Devastation from Hurricane Irma far more than expected
Sep 15 2017
President Donald Trump doled out hoagies and handshakes in the sweltering Florida heat on Thursday as he took a firsthand tour of Irma's devastation and liberally dispensed congratulatory words about the federal and state recovery effort.
She said Trump and his "entire administration continue to monitor the situation in Puerto Rico, the United States, the Virgin Islands, Florida, Texas, and all areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey".
Either way, it was the second time in two weeks that Trump cut out Republicans to reach a deal with Pelosi and Schumer.
Speaking of which, later, in Naples, a supporter asked President Trump "where Obama was during the last hurricane?"
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.
For Trump, the visit to Fort Myers and Naples along Florida's battered southwestern coast offered him the chance to see how people were coping and how the Federal Emergency Management Agency was responding.
Most recently, though, Melania chose far more subdued footwear as she headed off to Florida to help with Hurricane Irma relief September 14. An agreement between Trump and Democrats on a bill to protect dreamers could potentially put Ryan in the position of having to decide whether to bring it for a vote with the prospects that it might pass with more Democratic support than among the GOP. "We love these people and we're going to be back!" he added.
Florida Governor Rick Scott visited the Florida Keys Wednesday to help residents, and said a lot of work still needs to be done.
A graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor's in government, Shah has also served as the director of vetting for John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, senior public policy specialist at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, communications director for Simmons for Senate, a self-employed consultant and managing director for America Rising LLC. He told Scott, "at a certain point it ends for you but I don't want it to end, I hope he runs for the Senate".
Trump and Vice President Pence met with Scott and greeted rescue workers.
As Trump passed out food with Pence and the first lady, people thanked them for coming and seemed more interested in selfies than sandwiches.