In Florida to tour damage from Hurricane Irma President Donald Trump spoke at an airport hangar in Fort Myers before he and First Lady Melania Trump headed to Naples to hand out hoagies to hurricane survivors.
In Fort Myers, Trump gave a bunch of thank–yous to FEMA, the Coast Guard, first responders — the list went on and on.
Trump also heaped praise on Florida Power & Light President and CEO Eric Silagy, who was part of the president’s posse.
“I must say, Florida Power & Light — where’s Eric? Eric. Where’s Eric? Eric, great job,” Trump said, eliciting applause.
“I will say they’re way ahead of schedule. There are more electrical people in this state, I think, than ever accumulated anywhere in the world is what I read before. It’s from all over the country they came and I’ve never seen — you’ve never seen anything – ” Trump said before being interrupted from an audience member who may have a different view of the state’s largest utility.
“No, we haven’t,” he said.
Trump, who’s had a rocky relationship with the media, also had some kind words for the press.
“Media, we appreciate you being so understanding. It’s been a very tough period of time even for you folks, and we really do appreciate your understanding. This has been a difficult situation,” he said.
Read the full transcript after the jump.