Donald Trump has released his “grit” plan for dealing with the Florida wildfires, which have killed more than 20 people.
“Our nation will recover, I promise you that,” Trump said.
“But this has been a horrible, horrible time.
I have the highest respect for the state of Florida, and I want to assure you that I will do everything in my power to help Florida recover and that we will be there to help.” “
I have the greatest compassion for the people of Florida.
I have the highest respect for the state of Florida, and I want to assure you that I will do everything in my power to help Florida recover and that we will be there to help.”
Trump’s announcement came just days after a group of Republican governors and the Florida state legislature called for a massive federal response.
Governor Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio urged President Donald Trump to send a massive FEMA response to Florida’s wildfires.
“The devastation in Florida has become too much,” the governors said in a statement.
“We urge you to act now, and with our support, to ensure that we are able to help the residents of Florida and all Floridians in need, and provide a long-term, resourced plan to rebuild our state.”
“Our communities, businesses, schools, and businesses are suffering the most, and we must respond to this devastating disaster,” Rubio said.
The fire was declared a tropical storm by the National Weather Service, but has since been classified as a major fire, and the fire’s spread has forced the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people.
Trump has said that he plans to put FEMA back into full operation, but he has yet to say whether he will fund it.