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

Trump On Visiting Florida: 'I Wanted To Look Them In The Eyes'

Trump On Visiting Florida: 'I Wanted To Look Them In The Eyes'

Some 4.3 million homes and businesses were still without power on Wednesday in Florida and neighboring states.

Yesterday Mr Trump suggested rates could go higher for rich people, claiming, "if they have to go higher, they'll go higher, frankly".

President Donald Trump is making a political pitch for Republican Gov. Rick Scott while in Florida to survey hurricane damage from Irma. "What do I know but I hope this man right here. runs for the Senate", he said. "We are there for you 100 percent", he said, adding, "this is a state that I know very well".

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and their respective spouses are expected to travel to Florida on Thursday after Hurricane Irma swept through the state this weekend, resulting in deaths of at least 12 people in the United States. In Florida, where Democratic Senator Bill Nelson is running for re-election next year, Trump has already encouraged Scott to challenge the incumbent.

Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, made the announcement during Tuesday's daily briefing. "So I hope he runs for the Senate".

This month Trump pledged to give $1 million of his own money to charities helping regions affected by Hurricane Harvey, splitting the gift among a dozen nonprofits, according to the White House.

Hurricane Irma is history but its aftermath remains deadly.

As Harvey bore down on Texas in late August, Trump and his aides quickly said he would visit the disaster zone within days of the storm's landfall.

He'll be stopping in Ft.

Trump's trip to Florida was his third in less than three weeks to the storm-ravaged South.

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

Other elements of his first trip to Texas struck an awkward tone: the first lady's stiletto heels, worn while boarding Marine One at the White House, drew widespread backlash on social media, and Trump's comments to a gathering of supporters - "what a great turnout!" - were more valedictory than comforting.

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