Trump Arrives in Florida to Survey Irma Recovery

Trump Arrives in Florida to Survey Irma Recovery

Trump Arrives in Florida to Survey Irma Recovery

Shortly after, first lady Melania Trump tweeted that she would accompany her husband to Florida on Thursday. Another told Mr Trump that he "married well". Trump said then, "if they have to go higher, they'll go higher, frankly". "So I hope he runs for the Senate", Mr Trump said. "We are there for you 100 percent", he said, adding, "this is a state that I know very well". But the wealthy two-term governor is considered a leading contender for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Sen.

U.S. President Donald Trump praised first responders in storm-ravaged Florida on Thursday for limiting the U.S. death toll from devastating Hurricane Irma, the second major storm to hit the United States this year.

Trump, standing alongside Scott and other Florida officials, said he knows that "at a certain point it ends for you and we can't let it end". "So I hope he runs for Senate".

This month Trump pledged to give $1 million of his own money to charities helping regions affected by Hurricane Harvey, splitting the gift among a dozen nonprofits, according to the White House.

In the Naples and Fort Myers area, Trump received updates on recovery efforts from state and local authorities and viewed damage caused by the monster storm.

President Donald Trump is heading to Florida to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Earlier, the center of Hurricane Irma made a landfall in the Marco Island, near Naples, in southwest Florida as a Category 3 hurricane. In striking a deal with Democrats last week, Trump secured billions of dollars in federal disaster relief funding, though the affected states will ultimately require exponentially more help down the road. Trump tweeted Wednesday that he planned to meet "with our great Coast Guard, FEMA and numerous courageous first responders & others".

This will be Trump's third tour of hurricane damage in 17 days, including similar trips surveying damage from Hurricane Harvey a few weeks ago.

The president monitored Irma over this past weekend from Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.

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