- Veronica Stracqualursi and Jordyn Phelps, ABC News
Veronica Stracqualursi and Jordyn Phelps of ABC News report about President Trump’s visit to Florida where he surveyed the damage done by Hurricane Irma and met with first responders and residents. This is the third trip in less than three weeks that President Trump has made to the hurricane-battered South. Along with praising FEMA and the Coast Guard for their hard work, the President told Hurricane Irma victims “we are there for you 100 percent” and promised he would be back to Florida “numerous times.” It is also a possibility that President Trump will be visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands, but it wouldn’t happen until next week at the earliest, ABC reports.
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With regards to tax reform, The Washington Free Beacon reports on President Trump’s statement Wednesday “that the middle class is the focus of his tax reform plan” and his emphasis that “he intends to give bipartisanship a shot with his tax reform goals.”
Following President Trump’s bipartisan dinner, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy writes that President Trump has “turn[ed] the corner with bipartisanship,” praising the President as “a results-driven pragmatist, a businessman always looking at the bottom line” who is making the right deals for America.
In foreign policy news, Joel Gehrke of The Washington Examiner reports the new sanctions against North Korea are “'by far the strongest measures ever imposed.'” Ambassador Nikki Haley states “we are attempting to take the future of the North Korean nuclear program out of the hands of it's outlaw regime.” However, she made sure to mention that North Korea has a choice and “we are not looking for war.”
And at Fox News, contributor Erick Erickson praises President Trump for empowering female staffers in the White House’s communications team, calling it “a big, bold move.”