President Donald Trump doled out hoagies and handshakes in the sweltering Florida heat on Thursday as he took a firsthand tour of Irma’s devastation and liberally dispensed congratulatory words about the federal and state recovery effort.
Trump, who was in and out of the state in about three hours, got an aerial view of the water-deluged homes along Florida’s southwestern coast from his helicopter, then drove in his motorcade along streets lined with felled trees, darkened traffic lights and shuttered stores on his way to a mobile home community hit hard by the storm.
Walking along a street in Naples Estates with his wife, Melania, the president encountered piles of broken siding and soggy furniture sitting on a front porch, and residents and volunteers who were happy to get a presidential visit. Continue reading “Thur, Sept 14, 2017: Trump tours post-Irma devastation in Naples, FL”
President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a resolution passed by Congress condemning white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and other hate groups.
“As Americans, we condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville and oppose hatred, bigotry, and racism in all forms,” Trump said in a statement. “No matter the color of our skin or our ethnic heritage, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God.” Continue reading “Thur, Sept 14, 2017: Trump signs Congressional resolution condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and hate groups”
8:00 am: Departs White House
10:40 am: Arrives Southwest Florida International Airport; Fort Myers, Florida
10:55 am: Receives a briefing on Hurricane Irma relief efforts; Hangar Bay 3
11:30 am: Departs Fort Myers
11:30 am: Arrives Naples, Florida
12:10 pm: Visits with individuals impacted by Hurricane Irma
1:15 pm: Departs Naples, Florida en route Fort Meyers
1:35 pm: Departs Fort Myers, Florida
4:00 pm: Arrives White House
7:00 pm: Hosts the White House Historical Association reception and dinner; State Floor