Trump cancels trip to Poland, gives update on 'monster' Hurricane Dorian

Trump is sending Mike Pence to Poland in his place
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President Trump said Thursday that he has canceled his upcoming visit to Poland to help "ensure that all resources of the federal government are focused on" Hurricane Dorian, currently a Category 2 storm but projected to swell into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane when it slams into Florida's eastern coast early Monday. "The storm looks like it could be a very, very big one indeed," he added.

In a video Trump posted to Twitter later Thursday, he said the government is "working very, very hard on Hurricane Dorian," which he said is "looking like it could be an absolute monster," maybe "bigger or at least as big as Andrew," the Category 5 hurricane that devastated Florida in 1992.

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Peter Weber, The Week US

Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.