President Donald Trump shows once again that he has the best intentions for the American people. As Hurricane Dorian barrels towards Florida, Trump cancelled his trip to Poland, and is sending Vice President Mike Pence in his place.
The president said that it was “very important” for him to stay in America in order to deal with the storm, which is predicted to hit on Labor Day. The National Hurricane Center believes the hurricane to hit as a Category 4 with winds up to 130 mph.
“Our highest priority is the safety and security of the American people in the path of the hurricane,” he said.
Trump had been scheduled to depart for Warsaw Saturday for a visit to commemorate the 80th anniversary of World War II. He said he’ll be sending Vice President Mike Pence in his place.
It’s the second time Trump has canceled a trip in recent weeks. Trump had originally been scheduled to fly from Poland to Copenhagen for his first official trip to Denmark, but canceled after leaders there mocked his desire to purchase Greenland.
Trump said he delivered the news to Polish President Andrzej Duda earlier Thursday and plans to reschedule the trip — which would have been his second to Warsaw — in the “near future.”
Currently a Category 1 storm, Dorian is expected to strengthen into a potentially catastrophic Cat 4 and slam into the U.S. on Monday somewhere between the Florida Keys and southern Georgia.
We will be keeping Florida and surrounding areas in our prayers.