Trump in Florida for Hurricane Irma briefings

  • Trump in Florida for Hurricane Irma briefings

Trump in Florida for Hurricane Irma briefings

‌"I just want to thank everybody, the first responders, on behalf of myself, our Vice President, Melania really wanted to be with us".

The president says in Fort Myers, Florida, that he hopes Scott "runs for the Senate".

In Florida, some 2.69 million homes and businesses were still without power on Thursday, or about 1 in 4 Florida customers.

President Trump will visit Puerto Rico later this month to view the recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma's landfall this week.

Utility officials warned it could take a week or more for all areas to be back up and running fully after Florida suffered its worst hurricane hit in a decade.

"I think the rich will stay pretty much what they are ... and if taxes have to be increased, they will be increased", Trump said.

"I can guarantee you this - it's going to cost billions, upon billions, upon billions of dollars", Curbelo said Monday.

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

"It's clear that the entire country is standing with Florida as Hurricane Irma batters our state right now", Gov. Scott said in a statement.

Scott hasn't decided on a future Senate campaign.

In a particularly sharp op-ed in Newsweek, writer Nina Burleigh condemned the women in the Trump family, particularly Melania and Donald's daughter Ivanka, for their consistency in choosing stiletto heels over something far more practical.

"We're talking about taking care of people, people brought here that have done a good job".

Trump, eager to be seen as in charge of disaster response, also traveled twice to Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. While he did not see any damage caused by Harvey, he met with storm victims that were forced into shelters during the storm. The President is in the hurricane affected state to meet the first responders and local officials.

On his second visit, to Texas and Louisiana, he was more hands-on.