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Trump tours Alabama tornado damage

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/08/19, 02:02 pm

President Donald Trump traveled Friday to Lee County, Ala., to view damage from the deadliest U.S. tornado in nearly six years. The storm, now rated a 4 out of 5 on the EF tornado-rating scale, killed 23 people, including 10 members of a single extended family. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey greeted Trump in Auburn, Ala., before he departed with first lady Melania Trump for Lee County, where he spoke with families affected by the tornado and got a briefing from local officials.

“We saw things that you wouldn’t believe,” the president said of the destruction. On Monday, Trump tweeted his commitment to providing relief in the storm’s aftermath: “FEMA has been told directly by me to give the A Plus treatment to the Great State of Alabama and the wonderful people who have been so devastated by the Tornadoes.”

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  •  Xion's picture
    Posted: Sun, 03/10/2019 09:25 pm

    Can you believe that pastors of various churches are criticizing Trump for signing Bibles in the tornado ravaged areas?  Some were offended, saying he should have done it in a "in a less ostentatious way".  Others say it was using the Bible for political purposes.  Some said it shouldn't have been on the front.  Others that it was a violation of church and state.

    According to the article, these people brought their own Bibles and asked him to sign them.  He didn't initiate any of it.  Regardless, many people for centuries had their Bibles signed.  My Bible was signed by a good friend.  My mother's Bible was signed by her family.  And so on ...  I don't think God objects to writing in our Bibles.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 03/11/2019 02:17 am

    I read some articles about that.  I noticed the denominational affiliation of some of the people most offended by Pres.Trump “scrawling his autograph on God’s Holy Word.”  I think it’s highly likely those expressing the greatest indignation are also the kind of Christians who dismiss anything in the Bible that does not agree with their “progressive” modern views. 

    How ironic.