And both FEMA administrator Brock Long and acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke avoided explicitly answering when asked Tuesday whether the government needs to be more focused on climate change because of the storms.
Mr. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, arrived at the Fort Myers area and will also visit the Naples area where he is expected to be briefed on recovery efforts in the region.
"The job that everybody has done has been incredible", he continued. He told Scott, "at a certain point it ends for you but I don't want it to end, I hope he runs for the Senate".
A spokesperson from RSW said people trying to catch a flight Thursday should allow plenty of time to get to their gate. And he thanked the American people for their prayers, Floridians for their "great spirit", first responders, the military and "Florida officials up and down the state".
Top Trump administration officials have repeatedly dodged questions about how climate change affected the damage done by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, saying the issue should be discussed at a later date. Almost 2.7 million homes and businesses were still without power on Thursday.
"Historically, there's never been anything like this, but the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA, working with Gov. Scott, they've really done an unbelievable job, power is turning on rapidly", said Mr. Trump.
The hurricane evacuees are returning to their homes devastated by the storm in Florida.
In Lee County, which includes Cape Coral and Fort Myers, the Florida Emergency Management Agency said 66 percent of the area's 290,000 electrical customers were still without power Wednesday.
To Trump, the wall may not come in this potential deal, but he said an "understanding" about the wall in the future was paramount to getting a deal done. "We're going to be with you tomorrow", Trump said.
The president had made a stop last week in Texas similar to Thursday's in Southwest Florida. After record flooding from Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas earlier this month, Trump made two visits, first to Corpus Christi and Austin on August 29 and later to Houston on September 2.