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Donald Trump Warns Americans: Don't "Play Games" With Hurricane Florence - Dotemirates
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Donald Trump Warns Americans: Don't "Play Games" With Hurricane Florence

Washington: US President Donald Trump promised Wednesday that the federal government was "ready" and "able" to handle Hurricane Florence, warning residents to get out of the way as the monster storm bears down on the East Coast."They say it's about as big as they have seen coming to this country, and certainly to the East Coast as they've ever seen," Trump said."We'll handle it. We're ready, we're able, we've got the finest people I think anywhere in the world," he added in a video message posted on his Twitter account.Florence is currently a Category 4 hurricane on the five-point Saffir-Simpson...


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