The president couldn't resist injecting a political flavor into his visit, telling reporters in Fort Myers that he was hopeful that Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a two-term Republican, would run for the Senate, where Democrat Bill Nelson is up for re-election next year.
"I can guarantee you this - it's going to cost billions, upon billions, upon billions of dollars", Curbelo said Monday.
This time, Trump made sure to connect with a community in recovery.
But Trump remains committed to building a barrier along the U.S.
In a rare move, Trump also thanked the media.
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Melania Trump's communications director Stephanie Grisham tweeted shortly after that the First Lady would be joining her husband, and later in the day Pence's press secretary Marc Lotter said that the vice president and second lady Karen Pence would also travel to Florida.
Afterward, the White House was mainly pleased with the trip, though some aides grumbled that he'd missed an opportunity to show more compassion as hundreds of thousands of Americans faced uncertain futures. "It's been a tough time, even for you folks".
Mainly, however, he sought to highlight the work of federal, state, and local agencies, which have received praise for their coordination amid trying circumstances.
The hurricane has killed more than 55 people in total.
"We're deadset on that", said Mr. Trump of rebuilding efforts in the Florida Keys, the hardest hit area in the state.
In Florida, some 2.69 million homes and businesses were still without power on Thursday, or about 1 in 4 Florida customers.
Around 115 residents of the retirement home in Hollywood, north of Miami, were immediately evacuated after a nearby hospital began receiving patients suffering from heat-related problems.