Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Wednesday offered strong words of praise for President Donald Trump over his response to Hurricane Harvey.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Edwards what his state needed, but the liberal governor wanted to talk about the president.
“First of all, let me tell you that the federal government has been excellent,” he said. “The president has called twice, he signed the declaration we requested within a few hours of our making the request on Sunday evening.”
Additionally, Edwards said Trump’s top administration officials have been “great as well,” including acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke and FEMA Administrator Brock Long.
The comments echo those of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who said Trump has been in contact with him throughout Hurricane Harvey and the unprecedented flooding that followed.
“The coordination at the federal, state, and the local level has been as good as in any tragedy that we’ve ever seen in the United States,” Abbott said.
He also revealed that his talks with the president “began before the hurricane even hit Texas.”
Watch the full interview on CNN below.