President Donald Trump reacted on Monday to the devastating tsunami that hit Indonesia and killed more than 1,000 people.
“They get hit very hard,” Trump said, speaking at the White House. “Thousands of people killed.”
The president cited a friend who told him it was one of the worst natural disasters in modern history:
Detik-detik saat tsunami menerjang Pantai Palu pada 28/9/2018 sore pascagempa 7,7 SR mengguncang Donggala. Tinggi tsunami sekitar 3 meter. Permukiman di sekitar pantai hancur disapu tsunami. pic.twitter.com/GnxecozDKk
— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) September 28, 2018
“We have sent a lot of first responders and military and others to help,” he said. “It’s a bad, bad situation.”
Currently, more than 1,200 people have died from the tsunami, which was triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake.