"We're sending some people to give them a hand - and they need a big hand," Mr. Trump added, when asked about the damage in the Bahamas, as the British government was sending naval assets as well.
“We're taking food in,” the President said, “because that was a very hard hit.”
"What's going on over there is incredible. Few people have seen anything like that," the President said of the damage.
And as more and more videos arrived from the Bahamas, it was clear the devastation from Dorian was on a massive scale.
“Thank you to our US Coast Guard for all your heroic work during these hurricanes,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ).
“Floridians are ready to help,” said Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL). “Any supplies being shipped or brought by boat will be exempt from duties and fees.”
Scott and fellow GOP Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to President Trump, asking him to temporarily relax visa requirements for people from the Bahamas, to allow many to enter the United States and stay with family.
"Floridians are now eager to help their family and friends in the Bahamas," the two Senators wrote in a letter to the President.