Trump on Monday announced $1 billion in new spending for Florida to help the economy and the state recover from the severe hurricanes.
In an address to a Republican gathering in Orlando, Florida, Trump said he has made a $1,000 contribution to Florida State University’s Center for American Progress and is pledging to give $1 million to the school to support research on renewable energy.
“The American people are coming together to get us back on track and they are also sending a strong message to the world that the United States is going to stand by our allies and our friends,” Trump said.
He also pledged $1 trillion in infrastructure investment to help Florida recover from its natural disasters.
“As we continue to rebuild our economy, we will also continue to invest in infrastructure to create jobs and keep our people safe,” he said.
The president said he would be meeting with governors to discuss their plans for recovery.
He will be meeting governors and business leaders in the coming days and he will also meet with Florida mayors to outline their plans, he said in his speech.
The economy has already added about $300 billion to the state’s economy in the last two years and the president said the country’s recovery was “strengthening.”
The president also called on Republicans to support the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which would extend tax cuts for the middle class and eliminate the estate tax.
He has pledged to sign the legislation by the end of the week.
The House passed a $3.9 trillion plan last week and the Senate is set to vote on it by Friday.