Trump can't stop marveling at the size of Hurricane Harvey on Twitter

As Hurricane Harvey dumped foot after foot of rain on Houston this weekend, President Donald Trump seemed to marvel at the extent of the disaster on his Twitter feed Sunday.

"HISTORIC rainfall in Houston, and all over Texas. Floods are unprecedented, and more rain coming," Trump tweeted Sunday night. "Spirit of the people is incredible. Thanks!"

Earlier on Sunday, the president tweeted, "Going to a Cabinet Meeting (tele-conference) at 11:00 A.M. on #Harvey. Even experts have said they've never seen one like this!"

In a third tweet, Trump exclaimed, "Wow - Now experts are calling #Harvey a once in 500 year flood!"

Some pundits questioned the tone of the president's tweets. The disaster, which many viewed as a major test of Trump's nascent administration, has claimed at least five lives. More than two feet of rain has fallen in the Houston area. That could increase to as much as 50 inches Sunday night, according to the latest National Hurricane Center projections.

The White House said Trump would visit Texas on Tuesday. He spent the weekend at Camp David, where the White House said he held two meetings with Cabinet members via teleconference about the storm response.

Here are some of Trump's tweets about Harvey:
Trump tweets about Hurricane Harvey
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Trump tweets about Hurricane Harvey
I have spoken w/ @GovAbbott of Texas and @LouisianaGov Edwards. Closely monitoring #HurricaneHarvey developments & here to assist as needed.
Received a #HurricaneHarvey briefing this morning from Acting @DHSgov Secretary Elaine Duke, @FEMA_Brock,…
I encourage everyone in the path of #HurricaneHarvey to heed the advice & orders of their local and state officials.
Just arrived at Camp David where I am closely watching the path and doings of Hurricane Harvey, as it strengthens to a Category 3. BE SAFE!
Just arrived at Camp David, where I am monitoring the path and doings of Hurricane Harvey (as it strengthens to a Class 3). 125 MPH winds!
Storm turned Hurricane is getting much bigger and more powerful than projected. Federal Government is on site and ready to respond. Be safe!
At the request of the Governor of Texas, I have signed the Disaster Proclamation, which unleashes the full force of government help!
You are doing a great job - the world is watching! Be safe.
.@ChuckGrassley - got your message loud and clear. We have fantastic people on the ground, got there long before #Harvey. So far, so good!
Closely monitoring #HurricaneHarvey from Camp David. We are leaving nothing to chance. City, State and Federal Govs. working great together!
Wonderful coordination between Federal, State and Local Governments in the Great State of Texas - TEAMWORK! Record setting rainfall.
Great coordination between agencies at all levels of government. Continuing rains and flash floods are being dealt with. Thousands rescued.
Many people are now saying that this is the worst storm/hurricane they have ever seen. Good news is that we have great talent on the ground.
I will be going to Texas as soon as that trip can be made without causing disruption. The focus must be life and safety.
Wow - Now experts are calling #Harvey a once in 500 year flood! We have an all out effort going, and going well!
Going to a Cabinet Meeting (tele-conference) at 11:00 A.M. on #Harvey. Even experts have said they've never seen one like this!
HISTORIC rainfall in Houston, and all over Texas. Floods are unprecedented, and more rain coming. Spirit of the people is incredible.Thanks!

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