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Sanders Says It’s ‘Probably Too Soon’ For Trump To Head To Texas

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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he thinks that President Donald Trump’s visit to Texas following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey might be premature, during a Thursday interview on “CBS This Morning.”

The president and First Lady Melania Trump are scheduled to visit Corpus Christi, Texas where they will be briefed on hurricane relief efforts before they head to Austin to tour the emergency operations center.

“Too soon for the president to be there? Probably it is, but let’s not get into that,” Sanders said. “The focus right now has got to be on doing everything we can to address the terrible, terrible pain that is taking place in that city.”

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Sanders said he believes the country needs to focus on ensuring the safety of those affected and making sure there are shelters in place for those that have been evacuated from their homes.

“I think generally speaking the task right now is for the officials to do everything they can to protect the people of Houston,” Sanders said.

“We are one nation, and we have got to stop the kind of divisions Trump and others are bringing about trying to divide us up,” he said. “We are one people and we are going to stand with the people of Texas today.”

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