‘What a crowd, what a turnout,’ Trump says while visiting Texas amid Hurricane Harvey

President Donald Trump seemed pleased to see hundreds of supporters gathered during his trip to Texas to survey the damage of Hurricane Harvey.

The president climbed atop a platform between two fire trucks to address the few hundred supporters who had gathered outside of a Corpus Christi fire station where Trump met with emergency and government officials on Tuesday.

“What a crowd, what a turnout,” Trump said to the assembled supporters.

“We love you. You are special. We are here to take care of you,” he said, speaking into a microphone while flanked by first lady Melania Trump. “It’s going well.”

After thanking Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, Trump called the storm-relief response “a total cooperative effort.”

“It’s historic, it’s epic, but I tell you it happened in Texas, and Texas can handle anything,” he added.

The president held up a Texas flag to cheers from the crowd, which was interspersed with a handful of people protesting Trump.