President Trump: "America 'United" as Hurricane Irma Approaches

Trump says US is 'prepared' to deal with Irma

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with congressional leaders: House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2017. "And when you compound that with Hurricane Irma, with Irma, you can imagine how that cost is going to go up".

Donald Trump has called on the USA citizens to evacuate from the areas that might be affected by the devastating Hurricane Irma.

Today, Trump and First Lady Melanie Trump will be hosting a weekend meeting of Cabinet officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, at Camp David in Maryland, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said yesterday during a White House press briefing.

Trump sided with Democrats this week to raise the US borrowing limit and keep the government operating through early December in a bid to speed federal assistance to hurricane victims.

"This is a storm of enormous destructive power, and I ask everyone in the storm path to heed all instructions, get out of its way", the President said, echoing a tweet he posted Saturday evening.

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Trump said the USA was grieving for those who were killed by Irma even before she reached the US mainland. He thanked FEMA and the Homeland Security Department, which oversees the agency, for their efforts.

Earlier on Saturday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said nearly a quarter of the state's 20 million population - fourth largest nationwide - had been ordered to evacuate.

On Saturday, Trump said he approved emergency declarations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. "He's offered every resource there is of the federal government", Scott told the ABC program. He said he was saying prayers for us. "We're doing everything possible to help save lives and support those in need-again we've never seen anything like this".

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