Pres. Trump Meeting With Gov. Rick Scott Over Fla. Hurricane Recovery

(Associated Press/File)

December 31, 2017

OAN Newsroom

President Trump will meet with Florida Governor Rick Scott to speak about continued efforts to help those impacted by hurricanes in the state.

Trump and Scott had lunch Sunday to discuss ongoing recovery efforts but the White House also reported the two discussed the need to improve infrastructure across the country.

Meanwhile, Trump has been publicly pushing Scott to run for the U.S Senate because he has served two consecutive terms as the state’s governor and can’t run for a third consecutive term.

Scott has not said if he will run for the state’s seat yet.

  • kaiju

    Tell them to pay for their own lifestyle if they want to live in hurricane country. Why does the fed always have to step to bail these people out? If you live on the coast of Florida your going to get hit by a hurricane every few years. Why should all America pay for you who live there?

  • William Wooten

    I’m a native Floridian not a transplant and I think he did a very good job. Would not mind him being a Senator, better than a Socialist er I mean Democrat.

    • ShemSilber2

      I’m a transplant from the colder climes up north, and in agreement with your assessment. Better than baby Jeb, by a long shot, nu?

  • ShemSilber2

    My wife and her son have been through a couple of hurricanes in south Florida, and they have told me how the Fumblers of Every Major Aspect of emergency relief left them high and dry. Now it seems that President Trump is after giving the people some actual help, and may it all work out for the benefit of those who were washed out, in the Name of our Master Yahusha (Lord Jesus), who heard our prayers and in His mercy and favor to us gave us the Trump-Pence team instead of the abominable alternative, amein.

  • landy fincannon

    One of the bigger ramifications to come out of the hurricane in Florida.
    Is the number of Puerto Rican’s that have moved into Florida. Some reports have the number at over 200.000. Making Florida a solid blue state.

    • I’m Proud

      This is true and that’s why many of us have left.
      No longer a beautiful place to live.
      You can’t survive unless you speak Spanish.
      I speak and understand Spanish (self defense) but loathe Florida. I’m a native Floridian and I won’t return.
      It’s just not the same Florida anymore. Just saying.

      • William Wooten

        Same I moved to Arkansas

        • I’m Proud

          Best decision I’ve made. I’m in Arizona

          • HarryObrian

            ?? Isn’t Arizona one of the Southwest meccas for Spanish speaking, both legal and ILLEGAL alike?

          • I’m Proud

            These Spanish people here actually work. South Florida Spanish collect welfare. Most of them are illegal. Less illegals here in Arizona than Miami

      • All American

        Im not sure where in Florida you resided before you left but everyone here in Sarasota speaks fluent English🇺🇸

        • I’m Proud

          Fart Lauderdale

          • All American

            Oh yes! I vacationed there on the beach. We explored. It was a lovely city with a huge Haitian population. Lots if really cool Churches in their areas. Nice people speaking french flair english.
            Miami has a huge Cuban population.
            Many diverse cities across our land and many immigrants with amazing artistic talents and skills.
            I like diversity👍🏻
            The people are just that, people working, trying to make a living and moving towards the dream.

  • dianecee

    Ahhhh….you must be one of the invaders.

  • Robert Adams

    Hope the discussion included how to fund the PR refugee expenses. FL had to pick up educating the kids from PR as well as provide housing for the refugees. Let’s not even approach the subject of welfare and food stamps. Many of these refugees will not return to PR. From the 1950s play West Side Story comes a line from a song “Everything’s free in America”. More so now.

    • HarryObrian

      Aren’t all those Brazilian’s who bought all those Miami condos with cash paying their taxes to pay for those new expenses?
      Me thinks the new fed tax bill that cuts property tax deductions may be the tell of the soon to be skyrocketing property taxes of many bankrupt states.

  • constitutiononly

    I wish Texas Senators were limited to two terms.

    • PoorPitifulPearl

      Depends on the Senators and their efforts to MAGA, doesn’t it? Why would you kick out a great Senator after two terms in favor of a mediocre Senator that undoes everything good and would turn Texas blue?

  • Rufus Firefly

    Why is Trump not talking about hurricane recovery with American citizens in Puerto Rico and USVI? Does he think his paper towels were enough? When is the last time he even mentioned either place?

  • Rufus Firefly

    Scott and Trump were both corrupt and unethical businessmen.

  • JOHN LONGENECKER

    Some misguided people in Florida say
    they have not seen him govern here in Florida.
    Clearly those people will not vote for a third term as Governor.
    Rick Scott can have six years to govern as a senator
    It’s really up to the SUN.
    The SUN is in charge of Climate Change
    There are millions of people who believe
    Florida could flood real quick
    if a few families around town keep on using their
    inappropriate Carbon Footprint garage door openers
    We gotta save the Blue Whale you know.
    So eat your vegetable breakfast cereal
    with filtered water and sunshine every morning

    • All American

      I support Rick Scott and I say he has been an awesome Governor 🇺🇸 He has our families vote for Senate 🇺🇸

      • JOHN LONGENECKER

        Good to learn from a guy in Florida
        Thanks
        JL

        • All American

          Gal 🌺

      • tedlv

        Happy new year, AA!

        • All American

          Happy New Year tedlv!

      • NielsZoo

        He’s got my vote as well. I just want to be rid of Nelson. Past heroism notwithstanding, what a waste of air that maroon is.

        • All American

          Nelson is going going gone⬇️ Another Obstructionist Democrat!

  • dianecee

    Scott is an investor. I have not seen him govern here in Florida. One would tend to think the insurance industry was top dog in this state.

    • All American

      1) When Rick Scott was elected the unemployment rate in Florida was 11% it is currently 3.6%.
      2) He eliminated over 2,000 state regulations to attract businesses to Florida and helped create hundreds of thousands of jobs.
      3) Governor Rick Scott supports the Constitution and the free enterprise system.
      4) He eliminated Charlie Christs deficit.
      5) Scott is promoting a new tax plan before he leaves office. It isn’t perfect but it takes care if hurricane Irma victims, schools, State Troopers, cuts to FDL fees, no changes in State Workers healthcare and increased school spending.
      What don’t you like about Rick Scott? He is a wise businessman and he supports President Trump!

      • dianecee

        People fled this state because civil rights violations on the job are daily occurrences as well as the $10 an hour degradation that educated Americans experience. The employment situation is a joke. All of my friends fled as the governor bused in millions of third world imports. Disney controls employment laws and we both know it. The governor is an investor in insurance while he cares naught for Americans. To be an American is an act….not a noun.

        • tedlv

          You need help. Paranoia isn’t a good lifestyle.

          • dianecee

            Your kind have a difficult time with the facts.

          • Disgusted Caucasian

            “Chemtrails” rank right up there with Sasquatch and the Loch Ness monster.

          • All American

            Yes 😂

        • All American

          I suggest that you consider changing your handle to “debbie downer” as clearly you see the glass as half empty.
          Monsanto is a world wide thorn hardly specific to the State of Florida.
          Poluted Rivers and Ocean is Governor Scotts fault??
          You are confused, Florida Blue is Insurance. Thats all that I know of Florida Blue!
          I would attribute these river/ocean conditions to run off from Cruise liners waste, Condominiums built on coastlines and Rivers as well as Fertilizer used to keep lawns healthy and green.
          Apparently you don’t get out much because there is no shortage of fish, game, wildlife, birds, wild flowers, honey bees, gardens and farms in our great state!
          This being said, consider yourself blocked🇺🇸

          • dianecee

            Are you suggesting our governor went along to get along? True patriots are appalled by the show of weakness. By the way, you have not attacked my true statement about civil rights violations on the job. Do you know what civil rights are? You have not responded to my statements in an intellectual manner. Why has the governor bused in drug addicts from around the country to use their insurance here instead of rehabbing them in their own states? Let’s face it…..our state has become undesirable. This governing body is no better than that in NJ.

          • tedlv

            AA, regarding the cruise lines, we took a behind the scenes tour on the Norwegian Jewel. One feature they showed us was a large, refrigerated room where they stored garbage, to be unloaded while in port. I can’t, of course, speak for other ships or cruise lines, but the crew seemed to think it was a normal way to do business.

            Happy new year!

        • Brad

          Don’t confuse civil rights with people who were not willing to do days work for days pay and were more interested in hand outs which Gov. Scott does not support deadbeats.

          • dianecee

            White Americans have been terribly mistreated on the job in Florida. We are paid less to do more than our fair share. Right to work laws were designed to protect those who didn’t want to paynion dues. In Florida thoselaws are used to trample upon viable white American workers. Without white workers no one would have anything……and we see that to be true in this state.

        • I’m Proud

          I so agree with you. That’s some of the reasons I left Florida and I was born and raised there.