Trump says US prepared for Florence

As Hurricane Florence and other storms barrel towards the East Coast, President Donald Trump told reporters that "we are totally prepared."
2:54 | 09/11/18

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I've received a briefing from secretary Nelson administrate along at my senior staff. Regarding hurricane Florence and other tropical systems. That will soon impact United States and the safety of American people is by absolute highest. Priority. We are spared no expense. Are totally prepared ready. Good as anybody's ever been. And it looks to you and me edit books to all of a lot of very talented people of this will living like this is going to be a storm that's going to be a very large way for a larger than we've seen and perhaps decades. Things can change but we doubt they will at this stage is pretty late stage we felt that going to be very very far off course. And he places that are. In the way he ended the most jeopardy would be Virginia and North Carolina South Carolina. Area. Yeah they haven't seen anything like bullets coming at us in. 2530 years. Maybe ever. It's tremendously big add tremendously wet. Trump that this amounts of water. It. Why I think we're Rico is incredibly successful. What Ringo was actually got tough as portable because it's an islands. And truck that thought everything but. I would move to hospital orderly commences military. Ship. That. And I actually think that the governor's been burglarized ST. I think probably the hardest what we had by far was one Rico because the island nature. And I actually think it was one of the best jobs it's ever been done with respect what this. What really with one hurricane but with. The problem with ordering their elected. Generating plant which did what storms. It was tempered exit was in bankruptcy. Nobody was largely. Largely. And when the storm hit they had no electricity essentially what the store when the storm that took it out and the job that team and law enforcement. Everybody working along with the governor. In Puerto Rico I think which commands I think the Puerto Rico was an incredible on some success. Texas we have been given any losses. Florida we've been given any pluses or. I think it is certainly the best job it was Puerto Rico but nobody would understand that evidence in order to understand it was very hard very hard but it.

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