Trump Visits Florida to Assess Hurricane Irma Damage

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will both visit Florida on Thursday to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

During questions with reporters Thursday morning, Mr. Trump also addressed his DACA negotiations with Democrats Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen.

Trump pledged to be "there for you 100 percent".

It was a freakish turn of events for a president who's been inclined recently to turn to Democrats to jump-start legislative imperatives, and it came just days after Trump and the Democratic leaders agreed to back a three-month extension of the debt limit in order to speed federal financial assistance to hurricane-ravaged Southern states.

"Am leaving now for Florida to see our GREAT first responders and to thank the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA etc.", he wrote.

About 10 million people - half of Florida's population - remained without electricity Tuesday, two days after Hurricane Irma roared across the length of the state.

Hurricane Irma has slammed into southwest Florida, threatening to bring unsafe storm surges to coastal areas, already battered by the hurricane's powerful winds.

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"Fascinating to watch people writing books and major articles about me and yet they know nothing about me & have zero access".

Many pulled out their smart phones and snapped selfies with Trump, who made small talk and shook hands while wearing a white cap with a "USA".

"If we don't have the wall", he added, "we're doing nothing". The Trump Administration is expected to seek additional funding in the coming weeks to respond to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The president also used the opportunity to encourage Scott to run for the Senate.

Trump says alongside Scott and other Florida officials that he knows "at a certain point it ends for you and we can't let it end".

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