October 15, 2018 - Monday
Weathering the Storms
Unfortunately for President Trump, today's trip to the ravaged Florida coast isn't his first experience with hurricanes. The administration had barely dealt with Hurricane Florence, the storm that made a wasteland out of the Carolinas, before the president was back on Air Force One to offer the White House's support for another disaster -- this time in the Florida panhandle.
With almost 20 people dead and homes completely demolished, President Trump braced for the scene. After flying over the devastation, the president applauded how quickly the states responded. "The job they've done in Florida has been incredible and likewise I'm hearing in Georgia," he told reporters. The tiny area of Mexico Beach, which took the worst of Michael, is still searching for more than 30 missing people in and near the wreckage.
Despite all of the challenges, Governor Rick Scott (R-Fla.) had nothing but praise for President Trump. "I want to thank the president again," he said. "Because every time I called, he's come through and done exactly what he said he was going to do."
As someone who's experienced this kind of destruction first hand, my prayers go out to the people all down the east coast who are literally trying to rebuild their lives. If you'd like to help, FRC is matching every donation to Samaritan's Purse up to $10,000 for the relief efforts. If you can't contribute financially, consider giving your time by volunteering in the clean-up. For more information, check out the Samaritan's Purse website.