<< .. At 3 pm this afternoon, spoke with President Aoun of Lebanon to inform him that 3 large planes are on their way, loaded with medical supplies, food and water. In addition, first responders, technicians, doctors and nurses are on the way ...
“… We will have a conference call on Sunday with President Macron, Lebanese leaders and leaders from various other parts of the world. Everyone wants to help!”
France has already sent three planes filled with medical supplies and humanitarian teams. It was not immediately clear if Trump was referring to the same planes.
The White House said in a reading: “Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Michel Aoun of Lebanon. President Trump expressed his deepest condolences to the Lebanese people after the explosion on Tuesday in Beirut and pledged to continue to support the United States in providing emergency supplies to meet health and humanitarian needs during this difficult time. The two leaders also discussed recovery efforts and President Trump affirmed the continued US aid to the Lebanese people. “
After landing in Beirut on Thursday, Macron announced that France would organize an international aid conference to raise funds for emergency relief.