Trump visits areas of Alabama devastated by tornadoes. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk with people Beauregard, Alabama, Friday, March 8, 2019, as they travel to tour areas where tornadoes killed 23 people in Lee County, Alabama. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Donald Trump traveled to Alabama on Friday after directing federal emergency personnel to provide “A Plus treatment” in assisting the state’s recovery from tornadoes that killed 23 people last weekend.

After arriving, Trump praised first responders among fields of debris and flattened trees and paid respects to victims of the disaster. He offered hugs to families as they showed him personal effects belonging to their lost family members, and received a warm reception from volunteers at the church where he signed hats and Bibles.

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