Trump Cancels Poland Trip As Hurricane Dorian Approaches Florida

US President Donald Trump gestures during a joint-press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Biarritz, south-west France on August 26, 2019, on the third day of the annual G7 Summit attended by the lea... US President Donald Trump gestures during a joint-press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Biarritz, south-west France on August 26, 2019, on the third day of the annual G7 Summit attended by the leaders of the world's seven richest democracies, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 29, 2019 4:29 pm
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President Donald Trump announced during a press conference Thursday that he is canceling his trip to Poland this weekend as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida.

Trump will instead send Vice President Mike Pence in his place.

“Our highest priority is the safety and security of the people in the path of the hurricane,” Trump said during an appearance in the White House Rose Garden with Pence.

Bloomberg News first reported the news Thursday.

Hurricane Dorian is expected to strike Florida’s east coast by Monday. The storm avoided a direct hit on Puerto Rico earlier this week as it headed north toward the mainland U.S.

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