DONALD TRUMP Visits Hurricane Irma-Ravaged Florida!

Frederick Owens
September 15, 2017

Almost 2.7 million homes and businesses, about 1 in 4 Florida customers, were still without power Thursday.

Trump returned to Texas and stopped in Louisiana on September 2 where he visited a shelter and spoke with some of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

At least nine people have died, and Houston and other parts of Texas have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

Top Trump administration officials have repeatedly dodged questions about how climate change affected the damage done by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, saying the issue should be discussed at a later date.

He also thanked the military, first responders, and even the media.

His administration has largely followed his lead: The White House has scrubbed almost all references to climate change from its website, as have various other government agencies. White House officials acknowledged that assuming the "comforter in chief" role was harder than it appears on television.

When Trump returned to the state several days after that, he did inject himself into relief efforts, helping load boxes onto trucks and and viewing the flooding at closer range.

In Florida on Thursday, Trump couldn't help but insert some political discourse into his remarks.

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Governor Rick Scott called for a criminal investigation, calling the situation "unfathomable".

"I don't know what he's going to do".

"We are here for you". "What do I know but I hope this man right here. runs for the Senate", he said.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports 31 deaths in the United States from Irma, including 8 in the Florida Keys.

Scott also said that although the hurricane has passed the danger has not.

Around 115 of the nursing home residents were evacuated after a nearby hospital began receiving patients suffering from heat-related problems as there was no air conditioning due to power outages.

Some 3.1 million homes and businesses, representing close to one-third of the state's population, were without power on Thursday.

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