President Donald J. Trump visited MCAS Cherry Point to meet with state officials, military leaders, and disaster relief agency representatives to discuss the aftermath created by Hurricane Florence and the road ahead, Sept. 19.
President Trump visited Craven County this morning, landing at Marine Air Station Cherry Point and then taking a motorcade on U.S. 70 into New Bern, where he toured areas damaged by Hurricane Florence and met with volunteers, victims, and officials.
Trump held a news conference at Cherry Point that included cabinet officials and local government dignitaries including Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, Gov. Roy Cooper, and New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw. Also there was Linda McMahon, a New Bern native who is now administrator of the Small Business Administration.
From there, Trump’s motorcade made its way through storm-stricken Havelock and north to New Bern, taking the Pembroke offramp for the first New Bern destination, Temple Baptist Church, where a large contingent of relief workers were staged.
After meeting with volunteers in the church parking lot, Trump and his entourage continued the motorcade to other parts of New Bern.
Trump’s motorcade entering the Ghent neighborhood en route to Temple Baptist Church
Trump at Temple Baptist Church, meeting with volunteers