Mayor of hard-hit Naples hopes president’s visit will be backed by resources, with 90% of Florida Keys damaged and 25% of the state without power

Donald Trump met victims of Hurricane Irma in a flying visit to south-west Florida on Thursday, handing out sandwiches and acknowledging “the very, very special problem” of the Florida Keys, where the monster storm caused massive destruction.

The US president, accompanied the the first lady Melania Trump and vice-president Mike Pence, heaped praise on the military and federal, state and local leaders, whom he said had done “an incredible job” since the category 4 storm struck the state on Sunday.

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