Obama thanks first responders in Hurricane Harvey

Former President Obama thanked first responders and local officials helping in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in Texas Sunday, saying: “That’s what we do as Americans.”

“Thank you to all the first responders and people helping each other out. That’s what we do as Americans. Here’s one way you can help now,” Obama tweeted, linking to an American Red Cross tweet soliciting donations.

Obama’s tweet comes as the Texas region is rocked by Tropical Storm Harvey. Federal and local officials have declared a state of emergency over the storm, which hit the southeastern coast as a Category 4 hurricane.

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source: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/348206-obama-thanks-first-responders-in-hurricane-harvey

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