Speed Reads

Hurricane Irma

Trump tweets Irma caution, encouragement: 'Federal and State brave people are ready'

After coming under criticism for mixing comments about Hurricane Harvey with swipes at political opponents and promotions of his friends, President Trump mostly stuck to the issue at hand in the run-up to Hurricane Irma's landfall in Florida on Sunday.

Trump retweeted warnings about the importance of evacuation and guidance for U.S. citizens stuck overseas because of the storm. He also posted a few tweets of his own, advising Floridians to obey Gov. Rick Scott's evacuation orders and praising first responders:

Irma made landfall in Key West Sunday as a Category 4 storm.