Trump On Visiting Florida: ‘I Wanted To Look Them In The Eyes’ [VIDEO]

Liam Clancy Reporter
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President Trump landed in Naples, Florida early this Thursday afternoon to meet with victims of Hurricane Irma.

Trump greeted first responders as well as local citizens on the tarmac.


“I just wanted to talk to my people from FEMA, I wanted to look them in the eyes,” Trump said.

Trump tweeted earlier Thursday morning that he also planned to to thank “our GREAT first responders,” including both the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Guard.

While in Naples, Trump will spend around an hour meeting with those impacted by Hurricane Irma, according to the administration.

He will then return to Washington, DC, leaving Florida around 1:30pm and arriving back at the White House later Thursday evening.

Hurricane Irma’s death toll has risen to to 31 across three states, and as many as 2.6 million people remain without power.

This will be Trump’s third tour of hurricane damage in 17 days, including similar trips surveying damage from Hurricane Harvey a few weeks ago.