President Trump Will Visit Florida on Thursday

President Trump Will Visit Florida on Thursday

Mr. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, arrived at the Fort Myers area and will also visit the Naples area where he is expected to be briefed on recovery efforts in the region.

Irma's death toll in Florida rose to at least 25 by Wednesday morning.

Trump's comments Thursday go against the hyperbolic language he used in the lead-up and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

Walking along a street in Naples Estates with his wife, Melania, the president encountered piles of broken siding and soggy furniture sitting on a front porch, and residents and volunteers who were happy to get a presidential visit. "But I hope this man right here, Rick Scott, runs for the Senate".

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, like Trump a Republican who generally avoids even the term "climate change", told reporters after surveying storm damage in the Keys on Wednesday, "we clearly have things we have to improve" regarding the environment, acknowledging flooding and beach renourishment concerns. "We're going to be with you tomorrow", Trump said.

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On Twitter, Mr Trump said that first responders had been "great" but he warned there was "much work to do".

Mr. Trump said in regards to offering protections to "Dreamers" he said the administraiton is not looking at offering citizenship or amnesty, but that the White House wants to "do something". "But we're getting tremendous amounts of supplies, and medical, and a lot of other things out to the Keys".

Millions are still without power across Florida, and several areas have been devastated by Irma, especially the Florida Keys.

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Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, made the announcement during Tuesday's daily briefing. He wore a white United States of America cap and a dark windbreaker as temperatures climbed into the 90s.