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President Trump arrives in Palm Beach County

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Posted at 10:24 AM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 00:03:41-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — (AP/WPTV) - President Trump arrived in Palm Beach County Friday evening after spending a large portion of his day visiting Tennessee following this week’s deadly tornadoes.

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Trump toured a neighborhood in Tennessee reduced to rubble by a tornado earlier this week and marveled at “the tremendous heart" he witnessed.

He also offered a message for survivors and those who lost family members, saying: “We love them, they're special people."

Trump toured hard-hit communities in Putnam County, where a tornado tore a 2-mile-long path, killing 18 people, including five children under 13.

Trump toured one street Friday where eight people were killed. The street was filled with debris where houses once stood.

He then flew to Georgia to visit CDC headquarters in Atlanta regarding the coronavirus. He is expect to leave Atlanta at 5:50 p.m.

Trump is now scheduled to arrive at Palm Beach International Airport at 7:15 p.m.

Trump is expect to participate in a roundtable with supporters in Palm Beach on Friday night and also deliver remarks at a dinner fundraiser.

FAA flight restrictions indicate that the president will be in town until Monday afternoon.

The town of Palm Beach said checkpoints and road closures are in effect around Mar-a-Lago through Monday.