Florida Democratic Party Eats Crow After Trump Pledges More Disaster Aid

Jordan Kirkland - May 9th, 2019

President Donald Trump brought music to the Panhandle's ears on Wednesday, announcing his administration would allocate $448 million in federal aid to communities in Florida affected by last year's

"In the wake of the terrible storm, this extraordinary community pulled together and showed the world your unbreakable spirit," Trump told supporters Wednesday night. "Today, I'm doing the most allowed by law to support the people of Florida. Because of the severity of the storm -- Category 5 -- we will have the federal government pay for 90 percent of the cost in many circumstances."

The announcement comes at a critical juncture, with Florida leads and lawmakers calling on the federal government to help rebuild Northwest Florida.

"The money is coming immediately," the president added. "No games, no gimmicks, no delays, we're just doing it."




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