"To ensure that all of the federal government's resources are geared towards the coming storm, I've decided to send our Vice President Mike Pence to Poland this weekend," Trump said. "It's something very important for me to be here, this storm does indeed seem very, very big."
Trump called the Polish officials just before he came to the rose garden to announce that he would not travel there. This weekend, because he had to monitor the hurricane, a White House official said.
Four days away, the range of potential landing points is huge – from the Florida Keys to southeast Georgia. And the center could pause just before landing at sea, and its outer bands would soak much of Florida with lots of rain.
Trump said Thursday in the Rose Garden that he spoke to Polish President Andrzej Duda and expressed his warmest wishes.
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The news came through the US Space Command during a White House event in the Rose Garden.
"Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places in the world, its political system is broken and its politicians are either incompetent or corrupt Congress has approved billions of dollars the last time, more than any other place ever, and it's being sent to Crooked Pols. Not good! "He wrote, adding," And by the way 'I am the best that ever happened to Puerto Rico!'
Kaitlan Collins of CNN, Betsy Klein, Jason Hanna, Madeline Holcombe and Paul P. Murphy contributed to this report.