President Trump’s Comments At FEMA Briefing Anger Cajun Navy & Houston Officials
"I have to tell you, the Coast Guard saved 16,000 people. ... And I think, you know, honestly, they don't get enough credit in many ways. ... Saved 16,000 people, many of them in Texas, for whatever reason that is. People went out in their boats to watch the hurricane. That didn't work out too well. That didn't work out too well."
Those comments made by President Trump at a FEMA briefing on Wednesday are leaving Cajun Navy members and people in the Houston area very upset following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
"Not one time did we ever, ever look up at the sky and say wow, that's a nice hurricane," said John Billot with America's Cajun Navy to KHOU11.
"I don't know what information he had or where he drew his comments from to make that assessment," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. "It's not reflective of what I saw out on the front lines."
LISTEN to President Trump's comments in the KHOU11 newscast, POSTED BELOW: