President Trump and Melania Step Up in Heartwarming Way for Irma Victims

September 14, 2017Sep 14, 2017

On Thursday, President Trump and First Lady Melania headed to Florida to survey the damage from Hurricane Irma. The visit marks the president's third trip to areas that have been affected by hurricanes since beginning his presidency, and many people are commending his personal efforts. 

On Thursday afternoon, President Trump went the extra mile and personally served lunch to victims of Hurricane Irma. He was joined by First Lady Melania and Vice President Mike Pence.

The president went to Florida to receive briefings on recovery efforts. He also plans to meet with several of the first responders.

He told reporters at the White House, "Historically there's never been anything like this, but the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA, working with Gov. Scott, they've really done an amazing job, power is turning on rapidly. We have the largest assembling of human beings ever for power and rapidly it's being turned on, so we're very happy with that."

President Trump was able to connect with several of the victims of the hurricane as well. Not only did he serve lunch to a handful of them, he also met with a few of the residents. 

He said, "Everybody has been incredible and the people that live here, immediately getting back to fix their homes, we are there for you 100 percent, I'll be back here numerous times, it's a state I know very well."

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