President Trump tours “ground zero” of Alabama tornado damage

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FORT BENNING, Ga. (WKRG) — President Trump landing at Fort Benning, Georgia waving to well-wishers who had gathered here before getting on Marine 1 seeing for himself what up to this point he had only seen on TV.

President Trump touring “ground zero” of Sunday’s deadly tornado outbreak.

The first family touring parts of Lee County meeting with people impacted by the EF-4 tornado as well as families who lost loved ones.

23 people were killed, parts of the community – destroyed.

The President spending time with Governor Kay Ivey and first responders and reiterating his commitment to helping with the recovery process.

On Tuesday, President Trump declared the situation a “major disaster”, ordering federal aid to the state.

Flags are flying at half staff across Alabama until sundown Sunday honoring the lives lost that range in age from six to 89.

As residents continue to grieve and rebuild, they are facing another threat of severe weather this weekend.

After spending about two hours in the disaster zone, the President and First Lady returned to Ft. Benning to board Air Force 1, their next stop, West Palm Beach, Florida.

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