Donald Trump calls Nathan Deal to offer help with bridge collapse

Gov. Nathan Deal and Donald Trump

President Donald Trump called Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday to approve federal disaster assistance for the section of I-85 that collapsed after a fire.

The federal government earlier Friday approved plans to send $10 million in emergency relief dollars to the state of Georgia to assist with cleanup and repair of the highway.

The funding, which is being administered by the Federal Highway Administration, aims to fund the most pressing repairs to the bridge and other roadways over the next few weeks and months.

It is at least the second time since Trump’s election that he has called Deal to offer help with a disaster. Shortly after he was inaugurated in January, the Republican called Deal to offer condolences about the deadly storms that have swept through Georgia.

Deal chief of staff Chris Riley said the president offered his “full support” to the state in releasing the $10 million.

 

 

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Keith Easterling
Keith Easterling

Is he going to build a failed casino under it? It might be a great gambit to entertain the homeless and keep them from building more fires.

Barbara Watkins
Barbara Watkins

The bridge belongs to them, right? The Interstate? He did no more than he was supposed to do.

Lula Frasier
Lula Frasier

That's if this isn't fake news are one of his company's will fix it

Gina Kassela
Gina Kassela

I believe that's his job !!!! It's NOT coming out or his pocket!!!!!

Arlie Rufus
Arlie Rufus

Hum...repubs don't mind "socialist roads" when they need 10 million fed dollars to get their Yukon Into town.

Judy Mims
Judy Mims

He does care for the American people!!Thank you, President Trump

Merle Anderson
Merle Anderson

I think this is a President that is working hard to always help the American People for those that are so trying to stand against his good will just remember that you are not exempt from trials and trouble .Please do unto others as you will have others do unto you !

Beth True
Beth True

I hate the toddler in chief but if he's sending money to Georgia to help with the bridge collapse then that is wonderful!

Patsy Salland
Patsy Salland

And there you have it the Trump/Bannon people!

Janet Harvey
Janet Harvey

These people are acting like he is taking money out his own pocket..He is finally doing what the president is supposed to do, his job..And they are making a big deal of it because it is so unusual...

Larry Biggins
Larry Biggins

I hope they are great friends we could use some federal dollars in this state!

Kathryn Syrangorko
Kathryn Syrangorko

YES!!Don, I need to borrow a limo for awhile!!\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f604\U0001f604

Genie R Krivanek
Genie R Krivanek

I'm guessing the liberals don't want the money. Gonna turn down increased income when Trumps policies continue to improve the economy? Gonna refuse to participate in the increase in your 401K and stocks? Bet not!

Patsy Salland
Patsy Salland

You actually believe that every single person in this country has a "401k"and stocks? And those that don't, well just screw them?

Wendy Barnes-Tarrant
Wendy Barnes-Tarrant

Those 35 jobs for the pipeline are a big win, we should all be thankful.

Sara Bush
Sara Bush

TRUMP is as good as his word\U0001f44d\U0001f64f\U0001f1fa\U0001f1f8

Mary Ann Kitchens
Mary Ann Kitchens

Sonny Perdue stopped the outer express way proposed by Roy Barnes. It could be built by now and would have been a huge help with this transportation problem that started from a 1953 plan. A little forethought would have helped. This makes Georgia look like a 3rd world country.\U0001f914

Nolan Sims
Nolan Sims

how would an outer perimeter 60 miles outside of Atlanta help in this situation?

Mary Ann Kitchens
Mary Ann Kitchens

Sorry you are incapable of understanding all traffic that does not come on down and clog 285 and clog other roads while this is going on, as well as help the traffic going into Atlanta and 285 if this had not happened\U0001f914

Brandon Paxton
Brandon Paxton

Oh good, so he can actually make calls and not just tweets. That makes everything better. (Sarcasm) Can you say #WHITEPRIVILEGE? #NOTMYPRESIDENT

Brandon Paxton
Brandon Paxton

Last I checked, you use a bundle of sticks to start a fire and it obviously got your attention. What is there not to get exactly? He and his administration are nothing more than a direct representation of your ignorance and obvious privilege. Nothing is actually getting done and world leaders are litterally laughing at how pathetic of a leader the man truly is. A majority of the United States is against he and his administration, his many conflicts of interest will catch up eventually and a majority of the bad policies will hurt the very individuals that voted for him. Full circle. I love Muslims and Islam is far more than a Fox News or Breitbart report. Do realize that Christianity came from the same region and lineage of Abraham (Ibrahim). In the United States, you're actually more likely to be harmed by a WHITE male than any other group. What was that about Domestic terrorism? Interesting. ✌

Nolan Sims
Nolan Sims

Brandon Paxton snowflake i hate to be the one to break it to you but, he is YOUR president!

Krystal Seiz
Krystal Seiz

He's kinda into building walls, not bridges. So...

Allen Bailey
Allen Bailey

I'm sorry , were there no pets at the humane society!

Alphacene Sandy Toussaint
Alphacene Sandy Toussaint

What are you you thanking him for that's his job that's the first thing in 100 days retards rumpies can't stop thinking about Obama

Shon Woods
Shon Woods

Yet he wants to starve elderly people....

John McQuown
John McQuown

DNT wants the headlines while cutting the budget. He wants tollroads.

Kimberly Langford Scott
Kimberly Langford Scott

Trump Has NOT done A Damn Thing For This Country Except Cut Everything So He And The Rest Of The Clan Can Have It Orange Face Liar!!

Genie Karr
Genie Karr

Why you call him orange Face ! Look who set the fire ! He not orange

Chris Yoder
Chris Yoder

Bet it killed Bookman to read this one!

Chris Fowler
Chris Fowler

As a moderate I don't like this guy. As a moderate and I say "Thanks Trump!" and it is not sarcasm. GA appreciates the help.

Jim Dempsey
Jim Dempsey

Does this mean that Trump will pay for Mar-a-Lago weekend golfing vacations from now on so our tax dollars can be saved in the federal fund to pay for the road?

Esther Sutton
Esther Sutton

NATHAN, WHAT A FANTASTIC DEAL! SO PROUD OF OUR PRESIDENT AND KNOW HE WILL DO THE RIGHT THING, EVEN FOR THE ATLANTA (OR ANYWHERE) UNGRATEFULS!

Nan Buxton
Nan Buxton

Good Deal from a great deal maker thank God we have moved beyond our past adm I would love to describe our past prez but chose better of it. He is what he looks like

Andy Young
Andy Young

Clearly, Trump is trying to associate himself with something positive. Nice try, D-bag.

Charles Hembree
Charles Hembree

Thank you President Trump you are a great president.

Fred Edmunds
Fred Edmunds

My, my, we have dumb and dumber lib snowflakes even in way-down-south Georgia!!

Fred Edmunds
Fred Edmunds

Save your money, Bro! Just give Trump his turn. We all gave Obomo 8 years!! Trump has only had 3 months with everybody on the Left and half of everybody on the Right hounding his every step with no hard evidence of any thing done wrong!! Never mind Obomo's refusing to enforce many of our laws while Hilarity sold away 20% of our uranium reserves and sources to who??? the Russians? Tell me it isn't so, Gertrude!?! At the end of just say... 4 years if we aren't better off I will put my $100 with yours and we will support someone else who can make it better for us all!! Meanwhile let's see what Trump can do without everybody trying to anul his dully elected presidency. Thank you for you interest, at least we are talking.

Randy Cannady
Randy Cannady

Send the bill to John Lewis, mighta been 3 of his constituents that burned the mutha down in the first place!

Pam Noble
Pam Noble

Racist. People like you voted for trump. Failed president

Jim Dempsey
Jim Dempsey

Typical Trump supporter full of hatred.

Fred Edmunds
Fred Edmunds

Please don't!! Don't send the bill to John Lewis! All he will do is what he did with his own IRS bill... sit on it and forget about it!! Those who don't understand that that is breaking the law then call me a racist, just saying.

Jim Dempsey
Jim Dempsey

And...what President avoids taxes or...is too shady with Russian deals and foreign income who will NOT release his returns because it will incriminate him and show us that HE IS NOT transparent and a crook?