President Trump jumps into boat, rescues victims of Hurricane

Posted September 15, 2017

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will both visit Florida on Thursday to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

The visit comes as lawmakers from Florida have made appeals to their colleagues in Congress to give more disaster relief aid to FEMA, anxious that the scope of the damage in Florida will require more resources to be approved in coming weeks.

The hurricane has highly devastated the state, the hurricane death toll in Florida has touched the mark of 25as of Wednesday morning.

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But Trump has vacillated over the fate of the younger immigrants, known as "dreamers", who have lived in the country illegally since they were children. The president reportedly pointed to the press and said "Tell them". "Otherwise we're not doing any deal". He said, 'DACA, we're going to do it early.

President Trump aboard on Marine One flew over areas impacted by Hurricane Irma on Thursday in Naples Fla
Evan Vucci Associated Press President Trump aboard on Marine One flew over areas impacted by Hurricane Irma on Thursday in Naples Fla

President Trump will visit Puerto Rico later this month to view the recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma's landfall this week. He added that "I don't know what he's going to do".

Trump says alongside Scott and other Florida officials that he knows "at a certain point it ends for you and we can't let it end".

First Lady Melania Trump is expected to accompany the president. Under mounting pressure from the right, Trump moved two weeks ago to begin dismantling Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, an Obama-era program that has allowed 690,000 dreamers to work and go to school without fear of deportation.

"We are there for you 100 percent", Trump said before donning gloves and helping to hand out sandwiches to local residents from a lunch line under a canopy. "It's been a tough time, even for you folks".

Shah, 32, was one of the few handful of Trump's aides who landed in the White House within hours of him being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States in January. By Monday, the hurricane-turned-tropical storm had weakened to a tropical depression.