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On Wednesday, President Trump vowed $448 million dollars in relief funding for hurricane-damaged Florida, in an effort to help the state recover from the tremendous damage experienced during Hurricane Michael in the fall.
“The money is coming immediately,” Trump promised, adding, “No games, no gimmicks, no delays – we will never, ever leave your side,” an announcement coming during a rally in Florida.
Trump additionally pressured Congressional Democrats in regards to delayed disaster relief legislation.
From The Hill:
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.— President Trump on Wednesday pledged $448 million in new funding to help Florida recover from Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 Storm that devastated the northwest part of the state last fall.
Trump made the announcement at a campaign rally after touring damage from the storm at nearby Tyndall Air Force Base. He said the federal government would pay 90 percent of the costs “in many circumstances.”
“The money is coming immediately. No games, no gimmicks, no delays,” he said. “We will never, ever leave your side.”
The president also urged Democrats in Congress to support a disaster-recovery bill that has been delayed for months and would provide relief to many areas that were hit by natural disasters last year.