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Trump promises cash for Harvey recovery coming soon for Texas, Louisiana

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is sending a message of support to people of Texas and Louisiana suffering from historic rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

In an East Room news conference Monday, he said "We are 100 percent with you."  Trump added, "We will get through this. We will come out stronger and believe me we will be bigger, better, stronger than ever before."

President Trump struck a unifying tone as he addressed the devastation in Texas.  "We see neighbor helping neighbor, friend helping friend and stranger helping stranger," Trump said. "We are one American family. We hurt together, we struggle together and believe me, we endure together."

"Tragic times such as these," Trump said, "bring out the best" in Americans, Trump said, referring to Texans pitching in to help locals who were stranded in the floods in Houston.

He says to people suffering from Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flooding that "You're going to have what you need, and it's going to go fast." Trump adds that he's spoken with members of Congress and "everybody feels for" people in the storm's path.

The storm has dumped historic amounts of rain on areas in and around Houston, which continues to flood. Deaths have been blamed on Hurricane Harvey, the first major natural disaster of Trump's presidency.

Trump is expected to visit the region beginning Tuesday.

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