Areas like the Florida Keys and Naples felt the full fury of the hurricane, and state leaders are still assessing the widespread damage.
President Donald Trump denied Thursday an assertion by Congress' top two Democrats that they reached an agreement with him that would preserve protections for young immigrants in the USA illegally while providing border security enhancements, but not the Southern wall he has coveted.
"At least 17 people in Florida have died under Irma-related circumstances, and police are investigating the deaths of eight nursing home patients who died of heat-related causes following the loss of air conditioning after Irma", reports USA Today. Trump said then, "if they have to go higher, they'll go higher, frankly".
In a rare moment for the often media-critical president, Mr. Trump told reporters, "We appreciate your being so understanding, it's been a very tough period of time even for you folks, we appreciate your understanding". "You see people immediately getting back to work to fix up their homes".
"We're going to see some of the folks and make sure they're happy", Mr. Trump said in brief remarks to reporters in Fort Myers, acknowledging that many had lost their homes in the destruction. He said, "Historically there's never been anything like this, but the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA, working with Gov. Scott, they've really done an wonderful job, power is turning on rapidly".
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Scott hasn't decided on a future Senate campaign.
"I think we're doing a good job in Florida", Mr. Trump said. "So I hope he runs for the Senate", Trump said.
His trip to Florida follows two earlier outings in which Trump reviewed Harvey recovery efforts in late August. He saw little damage and offered few expressions of concern.
As Trump passed out food with Pence and the first lady, people thanked them for coming and seemed more interested in selfies than sandwiches.
On his second visit, to Texas and Louisiana, he was more hands-on.
The president monitored Irma over this past weekend from Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.