Visiting Florida, Trump Praises 'Incredible' First Responders, State Officials

15 September, 2017, 06:29 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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"You see people immediately getting back to work to fix up their homes".

After the visit, President Trump will then return to Washington D.C. where he and the first lady will host the White House Historical Association reception and dinner.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was visiting the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla on Wednesday and pledged "absolute commitment" to Britons there.

In Florida, rising temperatures and a lack of power have made it especially hard for seniors and children in the days since Irma.

President Trump is expected to make a visit to Florida this week due to Irma.

"We love the people of Florida and they went through something that, I guess, the likes of which we could really say nobody's ever seen before", he said.

The First Lady and her husband arrived with Vice President Mike Pence to meet Florida Governor Rick Scott. "I hope this man right here, Rick Scott, runs for the Senate".

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Florida residents who evacuated ahead of the storm were facing lengthy traffic jams, meanwhile, as they returned to check out their homes after days in shelters or with friends or family.

"We're going to be there".

It is the third trip that Trump has made in response to a hurricane striking the southern United States.

"They're too small", Trump said, before picking up a banana and offering it to the workers.

Harvey broke the record for rainfall when it dumped more than 50 inches on parts of Texas and Louisiana. He hewed toward hearty handshakes and enthusiastic promises rather than hugs and tears, but he was well received by people grappling with the storm. She added that Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long was visiting affected areas Tuesday.

The situation was even worse to the south in Collier County, home to Naples. As of late Wednesday afternoon, about 33 percent of Floridians still had no electricity, down from the more than 60 percent who had been left without power just after the storm passed earlier this week.

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