US Trump to travel to Florida to tour hurricane damage

22:51  13 september  2017
22:51  13 september  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

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President Trump to travel to Naples to tour Hurricane Irma damage . Trip comes less than a week after Hurricane Irma roared through Florida .

President Trump will travel to Florida on Thursday with the first lady to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, a spokesperson says. Melania Trump ’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed the trip on Twitter Tuesday.

Nineve Desronvil, 20, left, and her brother Jeffrey 8, wade through their flooded street trying to catch fish in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. © (AP Photo/David Goldman) Nineve Desronvil, 20, left, and her brother Jeffrey 8, wade through their flooded street trying to catch fish in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. WASHINGTON – President Trump will visit the Naples area Thursday as part of his tour of Hurricane Irma damage in Florida, the White House said Wednesday.

Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said details about specific stops will be made public later.

First lady Melania Trump will accompany the president to southwestern Florida, as will Vice President Mike Pence.

Air Force One is scheduled to land at the Southwestern Florida International Area in Fort Myers and will visit Naples.

Trump, eager to be seen as in charge of disaster response, also traveled twice to Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. 

White House officials have cast both the Florida and Texas trips as part of his overall effort to build national unity in the wake of natural disasters.

“The president’s action during these times demonstrate why he’s a true leader who can bring the country together and get things done for the American people," Sanders said on Tuesday.

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