President Trump Hands Out Food And Cracks Jokes With Hurricane Survivors

President Trump Hands Out Food And Cracks Jokes With Hurricane Survivors

President Trump is in Florida on Thursday to meet with local officials and first responders to hear of the impacts of Hurricane Irma firsthand.

Nevertheless, the president said he is convinced forward progress to restore power in Florida's 90-plus-degree weather is unprecedented.

"We are here for you. This has been a hard situation".

President Donald Trump told Texans bailing themselves out from Hurricane Harvey's floods that the storm, which caused the most extreme rainstorm on record, was an unprecedented event. Careful consideration was given to how Trump can visit the disaster zone and meet with first responders without getting in the way of recovery efforts.

And on Thursday in Florida, before his comments aboard Air Force One about climate change, Trump said the people of Florida experienced something "the likes of which we can say really say nobody's ever seen before".

The trip will be Trump's third related to hurricane response in just over two weeks. Vice President Mike Pence, who traveled separately to Florida, handed out food alongside the president and first lady.


"What do I know, but I hope this man right here, Rick Scott, runs for the Senate", Trump said in Fort Myers. "So I hope he runs for the Senate", Trump said. "This is a state that I know very well, as you understand".

"The President and the entire administration continue to monitor the situation in Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Florida, Texas, and all areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey".

This time, Trump made sure to connect with a community in recovery.

Florida's southwestern coast is a haven for retirees seeking warm weather and handsome sunsets across the Gulf of Mexico.

That storm killed 1,800 people around New Orleans. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimates 25 percent of homes in the Keys were destroyed.

Thomas reported from Washington.

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