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Trump tweets that Irma's devastation 'was far greater ... than anyone thought'

16 September 2017, 12:55 | Darnell Patrick

President Donald Trump told Texans bailing themselves out from Hurricane Harvey's floods that the storm, which caused the most extreme rainstorm on record, was an unprecedented event. Marco Rubio (R). But Rubio appeared to cringe and grimace slightly when Trump tried to touch his shoulder. "So I hope he runs for the Senate". "But I hope this man right here, Rick Scott, runs for the Senate". Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in Florida a year ago by about 1 percentage point.

President Donald Trump has handed out sandwiches at a Florida mobile home community torn up by Hurricane Irma, during a visit to survey damage to the eastern state.

Vice President Mike Pence, who joined Trump on the trip, promised Floridians: "We're with you today".

He called the impacts a "real disaster" and said there's "much work do" but that Florida "will be rebuilt and will come back even better than before".

"We love the people of Florida, and they went through something that I guess the likes of which we can say nobody has ever seen before", Trump said amid piles of debris and downed trees.

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It was Trump's third such trip after a historic pair of late-summer storms made landfall seven months into his term.

On his second visit, to Texas and Louisiana, he was more hands-on.

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

Millions are still without power across Florida, and several areas have been devastated by Irma, especially the Florida Keys.

In Lee County, which includes Cape Coral and Fort Myers, the Florida Emergency Management Agency said 66 percent of the area's 290,000 electrical customers were still without power Wednesday. Gas stations along the way advertised that they didn't have fuel. Quoting Governor Rick Scott's praise for the federal government's responsiveness, Mr Trump added: "As Rick said, we have been very, very fast, and we had to be".



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