Cheerful Trump praises 'beautiful and sunny' weather in storm-ravaged North Carolina
President Donald Trump speaks to an official working to clean up devastating flooding in North Carolina/Screenshot

President Donald Trump visited storm-ravaged North Carolina today, where he gave a press conference at which he was cheerful, telling jokes and praising the state's weather.


"Some of the hard work is taking place right now," Trump said. "Even though it's nice and beautiful and sunny."

Trump said the flooding is "epic" and "hard to believe."

Trump then thanked Republicans in attendance, who he described as "great friends of mine," including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a golf buddy of Trump's who represents South Carolina.

"Lindsey?" Trump said, looking around for Graham and chucking. "Oh, look at Lindsey! Lindsey, do you want to pull up a chair? What happened to you?"

Trump vowed to make things "perfect" in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

"The money is going to be a lot, but it's going to come as fast as you need it," Trump said. "We'll take care of everybody."

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