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Trump predicts Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, could be 'not good'

President Trump has a feeling that Hurricane Irma — a Category 5 storm, and the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded — won't be good. "It looks like it could be something that will be not good. Believe me, not good," Trump said Wednesday. He didn't say whether it was Irma's winds topping out at 185 miles per hour or the damage that Irma has already caused on several eastern Caribbean islands that tipped him off.

Trump noted the hurricane that "seems to be record-breaking" is now headed toward Florida and Puerto Rico and "other places" — including, potentially, three of Trump's golf courses in Florida and the Winter White House, also known as Mar-A-Lago.

Trump has declared a state of emergency in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.