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Trump to view hurricane damage, rally supporters in Florida

1 year 3 months 3 days ago Wednesday, May 08 2019 May 8, 2019 May 08, 2019 2:41 PM May 08, 2019 in Sports - AP - National - Basketball

By ZEKE MILLER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is set to view recovery efforts in the Florida Panhandle following last year's Hurricane Michael, as well as lingering damage from the devastating Category 5 storm.

Trump on Wednesday was headed to Tyndall Air Force Base, which itself was severely affected by the hurricane, ahead of a reelection rally in nearby Panama City Beach.

The area has received about $1.1 billion in federal disaster aid through mid-April, but disagreements in Washington have left many still struggling to recover from the storm.

The campaign rally comes as Trump and congressional Democrats are locked in a bitter fight over constitutional powers related to special counsel Robert Mueller's report and probes into the president's tax returns.

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