Published: Fri, September 15, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

President Trump to visit Florida on Thursday after Hurricane Irma

President Trump to visit Florida on Thursday after Hurricane Irma

Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach appeared to have survived major wind damage according to The Palm Beach Daily News.

During questions with reporters Thursday morning, Mr. Trump also addressed his DACA negotiations with Democrats Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen.

To Trump, the wall may not come in this potential deal, but he said an "understanding" about the wall in the future was paramount to getting a deal done.

Air Force One will land at the Southwestern Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers and will visit Naples, a White House official said.

Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, has so far killed at least 80 people as it swept through the Caribbean and south Florida.

Florida officials including Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio greeted Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Fort Myers, Florida.

Irma made landfall in Puerto Rico and Florida early Saturday morning as a Category 4 hurricane with 130 miles per hour winds.

"The president's action during these times demonstrate why he's a true leader who can bring the country together and get things done for the American people", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at Tuesday's press briefing after announcing Trump's planned travel.

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

"We're deadset on that", said Mr. Trump of rebuilding efforts in the Florida Keys, the hardest hit area in the state.

The president also used the opportunity to encourage Scott to run for the Senate.

Speaking at a meeting with a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the White House, Trump said his main goal was to cut taxes for the middle class and cut corporate taxes to boost job growth. "And so that's what we're going to give a shot", he said. "So I hope he runs for the Senate".

They were joined by first lady Melania Trump at Naples Estates, a mobile home community for people 55 and older.

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