Trump heads to Florida to survey damage from Hurricane Irma

Trump heads to Florida to survey damage from Hurricane Irma

Trump heads to Florida to survey damage from Hurricane Irma

Scott hasn't decided on a future Senate campaign.

"I hope this man right here, Rick Scott, runs for the Senate", Trump said. He added that "I don't know what he's going to do".

Trump, speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One on Thursday after touring damage from Hurricane Irma on Florida's west coast, said "we've had bigger storms than this" when asked about climate change. Authorities are now reporting death toll at 31, while more than 2.5 million Americans still don't have access to power.

Trump's comments Thursday go against the hyperbolic language he used in the lead-up and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

"We're working on a deal, very important is the wall to me and we have to know the wall will not be obstructed", said Mr. Trump of the border security package discussions with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Bill Nelson. "At a certain point it ends for you, and we can't let it end".

Fort Myers and Naples were among the cities hit hard by Irma, which made landfall in the state Sunday morning as a unsafe Category 4 storm.

Walking along a street in Naples Estates with his wife, Melania, the president encountered piles of broken siding and soggy furniture sitting on a front porch, and residents and volunteers who were happy to get a presidential visit.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted a reception Thursday for the White House Historical Association.

POTUS joined the relief effort by handing out food and cracking jokes with hurricane victims.

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It was Mr. Trump's third visit to storm-ravaged parts of the United States in the past few weeks after two major hurricanes, and he again praised the federal government's performance. He visited Texas and Louisiana after Harvey struck.

In a Wednesday morning tweet, the president said he will be meeting with representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, first responders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The president monitored the storm over the weekend from Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.

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