Vice President Mike Pence meets with Harvey survivors

Pence toured devastated areas of Texas, comforting residents and promising federal aid.
1:39 | 08/31/17

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The white house announcing today that president trump is pledging to personally donate $1 million to Harvey relief, and he'll return to visit the storm zone this weekend. Vice president Mike pence was there today, comforting survivors of the storm and pitching in to help. ABC's chief white house correspondent, Jonathan Karl tonight, with an exclusive one-on-one with the vice president. Reporter: Vice president pence was hands on in Texas today, helping haul away branches from a damaged home, while its emotional residents looked on. He hugged hurricane victims and prayed with people outside a battered church. Its front wall ripped off. You've inspired the nation by your resilience and by your courage, and we just came here to commend you and to encourage you. Reporter: We joined the vice president as he surveyed the damage from above in an osprey. As the vice president promised, Texas will get everything it needs from the federal government. We asked about the president's threat to shut down the government if he doesn't get funding for his border wall. A shutdown would almost certainly impact recovery efforts. Is he going to put that threat to the side now and concentrate on rebuilding here? President trump's made it very clear that we're gonna keep our promise to the American people. We've seen great progress in -- Reporter: Even if that means a shutdown? -- In reducing illegal immigration along our southern border and enforcing our laws. And the president's made it clear that we're going to stand firm. The priority right now for president trump and this administration is these families. Reporter: In other words, Tom, the vice president is not ruling out a government shutdown. As for the president, he'll be back here in Texas on Saturday, meeting with victims of the storm, something he did not do earlier this week. All eyes on the president's trip to the region. Thank you. And a programming note, if

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