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Trump holds 'impromptu rally' during meeting on response to Harvey

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Posted at 6:55 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 18:58:14-04

President Donald Trump gave what was described by a White House pool reporter as an "impromptu rally" after meeting with Texas officials on Tuesday about the government response response to Hurricane Harvey.

According to a White House pool report prepared by a reporter from the Dallas Morning News, a group of hundreds of Trump supporters managed to know where Trump was meeting with officials. The group stood outside of a fire station near Corpus Christi. 

The meeting took place at the Annaville fire station, which was just 25 miles from where the eye came of Harvey came on shore on Friday. 

After the meeting, Trump stood on a raised platform and used a microphone to speak to those gathered. 

"I love you, you are special, we're here to take care of you," Trump said. It's going well."

A staple of official campaign rallies, Trump addressed the size of the crowd.

"What a crowd, what a turnout," he said. 

Moments before, Trump complemented the relief efforts being led by FEMA Director Brock Long. 

"We want to do it better than ever before," Trump said. "We want to be looked at in five years, in ten years from now as, this is the way to do it. This was of epic proportion. Nobody's ever seen anything like this and i just want to say that working with the governor and his entire team has been an honor for us."

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