Trump Buckles Down, Prepares For Hurricane Landfall

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump is spending his time coordinating the federal response to Hurricane Florence as it bears down on the U.S. East Coast.

Trump received an emergency preparedness update Thursday morning, White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in an update. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivered a later update saying “this morning the President spoke with Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Mayor Bill Saffo of Wilmington, NC. The President offered his support and reiterated the federal government’s willingness to help with whatever is needed.”

Trump and his re-election campaign have canceled two rallies he was scheduled to hold in order to prepare for the coming hurricane out of the White House. The president has continually urged citizens in the effected zones to evacuate on the advice of authorities.

Trump retweeted a morning warning from the Federal Emergency Management Agency warning citizens in effected zones that the storm surge from Florence will reach deadly levels.

The National Hurricane Center issued a similar warning that despite Florence slowing down slightly, the effects of storm surge and rainfall will still be catastrophic. (RELATED: Trump Says New Puerto Rico Death Numbers Are Bogus, Done By Democrats)

 

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