August 28, 2017 4:06 pm
Updated: August 28, 2017 8:08 pm

Donald Trump says Hurricane Harvey recovery will be ‘very expensive’

WATCH: President Donald Trump will head to Texas, on Tuesday, to see the catastrophe unfolding in the Lone Star State. It will be his first test at dealing with a natural disaster. But as Eric Sorensen reports, history show that emergencies like this tend to throw unforseen challenges at a president.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said on Monday hurricane recovery efforts will be very expensive and said he would be talking to the U.S. Congress about it as he prepared for a trip to the storm zone.

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Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump lauded the efforts by Texans to extract storm victims from flooded areas of Houston and beyond after record amounts of rainfall from Hurricane Harvey.

“We’re dealing with Congress. As you know it’s going to be a very expensive situation.”

On Sunday afternoon, the president took to Twitter to say the rainfall in Houston was “historic.”

WATCH: Ongoing coverage of Harvey in the United States

Trump is to visit Texas on Tuesday. He said he might return on Saturday and could stop in Louisiana where the storm is now dumping rain.

— With a file from Global News

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