"The President's action during these times demonstrate why he's a true leader who can bring the country together and get things done for the American people", Sanders said.
The president also used the opportunity to encourage Scott to run for the Senate. "I hope this man right here, Rick Scott, runs for the Senate", he said. "We are there for you 100 percent", he said, adding, "this is a state that I know very well".
In Florida, some 2.69 million homes and businesses were still without power on Thursday, or about 1 in 4 Florida customers.
That Irma followed Hurricane Harvey, while Hurricanes Katia and Jose circled in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Atlantic Ocean, only renewed public-policy debates over whether combating climate change might prevent massive, unsafe storms. "But I know that at a certain point it ends for you, and we can't let it end", Trump said. Bill Nelson next year.
Mr. Trump told the guests gathered in the State Dining Room that the White House was "a place that I've grown to love and respect".
Mr Trump was briefed in Fort Myers with his wife Melania and Vice-President Mike Pence, before they headed to Naples on the state's west coast.
POTUS joined the relief effort by handing out food and cracking jokes with hurricane victims.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders made that announcement Tuesday.
He'll be stopping in Ft.
Trump's visit to tour hurricane damage on Thursday was his second trip in as many weeks.
As Harvey bore down on Texas in late August, Trump and his aides quickly said he would visit the disaster zone within days of the storm's landfall.
"Am leaving now for Florida to see our GREAT first responders and to thank the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA etc".
The president monitored the storm over the weekend from Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.