The BL News—President Donald Trump toured the deadly tornado damage in Alabama

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President Donald Trump tours the deadly tornado damage in Alabama

President Donald Trump toured the deadly tornado that devastated a small Alabama town, killing nearly two dozen people.

Air Force One first landed at U.S. Army Fort Benning military base along the Georgia border, where President Trump and the first lady boarded a helicopter for an aerial tour of some of the damage.

The president was expected to tour rural Lee County in eastern Alabama, where 23 people died Sunday in a massive EF4 tornado that carved a path of destruction nearly a mile wide with 170 mph winds.

Earlier in the week, President Trump declared a major disaster existed in Alabama and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in Lee County.

President Trump has made many trips to greet victims of natural disasters including the Carolinas following Hurricane Florence.

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