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Trump Team in Fort Myers, Naples to Support, Praise Florida

Trump Team in Fort Myers, Naples to Support, Praise Florida”

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

It was reported that a quarter of homes in the Florida Keys - a series of low-lying islands - were destroyed in the hurricane. After arriving in Fort Myers, Mr Trump said: "When you think of the incredible power of that storm, and while people unfortunately passed, it was such a small number". But I know at a certain point it ends for you and we can't let it end.

During questions with reporters Thursday morning, Mr. Trump also addressed his DACA negotiations with Democrats Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. "So I hope he runs for the Senate". Bill Nelson next year.

Trump is touring the storm damage in Florida, where many remain swamped and without electricity.

"We have to have an understanding", the president said, "that the wall will be funded". "This is time to get out and help".

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.

First lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence, will be traveling with the president.

"We've just gotten word on the Keys". Trump said then, "if they have to go higher, they'll go higher, frankly". "But we're getting tremendous amounts of supplies, and medical, and a lot of other things out to the Keys".

Nevertheless, millions of residents in Florida remained without power on Friday, a unsafe scenario amid high temperatures in the state. Marco Rubio, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, whose district stretches into Collier County.

"FEMA Administrator Long is traveling to the affected areas today and the President will be making a trip to Florida on Thursday", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during her briefing Tuesday, referring to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long.



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