First Lady Melania Trump Stops by Whataburger While in Texas

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First Lady Melania Trump and Second Lady Karen Pence on Wednesday visited popular Texas hamburger chain Whataburger while in the state to meet with victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Accompanied by second lady Karen Pence but not the president or vice president, the first lady landed at Corpus Christi International Airport in the morning and met with about 40 military officials and first responders at the hangar.

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Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas in late August as a category 4 storm. But before she left, she stopped by Whataburger to partake in a Texas tradition - Whataburger.

"Mrs. Pence called traveling with Mrs. Trump an honor, adding, "[Trump] comes here to Texas with a caring heart and a true concern and compassion for all those impacted by the storm".

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After they fueled up, the ladies joined Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott in greeting first responders.

They will end their visit with a stop at a local food bank to meet with volunteers and help sort boxes.

Vice President Mike Pence followed just days later with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, visiting a church in Rockport and even putting on some work gloves to help clear debris.

They will not be the Coastal Bend's first White House visitors since Hurricane Harvey.

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