Trump to visit Florida on Thursday to survey Irma damage

Trump to visit Florida on Thursday to survey Irma damage

Trump will be joined by First lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence.

President Donald Trump returned on Thursday to the storm-swept American South, handing out food and meeting with survivors on the Gulf coast of Florida, where Hurricane Irma raged last weekend.

This is the third trip Trump has made in response to a natural disaster hitting the United States.

"Dangerous storm surges expected immediately after the eye passage along the Florida West Coast", the NHC said.

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 we did have two horrific storms, epic storms, but if you go back into the '30s and '40s, and you go back into the teens, you'll see storms that were very similar and even bigger, OK?" Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate accords earlier this year and had previously had called climate change a "hoax" perpetrated by the Chinese.

Trump seems to be backpedaling on comments Wednesday, when he suggested rates could go higher for rich people.

Almost all of the state was engulfed by the massive Hurricane Irma.

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Earlier this month he tweeted, "Hurricane looks like largest ever recorded in the Atlantic!"

Eight people in a Hollywood, Florida, nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to the facility, police said Wednesday.

"They've never seen a category like this come in because it came in really at a five", he said.

President Donald Trump is making a political pitch for Republican Gov. Rick Scott while in Florida to survey hurricane damage from Irma. She added that Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long was visiting affected areas Tuesday.

Mr Trump's visit comes just a day after six nursing home residents in Hollywood, Florida died after the air conditioning system was switched off.

While Southeast Texas took the brunt of Harvey's wrath, Hurricane Irma's destruction was more widespread, causing damage in the Caribbean and across the Florida peninsula.

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