One Of Trump's Favorite Properties Is Right In Hurricane Irma's Path

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       The Mar-a Lago estate is shown in November 2016 where the then president-elect spent the Thanksgiving holiday

"We are praying for all those that have been affected by Hurricane Irma and we know there will be much rebuilding to do on this lovely island in the months and years ahead".

Hurricane Irma already swept across the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm, killing at least 23 people and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses, including up to 95 percent of structures on the tiny island of Barbuda.

Referring to people in the Florida Keys who don't plan to evacuate, Long said, "You're on your own until we can actually get in there, and it's safe for our teams to support local and state efforts".

In the past, Scott has dodged questions on whether climate change is caused by humans, saying that he's "not a scientist".

Trump said the USA was grieving for those who were killed by Irma even before she reached the US mainland.

On Friday, the House gave final approval to $15.3 billion in additional disaster aid - mainly for Hurricane Harvey - as officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency said they would likely need another infusion of resources by the end of September to deal with damage from Irma.

As for Mar-a-Lago, New York magazine writes, "The waters will begin to threaten priceless items, such as 'The Visionary, ' a portrait of Trump once described by Playboy as showing him with 'skin glowing like the top floors of Trump Tower at sunset'".

Long said he has faith that Congress will move swiftly if there's a need for more money.

"I think now, with what's happened with the hurricane, I'm going to ask for a speedup". Trump said he would also be discussing the latest on North Korea and tax reform.

But Trump got back on track, issuing his video warning people in Irma's path to get out now.

Trump, Pence and several Cabinet members participated in the briefing from Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland where Trump spent the weekend monitoring Irma. "And, when the time comes, we will restore, recover, and rebuild together as Americans", Trump said in the slick prepared message, complete with reality-TV style cutting to POTUS in profile.

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