Responding to President Donald Trump’s visit a day earlier to Houston to offer aid and comfort to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Pastor Ken Gurley of Houston’s First Church of Pearland described in vivid detail Sunday how it felt when the president stepped into his church.
“Everything in Houston has been just very dramatic, a lot of emotional struggles … to have the president, first lady, cabinet secretaries and others come, it was just a joy and it was like a shot of adrenaline,” he said on Fox News.
“He came across as very compassionate, as very concerned, extremely engaged in the process,” he added when asked about what had specifically inspired him about the president’s visit.
Listen to his full statement below:
According to CBS News, the president and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, traveled Saturday first to Texas and then Louisiana. In Texas he “met with victims at a shelter,” “neighbors in a residential block affected by the storm” and volunteers at Pastor Gurley’s church.