos of the president monitoring hurricane Harvey from there. You could see him video teleconferencing with his cabinet and issued a number of tweets over the weekend. One of them saying the spirit of the people is incredible but some of those tweets, I've got to tell you did spark controversy as they hit on topics other than the storm like promoting a book for an ally of president trump, a controversial ally. The federal response has received early praise from Texas' governor Greg Abbott but details of this trip, the president's trip tomorrow to Texas is unclear at this point, exactly where he will go. The white house says the president does not want to get in the way of the rescue efforts that are under way right now. We're not expecting him to go to the heart of those floods in Texas but a big test for the presidency. Most controversial tweet around 10:00 P.M. Friday as the hurricane was come in, the president decided to make his first pardon, sheriff Joe arpaio drawing a lot of criticism. This tweet came right as the storm was barreling at Texas, George, on Friday evening. Now, of course, this is the former sheriff there in Arizona who was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos suspected of being undocumented. The president facing a lot of criticism even from Republicans. Including the speaker of the house Paul Ryan.
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