Pence visits hurricane-ravaged Texas

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Gov. Jim Justice and Vice President Mike Pence meet at the Greenbrier Valley Airport

He said the people of Texas - from citizens to first responders to state leaders - have inspired the entire nation with their courage and your resilience.

Following Pence's speech, many online were quick to point out its "presidential" tone, especially because the former IN governor was first to meet with survivors of Hurricane Harvey, and not the president himself.

Speaking with Governor Greg Abbott, Pence indicated he had spoken to the president earlier that day.

As he shook hands after the short remarks, a few people broke down in tears as they hugged the vice president and shook hands.

When aides advised Trump that visiting the hardest-hit areas would divert important resources from the recovery efforts, he settled on Corpus Christi, the coastal city which was spared the brunt of the damage.

Vice President Mike Pence got an up close and personal look at the damage out in Rockport.

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Pence will meet with residents, and get a firsthand view of devastation in Rockport which was one of the first places that got hit.

Harvey has caused unprecedented flooding in Texas, particularly in the Houston area.

After their stop at First Baptist Church, the president and his entourage of state and federal officials visited a neighborhood in Rockport to see the devastated left behind by the storm.

Vice President Mike Pence touched on Texas and taxes in his Wednesday address to the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's annual business summit at the Greenbrier resort.

The vice president, wearing jeans and cowboy boots, was joined by his wife, Karen, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a former Texas governor, and other Cabinet members.

President Donald Trump visited Corpus Christi, Texas, and Austin on Tuesday for briefings with local officials.

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