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Trump arrives in Texas for second visit since Harvey

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US President Donald Trump arrived in Houston on Saturday to meet with victims of Hurricane Harvey after a week of historic flooding in the area claimed at least 40 lives and displaced more than 1 million people.

On his second visit to the region since the storm made landfall in the United States last week, Trump disembarked from Air Force One wearing dark pants and a rain jacket and was greeted by a group that included Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Trump was accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, who wore a blue hat that read “Texas” and a blue denim shirt, and a handful of cabinet members, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.

Trump asked Congress late Friday for an initial $7.85 billion for hurricane recovery efforts. Abbott has said that his state may need more than $125 billion.

The president will meet with Harvey victims at the air field before heading to a relief center. Trump did not interact with victims on his trip Tuesday to Corpus Christi and Austin.

Earlier, as he left aboard Air Force One from a military base in Maryland he had tweeted: “We will see you soon. America is with you!”

Later Saturday, the president heads to Louisiana.