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Published: Fri, September 15, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump traveling to storm-ravaged Florida Thursday

Trump traveling to storm-ravaged Florida Thursday

They were joined by first lady Melania Trump at Naples Estates, a mobile home community for people 55 and older. One man yelled, "Make America Great Again!" Another told Trump that he "married well".

"We are there for you 100%", Mr Trump said before donning gloves and helping to hand out sandwiches to local residents.

More than 5,60,000 residents across 19 counties in south and central Florida are without power, according to Florida Power and Light Department. Almost 2.7 million homes and businesses, about 1 in 4 Florida customers, remain without power.

Mr Trump later told reporters he wanted to cut taxes to help middle-class Americans, not rich ones, claiming his tax cut plans are "not to benefit the wealthy".

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

In another tweet, Trump said he is fascinated to watch people writing books and major articles about him despite not knowing about him.

Fort Myers sits north of where Hurricane Irma made landfall over the weekend, though the area did suffer some damage.

"I think we're doing a good job in Florida", Trump said upon arrival in Fort Myers. He added that "I don't know what he's going to do".

The president also used the opportunity to encourage Scott to run for the Senate. "So I hope he runs for Senate".

U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Florida Thursday to survey damage caused by Hurricane Irma and learn about relief efforts.

Mr Trump, Melania Trump, Florida Governor Rick Scott and his wife Ann Scott tour a neighbourhood affected by Hurricane Irma, in Naples, Florida.

This will be Trump's third tour of hurricane damage in 17 days, including similar trips surveying damage from Hurricane Harvey a few weeks ago.

After Harvey struck Texas, Mr Trump drew criticism for having minimal interaction with residents during his first trip in late August.

Eight people in a Hollywood, Florida, nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out power to the facility, police said Wednesday.

He'll be stopping in Ft.

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

Trump tweeted that he wanted to "meet with our great Coast Guard, FEMA and numerous fearless first responders".

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