Trump to hold fourth full Cabinet meeting at Camp David

President Donald Trump motions to the press as reporters yell out questions about Hurricane Irma as he and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House for Camp David, in Washington, D.C., on Friday. When asked about the hurricane, Trump said "It's a really bad one, but we are prepared at the highest level." Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI

Sept. 8 (UPI) — President Donald Trump is scheduled to discuss the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma during his fourth full Cabinet meeting this weekend at Camp David, the White House said Friday.

The president and first lady Melania Trump invited each member of the Cabinet and their spouses to the retreat. The first couple left the White House on Friday afternoon for Camp David.

“President Trump will hold his fourth Cabinet meeting on Saturday and will lead discussion on the administration’s priorities in addition to receiving briefings on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and preparations for Hurricane Irma,” the White House said.

President Trump has declared federal emergencies for FloridaGeorgia and South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to make landfall near Miami early Sunday. The storm is expected to cross the Florida-Georgia border late Monday or early Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the president sided with congressional Democrats on a move to tie a temporary debt-ceiling increase to disaster funding for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The House approved a $15.3 billion hurricane disaster aid package Friday morning.


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