Trump Says He Will Be Visiting Florida ‘Very Soon’

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will visit Florida “very soon” as the state continues to get ravaged by Hurricane Irma.

Irma made landfall Sunday morning in the Florida Keys and has caused millions to lose power throughout the state. It has since made its second landfall on Marco Island on Florida’s Gulf coast.

Irma is the second major hurricane in the past three weeks following Harvey’s destruction in Texas. President Trump made two visits to Texas following Harvey’s landfall and signed legislation this week to give $15 billion in aid for the recovery efforts from the hurricane.

Trump said Sunday that the response to Irma has “been going really well.”

“The Coast Guard has been amazing already. You’ve been hearing what they’re doing right in the middle of the storm. FEMA has been incredible,” Trump added. “We’re working very well with the governor and the other governors in the surrounding states.”

Shortly after he made these comments, President Trump declared that there is a major disaster in Florida and made federal funding available to help state and local government recovery efforts.