Trump heads to Florida to survey Irma recovery

Seniors fight post-hurricane heat with Popsicles, compresses

Visiting Florida, Trump Praises 'Incredible' First Responders, State Officials

Mr Trump will have a briefing in Fort Myers with his wife Melania and Vice-President Mike Pence, before they head to Naples to meet residents. A real disaster, much work to do!

Trump praised Florida Power & Light CEO Eric Silagy and told reporters that, "for the most part, the electric is going back on", though millions of people remain in the dark.

"It's a team like very few people have seen", Trump said, referring to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen.

Photo Mr. Trump surveyed flooded areas from Maine One in Naples, Fla., on Thursday. Chuck Schumer Wednesday night, saying that the border wall would be built "a little bit later".

The trip will be Trump's third related to hurricane response in just over two weeks. "But I know that at a certain point it ends for you, and we can't let it end", Trump said.

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

There, Mr Trump met residents and handed out food and water. "What do I know but I hope this man right here. runs for the Senate", he said. "So I hope he runs for the Senate", Trump said. These are special, special people and we love 'em.

He added, "we have the largest assembling of human beings ever for power and rapidly it's being turned on, so we're very happy with that".

The president acknolwedged crticiszmg from Conservatives, saying all DACA negotiations are being done "in conjunction with Republicans" but warned he would only cut a deal if he geets a "extreme security" package. "Otherwise we're not doing any deal".

He told reporters Thursday in Florida that his tax cut plans are "not to benefit the wealthy".

The president, wearing a white baseball cap with "USA" written on it, later visited Naples, near where Irma first reached the United States mainland on Sunday, handed out sandwiches to resident at a feeding station under a blue shade pavilion.

The president is expected to land at RSW around 10:40 a.m.

The First Lady then distributed lunch alongside FEMA officials and volunteers. Once on the ground, the First Lady, the President, and the Vice President took a walking tour of a neighborhood particularly damaged in the storm.

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