Trump to visit Puerto Rico to see Irma damage

Trump to visit Puerto Rico to see Irma damage
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE will visit Puerto Rico later this month to view the recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma's landfall this week.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (D) tweeted Thursday that he had received confirmation from the White House that Trump will make his first official visit to the U.S. territory.

"Just got confirmation that @realDonaldTrump will be visiting #PuertoRico to see firsthand effects of #Irma & the relief efforts," Rossello tweeted, adding the hashtag "#Grateful."

Rossello met with White House adviser Tom Bossert on Thursday, who confirmed that Trump will head to Puerto Rico in the near future, but not part of Thursday's trip.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders previously said that Trump would visit Florida today, but she declined to say where specifically the president would be going.

"I am grateful for the interest the president of the United States, Donald Trump, has shown in visiting our Island to check the damages to the governmental infrastructure and to the Puerto Rican families," Rossello said Thursday. "It will also be a great opportunity for him to see firsthand the collaboration between the Government of Puerto Rico and the federal government in the repatriation of American citizens from Saint Thomas and Saint Martin."

Trump recently made two trips to Texas to survey relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey hit the state earlier this month, killing dozens and causing billions of dollars in property damage.

Irma made landfall in Puerto Rico and Florida early Saturday morning as a Category 4 hurricane with 130 mph winds.

A record 6.3 million people were ordered to evacuate from Florida's coastal and southern areas last week by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R).