Did Texans Watch Hurricane Harvey From Their Boats?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartJune 13, 2018 6:49 am| ,

President Donald Trump recently said that Gulf Coast residents watched Hurricane Harvey from their boats. Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

During a briefing about the coming hurricane season, the president praised the Coast Guard’s performance during Harvey and other storms.

“They have 16,000 people, many of them in Texas for whatever reason that is,” Trump said. “People went out in their boats to watch the hurricane. That didn’t work out too well.”

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