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MIKE PENCE/NATURAL DISASTERS/POLAND/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [8-29-19] canceled his planned trip to Poland this weekend, saying he wanted to remain stateside as a potentially major hurricane takes aim at Florida. Vice President Mike Pence will take Trump’s place in Poland, where Trump was scheduled to attend a commemoration event for the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II…Hurricane Dorian is set to batter Florida once it makes landfall sometime this weekend. The latest forecasts indicate the storm, which was only upgraded to a hurricane on Wednesday [8-28-19] afternoon, could intensify into a Category 4 hurricane in the coming days. While the worst of Dorian appeared to have missed Puerto Rico the day before, Trump warned on Twitter Thursday that Florida should ‘get ready! Storm is building and will be BIG!’…Trump said Thursday he had spoken to Polish President Andrzej Duda to inform him of the change of plans. The decision to send Pence in Trump’s place came quite abruptly.”

Caitlin Oprysko, “Trump cancels Poland trip amid hurricane threat,” Politico, August 29, 2019 4:51 pm

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